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Clarke’s retirement – and book – ends Australian cricket’s civil war

One would think this little period in between Tests of the Australia versus New Zealand series would be a quiet time, yet two headlines ensured the Australian cricket fraternity still had plenty to discuss.

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Steve Smith is a safe investment for Australia

“Just pick the best 11 players to win the next Test. Forget about their age or the future”. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve heard cricket fans make this short-sighted statement about the Australian Test team.

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PRICHARD: The real A-League threat to lives

I’m not sure if there are any documented cases of people actually dying of boredom, but we might get one this A-League season if we have to watch many more games like the one between Perth Glory and Sydney FC in the round just gone.

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Where does Formula One fit into the motorsport world?

Six years after he burst into world championship contention with the Red Bull Racing Formula One team in 2009, Mark Webber finally sealed the deal.

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Who has been rugby’s greatest ever player?

In a week when two rugby immortals exited different stages, the question arose: was one of them the greatest player ever, and if not who was?

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Rugby great Jonah Lomu probably died from a blood clot that formed during a long-haul flight to New Zealand, one of his medics said on Monday, as plans were unveiled to honour the legendary winger with a public memorial.

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Michael Clarke has spent almost 365 days thinking of his “little brother” but asks the sporting community to keep Phillip Hughes’ family in their thoughts this Friday.

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Flares provide unnecessary ammunition for detractors

Off-field headlines have dominated this A-League season with increased frequency, more so than in the past few years, and Round 7 was no different.

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Who are the ‘greats’ of modern Test cricket?

A Test cricket ‘great’ is an elusive thing. England haven’t had one for decades since Ian Botham. New Zealand’s last ‘great’ is similarly distant in Richard Hadlee. Mitchell Johnson wasn’t a ‘great’, so who from the modern generation is or was?

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SPIRO: Wallabies alert, here comes Eddie Jones and his new England warriors!

The Rugby Football Union has finally got something right with the appointment of Eddie Jones as head coach of England through to the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament.

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Masterful Peter Senior remains evergreen

At 5.25pm AEST yesterday, Peter Senior sunk a pressure-laden eight-foot putt to be the clubhouse leader of the Australian Masters at Huntingdale.

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Definitive guide to DRS alternatives

Late on the final day of the first Test between Australia and New Zealand, Brendon McCullum was on the wrong end of an incorrect decision that he was unable to overturn because the New Zealand team had run out of reviews.

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Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Henry Cejudo improved his mixed martial arts record to 10-0 yesterday, strengthening his case for the next crack at UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson’s title.

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WATCH: Seven-year-old boy goes viral after hiccuping through national anthem

A seven-year-old boy has become a viral sensation after hiccupping his way through a performance of the Australian national anthem at a baseball game in Adelaide.

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Pakistan cricket: Shine on, you crazy diamond

Sometimes cricket can be a disappointment, so when it starts acting the miscreant with its five-day borefests and shifting handshake customs, I suggest we all just lie back and think of the charming disorganisation that is Pakistan cricket.

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What makes Adam Scott tick?

For the first 27 holes of the Australian Masters at Huntingdale, Adam Scott was majestic with 11 birdies, no bogeys, and leading by five shots.

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All Blacks captain Richie McCaw

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Australian golfer Adam Scott

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Ben Simmons college basketball

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Australian batsman David Warner looks towards the sky after scoring a century on day 1 of the first Test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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A rematch between Rousey and Holm could be on the horizon. (AAP Image/Joe Castro) NO ARCHIVING EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Kirk Cousins

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Adelaide United coach Josep Gombau. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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McLaren Honda's Spanish driver Fernando Alonso

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New Zealand bowler Mark Craig finishes his bowling spell with figures of 3/123 on day 2 of the second Trans-Tasman Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA ground in Perth , Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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A message to unite all A-League fans across the country

I’m sure most A-League fans have seen the comments made by Rebecca Wilson and Alan Jones throughout the week, and have been absolutely livid with such unexplained action against our code.

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Could we see a Grand Tour spanning two continents?

There have been rumours of late suggesting the Giro d’Italia may hold its 2017 Grande Partenza in Japan.

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Gallop’s shot at Wilson fails to hit the target

If only Simon Hill were Football Federation Australia CEO. The commentator’s passionate retort to Rebecca Wilson’s article articulated the perfect amount of distain felt by fans, supported by evidence and discussed in context.

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Who is the best football player in the world?

Lionel Messi recently completed his first full game back with Barcelona – a mid-week Champions League encounter against Roma – and did so style.

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The Eagles’ best is capable of competing again

Despite being grand finalists this year, there are still doubts over what the West Coast Eagles are really capable of, after receiving a ‘soft’ 2015 draw and being easily disposed of by the Hawks in the Big Dance.

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Frank Worrell Trophy: Terrifying and Terrific West Indies (Part 2)

After the humiliating 5-1 loss in 1975-76, the West Indies started building the terrifying fast bowling attack that would dominate the Eighties and early Nineties.

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Day-night Tests: The next chapter in cricketing history

It’s been ten years since Australia and New Zealand introduced a revolutionary game of cricket to the international stage. Are they about to do it again?

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Childress makes his return as Kings go down in Wollongong

Illawarra have beaten Sydney for the second time this season as they outlasted their New South Wales rivals 96-90 at the WIN Entertainment Centre.

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Around the grounds: Ryall happy despite heat

What a weekend of A-League football it has been, from the sweltering heat in Perth to the dramatic win in Parramatta and John Aloisi heading back to where his coaching career started.

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All fans are secondary to college basketball lovers

By no one in particular, 26 Nov 2015
All fans are secondary to college basketball lovers

Fox Sports has become an easy and understandable target for many sports fans, especially recently. And now ESPN are beginning to leave many fans scratching their heads.

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The Titans must rescue the James Roberts fiasco

By Brendan Keevers, 26 Nov 2015
The Titans must rescue the James Roberts fiasco

When James Roberts’ contract saga at the Titans came to my attention last week, I took my anger and disappointment to social media and vented… quite scathingly.

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Manchester United vs PSV Eindhoven: Champions League live scores

Manchester United welcome PSV Eindhoven to Old Trafford on Thursday morning as Matchday 5 of the Champions League heats up. Join The Roar from 6:45am (AEDT) for live scores.

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Hawks vs Kings: NBL fan tips beer on Marcus Thornton as Hawks prevail

Match Results: Josh Childress was back on court for the Sydney Kings with a double – double at the WIN Entertainment Centre, but it wasn’t enough to stop the Kirk Penney led Illawarra Hawks from recording a much needed six point victory.

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An insight into Oceanic Esports

By Russell Noble, 25 Nov 2015 New author!
An insight into Oceanic Esports

Millions of dollars are being won and billion dollar organisations are being built from the ground up, but you’ve probably never heard of or seen any of these events, or the people that star in them.

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New kids on the block – who your club picked the 2015 AFL Draft

The AFL national draft is done and dusted for another year and the class of 2015 have found their homes, scattered among the eighteen AFL clubs.

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If day-night Tests fail then long-form cricket is dead

The day-night Test on November 27 has been hugely anticipated for a long time but you don’t get the feeling that the players understand the magnitude of the event. As a heavily dedicated fan of cricket, the time has come to say that Test cricket is on life support.

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Australian batsman Phillip Hughes leaves the ground frustrated after being bowled on 86 by Chanaka Welegedara on day 1 of the first cricket test match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AAP Image/Chris Crerar)

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Hurricanes' Ardie Savea

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Pink Cricket Ball

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Western Sydney Wanderers fans celebrate the Wanderers 2-nil win over the Brisbane Roar during their semi-final match at Parramatta Stadium, Sydney, Friday, April 12, 2013. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

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Cleveland Cavaliers guard Matthew Dellavedova

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Serbia's Novak Djokovic

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Sam Burgess hugged by Russell Crowe

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Melbourne Victory fans adding atmosphere to an A-League game

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David Gallop

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