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CRAIG WING: Does belief even matter in sport? Yes, it’s everything

At the Roosters we lived by a mantra during finals.

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The people’s champion: A beginner’s guide to the Canberra Raiders

Congratulations to the Canberra Raiders! With all other remaining teams either too decorated or insufferable, they are officially the fairytale-elect of the 2016 title race. (Click to Tweet)

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GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs: AFL preliminary final preview and prediction

The GWS Giants and the Western Bulldogs will go head to head in arguably the most anticipated AFL match for many years. Which side is going to make history?

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NRC Round 5: Rushed double-header history round

History will be made this weekend in the National Rugby Championship, when Concord Oval hosts the competition’s first ever double header.

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It’s not easy cheering for the bad guys

I’ve always been glad that in my footballing inclinations, I follow neither Collingwood nor Manly. Not proud that I don’t follow them, you understand: I’m too aware that my support for any given team in any given sport is a combination of quirks of timing, geography and childhood whim.

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Jets go local with new coaching duo

The Newcastle Jets have put their faith in two Novocastrians to guide the side out of their pre-season turmoil and push the side towards an A-League finals berth.

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Why this must be Jenson Button’s last season

Much hubbub was made of Jenson Button’s non-retirement at the Italian Grand Prix.

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Thomas Broich eyeing off coaching role with Brisbane

Thomas Broich might be entering what will likely be his last A-League season as a player, but his influence on Australian football could be only just beginning.

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Jobe Watson set to confirm AFL return

Essendon star Jobe Watson will return to the AFL, if that’s okay with his pet dog.

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Michael Cheika has warned would-be Wallabies he is keeping a close watch on National Rugby Championship form and is making selection decisions accordingly.

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Australia will kick off their 2017 Davis Cup World Group campaign with a home tie against the Czech Republic.

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Warriors sign Kieran Foran on a one-year deal

After months of speculation, the New Zealand Warriors have announced the signing of wayward star Kieran Foran on a one-year deal.

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Another European-based star dropped in latest Wallabies squad

Drew Mitchell is the biggest casualty in Michael Cheika’s squad for the Wallabies’ upcoming matches.

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Sharks vs Cowboys: The definitive NRL finals stats preview

The Cowboys come to Sydney having played out brutally tough extra time footy in the heat.

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Lock it in, Gus: Panthers secure two of their brightest stars

The Penrith Panthers have locked in two of their outstanding young playmakers for the near future, with local products Matt Moylan and Bryce Cartwright extending their contracts with the side until 2021.

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The Western Bulldogs have been the story of the year

The Western Bulldogs are one win from a grand final berth, their first since 1961.

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Geelong Cats Patrick Dangerfield Harry Taylor Steven Motlop AFL 2016

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Will Genia Wallabies Springboks Rugby Union Test Championship 2016 Australia South Africa

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Jason Johannisen Western Bulldogs AFL 2016

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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Johnathon Thurston North Queensland Cowboys Rugby League NRL Finals 2016

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Pearce Hanley Brisbane Lions AFL 2015

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Paul Gallen. AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay

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Thurston has had another sensational year leading the Cowboys. (AAP Image/Michael Chambers)

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy. AAP Image/Julian Smith

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Past the post: Caulfield and Rosehill wrap

The Group 1 focus was at Caulfield on Saturday for the double header of the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) and Underwood Stakes (1800m), and the punters got it spot on.

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Pakistan vs West Indies: International Cricket, 2nd T20 live scores

After the first match ended in an upset, with Pakistan beating world champions the West Indies in dominant style in Dubai, the players return just 24 hours later with the series victory on the line. Join The Roar for live scores of the second T20 from 2am (AEST).

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Spirit, courage and belief can take you all the way

The magnificent effort by the Western Bulldogs to reach their first AFL grand final in 55 years should be commended.

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Brisbane City vs Sydney Rays highlights: Rays by 6

Match result: The Sydney Rays have bounced back from their first loss of the season last week, defeating Brisbane City by six points on Sunday afternoon.

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UC Vikings vs Melbourne Rising highlights: Rising win 60-44

Match result: Melbourne Rising have added another win to their ledger with a 16-point victory over the UC Vikings on Sunday afternoon.

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Best tail-order batsmen in Test cricket

By Ritesh Misra, 25 Sep 2016
Best tail-order batsmen in Test cricket

Very often in Test cricket we see excellent bowling dismissing the top half of the batting line-up, but then there is a dour rearguard action by the lower order batsmen. Nothing can be more frustrating to the bowling side.

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Cyborg vs Lansberg highlights: UFC blog, round-by-round updates

Fight results Main card Catchweight (140 lbs): Cris Cyborg def. Lina Lansberg via TKO (ground & pound) 2:29, R2

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Melbourne Storm vs Canberra Raiders highlights: Storm by 2

Match result: The Melbourne Storm are through to the 2016 NRL Grand Final where they will play the Cronulla Sharks after beating the Canberra Raiders by two points on Saturday night.

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GWS Giants vs Western Bulldogs highlights: Dogs win thriller

Match result: The Western Bulldogs have won an epic preliminary final against the GWS Giants, entering their first grand final in more than half a century.

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India vs New Zealand: International Cricket, 1st Test – Day 3 live scores

After the second day of the Test was ended by rain, things have become a bit more even in this match between India and New Zealand as we prepare for Day 3. Join The Roar for live scores from the third day of the Test at Kanpur, beginning from 2pm (AEST).

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Five talking points from Cronulla Sharks vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL preliminary final

The Cronulla Sharks are through to the NRL grand-final after a thumping 12-point win over the North Queensland Cowboys in the first NRL preliminary final.

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The closest games of the season so far: Part 2

With the season almost over, this is a collection of some of the most dramatic and tight blockbusters of 2016.

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Question time for Cats: A slip-up, or major problems exposed?

Well, that’s it – premiership favourites Geelong have been brushed aside with ease by a rampaging Sydney in a one-sided preliminary final, ending the Cats’ promising season of redemption on the sourest of notes.

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Pakistan vs West Indies: International Cricket, 1st T20 live scores

The West Indies look to build on their World T20 victory when they kick off a long tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with three Twenty20 matches, the first of which will be in Dubai. Join The Roar for live scores from 2am (AEST).

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Sharks chomp faltering Cowboys

By Billy Stevenson, 24 Sep 2016
Sharks chomp faltering Cowboys

As Andrew Voss observed last night, sometimes it’s harder to defend a premiership than to win a premiership.

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Western Sydney Rams vs Queensland Country highlights: Rams by 4

Match result: The Western Sydney Rams won an overtime classic against Queensland Country, coming away the victors by four points.

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NRC Clubs

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The men's BMX quarter finals

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Joel Paris

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Perth Wildcats

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Ben Barba Valentine Holmes Cronulla Sharks NRL Rugby League 2016 tall

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Tom Hawkins of the Geelong Cats marks the ball against the Sydney Swans

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Marika Koroibete for the Storm

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Leon Bott burst onto the scene in 2005 but quickly faded into obscurity

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India's captain Virat Kohli

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