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Just three weeks into the AFL Premiership and already we have many of the usual suspects lining up for a tilt at the business end.
A double at the 12th cost Adam Scott the lead after the opening round of the 78th US Masters at Augusta.
Supporters in Adelaide care more about football than fans in Brisbane. What else can we conclude from the fact Josep Gombau was voted coach of the A-League All Stars over Mike Mulvey?
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OK, so our Round 8 tipping wasn’t brilliant. Aside from editors current and former each jagging 5/8, the rest of us were left to mutter, “that’s not gone well” by Sunday morning.
A week of inaction by the NRL has assured the accent in this weekend’s round won’t be on representative hopefuls or which teams are shaping up as chances to make the top eight or win the premiership. It will be on lifting tackles.
The last few weeks have been tough going for league lovers, with the Alex McKinnon injury, lifting tackles and the inconsistency of the judiciary dominating discussion.
Anyone who has ridden a bike for any length of time knows what it’s like to take a fall. For those who ride for a living, crashes are an occupational hazard.
This week on The Roar Rugby Show I look at the current issue of what happens when two players collide when both are attempting to catch the ball.
The inaugural Championships begin on Saturday at Randwick. The name alone suggests the racing will be great.
The Doncaster Mile is the biggest race on the opening day of The Championships, worth a cool $3M. It always attracts a capacity field, but rarely one of such deep, deep quality.
When NSW loses this year’s State of Origin series, a number of fingers are bound to be pointed and plenty will be aimed at the coaching staff.
The homage paid to Shinji Ono by the Western Sydney Wanderers faithful last Saturday at Parramatta Stadium was a highpoint after a fortnight of sadness and tragedy in sport. It was goosebumps material.
It was dubbed an historic moment in sport when the major professional codes in Australia signed an ‘Anti-Homophobic Framework’ yesterday.
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Thank God for Jamie Elliot’s mark last Saturday night. The Collingwood forward launched himself skyward, drifting in from the side to hang over Geelong’s Jimmy Bartel in a classic pose that is unique to Australian football.
The World T20 may have been crash-em bash-em stuff, but it contained some genuine cricketing brilliance. Let’s look back over the top performances.
Few people expected young Aussie Daniel Ricciardo to get anywhere near new teammate Sebastian Vettel at Red Bull Racing this season.
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I have seen so many articles written about Benji Marshall and how he is failing in rugby and should go back to rugby league. There have been articles from ‘respected’ writers like Brendan Cannon where he suggests that Benji is not up to rugby. Or, the article that talks about ‘Code Floppers’, which suggests he […]
The Gold Coast Titans still lead the NRL, despite a negative points differential of -5, while last year’s bottom two teams, the Wests Tigers and Parramatta, sit third and fifth respectively ahead of their Easter Monday showdown.
Before a huge Good Friday clash against Sydney FC, the Melbourne Victory must first take care of business in the Asian Champions League when they host Guangzhou Evergrande tonight. Join us for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm AEST.
Super Rugby is at its midpoint, and there is enough evidence to talk about the coaching hot seats.
The success of the Western Sydney Wanderers as a sporting franchise has been pretty astonishing over the past couple of years.
On that cool, sunny day at Anfield in September, I stood at the Anfield Road end, looking across at The Kop. The crowd were in full voice, the mighty Reds out on the pitch against Sunderland.
The writing was on the wall for Campbelltown Stadium long before the Wests Tigers took the field against the North Queensland Cowboys on Saturday night.
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It is hard to think of a better example of a cult hero in Australian sport than rugby player Nick Cummins. The ‘Honey Badger’ is on fire for the Force with his willing play and witty post-match interviews.
Fernando, this is a painful letter for a Chelsea fan to write. We had so many hopes and dreams that have ultimately been shattered.
The 2014 season may only be in its infancy, but the Parramatta Eels currently sit fifth on the ladder with four wins and two losses – a dramatic turnaround following season 2013.
The Perth Wildcats only had seven opponents during the just-finished NBL season, and they had two players who contributed over half their total offence in every category.
Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Spain. These are the countries that people often consider to be world football heavyweights.
Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez secured his second consecutive victory in the 2014 season over the weekend, at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The 21-year-old Spaniard went on from pole position to an unchallenged win.
Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg heads the Formula One drivers’ standings by 11 points ahead of this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, so it’d be harsh to say he’s been left wanting. But he has.
With their neutrality caps planted firmly on their heads, the bean counters and officials at the FFA have surely worked out the possible fixtures for the upcoming A-League finals.
Asked once what he had to shoot to win a particular tournament, US golfer Roger Maltbie replied: “The rest of the field.”
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