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It would have been unthinkable half a century ago that skateboarding would ever be in the Olympic Games.
For a team which sits just one win behind the ladder leaders with a 15-6 win-loss record, West Coast have copped an exorbitant amount of flak this season.
FFA Cup holders Melbourne Victory have needed a lone strike from goal king Besart Berisha to see off semi-professional side Hume City and advance to the quarter-finals.
Putting thousands on attendances, serenading his new team and, now, getting on the field, Tim Cahill already feels like he’s been at Melbourne City forever and is loving being home.
North Melbourne will not offer a new contract to four of its most established veteran players for the 2017 season, announcing that 2016 would be the last year on the list for Brent Harvey, Drew Petrie, Michael Firrito and Nick Dal Santo.
Both the Broncos and the Cowboys have endured form slumps in the past couple of months, after clearly being the best two teams in the first half of the season.
As winter’s doom and gloom has its final say for another year, Spring, in all its glory, wrestles its way to centre stage. Days get longer, flowers bloom and energy fills the air. It also means September and finals football.
For all of the close wins, the doubts, and the countless question marks, Hawthorn look set to enter September in as good a nick as they have in their premiership run. Attention is rightly on the challengers, and you’d reckon that’s just the way the Hawks like it.
“Are Australia and South Africa moving in the right direction?”
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You just don’t want to be stuck in the middle, the old sporting adage goes, and today, continuing our season preview, we look at the teams bringing up the rear of the NFL’s weighty middle.
This will be the toughest week in the coaching career of Michael Cheika.
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It’s been remarked often throughout the course of the year that, among the top eight, this season is one of the closest we’ve ever seen.
“We are not going to suck our thumbs and run home crying to Mummy,” was how Wallaby coach Michael Cheika described his side’s feelings yesterday, after their woeful and record-breaking 42-8 loss to the All Blacks on Saturday night.
The Fremantle Dockers’ games record holder, and walk up hall of fame entrant, Matthew Pavlich announced his retirement today. He leaves the league as one of football’s great noblemen.
Hawthorn have pledged to pull out all stops to win their Sunday AFL showdown with Collingwood, but that might not mean rushing players back from injury.
In our minds we have an idea of what superstars look like and it’s an image that Dane Swan never cohered with.
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The Warrington Wolves start as slight favourites when they take on Hull in the 2016 Challenge Cup Final to be played at Wembley Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 11:30pm (AEST).
Darwin Atapuma will look to continue his stranglehold on the red jersey on Stage 8 of the Vuelta a Espana, but that will require him to climb with the best of them on the 181.5 kilometre journey to the brutal Alto de la Camperona. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:45pm (AEST).
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England will host Pakistan at Lord’s in the second match of an ODI series between the two nations. Join The Roar for live scores from the match, starting from 7:30pm (AEST).
Match result: The Cronulla Sharks have finally gotten back into the winners circle, recoding a 25-point victory over the Sydney Roosters.
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Match result: The GWS Giants have locked up a top four spot with a win over North Melbourne on Saturday night in Round 23.
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Match result: The Port Adelaide Power finished their season on a high, defeating the Gold Coast Suns by 23 points on Saturday night.
After 11 sessions of play were lost due to a wet outfield in the first Test, the two-match series between South Africa and New Zealand all comes down to a decider at Centurion. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 1 from 6pm (AEST).
Match result: The All Blacks have claimed the Bledisloe Cup for 2016 with a 20-point win over Australia.
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Match result: The Penrith Panthers have made an NRL finals berth a certainty by taking a late win over the Gold Coast Titans.
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Match result: The Sydney Swans have won the minor premiership for the second time in three years, defeated the Richmond Tigers by 113 points on Saturday afternoon.
Match result: The Canberra Raiders took a 14-point win over the Manly Sea Eagles in a high-scoring affair on Saturday afternoon.
Match result: The Essendon Bombers finished off their season with a third win, defeated the Carlton Blues by four goals on Saturday.
Match result: The Geelong Cats have closed their home-and-away season with a brutal thumping of Melbourne, winning by 111 points at Simonds Stadium.
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When Cate Campbell imploded in the women’s 100m freestyle final – the most certain of our certain gold medallists – I was as stunned as anyone.
It’s incredible what a few weeks can unravel in football, particularly when the purists have decisively penciled in who will win the flag but are later stumped when the favourites fall by the wayside in the last few rounds, throwing open a myriad of other scenarios.
The final round of the 2016 home-and-away season has just started, and yet player movement is taking over footy discussion.
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