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Pocock’s peers send Cheika a clear message

Champion fullback Israel Folau last night became the first Wallaby to win back-to-back John Eales Medals.

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Cheap Seats 85: Farewell Farah

Sportswriters Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell have been given permission to negotiate with other clubs in Episode 85 of the Cheap Seats podcast.

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2015 Memsie Stakes: Preview and tips

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.

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Is Nathan Lyon destined to take 400 Test wickets?

Following Shane Warne’s retirement at the end of the 2006-07 Ashes series, Australian cricket was desperate to find a regular spin bowler.

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Predicting the premiers: Is it the Cowboys, Roosters or Dogs?

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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National Rugby Championship: Round 2 preview

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.

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A good leader needs to be present, so where is Luke Hodge?

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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Exclusive: Robbie Farah behind push for his own sacking from Wests Tigers

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.

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Opening weekend the key to Rugby World Cup

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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Why just winning lineout ball isn’t enough

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.

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Closed cockpits inevitable for open wheelers

The freak accident that took the life of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson will accelerate the push for closed cockpits in open-wheel categories.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 25

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.

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Who will win the coveted John Eales Medal tonight?

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.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 22

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.

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Former Balmain Tigers legend Benny Elias says Wests’ discarding of captain Robbie Farah is baffling and yet another disappointing decision by the NRL club.

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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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Japan coach Eddie Jones won't be coaching their Super Rugby team next year (Photo: AFP)

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Robbie Farah makes another run during State of Origin Game 3

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Jarryd Hayne has made great strides in his quest to play in the NFL

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Nathan Buckley of the Magpies talks to his players

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That shoulder charge on Chris Sandow

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Quade Cooper getting tackled

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Alex Johnston scores

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England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster

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Long time comin': Chris Rogers celebrates his debut ton (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

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Lleyton Hewitt vs Aleksandr Nedovyesov: 2015 US Open scores

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.

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Hyeon Chung vs James Duckworth: 2015 US Open live scores

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.

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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.

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[Highlights] Tomic through to second round to face Hewitt at US Open

Bernard Tomic has advanced to the second round of the 2015 US Open with a four-set win against Damir Dzumhur.

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Jarmila Gajdosova vs Flavia Pennetta: 2015 US Open live scores

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.

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[Highlights] Thanasi Kokkinakis retires from US Open clash with Richard Gasquet

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.

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[VIDEO] Roger Federer vs Leonardo Mayer highlights: 2015 US Open scores, result

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.

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Samantha Stosur vs Timea Babos: 2015 US Open live scores

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.

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Rugby’s Top 100: 20-11

By Sean Turner, 1 Sep 2015
Rugby’s Top 100: 20-11

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.

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The Roar’s all time World XV Draft – Part 2 (the forwards)

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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Tactical Breakdown: West Ham’s away plan

By Evan Morgan Grahame, 1 Sep 2015 Video
Tactical Breakdown: West Ham’s away plan

With four games played, two at home and two away, West Ham’s record produces interesting reading.

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2015 Rugby World Cup: Pool D preview

By KiwiDave, 1 Sep 2015
2015 Rugby World Cup: Pool D preview

Pool D is dominated by Six Nation sides, with Ireland and France the two standouts.

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The real secret to Bart’s success: Even time

Since Bart Cummings passed away, there has been a lot written in the press about what was the secret to his success.

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The stage is set for a blockbuster final round of NRL

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.

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What to do with the Geelong six and other talking points from Round 22

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.

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Stubborn Arsene: Why the Gunners still refuse to buy big

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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West Ham players celebrate with Mohamed Diame.

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Will Genia says 'Not me, sir!' as Richie McCaw looks on

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UC Vikings scrum half Joe Powell clears the ball from the scrum

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

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Ma'a Nonu

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Manchester United's Javier Hernandez

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Robbie Farah playing for Wests Tigers

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