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Precision and power are the goals for the team pursuit, and there are few things as hypnotic as watching a well-drilled line of pursuiters gliding around the velodrome. It looks graceful and easy, but it couldn’t be more painful if they gave the crowd tasers and offered a reward for each hit.
There was a poignant undercurrent in Glasgow this morning at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games.
The Wallabies have announced their 32-man squad for the 2014 Rugby Championship today, with few surprises being included.
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They are two of the most dominant performances by a key forward in recent AFL seasons. Both just happened to be produced by a much-maligned former defender – in consecutive weeks, no less.
As we approach the final stages of the 2014 Tour de France, I thought it would be interesting to share what a standard day on a Grand Tour is like for the riders.
Michael Rogers is as good a cycling tactician as you’ll find, but his sudden ability to win three Grand Tour stages in just two months can’t just be put down to talent.
If the Wallabies are to regain the Bledisloe Cup for the first time since 2002, and win the Rugby World Cup for a record third time, Michael Hooper, Israel Folau and Kurtley Beale must be there.
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Of all the ritual humiliations I’ve suffered as a Canberra Raiders fan in recent years, none are seared so deep into my retinas as the events that transpired at Brookvale Oval in Round 8, 2014.
Ross Lyon has an outstanding win/loss record in home-and-away football and has won his fair share of finals, with both St Kilda and Fremantle. However his resumé is incomplete without a flag.
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The Waratahs game plan over the last two seasons has been built on an attacking mindset – keep the ball in hand and play – and as a result they’ve become the most exciting team in Super Rugby.
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Before the Brisbane Broncos announced yesterday that they had lured Wayne Bennett back to the club, the rugby league rumour mill had the star coach returning to the St George Illawarra Dragons on a three-year deal worth approximately $3 million.
The Broncos have made a sizeable gamble by re-hiring Wayne Bennett as their main man, but it had to happen for the club to reposition itself as one of the NRL superpowers.
Admittedly one of the worst things about Graham Arnold moving to Vegalta Sendai was that it left us bereft of his majestic rants on Australian football.
Just six days – and the small matter of the Pyrenees – separate Vincenzo Nibali from joining the pantheon of greats who have triumphed in all three of cycling’s Grand Tours.
“Beware Australia, we can roar overseas too”, is the message from MS Dhoni’s men to Australia after India’s well-earned, 95-run victory over England in the Lord’s Test yesterday.
What started as a drip is becoming a proper stream. With next to no National Rugby Championship news ‘out there’ even as recently as three weeks ago, suddenly – happily – the news is rolling out regularly.
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On Monday afternoon, Paul White sat in front of the media and announced that a family member was coming home – Wayne Bennett.
Here is my list of the top 10 players ever to don the great West Coast guernsey. Since the club’s establishment in 1986, a number of the AFL’s best have plied their trade in the west.
The reporting of the 2014 FIFA World Cup saw football treated as a mainstream sport for the first time in Australia. Reporting was balanced and many negative stories were ignored when they could have been highlighted.
Germany secured their fourth World Cup earlier this month, capping off a fine summer and cementing their place as one world football’s historic powerhouses.
If you feel the need – the need for speed – then stick the 100 metre sprint at the top of your priorities ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. People simply don’t get any faster than this.
Last season, in only his second year at AFL level, Chad Wingard announced himself as a star of the competition with All-Australian selection at only 20 years of age.
If the Warriors had become dark horses and a dangerous team to play over the past few weeks, Saturday night was something of a setback.
The Crusades were seen by the European participants as liberation and purification missions. The trek from the west of Europe through Turkey to Palestine was arduous, to say the least, and waiting for them in the ‘Holy Lands’ was every type of pestilence, hardship, and challenge.
A brief glance at the standings is all it takes to realise than Felipe Massa has been comprehensively overshadowed by Valtteri Bottas this season.
Sally Pearson is the shining star of the Australian track and field team, and is battling to overcome recent injuries to defend her Commonwealth Games crown.
The fastest man who ever lived has put his hand up to compete in his first ever Commonwealth Games this year. Usain Bolt, the 100m and 200m world record holder has signed on to compete for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay.
Rejoice, football fans, because the 2014 NCAA College Football season is just around the corner. It’s time to start looking at the long road to the new College Football Championship Game in Arlington, Texas.
With the promise of an exciting weekend of Super Rugby semi-finals just around the corner, it seemed an appropriate time to have some fun and ask some questions of The Roar community.
Fantasy Football is an obsession for many of AFL fans, so I thought I’d take a look at some of the big performances from AFL-listed players in the second-tier competitions.
Boxing is one of the world’s oldest sports, dating back more than 3000 years and particularly popular during the Ancient Greek and Roman eras.
The 4x100m relay is one of the top events to watch at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, for the combination of speed, teamwork, and the hope we might get a laugh if someone drops the baton.
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