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Eels star Kieran Foran granted indefinite leave from football

Parramatta star recruit and club captain Kieran Foran has been given an indefinite leave of absence from the club over personal issues.

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This is Cronulla’s best team in years and it still won’t be good enough

It’s been 48 years in the top grade for the Sharks, and while they’ve amassed an extensive back catalogue of accomplishments, it’s mostly stuff you keep in the attic like midweek trophies, preliminary finals and despair.

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Mal Meninga to play a huge role in Semi Radradra’s life

Mal Meninga has been heavily criticised over his selection of flying Fijian winger Semi Radradra to play for the Kangaroos against New Zealand at Hunter Stadium tomorrow week.

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Super Rugby tipping Round 10 – hail the mighty Moondogs and all who tipped them

What a moment. The euphoria that erupted around the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium in Tokyo as barnstorming centre Harumichi Tatekawa barged over on time to secure the Sunwolves’ first-ever Super Rugby win was nothing compared to…

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The AFL must adopt a send-off rule

Every level of Australian football has a send-off rule bar one – the AFL. The question is why?

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After the #BlameBurgess fiasco, are England set to gamble on another leaguie?

The Red Rose are set to give another former South Sydney Rabbitohs player a berth in their centres, with Eddie Jones keen to bring Ben Te’o on England’s tour to Australia later this year.

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Hawthorn’s three close wins: Luck or skill?

The Hawthorn Hawks have done what no team in AFL history has: won three games decided by less than a goal in three consecutive weeks. Is it skill, luck, or some combination of both? And does it mean anything for their flag chances this season?

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Can anyone actually challenge the Broncos and Cowboys in 2016?

At the end of Round 10 of each season, I usually examine, through statistical prediction, which teams are most likely to win that year’s premiership.

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The walking dead? Lost seasons loom for Richmond, Fremantle and Port Adelaide

When the weekend’s bullets left their mark on Richmond and Fremantle’s wounded seasons, the greatest indignity was the identity of the triggermen.

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Players competing at Wimbledon are set to be drug-tested more than ever before in the build-up to this year’s championships as organisers focus resources on out-of-competition testing.

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One game left in a very Spanish A-League season

On the field it’s been an outstanding A-League season, perhaps the best yet, as I wrote two months ago.

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Tony Pulis: An essential Premier League character

As Tottenham Hotspur, on average the youngest team in the division, emerged onto the pitch at White Hart Lane on Tuesday morning Australia time, they looked especially resplendent in their tight white shirts.

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Finch flying, Smith struggling in IPL

Steve Smith may well become a good T20 player one day. But right now he is ordinary and his recent promotion to captain of the Australian T20 team at the expense of Aaron Finch was a major mistake.

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Dragons coach Paul McGregor arrested for drink driving

St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor is due for a date in court after allegedly being charged with drink-driving.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 6

Hello Roarers and welcome to another week of AFL expert tips! Round 6 is shaping up to be a quality week of football with a number of intriguing contests on the slate.

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Promising batsman Jason Sangha has become the youngest ever cricketer to be awarded a rookie contract with New South Wales.

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Romeo Castelen Western Sydney Wanderers

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Semi Radradra of the Eels scores

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Three refs in the NRL's video bunker

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Wallabies captain Michael Hooper

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Dockers coach Ross Lyon looking glum

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Dario Vidosic Western Sydney Wanderers A-League Football 2016

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Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle it out

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Trent Robinson - coach of the Roosters

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Max Gawn Bernie Vince Alex Neal-Bullen Melbourne Demons AFL 2015

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Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur highlights: Premier League scores

Tottenham Hotspur will be desperate to gain all three points when they travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea. Join The Roar from 5am AEST for live scores.

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The IPL injured XI

By Ritesh Misra, 3 May 2016
The IPL injured XI

MS Dhoni is the captain of the Pune SuperGiants. Their four best foreign stars Kevin Pietersen, Faf Du Plessis, Mitchell Marsh and Steve Smith will not be playing the IPL any more this season due to injury.

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The Roar’s AFL MVP: Round 6 votes, leaderboard

Hello Roarers and welcome to this week’s update on The Roar AFL MVP! We saw some great footy and some not so great footy over the weekend – see below who our live blogging team thought was the best of the best.

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Unnatural selection: Why aren’t representative teams picked on form?

The Australian Rugby League Commission recently announced the Kangaroos line-up for the Test Match against New Zealand in Newcastle on May 6. As with the announcement of every representative squad these days, many of the selections were contentious and sparked a level of social media outrage usually reserved for an episode of Love at First […]

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Why is South Africa afraid of rugby league?

Recently an article by journalist Antoinette Muller was brought to my attention in which she detailed the plight of rugby league and the difficulty it is having gaining recognition by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASOC).

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Giant result too big to ignore

By Adrian Polykandrites, 2 May 2016 Video
Giant result too big to ignore

There’s never any shortage of overreaction when things go well Greater Western Sydney. We all know how immense the talent is on their list and the power they’ll be when things click for good.

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Stretchergate: A sinister plot or did we all just get carried away?

Just when you think you’ve seen it all in football, something you never thought possible makes headlines.

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The Wrap: Hurricanes and Waratahs triumphant in South Africa

On a weekend where all the best action and controversy came towards the end of the round, the Chiefs did all they needed, professionally holding off a determined Sharks 24-22 in New Plymouth.

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Madrid Masters: Federer and Nadal in same quarter, ‘Fedal’ fans rejoice

The draw for the Madrid Masters is out, and tennis fans have every reason to be excited.

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The Roar’s NRL MVP: Round 9

By Scott Pryde, 2 May 2016
The Roar’s NRL MVP: Round 9

It’s time for another instalment of The Roar‘s NRL MVP, and with the representative round around the corner and no games on Monday – this week we are here a day early.

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The GWS Giants have well and truly arrived

By mastermind5991, 2 May 2016 Video
The GWS Giants have well and truly arrived

It’s official: the GWS Giants have well and truly arrived in the big time, and the rest of the AFL is starting to take notice.

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Kiwi Test team announced: Luke dropped, Bromwich handed captaincy

New Zealand coach Stephen Kearney has named his squad to take on the Australian Kangaroos in next Friday’s Anzac Test.

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Giro d’Italia 2016 preview series: The Netherlands, mountains and the Alpe di Siusi

Grand Tour season is upon us, with the Giro d’Italia kicking off on Friday night (AEST). As Alberto Contador is focusing on the Tour de France this year, there is no defending champion but the mountains throughout the final week are absolutely punishing, so whoever takes over the mantle will be deserving.

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The law of the average

By Riley Krause, 2 May 2016
The law of the average

In what is a tried and true law of the gentleman’s game… rubbish gets wickets.

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Super Rugby myths busted in Round 10

The weekend’s action busted four myths that have been pervading Super Rugby this year.

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A red card for slipping over? Zas ridiculous

With about 20 minutes left of an intense match at Newlands, and his side holding a precarious two-point lead, young Stormers winger Leolin Zas chased a midfield up-and-under by his flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis.

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Close-up of Semi Radradra

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Digital Image by Ian Knight © Konrad Hurrell (New Zealand Warriors) NRL, Rugby League, Round 8, ANZAC Day, Melbourne Storm v New Zealand Warriors @ AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC, Friday April 25th, 2014.

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Red Card

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Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, center, celebrates

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Penrith Panthers half Peter Wallace

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Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy

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Grand Prix of Austria, Red Bull Ring. Image shows Nico Rosberg

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Adelaide United 2016 A-League Grand Final Football

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Dylan McGowan Adelaide United A-League Football 2016 Grand Final

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