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A tenth life: Dangerfield’s spark ignites the veteran Cats

What’s the best way to breathe fire and life into your veteran players? Recruit a dragon.

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Dustin Johnson 1-0 USGA Officials

Dustin Johnson had existed around the periphery of golfing royalty for a while now without ever really gaining access to the inner circle.

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The immediate impressions of a $4 billion UFC sale

Overnight, seasoned combat sports scribe Jeremy Botter reported that Zuffa LLC, the UFC’s long-time parent company, has sold the sports league to a group helmed by several billion-dollar agencies.

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An illustrated look at Spain’s fullbacks

Teams must play to their strengths; an overarching philosophy can only be applied if a manager has the players to execute it.

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NSW Blues need to find their Origin identity

NSW were not disgraced at Suncorp last night in State of Origin 2 in their 26-16 series loss, but they will never beat Cameron Smith’s Queenslanders until they lift their culture level.

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Thaiday bracing for NRL ban

Sam Thaiday is preparing for a likely NRL suspension after a nasty lifting tackle on NSW captain Paul Gallen in Wednesday night’s State of Origin win, but Brisbane’s precarious ladder position could tempt him to fight the charge at the judiciary.

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Roar Forum: What changes should the NSW Blues make for Game 3?

State of Origin Game 2 has been run and won and unfortunately for the Blues, they were on the wrong end of a 16-26 final score.

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Roar Forum: What changes should the Queensland Maroons make for Game 3?

State of Origin Game 2 is done and dusted and it’s happy days if you’re a Maroons fan – Queensland are the Origin champions once again after a 26-16 win at Suncorp Stadium last night.

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Gus points the finger at Gallen and Farah for Blues’ loss

NSW’s most successful coach Phil Gould has laid blame for the Blues’ continued State of Origin failures upon the “selfishness” of Blues team leaders Paul Gallen and Robbie Farah.

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Additional security is unlikely to protect athletes entirely from crime in Rio de Janeiro, according to an Australian paralympic sailor who was robbed at gunpoint.

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NSW coach Laurie Daley has vowed to stand by the players who have failed to stop another State of Origin series win by Queensland.

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The Wallabies will put an eight-Test, two decade unbeaten streak at Allianz Stadium on the line when they host England on Saturday.

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State of Origin full-time: Queensland seal the series with 26-16 win

Queensland have sealed their tenth State of Origin series in 11 years, with a 26-16 win at Suncorp Stadium over the NSW Blues.

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The Liebke Ratings: West Indies vs Australia ODI tri-series

With Game 7 of the tri-series washed out, Australia went into Game 8 against the West Indies knowing that victory would plain and simply see them in the final, while defeat would finally see them simply on the plane.

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Laurie Daley doesn’t appoint the referees, but it wasn’t always that way

“I’ll be asking those two referees to not be officiating in Game 2,” declared New South Wales State of Origin coach Laurie Daley after the first game of the series.

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When it comes to the Wallabies, it’s the hope that gets you

You hope they will play to their potential. You hope they will stick to the plan. You hope they will do what is expected of them. But so often they don’t.

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Dennis Armfield Kade Simpson Andrejs Everitt Carlton Blues AFL 2016

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Jack Nowell England Rugby Union 2016

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Ovidiu Hoban Romania Football Euro 2016

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Roy Hodgson England Football Euro 2016

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Glenn Maxwell Sad

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Lewis Hamilton

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Waratahs Super Rugby coach Michael Cheika. AAP Image/Julian Smith

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Jordan Lewis Isaac Smith Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2016

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Collingwood president Eddie McGuire takes part in the Big Freeze Ice Slide challenge

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40 days to Rio: The moment that broke Australia’s heart

With 40 days until the opening ceremony in Rio, it’s time to get this infamous moment out of the way nice and early. After all, this one still hurts sixteen years after it happened.

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Awards and reflections from the Australia vs England series

England win 3-nil. To some this was unexpected but to anyone who saw England during the Six Nations, or the Saracens stroll to the European and Domestic double, will have known this was a different England team to the one humiliated in the world cup.

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The time is right for a Matt Moylan move

By Andrew Mandadakis, 27 Jun 2016
The time is right for a Matt Moylan move

The perfect opportunity has arisen for the Panthers’ fullback Matt Moylan to make a move to five-eighth and begin the next chapter of his career.

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Complaints about the referee should be Cheiked

After every Test match against England, Michael Cheika has complained about the referee in public statements to the press. The purpose of this article is to complain about those complaints.

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The sad story of Ben Cousins

By Jackson Clark, 27 Jun 2016
The sad story of Ben Cousins

After all is said and done, I hope that Ben Cousins is remembered for being an amazing footballer, as opposed to what his life has become.

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Tigers roar back to life at AAMI

By Billy Stevenson, 27 Jun 2016 Video
Tigers roar back to life at AAMI

Yesterday afternoon both the Melbourne Storm and the Wests Tigers put in their best forty minutes of football all year.

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Is it time to ditch James Faulkner?

By Andy Hill, 27 Jun 2016
Is it time to ditch James Faulkner?

During the 12 months between July 2014 and June 2015, without a doubt James Faulkner was one of Australia’s most valuable cricketers in the ODI set up.

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All Blacks player ratings against Wales

By Adam Julian, 27 Jun 2016 Video
All Blacks player ratings against Wales

The All Blacks have started the post McCaw era with a 3-0 series sweep of Wales. The first two Tests played out in a similar fashion with Wales challenging strongly in the first hour before fading. The third Test was a runaway victory for the hosts who have won 11 Tests in a row.

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The forgotten man in the Immortal debate?

By Michael Keeffe, 27 Jun 2016
The forgotten man in the Immortal debate?

So at the end of this year at least a ninth and maybe a tenth Immortal will be named as one of the all-time greats of rugby league.

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The last six rounds of the NRL have been confirmed by Channel 9 – I mean, the NRL

The NRL released the draw for the final six rounds of the season, and all it did was essentially delay the inevitable. The inevitable meaning plenty of all Sydney clashes, but you get used to that.

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The five biggest selection errors made by Ireland

Some of Joe Schmidt’s selection calls have left a lot to be desired. The former Leinster coach has approached his selections with a conservatism and a lack of progressiveness. Here are in my opinion, some of Joe Schmidt’s worst selection calls.

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Australia vs West Indies highlights: ODI tri-series final scores, blog

West Indies will hope to continue their giant-killing run against Australia when the two sides meet in the final of the tri-series. Join The Roar for the match from 3am (AEST).

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The Roar AFL Podcast: Episode 14

By The Roar, 27 Jun 2016
The Roar AFL Podcast: Episode 14

We are back with an early release episode of The Roar AFL Podcast, featuring Experts Ryan Buckland and Cam Rose.

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Messi retires from international football

By Connor Bennett, 27 Jun 2016
Messi retires from international football

Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi has sensationally retired from international football following his country’s penalty shootout loss in the Copa America final. The 29-year old missed the opening spot kick against Chile in the tournament final, leading to a heartbreaking 4-2 defeat on penalties. “For me the national team is over.” he said. “I’ve […]

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Sydney’s Wayne Gretzky ice hockey classic was a great showcase

Wayne Gretzky once quipped that you miss 100 per cent of the shots you don’t take. On Saturday evening at Qudos Bank Arena inside the Sydney Olympic Park Precinct, hockey – of the ice variety – received a shot.

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A few ideas for the movie star Maroons

Sam Thaiday reckons Queensland’s recent State of Origin dominance deserves a documentary. Not the worst idea, although the format might be tricky.

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In search of a Wallabies identity

By 2Beers, 27 Jun 2016
Israel Folau Australia Wallabies Rugby Union 2016

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Italy's Tommaso Allan tries to evade Wallabies forward Saia Faingaa during the rugby Test match between Italy and Australia. AFP PHOTO / OLIVIER MORIN

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Dimitri Payet France Euro 2016 Football

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Cooper Cronk Billy Slater

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A proven premiership star, Luke Hodge makes his way into the backline. (Photo by Justine Walker/AFL Media)

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Titans rugby league player Ashley Taylor running with ball

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