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Has Shane Watson played his last Test?

Australian cricket history was made in Dubai yesterday with Mitch Marsh debuting in the baggy green.

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Some more unscathed than others in Essendon saga

How many people really know what went on at Essendon through the supplements saga? Millions, apparently!

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2015 NRL predictions: Where to for the bottom eight?

A few weeks ago we looked at how I reckon this year’s finalists will go next year.

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Australia vs Pakistan first Test, day one: No luck for debutants

Mitch Marsh and Steve O’Keefe made solid yet unremarkable debuts yesterday as Australia bowled admirably but without fortune on day one of the first Test against Pakistan.

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What Hayne’s NFL venture will mean for Australian fans

It’s one of the more interesting discussions generated since Jarryd Hayne’s startling announcement last week. How much does America’s most popular sport care about its Australian audience?

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2015 Tour de France route: Cobblestones and mountains galore

Chris Froome did not attend the presentation of the 2015 Tour de France route on Wednesday in Paris, choosing to forego the event in favour of a Team Sky get-together.

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Do grand prix cars need closed-cockpits?

As the fallout continues from Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening crash at the Japanese Grand Prix, calls are increasing for Formula One’s governing body to consider closed-cockpits as part of increased safety developments.

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Nibali the Grand Tour star of 2014

This year’s trio of Grand Tours provided us with plenty of highlights and drama, but one image in particular keeps coming back to me.

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Cheika will ensure Wallabies are a football team, not a business

Michael Cheika will not make the same fundamental mistake Ewen McKenzie made when he rated the Wallabies a business.

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PRENTICE: Four Nations will prove to be a winner on the field

Someone told me there’s a Four Nations rugby league Test series starting this weekend. Fair dinkum?

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So close and yet so far for the Wallabies

Ignoring what happened after fulltime in the third Bledisloe Cup match between the Wallabies and All Blacks, it was a pretty good night for the Wallabies.

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Australia’s male road cyclist of the year is…

Australia’s male road cyclist of the year is a no-brainer. Or is it?

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SPIRO: The All Blacks system is the way to go for the Wallabies

You know an organisation is in trouble when jokes about it start making the rounds, like this gem from New Zealand that mocks the ructions that have rocked the Wallabies in recent weeks.

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Wright’s sights on Asian Cup bow

As Bailey Wright sat in the Craven Cottage change room just moments away from making his Socceroos debut, he must have taken a minute to revel in his achievement.

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Ben Dunk earns his Australian T20 berth

Ben Dunk’s magnificent 229 not-out for Tasmania last weekend in the domestic 50-over comp has been recognised by the Australian selectors.

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Khawaja back in frame for ODIs and Tests

Usman Khawaja ventured to England this winter to hone his game and recapture the attention of the national selectors who seemed to have moved on from the Queenslander.

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Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and ARU boss Bill Pulver during the third Test match between the British and Irish Lions and the Wallabies at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Saturday, July 6, 2013. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Wanderers' fans rejoice in A-League season 2013/2014 (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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George Burgess. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Robb Cox)

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Manning gets a pass away.

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Matthew Goss of Australia leads the peloton

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Nathan Haas riding the 2014 Sun Herald Tour

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Ewen McKenzie

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Sydney FC's Corey Gameiro listens to a raucous crowd at Allianz Stadium

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Melbourne Rising captain Nic Stirzaker breaks a tackle

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The Roar of the crowd

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Five things Cheika should do when he jumps off the plane at Heathrow

It is time to brainstorm the options of a coach who has just taken over the national team on a spring tour.

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Rugby league is ruining its players

By Karlo Tychsen, 29 Oct 2014
Rugby league is ruining its players

On Saturday it was easy to sit back and enjoy the enterprising play of Samoa, the luckiness of England, the grittiness of New Zealand, and the injuries of Australia.

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Aussie batsmen take a spin class

By Daniel Gray, 29 Oct 2014
Aussie batsmen take a spin class

After a humiliating defeat against Pakistan, Australian coach Darren Lehmann has taken his batsmen to a spin class in Abu Dhabi.

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Who will save the ARU?

By alexander logan, 29 Oct 2014 New author!
Who will save the ARU?

Johnny Wilkinson kicked. He kicked me in the heart and kicked the Wallabies out of the 2003 World Cup.

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Wallabies stars’ disconnect with fans is disappointing

Following the post-game performance of the Wallabies’ Bledisloe Cup game in Brisbane, I would say the team are not even on the same page as their supporters.

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Let’s get back to the rugby

By Super Cooper, 29 Oct 2014 New author!
Let’s get back to the rugby

It seems with all the events of late, the Australian supporters have been distracted and have found it difficult to think about on-field rugby.

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Newcastle have the roster to make the eight in 2015

We all know how lethal the knights can be when on song. We saw glimpses of their 2013 form, in which they made the finals, this season but they still struggled to get out of that bottom four.

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NBA individual award predictions

By Lachlan Bickley, 29 Oct 2014

With the NBA season starting on Wednesday I decided that rather than post a huge comment on Ryan O’Connell’s excellent awards preview that I would write my own.

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The Chicago Bulls to Represent the East in the NBA Finals

After losing to Washington in the first round of the NBA playoffs last season, Chicago will be hoping for a more successful run this year, and an injury-free campaign for Derrick Rose.

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Burnley are gone, but who will join them in the Championship?

Early season form can be a mirage as some clubs jump out of the blocks against weaker opposition, while others are drawn with multiple games against the big boys and struggle.

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Pakistan vs Australia: 2nd Test preview, times, key information

Australia are staring at their first Test series defeat since the Ashes loss in England last year and they are left with no option but to win the second and final Test against Pakistan to avoid that ignominy.

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Things we learnt from the One Day Cup

By Daniel Gray, 28 Oct 2014 Video
Things we learnt from the One Day Cup

With Sunday night’s final bringing the One Day Cup to a dramatic close, and the running of the Bulls coming to an end following an untimely injury to Usman Khawaja, here are my thoughts on the entree for the 2014-15 domestic season.

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50 grand for a tweet? Criminals get off lighter

On Monday, the NRL handed down their punishment to Paul Gallen for the comments he made on Twitter last week.

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Springbok squad for end of year tour announced

Heyneke Meyer has announced his Springbok squad for the November tour.

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The Sheffield Shield starts later on this week. With the teams desperate for a good start to the season, I thought I might preview the teams that will be taking part this season.

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The One Day Cup in review

By Dean Robinson, 28 Oct 2014
The One Day Cup in review

The domestic one day cup has been run and won, with the Western Warriors breaking a drought with their victory over NSW in a final played at the SCG in front of only a handful of people.

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Adelaide ridden by Ryan Moore wins the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley Racecourse in Melbourne, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The Cox Plate is part of the month long Spring Racing Carnival.

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Didier Drogba celebrates with Petr Cech

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Captain of the Phoenix Andrew Durante, with keeper for the Phoenix Glen Moss

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New Zealand's Kevin Proctor (left) celebrates with try-scorer Shaun Johnson during the Four Nations Rugby League match between Australia and New Zealand at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

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AFL Chief Operating Officer Gillon McLachlan addresses the media. (AFL Media)

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Jeremy Brockie celebrates scoring for Wellington Phoenix against Western Sydney Wanderers (Image: Peter McAlpine).

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Serena Williams reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki

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