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I loved the way the Blues entered Origin 3 at ANZ Stadium, wanting to throw the ball around.
North Melbourne’s loss to Port Adelaide on Saturday afternoon has opened a Pandora’s box of mathematical chances and what ifs. The ‘Roos will probably be safe, but they aren’t the most interesting proposition in the final six rounds of the year.
The Olympic Games will never recover from the stigma if IOC president Thomas Bach doesn’t support banning Russia from Rio.
Now we know the eight teams in up this year’s Super Rugby finals, the question is whether the four New Zealand teams will advance.
It is not easy to look good in a side that is losing regularly. It is even more difficult to catch the eye of the national selectors. Nonetheless, Kyle Godwin will have done exactly that in the Force’s losing visit to Canberra last Saturday.
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If, as the saying often goes, bad kicking for goal is bad footy, then North Melbourne’s 10.17.77 to 16.9.105 loss to Port Adelaide on Saturday was up there with the worst football I’ve seen played.
Timid batting against spin has cruelled Australia in their recent Test tours in Asia. So it’s encouraging that Australia’s batsmen played assertively against the slow bowlers in the ongoing warm-up match in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Seuss once said, “How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” And with a click of the fingers, just like that, it is Round 20.
For all the debate and argument about Super Rugby’s conference format, and how that affects the finals series, what we’re left with is the eight best teams however you’d like to measure it.
Stephen O’Keefe has backed fellow spinner Nathan Lyon to return to form while underlining his own claims for a recall to the Australian side for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
The Hawthorn story continues to inexorably roll along, seven wins in a row seeing them a game clear on top of the ladder, and two games clear of fourth. The sense of impending doom has gripped all non-Hawks supporters.
I don’t know how Jarryd Hayne thinks, and frankly, neither does he. This probably explains why he defers to childhood fantasy when it comes to major life decisions.
Earlier this season I publicly wrote off 12 teams in a column that precipitated spirited debate about the use of a top eight, the quality of the competition, and my mental state.
In the last couple of weeks where there have been discussions in the media about the existence of two tapes involving rugby league players in compromising situations. This is not the first time such tapes have emerged this year.
Henrik Stenson not only became Sweden’s first male major golf champion when he won The Open at Royal Troon.
After the British Grand Prix hype wound down and the British public had had enough time to think to themselves, “Yes, I will wash those hands that supported Lewis Hamilton’s crowd-surfing”, Silverstone welcomed Formula One back to its hallowed circuit for the second in-season test of the year.
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Match result: The Sydney Swans have come away with a one-goal win despite a highly competitive effort from the Carlton Blues on Saturday afternoon.
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The penultimate stage of the 2016 Tour De France will see the riders complete their four day battle in the Alps.
Dubbed one of the best hockey teams of all time, the Kookaburras of 2004 would deliver Australia its first hockey gold medal, in extra time.
It has been well documented over the years that it is extremely difficult for a team to win the premiership if they do not finish inside the top four.
On Saturday night Patrick Dangerfield will play against his former side, the Adelaide Crows, for only the second time since his free-agency move last year.
Every four years, for approximately 9.63 seconds, the world holds its collective breath.
The Intrust Super Cup uses this weekend’s Round 20 to take the game of rugby league to the fans, to real rugby league supporters who deserve a taste of the live stuff.
Ahoy roarers! The roughies were out in force at Caulfield on Saturday and we couldn’t snare a quaddie, but hopefully we can bounce back this Saturday.
Staring down the barrel of a catastrophic season, Essendon have been able to find a silver lining in the development of its core group of young AFL players.
For almost every Tour de France fan, there’s a Tour de France partner left in their wake. Here’s some handy hints for the partners and spouses whose loved ones have been consumed by the Tour.
The end of the UEFA 2016 European Championships in France has taken the zing out life for millions of football aficionados all over the world.
England will be relying on some returning stars and a massive turn around in fortunes as they take on a strong Pakistan outfit in the second Test of their series. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 1 from 8pm (AEST).
An intriguing match-up awaits, as the in-form but damned Collingwood Magpies tackle the spluttering finals-bound North Melbourne Kangaroos. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:50pm (AEST).
The Penrith Panthers head north of the Tweed as they look to press their finals credentials. Can they push further up the ladder or will the Brisbane Broncos secure a finals position? Join The Roar from 7:50pm (AEST) for live coverage.
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The first Super Rugby quarter-final is in Canberra and features the only remaining Australian hopeful, the Brumbies, who host current champions the Highlanders. Join The Roar from 6pm (AEST) to follow our live coverage of the game.
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The Reds need Quade Cooper. They’ve been woeful in 2016.
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