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A guide to the Aussie contingent taking on Hong Kong’s best racing

The Australian flag may be flying high at Sha Tin today, but it is highly unlikely it will be thanks to an Australian-trained winner of one of the four Hong Kong international features.

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Should Michael Clarke handover the Test captaincy?

Is the time right for Michael Clarke to relinquish the Australian captaincy on a permanent basis?

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Australia versus India first Test – The Liebke Ratings Part 2

After three days of the first Test, India were 5/369 in reply to Australia’s 7/517 and for people who had never seen Test cricket at Adelaide before, the match appeared to be meandering towards a tedious draw.

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India can beat Australia at Brisbane

The Brisbane Test against India was long shaped as being a walkover victory for Australia. Not any more. Australia have numerous issues, while India’s batsmen sent a resounding message in the thrilling first Test.

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Appoint Steve Smith as Test captain today

Stricken Australian Test captain Michael Clarke stunned the cricketing world last night when he said he might never play again.

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Clarke: I may never play cricket again

Australian Test captain Michael Clarke has given his strongest indication yet that his persistent injury woes will bring a premature end to his cricketing career.

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Sean Abbott joins illustrious company in his SCG comeback

Sean Abbott’s career-best 6-14 for NSW at the SCG on Friday will have greatly relieved the intense pressure he’s felt since delivering the bouncer that felled Phillip Hughes at the same ground.

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It’s a farce that India continue to refuse DRS

There was high farce again on Friday when the Indian team was refused the wicket of David Warner on 70.

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A quiet suggestion for the NRL: cut out the booze

Look, I am neither a professional rugby league player, nor a drinker of alcohol, and I therefore realise that I’m not qualified to hold either an opinion or Australian citizenship.

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Fact: David Warner is the world’s best batsman

There is robust debate about who is the best Australian Test batsman of all time after the incomparable Sir Donald Bradman.

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Quade Cooper re-signs with Australian Rugby until end of 2015

Queensland Reds and Wallabies fly half Quade Cooper has re-signed with the Australian Rugby Union until the end of 2015, meaning he will be available for Australia at the Rugby World Cup.

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Socceroos: Ange must be brave and continue the revolution

Ange Postecoglou’s 46-man Asian Cup squad is a big one to sift through, but if one thing’s clear about the personnel, it’s that Ange can go one of two ways.

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DIZZY: A true(ish) version of my 201*

After defeating Bangladesh in Dhaka in the first Test in our 2006 tour, we moved to Chittagong for the second and final Test of the series. My Adelaide cricket club teammate Dan Cullen made his debut, which was great.

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SPIRO’s Six and Out: Clarke’s successor needs to be identified now

Michael Clarke is going to struggle to play cricket in the next year or so. That is if he lasts that long.

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Does Cookson’s call on Astana spell the death of hope?

I recognise the legacy I have inherited is an atmosphere of distrust around our sport. You should (and you will) judge me on my actions. – Brian Cookson OBE, June 15, 2014.

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The rise and rise of the irrepressible Smith

Had Michael Clarke elected to keep batting on the third morning of this first Test against India on Thursday, Steve Smith could have had a Test double century within the hour.

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Australia's David Warner

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Australians (L-R) Brad Haddin, Nathan Lyon and David Warner embrace.(AAP Image/Julian Smith)

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Daniel Ricciardo

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Michael Clarke and Darren Lehmann ponder Australia's fortunes during the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval (AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK).

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FFA Chief Executive David Gallop.

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2014 V8 Supercar Championship.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers - leading his side to another Superbowl? (AP Photo/Tom Lynn)

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Should a sprinkle stop a Test?

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Parramatta Eels coach Ricky Stuart watches on during the round six NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Parramatta Eels on the Gold Coast, Sunday, April 14, 2013. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Charles Knight)

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article

Should we expand the Australian Baseball League?

By Charles A.R. Goldstraw, 18 Dec 2014

Australian Baseball is moving forward rapidly. This year we had the first Australian draft where all six of the Australian Baseball League (ABL) clubs got to pick out the best of local Australian talent.

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My historic day in local cricket

By Alexander Bonacci, 18 Dec 2014

I write this article not about any international or domestic game. This is about local cricket that will hit the heart of the purists out there.

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[VIDEO] Australia vs India highlights: Brisbane Test cricket live scores, blog

India’s performance in Adelaide gives cricket fans hope this will be a fighting second Test match as Australia take on India in Brisbane. You ​can ​follow the live blog of the first day’s play from the Gabba in Brisbane starting at ​11:00am (AEDT).​

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Booming for Rio: Australia’s basketballing resurgence

In a year and a half, it will be that time again. The Olympic games will hit the samba capital that is Rio De Janeiro and millions world wide will tune in to support their countries on the biggest stage in the world.

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Why the NFL needs to ban the shoulder charge

By Cameron Mee, 17 Dec 2014
Why the NFL needs to ban the shoulder charge

I mused recently on Twitter that it was time for the NFL to completely ban shoulder charges. It sparked a heated debate among my millions of followers, some supporting the move, others fiercely against it.

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Let’s hear it for the rugby battlers

By Kia Kaha, 17 Dec 2014
Let’s hear it for the rugby battlers

I’ve been busy this month. A little baby girl who was struggling to put on weight has been taking up all my attention.

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Raina and Ashwin should play in Brisbane

By Darshan Kawar, 17 Dec 2014
Raina and Ashwin should play in Brisbane

While India lost by a small margin in Adelaide in one of the most thrilling Test matches witnessed in recent times, there are a few areas that India will need to address to come back stronger at Gabba.

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BBL04 preview: Heat, Renegades and Thunder battling for a spot in the finals

Who is looking good to make it to the finals of the fourth Big Bash League? Who will just miss out?

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World rugby’s best of the best in 2014

By Harry Jones, 17 Dec 2014
World rugby’s best of the best in 2014

A piece like this is subjective and guaranteed to spawn heated debate, but I tried to look at the players in world Test rugby who stood out, were consistent, played their positional requirements the best, and influenced games the most.

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Adelaide and taking draft punts

By Cameron Palmer, 17 Dec 2014
Adelaide and taking draft punts

Beating the odds has been pivotal for Adelaide at the draft table in the fallout to the Kurt Tippett scandal.

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Given the chance, can Joe Burns fire?

By Golden, 17 Dec 2014
Given the chance, can Joe Burns fire?

Joe Burns is one of the most promising young batsmen in Australia, but he doesn’t get talked about enough. He’s not been earmarked and branded.

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Thierry Henry retires from football

By Isaac Nowroozi, 17 Dec 2014
Thierry Henry retires from football

French football legend Thierry Henry has retired from professional football.

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The San Francisco 49ers are in tatters (Part 2)

At the end of my last article I said the San Francisco 49ers needed to win their next three games or faced a very long eight months of waiting.

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Giants win second straight over Redskins

By Jason Pollock, 17 Dec 2014
Giants win second straight over Redskins

The New York Giants came away with their second consecutive win, defeating the Washington Redskins 24-13 on a cold Sunday afternoon at Metlife Stadium.

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[VIDEO] Adelaide United vs Perth Glory: FFA Cup final highlights, live scores, blog

Adelaide United and Perth Glory do battle at Coopers Stadium in the first ever FFA Cup final. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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There’s no such thing as guaranteed success in the NRL

When the Brisbane Broncos were installed as the premiership favourites by bookmakers for next season, many fans automatically assumed that the team’s success was all but guaranteed.

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Fawad Ahmed. AAP Image/Dave Hunt

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Rabbitohs' Greg Inglis runs the ball during the 2014 NRL Grand Final match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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Raheem Sterling

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Sydney Sixers Brad Haddin hits a six during their Big Bash League match. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

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Jamal Idris hugs Jamie Soward

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Australia's David Warner and Steve Smith

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Arsene Wenger is again under pressure to deliver.

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Ben Barba Brisbane Broncos

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