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Dennis takes ochre at TDU: What happens now?

It’s fair to say no one saw that coming. A BMC one-two to end Stage 3 of the Tour Down Under leaves Cadel Evans’ dream of a fairytale finish to his professional career facing the most unexpected obstacle.

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Watchable Socceroos must keep calm and make the semis

Our Socceroos are watchable again, and appear to be on the rise, but a slip-up in Thursday night’s quarter final against a Chinese side that has been making quite the splash at this tournament would mean this campaign is rightly viewed as a failure, despite the early promise.

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The Wallabies don’t have to look far for World Cup inspiration

There’s no question that the rebuild of the Wallabies is a tougher job than what coach Michael Cheika realised when signing on the dotted line back in mid-October.

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The silver lining to Suncorp’s pitch debacle

On Thursday night, the Socceroos will play China on a pitch in Brisbane that is undeserving of an Asian Cup quarter final. It’s a scenario that should never again be repeated in this country.

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It is South Africa’s Cricket World Cup to lose

If they don’t choke. That is what many fans will say as they consider South Africa’s prospects at next month’s World Cup.

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Drop Hewitt from Davis Cup? I can’t see it happening

Todd Woodbridge kick-started an eventful third day at the Australian Open by declaring on Channel Seven Lleyton Hewitt shouldn’t play singles against the Czech Republic at Ostrava on March 6-8.

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Who benefits from the NFL Pro Bowl?

In January 2011, I jumped on a bus in Waikiki bound for Aloha Stadium and the NFL Pro Bowl.

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Can Ford claim a winning farewell in 2015?

One of the most surprising aspects of Ford Australia’s decision to pull up stumps and end its funding of V8 Supercars at the end of 2015 is the on-track potential of its teams for the upcoming season.

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Did we see the Tour Down Under winner today?

You’ve got to love social media. People like to say anything, just because they can.

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The Super Bowl is Lynch’s time to start talking

The two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl must feel like an eternity for the sports hungry US media.

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Was De Villiers’ the best ODI innings of them all? I don’t think so

When Alex Hales bludgeoned an unbeaten century against Sri Lanka in the 2014 World Twenty20, it provided England’s high point from a forgettable tournament.

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Jack’s back, the only question is how far does he want to go?

Fans at the 2009 Tour Down Under got a glimpse of the frightening potential of Jack Bobridge when he launched an all-or-nothing attack in the final 30 kilometres of the opening stage.

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Starting from behind was odd, but a great challenge as an IronMan

Being behind the pack isn’t a situation I’ve spent a lot of time in during my career. That’s what happened to me, though, at the start of this year’s Nutri-Grain IronMan series.

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The only Super Rugby questions at this time of year

“Brent,” the brave editor said only hours before the start of the first One-Day International of the summer, “I think it’s about time we started getting into rugby again.”

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White over Shaun Marsh for World Cup

Shaun Marsh and Cameron White appear to be in a two-man battle to take Michael Clarke’s World Cup spot if the Australian captain doesn’t regain fitness.

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Keep playing Lleyton to show the young Aussie talent the way

When Lleyton Hewitt played in his first Australian Open, Ze Zhang was a nine-year-old in short pants going to school in Nanjing, China.

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Robbie Kruse for the Socceroos

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Glenn McGrath takes another Ashes wicket.

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Australian left-arm paceman Jason Behrendorff

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The Wallabies have lost momentum going into 2015. (Image: Tim Anger)

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Shaun Marsh

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Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos

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Argos-Shimano rider Marcel Kittel celebrates his win of the Champs-Elysees during Stage 21 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Aussie cricketer James Faulkner.

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Mitchell Starc celebrates the wicket of Gautam Gambhir

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Is this the end of the road for Kobe Bryant?

When the news came in that Kobe Bryant will miss the rest of the 2015 NBA season with a torn rotator cuff, suddenly the questions arose once more about his basketball mortality.

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Your 2015 Cricket World Cup form guide

By Henry Arkwright, 29 Jan 2015
Your 2015 Cricket World Cup form guide

Are we all excited about the upcoming Cricket World Cup? Or has the glut of cricket lately overloaded our appetites?

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[VIDEO] Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers highlights: Big Bash League Final scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: So that’s the end of the Big Bash League for 2014/15. For mine it was the best BBL ever, played in front of the biggest crowds ever.

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[VIDEO] Novak Djokovic vs Milos Raonic highlights: Australian Open quarter final scores, blog

Novak Djokovic will be looking to continue a unique record at the Australian Open with a win against Milos Raonic tonight in their quarter final clash at Rod Laver Arena.

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Serena Williams v Dominika Cibulkova: Australian Open Quarter Final live scores and blog

Can Dominika Cibulkova continue her impressive record by beating the world number 1, Serena Williams, in the quarter finals of the Australian Open? Join the Roar as we live blog the match from 12:30pm AEDT.

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The Socceroos’ affinity with Newcastle

It is often regarded as the cradle of football in Australia. The oldest clubs in Australia reside there, and some of them have histories longer than the biggest European clubs.

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Cricket Australia’s treatment of Michael Clarke has been disgraceful

Andrew Webster’s article in the Sydney Morning Herald on Tuesday painted at starling perspective of the ructions currently embedded in our national cricket team.

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A player transfer market can save Southern Hemisphere talent

The recent surge in Wallabies and All Blacks signing contracts to play in England and France was anticipated but it has still come with a sting. If this massive flow of players continues than more questions about how it will affect the future of Southern Hemisphere rugby are going to arise.

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Perth will prevail in ‘home’ BBL final at Canberra

After another dominant season in the fourth iteration of the Big Bash League, the Perth Scorchers appear primed to become the first side to win back-to-back finals.

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Hooper’s drop in form a concern for Wallabies

In David Pocock’s absence, Michael Hooper has developed into Australia’s premier openside flanker, picking up a string of awards and glowing accolades from players and coaches past and present.

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Mourinho a horse for the true believers

By Brent Ford, 28 Jan 2015
Mourinho a horse for the true believers

While all eyes were on the return of Dissident on Saturday it was a horse bought at the 2009 Inglis Sales for $36,000 that again stole the show.

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Asian Cup 2015: Australia’s assault rolls on

By John Davidson, 28 Jan 2015 Video
Asian Cup 2015: Australia’s assault rolls on

Australia is through to the Asian Cup final against South Korea after an inspired 2-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates in Newcastle.

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Six Nations 2015 preview: Ireland

By Yousef Teclab, 28 Jan 2015
Six Nations 2015 preview: Ireland

The New Year means the Six Nations is just a few weeks away, which means a chance for the Northern Hemisphere to assess where they are at with less than nine months to go until the World Cup.

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Why the Super Bowl can’t be replicated in Australia

It’s that time of year again, the Super Bowl is under a week away and Australians are starting to come out of the woodwork, pretending they care about the sport of American Football.

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Halep and Bouchard aren’t ready to win Grand Slam titles – yet

Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard have a lot of work to do if they are to contend for Grand Slam titles in the near future.

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Lance Armstrong would dope again? Seriously?

By Daniel Nichols, 28 Jan 2015 Video
Lance Armstrong would dope again? Seriously?

For those who missed his comments on Monday, disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has been quoted as saying that if faced with the same situation as he was in in 1995, he “would probably do it [dope] again”.

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Scotland's Dan Parks prepares to take a shot at goal. AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

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Sam Tomkins of Wigan takes on Darryl Millard of the Catalan Dragons in the English Super League. Image: Wikicommons

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A scuffle breaks out involving Warriors Sam Tomkins

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Australia's Tim Cahill celebrates. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning

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Cheers to you AB! (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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