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Catching the footy? Massively underrated

A Good Friday backyard barbecue and yesterday’s NRL smorgasbord convinced me further of one thing: the undervalued art of catching and holding a football.

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Berisha’s ton might revive the Victory’s attack

Besart Berisha charged into Jai Ingham’s arms, his face cracking with emotion and relief, his 100th A-League goal finally plundered.

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Bravo Greg Miles, on a masterful career

Champions retire when they are good and ready, and race caller Greg Miles is every inch a champion.

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It’s time for an A-League report card

It’s that time of year again, when attention turns to the A-League finals series and fans of the clubs that missed out ponder what might have been.

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North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs: Good Friday Forecast

A new tradition begins, as North Melbourne host the Western Bulldogs in the first ever Good Friday football game. Beyond the significance of the occasion, and the money set to be raised for charity, an intriguing game awaits.

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Don’t stuff about Laurie, this is your Origin XVII

Laurie? Thanks for coming in. Wanted a word.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Women’s rugby league gets a major boost

“When is the NRL going to have its own women’s competition?” If I had a dollar for every person who has asked me this question in the last six months, I would be a wealthy human being.

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Bahrain breather badly needed by Formula One Finns

“Today Kimi seemed to have other commitments,” Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari CEO and Formula One’s closest thing to a Bond villain, told Italy’s La Repubblica at the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Revisiting my NBA overs/unders predictions

Now that the 2016-17 NBA regular season is over, and we eagerly await the Playoffs, it’s time to revisit my predictions for each team’s individual record.

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All Aged Stakes and Champagne Stakes: Group 1 tips and previews

The Championships are over, but the Group 1 racing in Sydney continues for another week, which will actually turn into two when the Sydney Cup is re-run next Saturday.

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West Coast vs Sydney: Thursday Night Forecast

Welcome to the Thursday night forecast for Round 4, where an appetising match-up awaits, a mildly disappointing West Coast coming off a loss, hosting a Sydney outfit finding themselves winless and desperately in need of victory.

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Cheats continue to prosper as Tony Archer fails to bring back the bin

“I’m expecting the referees to action those warnings… If a side complies, then play on. If they don’t, well I expect the referee to [take] action.” Tony Archer, February 21, 2017.

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What does Alonso’s Indy assault mean for F1?

In a fascinating development for Formula One, Fernando Alonso, one of its biggest stars, will contest the world-famous Indianapolis 500 — at the expense of the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix.

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The Art of the Deal: Translating the BS of contract talks

In positive news for nobody except Isaac Moses, negotiations between Wests Tigers and the Big Unquantifiable look set to outlast Keith Richards and the preservatives used on Big Macs.

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Recency bias might hinder Popovic’s national team hopes

It was announced last week that Ange Postecoglou would indeed be stepping down after the Socceroos’ 2018 World Cup campaign ends, whether that’s before the tournament proper, or after.

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Super Rugby Round 8: Howl, you bloody Moondogs!

Surprise news this week for fans of Australia indie band Augie March, who announced that not only were they were re-releasing their critically acclaimed 2006 album ‘Moo, You Bloody Choir’, but that because they were massive rugby fans, they were calling the redux ‘Howl, You Bloody Moondogs’.

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL Finals 2016

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Matt Hodgson Western Force Super Rugby Union 2017

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden

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Jack Bird of the Sharks

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy. AAP Image/Julian Smith

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL 2015

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Scott Fardy Brumbies Rugby Union Super Rugby 2017

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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Fremantle Dockers vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: North Melbourne have had some heartbreaking results over the first five weeks of the season, but their loss to Fremantle will rank as the worst by far.

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Cronulla Sharks vs Gold Coast Titans: NRL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: The Gold Coast Titans have scored a valuable upset win on the road, knocking off the reigning premiers by four points.

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Sydney Swans vs GWS Giants highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The GWS Giants have bested their crosstown rivals the Sydney Swans for the third time in a row and for the first time ever at the SCG, victorious by 42 points on Saturday night.

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Crusaders vs Stormers: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Crusaders have won a high-scoring match with the Stormers by 23 points.

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North Queensland Cowboys vs Newcastle Knights Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: The North Queensland Cowboys have defeated a hard-working and determined Newcastle Knights outfit this Saturday afternoon in Townsville.

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Gold Coast Suns vs Adelaide Crows highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Adelaide Crows have started the season 5-0 for the first time in their history with an emphatic 67-point win over the undermanned Gold Coast Suns.

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Parramatta Eels vs Penrith Panthers highlights: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Despite a late scare, the Eels have held on for their fourth win of the season and second in a row as they push their way up towards the pointy of the standings.

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Highlanders vs Sunwolves: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Highlanders as expected emerged comfortable winners over the Sunwolves on Saturday.

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Western Bulldogs vs Brisbane Lions: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

Match result: They had to work hard for it, but the Bulldogs eventually came away with a 32-point victory over the Lions to give Bob Murphy the perfect 300th game.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

It’s almost a must-win situation for the Oklahoma City Thunder when they return home to host Game 3 of their NBA first round Playoffs series against the Houston Rockets. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 11:30am (AEST).

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Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs moves to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, as the red-hot Chicago Bulls face the struggling number 1 seed Boston Celtics. Join The Roar for a live blog of the match, starting from 9am AEST.

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Size does matter for Super Rugby

By marty beauchamp, 22 Apr 2017
Size does matter for Super Rugby

I came to Australia in 1996. By the time Rod MacQueen had led the Wallabies to a second World Cup I was almost ready to head back to New Zealand I spent that much time hearing how ‘those All Blacks used to be good didn’t they?’

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Sydney Kings add St Mary’s forward Dane Pineau for 2017-18 season

The Sydney Kings have continued their pro-active approach to the NBL off-season by announcing the signing of power forward Dane Pineau today.

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Klopp’s remarkable progression with a comparatively inferior squad

Liverpool’s growth since last season has gone relatively under the radar due to their rough January and inconsistent results against bottom half teams.

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Lions vs Jaguares: Super Rugby live scores, blog

This early Saturday morning game sees the Jaguares travelling to Johannesburg to play the Lions. Join The Roar from 3am (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 9 match from South Africa.

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Steve Smith would do well to avoid the fall of his South African namesake

Steve Smith’s incredible last few seasons have him threatening to displace Greg Chappell and Ricky Ponting as the next best Aussie batsman since Don Bradman.

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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Aidan Guerra celebrates a try against the Dragons

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Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at UFC 196

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Eddie Betts Adelaide Crows AFL 2016

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Tariq Sims St George Illawarra Dragons NRL Rugby League 2016

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