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Blues, Lions and Crows on the tipping point

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.

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Adam Scott’s opening 69 an omen?

A double at the 12th cost Adam Scott the lead after the opening round of the 78th US Masters at Augusta.

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The A-League has always been a popularity contest

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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Super Rugby Expert tips: Round 9

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.

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PRICHARD: NRL refuses to tackle lifting

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.

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WIZ:  Let’s break the rules and talk about footy

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.

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Vansummeren’s crash: watch or not to watch?

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.

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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.

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Lankan Rupee set to light up The Championships

The inaugural Championships begin on Saturday at Randwick. The name alone suggests the racing will be great.

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The Championships: 2014 Doncaster Mile full preview and tips

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.

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All hail Toovs, the Blues coach in waiting

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.

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Goodbye to that tensai guy, Shinji Ono

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.

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Is sexual orientation an issue in sport?

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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AFL in danger of losing its lifeblood

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.

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Spun and smashed: Top 8 moments from the World T20

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.

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Why Ricciardo has already exceeded expectations

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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Fabian Cancellara wins the 2013 Paris-Roubaix

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People enjoy watching the horses within the Theatre of Horses at Derby Day Randwick. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Greg Inglis is spear tackled by Krisnan Inu as Josh Jackson also defends during the round 4 NRL match between the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and South Sydney Rabbitohs. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Renee McKay)

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Gold Coast Titans' Kevin Gordon runs away from Sonny Bill Williams of the Roosters

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Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith

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

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Cricket NSW CEO Andrew Jones (Photo: Cricket NSW)

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Adam Jones of the Lions gets lifted out of a maul. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
Why are we so critical of Benji Marshall?

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 […]

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2014 NRL season: Round 7 preview

By mastermind5991, 16 Apr 2014
2014 NRL season: Round 7 preview

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.

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Melbourne Victory vs Guangzhou Evergrande: ACL live scores, blog

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.

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Super Rugby hot seat

By Elisha Pearce, 15 Apr 2014
Super Rugby hot seat

Super Rugby is at its midpoint, and there is enough evidence to talk about the coaching hot seats.

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It’s time for the Wanderers to live up to their name

The success of the Western Sydney Wanderers as a sporting franchise has been pretty astonishing over the past couple of years.

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Liverpool: You’ve made us dream

By SuperEel22, 15 Apr 2014
Liverpool: You’ve made us dream

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.

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Campbelltown crowd figure is a blight on the Tigers, not their fans

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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My favourite sports cult heroes

By Adam Julian, 15 Apr 2014
My favourite sports cult heroes

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.

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Dear Fernando Torres

By Steven McBain, 15 Apr 2014
Dear Fernando Torres

Fernando, this is a painful letter for a Chelsea fan to write. We had so many hopes and dreams that have ultimately been shattered.

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Parramatta have improved out of sight

By Mary Kaye, 15 Apr 2014
Parramatta have improved out of sight

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.

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How great can the NBL be?

By artball, 15 Apr 2014
How great can the NBL be?

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.

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Are Belgium World Cup dark horses?

By George Matthew, 15 Apr 2014

Brazil, Argentina, Germany and Spain. These are the countries that people often consider to be world football heavyweights.

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Marquez takes the early points from Lorenzo

By Jawad Yaqub, 15 Apr 2014
Marquez takes the early points from Lorenzo

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.

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Judgement day looms for Rosberg at Shanghai

By Bayden Westerweller, 15 Apr 2014
Judgement day looms for Rosberg at Shanghai

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.

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Mouth-watering Sydney derby for the finals?

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.

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Masters another lesson in why Aussies watch golf through their fingertips

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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Sacred Falls won the Doncaster Mile

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Kurt Gidley gets to the ball ahead Josh Reynolds (R)

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Consistent poor results have cost Stefano Domenicali his job at Ferrari.

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Indiana Pacers forward Paul George drives on the Portland Trailblazers

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France (right) and New Zealand All Blacks scrum during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. AAP Image/AFP, Franck Fife

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