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PRICHARD: Thanks, Jason Taylor, for not playing the blame game

The restraint Wests Tigers coach Jason Taylor has shown in his reaction to unfavourable decisions by match officials is one of the most refreshing aspects of the first seven rounds of the NRL competition.

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Tom is turning from sullied star to a star Scully at GWS

I have to admit it, I too was one them. Back during those early days of the Greater Western Sydney Giants I was one who wondered why the powers that be had spent so much of the AFL’s dowry on Tom Scully.

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The battle for the Toon has just begun

As Harry Kane broke away and slotted home his 30th goal of the season it was as if a fire alarm had sounded. St James’ Park emptied faster than pre-game pints at The Strawberry.

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What to watch for in the 2015 NBA playoffs

The 2015 NBA playoffs began with two quadruple-headers this weekend and today I’ll focus on some players, trends and situations worth following as the 16 teams are reduced to one champion.

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SPIRO: Waratahs start their run, but is it too late?

There is nothing a Monday morning quarterback likes more than to see a side facing a must-win match identify the weaknesses of their opposition, create a simple and smart game plan, which is brutally carried out, to defeat a more favoured opposition.

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Have the Queensland Reds turned the corner?

Sometimes Lady Luck can strike, and in one hit dramatically change a sporting campaign – Reds coach Richard Graham and his troops have their fingers crossed.

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Waratahs regain their mojo with win in Wellington

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has been in strife for “chatting” with referee Jaco Peyper at halftime of the game with the Stormers, while his Waratahs have been in strife for playing well below their ability, and way short of expectations.

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Will Australia play two spinners in The Ashes?

On Australia’s upcoming Test tour, the West Indian pitches will offer plenty to spinners. This also looks to be a distinct possibility in the following Ashes series.

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Are Carlton finally ready to admit that ‘rebuild’ is not a dirty word?

When I was growing up in the 1980s, listening to iconic bands like Fleetwood Mac, Air Supply, Chicago, Reo Speedwagon and all the other soft-rock bands that rocked my boat, Carlton was the most powerful football club in the VFL.

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AFL’s ‘new coach factor’ is real – just ask the Crows

Bringing in a new head coach can have a dramatic impact on the direction of an AFL club. Undefeated sides like Adelaide and the Western Bulldogs may be experiencing the positive end of that right now.

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It’ll take more than Texas-sized stats for the Rockets to beat the Mavs and Spurs

Basketball is most compelling when two opposing styles meet. For instance, when a fast-breaking team that thrives on inspiration comes up against a half-court offense that uses set plays.

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NBA playoffs: Uneasy is the head that wears the crown

Welcome to an opening round bloodbath in the first major drama of the NBA Playoffs. Think Titus Andronicus, Billy Shakespeare’s bloodiest play, or tragedy depending on whether you have money on the losing team.

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SPIRO: Cheika must control his temper to continue his coaching career

One of the most insightful comments about the Michael Cheika-Jaco Peyper incident came from Wayne Smith in The Australian: “Michael Cheika is one angry exchange away from a six-month ban.”

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MUNCEY: Stayers require patience, and Australians don’t have any

Of the 11 horses that started the $1.6 million Group 1 Sydney Cup (3200m) on the weekend, a grand total of one was bred in Australia. Europe accounted for eight of the runners. So why can’t we breed stayers?

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Wounded Sea Eagles should stand by their man

Scott Penn – you cannot be serious. Geoff Toovey is the man to have at the helm of the Sea Eagles, even if the club has a shocker of a season and finishes with the competition dregs.

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The ‘voice’ of rugby league is off the pace

It was somewhat ironic that on the day Australia collectively mourned the loss of the voice of summer, the voice of two states’ winters showed telltale signs that age was also catching up with him.

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Former Perth Glory CEO Jason Brewer

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Aaron Woods a happy winner (Photo: @NRLPhotos)

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Bernard Foley makes a break against France (Image. Tim Anger)

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Lewis Hamilton inundating a hostess with bubbly

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(AAP Image/SNPA, Dianne Manson)

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Jameis Winston

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Nico Rosberg

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Cooper Cronk Billy Slater

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Josh Kennedy of the West Coast Eagles celebrates

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Humility in sport is not a prerequisite, it isn’t even desirable

Jon Jones is a polarising colossus of the combat world. Those who despise him do so with as much unwieldily conviction as those who adore him. You would be hard pressed to find a neutral fight fan on the topic of ‘Bones’ Jones.

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In Stellenbosch the Baby Boks (South Africa’s Under-20s team) had to work hard for their 31-24 victory over the Varsity Cup Dream Team in front of an electric crowd on the weekend.

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Van Gaal’s summer transfer dip is fast approaching

After seeing Fox Sports reporting it too, the rumours around Louis van Gaal’s summer transfer plans for Manchester United are beginning to hold some truths.

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[VIDEO] Fremantle Dockers vs Sydney Swans Highlights: AFL scores, blog

Match result: The Fremantle Dockers have survived a late onslaught from the Sydney Swans to remain undefeated in the AFL for season 2015. FREMANTLE 11 8 74 SYDNEY 8 12 60

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[VIDEO] Brisbane Broncos vs Parramatta Eels highlights: NRL live scores, blog

The Brisbane Broncos suffered their first loss since Round 1 last weekend, and they’ll be looking for vengeance when they take on the Parramatta Eels on Anzac night. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] NSW Waratahs vs Melbourne Rebels highlights: Super Rugby scores, blog

The Melbourne Rebels travel to Sydney to face the NSW Waratahs in Round 11 of Super Rugby. Join us here on The Roar from 7.55pm (AEST) for live scores and updates.

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[VIDEO] Adelaide United vs Melbourne City highlights: A-League live scores, blog

With the race for the finals all but sewn up, Adelaide United host Melbourne City at Hindmarsh Stadium, in a match that can see the Reds finish as high as third. Join The Roar from 7:15pm (AEST) for live scores and commentary.

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[VIDEO] Port Adelaide vs Hawthorn Highlights: AFL scores, blog

It’s a rematch of last year’s thrilling preliminary final as the Port Adelaide Power host the Hawthorn Hawks for some ANZAC Day footy at Adelaide Oval. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7.10pm Local, 7.40pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] Melbourne Storm vs Manly Sea Eagles highlights: NRL scores, blog

The Manly Sea Eagles are in poor form and will need something special to upset a Melbourne Storm side eager for revenge after their loss at Brookvale Oval earlier in the season. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 6pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] GWS Giants vs Gold Coast Suns, highlights: AFL live scores

The Greater Western Sydney Giants will be looking to consolidate their place in the AFL‘s top eight when they host the Gold Coast Suns at StarTrack Oval in Canberra on Saturday afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:40pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Crusaders vs Blues highlights: Super Rugby scores

The Crusaders and Blues face off on Anzac Day evening at AMI Stadium in Christchurch. Join The Roar for live scores from 5:35pm (AEST).

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Western Sydney Wanders vs Perth Glory: A-League live scores, blog

Match result: Perth Glory have ended the season on a high with a win against the Western Sydney Wanderers at Pirtek Stadium on Saturday Afternoon. PERTH 2 WESTERN SYDNEY 1

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[VIDEO] Sydney Roosters vs St George Illawarra Dragons Highlights: NRL scores, blog

The Sydney Roosters will try and break through the red hot and resilient St George Illawarra Dragons at their traditional Anzac Day memorial clash at Allianz Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 4:00pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] Essendon vs Collingwood highlights: AFL live scores, blog

The Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies go head to head today in their traditional Anzac Day meeting at the MCG. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2.40pm AEST.

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[VIDEO] Newcastle Knights vs North Queensland Cowboys: NRL scores, blog

Match Result Scoreline: Knights 24-26 Cowboys

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[VIDEO] New Zealand Warriors vs Gold Coast Titans highlights: NRL scores, blog

Anzac Day is upon us and what a day we have, with five games in a 10-hour NRL extravaganza. To kick things off the Gold Coast Titans travel to Auckland to take on the unpredictable New Zealand Warriors. Join The Roar for live coverage from 11:25am (AEST).

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Arryn Siposs of the Saints celebrates during the 2013 AFL round 07 match between the St Kilda Saints and the Carlton Blues. Photographer: Michael Willson

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Poppies in the field

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Paul Gallen and Cameron smith share a joke.

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ANZAC ceremony, during the Round 6 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Essendon Bombers at the MCG in Melbourne, Friday, April 25, 2014. (AAP Image/Joe Castro)

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Brendan Rodgers will look to further implement his possession-based philosophy at Liverpool.

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Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos

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