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Don’t let the fact we’re only into the third week of Super Rugby fool you, this is a World Cup year and amateur selection is the name of the game. All. Year. Long.
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In recent history, the NBA MVP race hasn’t been all that enthralling, due to the fact it’s essentially been a one or two-horse race between LeBron James and Kevin Durant.
With the NBL heading into the playoffs this week, it’s time to have a go at predicting the award winners from what has been a competitive and high-quality season overall.
You make your bed, you lie in it. If the cocaine drama that has enveloped the Gold Coast Titans costs Greg Bird, Dave Taylor or any of the other charged players their NRL careers, so be it.
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The dearth of cricket between Australia and New Zealand in recent years has been ridiculous. Six hundred and twenty one days – that’s how long it’s been since they last faced off in an ODI match.
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Despite being without the services of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook for extended time, the Oklahoma City Thunder have overcome a 3-11 start to surge past the Phoenix Suns for the eighth and final Western Conference playoff position.
The matter of Karmichael Hunt and his Notice to Appear in Court on March 5, 2015 will be resolved in the courts, and rightly so.
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The Nike marketing department will be feverishly working overtime producing extra Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, and Ajinkya Rahane shirts after India crushed South Africa by 130 in their long-awaited World Cup clash at the MCG last night.
Cheered on by a crowd of about 90,000 at the MCG last night, underdogs India thrashed Cricket World Cup 2015 favourites South Africa by 130 runs with 58 balls to spare.
Reds coach Richard Graham ignored a week of hell to mentor his embattled side to a 19-6 win over the Force at Suncorp last night.
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Australia’s World Cup match against Bangladesh was Michael Clarke’s fitness deadline. The date was described as harsh. Shane Warne accused selectors of trying to “break” the absent captain. But in the end, Clarke didn’t have to play.
Australia’s second group game in the 2015 World Cup was against Bangladesh in Brisbane. Here are the Liebke ratings for that game.
The Waratahs won’t retain the Super Rugby title unless Kurtley Beale cuts loose as he did last night at AAMI Stadium, and the golden boot of Bernard Foley keeps finding the uprights.
Don’t believe the views of those fruitcake ‘rationalists'; modern rugby league professionals are not normal people like you and me.
Don’t overload on all-rounders – specialist bowlers are more valuable than ever. That would be my message to the Australian selectors for this World Cup.
Just when the Reds thought things couldn’t get any worse – reeling from an injury list that reads like a hospital casualty room before the season even got under way, and a 47-3 belting from the Brumbies on their first outing – their vice captain has been charged with cocaine supply.
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Match result: Jamie Whincup has secured pole position for the opening two races of the Clipsal 500 after two blistering laps in qualifying this afternoon.
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Picture the scene. We are in the 100th and final over of a thoroughly engrossing day of cricket. Two teams have plundered 554 runs equally, and the batting side need just three off the final over to win.
“Are you trying to say here that sledging is a key to winning for Australia?” Radio National’s Fran Kelly asked cricket writer Daniel Brettig on her breakfast show this week.
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What? What?! The New Zealand cricket team are going to… what? This unthinkable news, which I received courtesy of Fairfax’s Chris Barrett, has thrown me into greater shock than even were Australia to lose to them in the World Cup pool game this Saturday.
If the reports are true and Kieran Foran is indeed leaving the Sea Eagles to join Parramatta then it truly is a disaster for Manly.
There’s nothing sexier than a rift, especially when it’s between members of an ostensibly happy family. As the travails of Australian cricket play out like an episode of The Real Housewives of Melbourne, those of us on the sideline are wont to donate our two cents worth.
You know how it is when something bugs you for days and you can’t figure out exactly what it is? Well, yesterday morning I finally solved my own personal conundrum, and I can’t say I’m happy about it.
The English Premier League is one of the most fascinating and enjoyable football leagues on the planet. It attracts some of the world’s best players and now has some of the biggest clubs in Europe. But is this ruining the English national team?
Derrick Rose has torn the meniscus in his right knee. No, that was not a misprint, he will undergo yet another surgery that will likely end his season.
Victoria’s premier two-year-old race, the Blue Diamond Stakes, was first run in 1971, which makes 2015 the 45th edition.
Leading into the 2015 season, the St George Illawarra Dragons are on target to miss the finals for the fourth successive year. Let’s get to the real reasons for their lack of success in recent years.
For those who have followed my ladder pool prediction over this week, the next six teams to be announced as the top pool are not going to be a surprise. In revealing the middle six, the top six were also revealed.
Going into the ICC World Cup, the perceived wisdom was that only three sides had a realistic chance of winning the tournament: Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
With the NRL’s annual report coming out it looks like the game is in great health.
There are three Wallaby form teams after Round 2. These are based on you rankings from my article earlier in the week.
After a long off-season, footy is back with a Thursday night blockbuster in Tasmania. Aurora Stadium hosts the first NAB Challenge match, with defending champions Hawthorn Hawks taking on Collingwood Magpies. Join The Roar for all the live action from 7:00pm (AEST).
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