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Cup week a story of the old and new

The Flemington carnival is always about a mixture of old faces and new, it’s just a matter of the balance from year to year.

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Ben Stokes is England’s Ashes MVP

Ben Stokes was England’s best player when they lost 5-0 in Australia four years ago as their highest runscorer and leading wicket-taker over the four Tests he played.

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The puzzling Nuggets have the outlines of a future powerhouse

The Denver Nuggets are mostly confusing, uneven and complicated, interrupted only by moments of breathtaking clarity and perfection.

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Will Genia must stay fit for Japan 2019

The Wallabies proved conclusively on the weekend they won’t win games of any importance unless Will Genia is on duty.

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Genia stars, but discipline a concern for Wallabies

Despite the close scoreline, Australia never really looked in great danger of losing to Wales in Cardiff as the Wallabies extended their win streak against the Welsh to 13 games.

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Grossly revising Australia’s cricket history

There was a time in Australian cricket when the bowlers bowled and the batsmen batted. Unfortunately, this shameful mark on our history can never be changed.

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Brave Roos earn the right to be confident of qualification

The sound billowing out of the Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano was frightening. It was the call of battle approaching, a horde swaying to the clangour of the horns of conflict, roaring and jawing, boring through the resolve of their foes.

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The Socceroos are halfway to Russia

The Socceroos have only themselves to blame if they fail to beat an extremely limited Honduras in front of a sell-out crowd at ANZ Stadium to reach the World Cup in Russia.

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AFL draft analysis: Brisbane Lions

Brisbane has the luxury of the coveted number one draft pick for 2018, but with some key players missing from next year’s side, how they approach the draft will be critical to the ongoing rebuild of their list.

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Creek backs Childress-led 36ers NBL rebound

The Adelaide 36ers lost twice on the road last weekend but captain Mitch Creek is backing a big response Saturday night against their conquerors in last year’s semi-finals and expects that to be led by Josh Childress.

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Tomorrow may decide if Foley or Hodge will wear the 10 against England

Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has had to make some hard decisions during his 42-Test tenure, none more so than who will line up at fly-half against England at Twickenham next weekend.

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KREJZA: Memories of receiving my Baggy Green cap

Former Australian spin bowler Jason Krejza sat down with The Roar to discuss what it was like receiving the call up to the national team.

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Bernard Sutton to replace Tony Archer as refs boss: What?!?

Todd Greenberg should be wary about appointing Bernard Sutton as referees boss, as there are a number of questions over his suitability for the role.

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What it means if the Socceroos don’t qualify for Russia

The Socceroos failing to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup would be a serious blow to football in Australia, but it wouldn’t signal the demise of the game.

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League World Cup less hyped than Lebanese sausage

Maybe it’s because the games are on Channel Seven.

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Phoenix-like, Bird is set to rise for the Ashes

Jackson Bird looks set to make the Ashes squad, after being rested from the third round of the Sheffield Shield, along with Australia’s first-choice pace attack of Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. It’s an honour the reliable seamer greatly deserves.

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Didier Drogba celebrates with Petr Cech

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Redzel wins The Everest

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Carlos Sainz of Scuderia Toro Rosso

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Captain Adam Blair of New Zealand

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Bernard Foley Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Test Championship 2016

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James Tedesco Italy Rugby League World Cup 2017

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Samu Kerevi

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Ryan Moore and Protectionist return to scale after winning the Melbourne Cup 2014 at Flemington Racecourse

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Ashleigh Gardner Australia women's cricket

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Was Carey’s first sign of form too little, too late to fight off the competition?

South Australian wicketkeeper Alex Carey left it until the last possible minute, but he finally showed some signs of life with the bat yesterday.

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Could two part-time keepers be our Ashes answer?

I was critical of the selectors during their kneejerk reactions to Australia’s disaster of a series against South Africa last summer and more recently in Asia. Dropping Peter Nevill in the South African series was their biggest mistake.

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Taumalolo’s Tonga top of the RLWC pool match highlights

The equation for the World Cup quarter-finals is simple, and makes for rugby league at its finest: the winner goes on, and the loser leaves the country.

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Eight grand finals in 16 years: Bellamy aiming for 50 per cent record

If champion coach Craig Bellamy guides the Melbourne Storm to another grand final spot in 2018, his record will be an amazing 50 per cent – that’s eight grand finals in only 16 years of coaching – a stunning figure.

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Putting the test in Test match

By Kia Kaha, 16 Nov 2017
Putting the test in Test match

The first international Test match in rugby took place in 1871 between England and Scotland at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh.

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Collingwood fans need to trust Bucks – and the process

With Nathan Buckley stating that Collingwood need to play finals in 2018, and the players agreeing, there’s plenty of pressure on the Pies.

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Five takeaways from Week 10 of the NFL

By Eddie Otto, 16 Nov 2017
Five takeaways from Week 10 of the NFL

We are now ten weeks deep into the NFL season. Here are my five takeaways.

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Ashes 2017-18: Who’s the best in Tests among the big four?

It is barely a week before the most heated cricket rivalry resumes, with the first Test at Brisbane’s Gabba.

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Getting the rules right for our game

By Mark Campbell, 16 Nov 2017
Getting the rules right for our game

The current world cup has for the most part been an entertaining competition. Yes, there have been some blowouts, but this can happen at most international team sporting events.

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England played for a draw, but so did Australia

By Josh Robertson, 16 Nov 2017
England played for a draw, but so did Australia

Australian women’s cricket coach Matthew Mott has publicly questioned whether England had any intention of playing for a win in the Test match given the slow run rate of the English first innings.

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Socceroos vs Honduras: World Cup qualifier highlights, live scores, blog

Match result: Australia have officially secured qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with a 3-0 win over Honduras on Wednesday night.

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Socceroos vs Honduras: World Cup qualifier preview and prediction

The Socceroos will be heavy favourites to qualify for their fourth straight FIFA World Cup when they host Honduras in the second leg of their inter-confederation play-off at Homebush.

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History suggests Socceroos fans set for nervy night

In the drawn-out procedure that has been Australia’s World Cup qualification campaign, there is some satisfaction to be gained from the fact that it will end, for better or worse, in the one place that the relatively young football nation has grown accustomed.

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One doesn’t make two: Australia’s Ashes conundrum

When the Australian national selection panel discuss the team for the first Ashes Test this afternoon in Brisbane, they have one large problem to overcome.

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A true hybrid: One rugby code to rule them all

By Mark Campbell, 15 Nov 2017
A true hybrid: One rugby code to rule them all

The greatest rugby league team on the planet is the Kangaroos. The most exceptional rugby union team on Earth is the All Blacks.

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Form has Winx as the best racehorse in the world – even if the rankings don’t

In the past fortnight, the World’s Best Racehorse Rankings have been updated, with American horse Arrogate rated two points higher than Winx from Australia, who is two clear again of Cracksman from Great Britain.

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Ireland's fly half Jonny Sexton kicks a penalty

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Captain Lucas Neill of the Socceroos savours the moment after beating Iraq in the World Cup Qualifier. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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A passionate Indian cricket fan

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Tonga 2017 Rugby League World Cup

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England's cricketer Moeen Ali

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Tomi Juric Australia Football Socceroos 2017

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Cameron Bancroft

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