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Champion fullback Israel Folau last night became the first Wallaby to win back-to-back John Eales Medals.
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Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell have been given permission to negotiate with other clubs in Episode 85 of the Cheap Seats podcast.
The first Group 1 race of the year is upon us, and the Memsie Stakes (Caulfield, 1400m, WFA) has attracted a field of evenness and depth but is lacking in star power that previous editions may have had.
Following Shane Warne’s retirement at the end of the 2006-07 Ashes series, Australian cricket was desperate to find a regular spin bowler.
Two rounds to go and I reckon the final eight is all but set after the Sea Eagles went down to the Eels.
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Round 1 of the NRC produced no great upsets, but it was clear that teams have upped their defensive intensity and base fitness levels; no doubt major lessons learned from last year.
Amid the controversy surrounding Nat Fyfe’s late charge on North Melbourne’s Ben Jacobs – and whether or not the AFL would fine the Brownlow medal favourite – something may have got lost in the furore: the reputation of Luke Hodge.
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In another pseudo-exclusive from The Roar, we can reveal that the push to oust Robbie Farah from the Wests Tigers was sparked by a player-led revolt hatched by Robbie Farah.
At the time of writing the Rugby World Cup is 23 days and 8 hours away, and closing fast. Of course, you knew that, despite being momentarily distracted by the Hayne Plane roaring towards a fat NFL contract in San Francisco.
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With only two hookers announced in the Wallabies World Cup squad, there has been plenty of discussion about whether we will be capable of winning our own ball.
The freak accident that took the life of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson will accelerate the push for closed cockpits in open-wheel categories.
Oh say can you see by the dawn’s early light, what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming, whose broad stripes and bright stars… Oh, sorry.
Last year Israel Folau and Michael Hooper shared the Super Rugby Player of the Year award, and raced away from the field for the big one before Folau claimed the John Eales Medal.
The final team heading to the business end of the 2015 AFL season could be decided in Round 22 with the eighth-placed Adelaide Crows and ninth-placed Geelong Cats both playing crucial games.
Former Balmain Tigers legend Benny Elias says Wests’ discarding of captain Robbie Farah is baffling and yet another disappointing decision by the NRL club.
The Brownlow medal hopes of Nat Fyfe have received a blow with the star Fremantle midfielder ruled out of the final two rounds of the AFL regular season because of a leg injury.
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Match Result: Lleyton Hewitt made is safely through the first round in his final US Open appearance with a win over Alexandr Nedovyesov, who retired during the second game of the third set.
A battle of two up and coming young players on the ATP takes place in the first round at the 2015 US Open when South Korea’s Hyeon Chung takes on the world ranked 95 Australian James Duckworth in what should be a closely fought first round match up.
Can Ajla Tomljanovic provide an upset with a win over the 33rd ranked Karin Knapp in the first round? Join The Roar for live scores from around 1am (AEST) to find out.
Bernard Tomic has advanced to the second round of the 2015 US Open with a four-set win against Damir Dzumhur.
Australia’s Jarmila Gajdosova will be looking to upset Flavia Pennetta when the duo face each other in the opening round of the US Open.
Match Result: Thanasi Kokkinakis is struggling to digest the most painful defeat of his burgeoning career after severe cramps cruelled his US Open campaign in New York.
The Swiss Master Roger Federer begins his quest for a sixth US Open when he takes on the Argentinian ranked 34th in the world Leonardo Mayer, in what shapes as an interesting contest.
Will Australian Samantha Stosur be able to progress to the second round with a win over Timea Babos? Join The Roar for live scores from around 6.30am (AEST) following the completion of Sam Querrey and Nicholas Mahut.
The Top 100 makes its return this week for the ninth and penultimate edition of the overall countdown, looking at the players ranked from 20 to 11 before next week’s grand finale.
As The Roar ‘s All-Time World XV Draft commenced, it was clear that all the selectors, even the Aussie RobC, were making sure their pack was solid, before chasing wings and centres.
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With four games played, two at home and two away, West Ham’s record produces interesting reading.
Pool D is dominated by Six Nation sides, with Ireland and France the two standouts.
Since Bart Cummings passed away, there has been a lot written in the press about what was the secret to his success.
With seven teams confirmed for the NRL finals, the battle for that last place in the eight is set to go down to the wire, as well as those for the minor premiership, wooden spoon and fourth place.
Collingwood’s win over Geelong effectively ended the Cats season on Friday night, making it mathematically impossible for them to make the finals and thereby locking in the current top eight.
With only two days left of the transfer window, Arsenal’s sole buy has been goalkeeper Petr Cech for £10million from Premier League rival’s Chelsea.
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