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Finally Tiger Time is here, but Richmond must again rise to the occasion

It’s surely a heady time for Tiger supporters. Even more so for the Richmond Football Club itself. Not only is the monkey off the back, but now the unthinkable appears possible. First, there’s an opponent to be determined. Then there’s a match to win on Saturday week. And then?

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Geelong Cats vs Sydney Swans second semi-final preview and prediction

In more than a decade from 2000 to 2013, just a small handful of teams finishing fifth to eighth ever made it past the second week of finals.

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Will Twiggy’s IPRC step on the toes of the NRC?

Another day, another Andrew Forrest press conference, it seems, and yesterday we finally welcomed some actual detail about the mining magnate’s grand plans to… well, make Australian rugby great again.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Semi-finals

It feels odd to be saying it about sixth versus second but Sydney to defeat Geelong seems like an incredibly straightforward tip on form.

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Brad Fittler is the obvious choice to coach the NSW Blues

Brad Fittler must be a slam dunk selection to be the next NSW Origin coach.

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As more details emerge, Twiggy’s Indo Pacific Rugby Championship should be supported

Andrew Forrest has announced his plan for the much-hyped Indo-Pacific Rugby Championship, and things are looking promising.

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Weakened Australia headed for thrashing in India

Australia will start their five-match ODI series in India on Sunday with a vastly weakened attack, missing their two best bowlers as well as their second-highest wicket taker from last year.

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Is it just halftime in the game of hammer the refs?

The rise of support for referees since the verbal hammering they copped from losing coaches on the weekend has been encouraging, but how long will it last?

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Adelaide and Richmond stay the course and build to finals success

It is hard to look past the blindingly obvious narrative emerging from the first two qualifying finals. Adelaide and Richmond, two of the most success-starved teams in the competition, have taken the hard path to contention. And for one of them, it will pay off.

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Melbourne Cup weights: Who won, who lost

Greg Carpenter had a big day yesterday, releasing Melbourne Cup and Caulfield Cup weights together for the first time since 2010, to throw open a shuffling of winners and losers from the handicapper’s weightbook.

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Can Michael Cheika transform himself as Wallabies coach?

We’ve all seen the TV programmes. A high-profile ‘celebrity’ expert addresses a failing business and (more often than not) comes up with a spectacular turnaround in the space of about one hour’s viewing. Cue an emotional outpouring of gratitude from the rescued owners.

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Hooper to halfback for Wallabies? What, the flanker?

Warning: the following contains a theory that some conservative rah-rah fans may find disturbing.

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They will never tear us apart! But Kochie might do it as an inside job

Port Adelaide’s 2017 season went from being surprise finalists to ending in disaster and disappointment. It’s clear the team is not yet good enough to be a flag contender, so how do they get there?

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Australia and New Zealand need to force SANZAAR’s Super Rugby hand now

Nearly two months ago, when Andrew Forrest made his grand on-field entry into the biggest and worst-handled saga to have plagued Australian rugby since professionalism, I wrote in this very column that SANZAAR and the Super Rugby competition were at the crossroads.

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Slamming referees is a scourge on rugby league

That was the best opening weekend of an NRL finals series I can ever remember.

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One step forward, a couple back for the Wallabies

The first match of this year’s Rugby Championship, in Sydney, was one of the most painful I’ve watched the Wallabies play – the performance was nothing short of embarrassing.

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Luke Shuey West Coast Eagles AFL 2017

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Ange Postecoglou Football Australia Socceroos 2017

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Sebastian Vettel's Formula One visits the Ferrari pit lane at Austria's Grand Prix.

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Tony Archer

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Manly Sea Eagles NRL coach Trent Barrett

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Australian bowler Nathan Lyon

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Paul Gallen Cronulla Sharks NRL Rugby League Finals 2017

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Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos

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Michael Hooper Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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David Goffin vs Nick Kyrgios: Belgium vs Australia, Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

It’s a must-win match for world No.12 David Goffin after Belgium failed in doubles yesterday, with Nick Kyrgios looking to send Australia to its first Davis Cup final in 14 years. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the fourth rubber from 10pm (AEST).

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India vs Australia Highlights: 1st ODI Cricket live scores, blog

Match result India have taken a 1-0 lead in their five-match ODI series against Australia, winning the first ODI in a rain-affected match.

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Perth Spirit vs Greater Western Sydney Rams: NRC live scores

The defending premiers the Perth Spirit take on the rampaging Greater Sydney Rams in the third round of the NRC. Join The Roar for live scores from the game on Saturday afternoon at McGillivray Oval, starting from 3pm AEST.

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Sandown 500 Highlights: V8 Supercars live blog

The Supercars championship shifts into endurance mode, as the Enduro Cup mini-championship kicks off with the Sandown 500. Join The Roar for a live blog from 1pm AEST.

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Brisbane City vs Canberra Vikings: NRC live scores

Join The Roar for a match preview and live scores as Brisbane City play Canberra Vikings in Round 3 of the NRC, with kickoff at 1pm (AEST).

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Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin: Boxing live blog, round-by-round updates

Match result: A controversial points decision has seen Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez fight out a draw after their Las Vegas bout went the full twelve rounds.

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Five talking points from Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys NRL semi-final

The North Queensland Cowboys have done it again, booking their place in the preliminary final with a convincing 24-16 victory over the Parramatta Eels in their NRL semi-final. Here are my talking points from the game.

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Five talking points from Wallabies vs Argentina

By Connor Bennett, 17 Sep 2017 Popular article!
Five talking points from Wallabies vs Argentina

The Wallabies have finally added a game to the win column after an undulating first half to their Rugby Championship campaign, firing home late to take a 45-20 win over Argentina in Canberra.

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The NRL needs to grow up – but not in the way Todd Greenberg thinks

When Todd Greenberg said during the week that the NRL had to “grow up”, he was right, but for the wrong reasons.

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Federer and Nadal on the same team? Get amped for the inaugural Laver Cup

In honour of one of the greatest tennis players ever, Rod Laver, the inaugural Laver Cup will be held in Prague, pitting Europe, captained by Bjorn Borg, against the rest of the world, led by John McEnroe.

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Stop complaining, money can’t buy the Premier League

This transfer window will go down as the biggest yet in recent memory not only because of Neymar’s record £200 million ($340 million) deal to PSG but also because Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and even Everton to some extent have spent record numbers in trying to achieve their goals.

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Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin preview and prediction

Boxing’s pound-for-pound king will be crowned this weekend when Kazakhstan’s Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0) takes on Mexico’s Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-1) in Las Vegas.

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Huddersfield Town vs Leicester City: EPL live scores

Huddersfield Town will be looking to keep their third clean sheet when they host former Premier League champions Leicester City. Join The Roar from 12 midnight (AEST) for live scores.

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Belgium vs Australia doubles: Davis Cup semi-final, tennis live scores, blog

With the world group semi-final tie between Belgium and Australia tied at one apiece, doubles could be the deciding factor as Ruben Bemelmans and Arthur De Greef take on John Peers and Jordan Thompson. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the third rubber from 11pm (AEST).

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Wallabies vs Argentina: Rugby Championship live scores, blog

Both the Wallabies and Argentina are in search of their first win in the 2017 Rugby Championship, as the Pumas make the trip to Canberra for the first time in 17 years. Catch all the action on The Roar from 8pm (AEST).

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Parramatta Eels vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL Finals live scores, blog

Match result: A Michael Morgan masterclass has allowed the North Queensland Cowboys to defy the odds for a second straight week, winning their semi-final by eight points against the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium.

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West Coast Eagles 2016 AFL

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Aaron Smith All Blacks New Zealand Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup 2017

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Nick Stirzaker Melbourne Rising NRC Rugby Union 2017

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Matildas Football 2017

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A Bloodied NSW Country Eagles Lock Ben Matwijow hits the defence

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Jordan Kahu Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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Cameron Smith Melbourne Storm NRL Finals Rugby League 2016

The NRL’s finals-system farce

By Mark O'Connor, 16 Sep 2017

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Cowboys elimination final vs Sharks

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Glenn Maxwell congratulates David Warner

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