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Clowning around with the Rugby World Cup

No wonder gambling is so addictive. Of course, it plays right into that little node in our brain that lights up like Vegas when there’s half a chance of getting something for nothing.

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Swans must prove they’re more than a one-man band

The so-called ‘Bondi Billionaires’ will take no part in the Swans’ Thursday night match against Port Adelaide at the SCG, leading many to ask whether the Swans have a Plan B.

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It’s time Nick Kyrgios took a dose of humility

“I play the sport the way I play it. I’m not going to change.” So said Nick Kyrgios in the wake of his bizarre outburst during his opening round match at Wimbledon.

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SPIRO: Super Rugby’s good, bad and beautiful for the Wallabies

With the Super Rugby season over for the Australian sides, it is time to reminisce. Here is the good, the bad and the beautiful for the Wallabies.

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Super Rugby final by the numbers

We take brief jaunt back to the stats sheets this lovely Thursday ahead of the Super Rugby final.

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Thursday Night Forecast: An interesting wrinkle

Oh yes, its time to take my talents to a Thursday night. Sydney host the Power in this week’s Thursday night football.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 14

The bye rounds are behind us for another season, which means it’s back to a full nine points up for grabs in Round 14. As they are each and every week, The Roar‘s team of expert AFL tipsters are back with their tips and predictions for Round 14.

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The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 17

There is never a dull moment in the National Rugby League as we inch closer to September footy.

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Jackson, Harvey, and Walters: Debutant Ashes century-makers

Generations apart, Archie Jackson, Neil Harvey, and Doug Walters were all 19 when they cracked Ashes centuries on debut.

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The ongoing investigation into a cocaine trafficking syndicate in Queensland’s south-east is unlikely to snare any further professional sporting identities at this stage.

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Part of the Wallabies’ French foreign legion, Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau, are expected to be named in Australia’s train-squad for the Rugby Championship opener on Thursday afternoon.

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Cronulla hooker Michael Ennis is expected to fly to Coffs Harbour and join the NSW camp on Thursday morning after failing in a bid to overturn a high tackle charge at the NRL judiciary on Wednesday night.

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Israel Folau signs three-year contract extension with the ARU

Israel Folau has penned a three-year extension to his contract with Australian Rugby Union, which will see him remain a Waratahs and Wallabies player through until the end of the 2018 season.

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SMITHY: Rugby league schedule a ticking time bomb

When you next consider how or why your team is under-performing in a match, or some one tries to tell you that players and teams are inconsistent nowadays – take a deep breath and consider a few facts.

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North Melbourne in Top 4 frame; Port and Geelong are not

It’s already Round 14 of the 2015 AFL Season, and each team has played 12 games. By now, we’ve got a very good idea of where everyone is at, both from a look and feel perspective and by the numbers.

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Ballance, not Smith, faces the biggest Ashes challenge

Steve Smith’s suitability to batting at three is being questioned in England yet it is the home side who have the biggest problem at first drop for the Ashes.

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Referee Gerard Sutton sin bins Bulldogs David Klemmer

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A dejected Gary Ablett Jnr walks off the field after another Gold Coast Suns' loss

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Maillot Jaune leader Chris Froome, of Team Sky, en route to winning the Individual Time Trial in Stage 17 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Maillot Jaune leader Chris Froome, of Team Sky, en route to winning the Individual Time Trial in Stage 17 of the 2013 Tour de France (Image: Sky).

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Hurricanes' Matt Proctor

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Australian batsmen Michael Clarke (R) and Steve Smith

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Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo

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Kimi Raikkoenen

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A dejected Israel Folau of the Waratahs

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[VIDEO] Super Rugby final highlights, scores, blog: Hurricanes vs Highlanders

MATCH RESULT: The Highlanders have claimed their first Super Rugby title with a 21-14 win over the heavily-favoured Hurricanes at Wellington’s Westpac Stadium.

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[VIDEO] Gold Coast Suns vs North Melbourne Kangaroos highlights: AFL scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: Gold Coast have recorded their second win of the season with a stunning 55 point win over North Melbourne at Metricon Stadium.

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[VIDEO] Richmond Tigers vs GWS Giants Highlights: AFL scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: A five-goals-to-two final quarter has seen Richmond come from behind to record a win over Greater Western Sydney at the MCG.

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Reimagining NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup

By Andrew Kitchener, 4 Jul 2015
Reimagining NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup

It’s always been a controversial idea – taking the top twelve drivers in the championship after twenty-six Sprint Cup Series races, and putting them in their own race-within-a-race.

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Another tragic loss for South Australian sport

By mastermind5991, 4 Jul 2015
Another tragic loss for South Australian sport

As if the deaths of former Port Adelaide player John McCarthy, former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and cricketer Phillip Hughes in the last three years hadn’t already rocked the South Australia sporting landscape, then the shock death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh will no doubt have hit the hardest.

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Nick Kyrgios is on court, are you not entertained?

By Andrew Smyth-Kirk, 4 Jul 2015 Video
Nick Kyrgios is on court, are you not entertained?

A lot has been said about Nick Kyrgios’ attitude on the tennis court. Here is some more. He is pretty good.

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2015 Tour de France: Stage 1 preview

By Brendon Vella, 4 Jul 2015 Video
2015 Tour de France: Stage 1 preview

The 102nd Tour de France starts with a 14km individual time trial (no it isn’t prologue) around the streets of the Dutch city of Utrecht.

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Naiyaravoro: From wasting at Wests to winning with Wallabies

Standing at 195 centimetres and tipping the scales at 120 kilograms, most people would judge Taqele Naiyaravoro to be a valuable addition to any rugby league team in the NRL.

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A death in the family: Vale Phil Walsh

By Josh Elliott, 4 Jul 2015 Video
A death in the family: Vale Phil Walsh

Football is an unpredictable game, and watching it teaches you to expect the unexpected. But it cannot prepare you to deal with something like this.

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Sledging makes the Test cricket world go round

By Blake Standfield, 4 Jul 2015 Video
Sledging makes the Test cricket world go round

On the eve of the Ashes, talk and anticipation is building around Australia. But over in England, nobody really cares.

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Orlando Magic and the Tobias Harris dilemma

It’s been an exciting week for Orlando fans, as for the first time since Dwight Howard was there, the Magic threw some big money around.

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An open letter of gratitude to Kieran Foran

Dear Kieran, from the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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Formula One finally goes with its gut

By Trent Price, 4 Jul 2015
Formula One finally goes with its gut

Formula One has finally given us something to get excited about.

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Free agency needs tweaking – and the red vest needs to go

Listening to the Channel Seven commentary team, you get the impression that, maybe they’re not the biggest fans of the red vest.

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With all the hype surrounding Chad Mendes and Conor McGregor, mixed martial arts fans are forgetting that the UFC welterweight title will be defended on the same night.

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Marin Cilic vs John Isner: 2015 Wimbledon live scores

Marin Cilic and John Isner will meet in the third round for what could be one of the closest matches over Days 5 and 6.

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Someone up there likes the Wallabies very much - is that you John O'Neill? (Image: Tim Anger)

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic holds the Wimbledon trophy

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Samantha Stosur

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Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka reacts after a point against Spain's Rafael Nadal during the men's singles final on day 14 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN

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Grigor Dimitrov at Wimbledon in 2013 (Wiki Commons)

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Nick Kyrgios

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Penrith Panther's Josh Mansour

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Jack Gunston of the Hawks

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