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Rugby World Cup bolters: It’s never too early

Don’t let the fact we’re only into the third week of Super Rugby fool you, this is a World Cup year and amateur selection is the name of the game. All. Year. Long.

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Who’s your money on for the 2015 NBA MVP?

In recent history, the NBA MVP race hasn’t been all that enthralling, due to the fact it’s essentially been a one or two-horse race between LeBron James and Kevin Durant.

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Best of the best this NBL season

With the NBL heading into the playoffs this week, it’s time to have a go at predicting the award winners from what has been a competitive and high-quality season overall.

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PRICHARD: Titans players could take the whole ship with them

You make your bed, you lie in it. If the cocaine drama that has enveloped the Gold Coast Titans costs Greg Bird, Dave Taylor or any of the other charged players their NRL careers, so be it.

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Australia and New Zealand should clash far more often

The dearth of cricket between Australia and New Zealand in recent years has been ridiculous. Six hundred and twenty one days – that’s how long it’s been since they last faced off in an ODI match.

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Nobody wants to face the Oklahoma City Thunder in the playoffs

Despite being without the services of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook for extended time, the Oklahoma City Thunder have overcome a 3-11 start to surge past the Phoenix Suns for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff position.

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SPIRO: The ARU should forget about ageing league stars

The matter of Karmichael Hunt and his Notice to Appear in Court on March 5, 2015 will be resolved in the courts, and rightly so.

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Nike the big winner as India thump South Africa at MCG

The Nike marketing department will be feverishly working overtime producing extra Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Ajinkya Rahane shirts after India crushed South Africa by 130 in their long-awaited World Cup clash at the MCG last night.

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Cheered on by a crowd of about 90,000 at the MCG last night, underdogs India thrashed Cricket World Cup 2015 favourites South Africa by 130 runs with 58 balls to spare.

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Richard Graham silences the knockers as Reds defeat Force

Reds coach Richard Graham ignored a week of hell to mentor his embattled side to a 19-6 win over the Force at Suncorp last night.

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World Cup wash-out could cost Australia against New Zealand

Australia’s World Cup match against Bangladesh was Michael Clarke’s fitness deadline. The date was described as harsh. Shane Warne accused selectors of trying to “break” the absent captain. But in the end, Clarke didn’t have to play.

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Australia versus Bangladesh: The Liebke Ratings

Australia’s second group game in the 2015 World Cup was against Bangladesh in Brisbane. Here are the Liebke ratings for that game.

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The real Beale and Foley’s boot see Waratahs home

The Waratahs won’t retain the Super Rugby title unless Kurtley Beale cuts loose as he did last night at AAMI Stadium, and the golden boot of Bernard Foley keeps finding the uprights.

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The Wikipedia page for rugby league’s Average Joe

Don’t believe the views of those fruitcake ‘rationalists'; modern rugby league professionals are not normal people like you and me.

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Three all-rounders is enough for Australia

Don’t overload on all-rounders – specialist bowlers are more valuable than ever. That would be my message to the Australian selectors for this World Cup.

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What do the Reds do with Karmichael Hunt?

Just when the Reds thought things couldn’t get any worse – reeling from an injury list that reads like a hospital casualty room before the season even got under way, and a 47-3 belting from the Brumbies on their first outing – their vice captain has been charged with cocaine supply.

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Karmichael Hunt

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Socceroos and Fulham FC striker Adam Taggart.

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Adam Ashley Cooper passes to Rob Horne

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Australian cricket player Shane Watson. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull 2

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Lankan Rupee victorious in the Autumn. Not so in the Spring

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Chris Munce with one of his horses at Eagle Farm

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Ferrari concept car

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Karmichael Hunt

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2015 Clipsal 500 – Day 1: V8 Supercars live coverage, blog

Match result: Jamie Whincup has secured pole position for the opening two races of the Clipsal 500 after two blistering laps in qualifying this afternoon.

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ICC’s contempt for associates exposed for its naivety after UAE-Ireland blockbuster

Picture the scene. We are in the 100th and final over of a thoroughly engrossing day of cricket. Two teams have plundered 554 runs equally, and the batting side need just three off the final over to win.

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Sticks and stones: Does Australia really need sledging to win?

“Are you trying to say here that sledging is a key to winning for Australia?” Radio National’s Fran Kelly asked cricket writer Daniel Brettig on her breakfast show this week.

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New Zealand to host Australia on the moral high ground

What? What?! The New Zealand cricket team are going to… what? This unthinkable news, which I received courtesy of Fairfax’s Chris Barrett, has thrown me into greater shock than even were Australia to lose to them in the World Cup pool game this Saturday.

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Losing Foran is a disaster for Manly

By Lachlan Bickley, 27 Feb 2015
Losing Foran is a disaster for Manly

If the reports are true and Kieran Foran is indeed leaving the Sea Eagles to join Parramatta then it truly is a disaster for Manly.

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Why criticism is good for cricket

By Julian King, 27 Feb 2015 Video
Why criticism is good for cricket

There’s nothing sexier than a rift, especially when it’s between members of an ostensibly happy family. As the travails of Australian cricket play out like an episode of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, those of us on the sideline are wont to donate our two cents worth.

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My cat runs like Mitchell Johnson

By Allanthus, 27 Feb 2015 Video
My cat runs like Mitchell Johnson

You know how it is when something bugs you for days and you can’t figure out exactly what it is? Well, yesterday morning I finally solved my own personal conundrum, and I can’t say I’m happy about it.

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Are foreign players ruining the English national team?

The English Premier League is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable football leagues on the planet. It attracts some of the world’s best players and now has some of the biggest clubs in Europe. But is this ruining the English national team?

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Derrick Rose: Another sporting career ruined by injuries?

Derrick Rose has torn the meniscus in his right knee. No, that was not a misprint, he will undergo yet another surgery that will likely end his season.

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2015 Blue Diamond Stakes: An historical perspective

Victoria’s premier two-year-old race, the Blue Diamond Stakes, was first run in 1971, which makes 2015 the 45th edition.

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What becomes of the Dragon hearted

By Josh Malouf, 27 Feb 2015 New author!
What becomes of the Dragon hearted

Leading into the 2015 season, the St George Illawarra Dragons are on target to miss the finals for the fourth successive year. Let’s get to the real reasons for their lack of success in recent years.

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AFL ladder pool prediction (part III)

By Cameron Palmer, 27 Feb 2015 Video
AFL ladder pool prediction (part III)

For those who have followed my ladder pool prediction over this week, the next six teams to be announced as the top pool are not going to be a surprise. In revealing the middle six, the top six were also revealed.

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South Africa’s depth issues prove a stumbling block in World Cup bid

Going into the ICC World Cup, the perceived wisdom was that only three sides had a realistic chance of winning the tournament: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

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With the NRL’s annual report coming out it looks like the game is in great health.

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Roar Wallaby form teams after Round 2

By PeterK, 27 Feb 2015
Roar Wallaby form teams after Round 2

There are three Wallaby form teams after Round 2. These are based on you rankings from my article earlier in the week.

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[VIDEO] Hawthorn Hawks vs Collingwood Magpies highlights: 2015 NAB Challenge scores, blog

After a long off-season, footy is back with a Thursday night blockbuster in Tasmania. Aurora Stadium hosts the first NAB Challenge match, with defending champions Hawthorn Hawks taking on Collingwood Magpies. Join The Roar for all the live action from 7:00pm (AEST).

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Sri Lankan playersNuwan Kulasekara (left) and Dinesh Chandimal celebrate (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Scotland hits out against New Zealand

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Sharks' Paul Gallen

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A pile of cocaine (photo: Wiki Commons)

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Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose

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Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke (R) talks with coach Mickey Arthur (L) as Clarke struggles with a hamstring injury, in Melbourne on December 25, 2012, before Australia takes on Sri Lanka in the second cricket Test match starting on December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). AFP PHOTO/William WEST

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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry

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Will the new look bring new luck for the Socceroos?

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