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The NRL season is far too long

It’s been a long and gruelling season, this 2018 edition of the National Rugby League. And this time we’re actually talking about happenings on the field, not the amateur dramatics in the backrooms that occupy so much of our time.

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Are the battered Giants the most credible threat to Richmond’s crown?

The Richmond Tigers are a great team that has been made to look unstoppable by the glaring lack of greatness among their challengers.

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Why Michael Hooper is the Six Million Dollar Man

The Six Million Dollar Man was one of the most popular television series on the box in the 1970s.

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The Roar’s English Premier League review: Matchday 1

The 2018-19 English Premier League season kicked off over the weekend, with the promoted teams, some big spenders and the usual suspects keen to gauge where they stood.

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The AFL’s injury plague requires a radical solution

The scourge of football’s on-field battle toll is now a matter crying out for serious treatment. It’s not good enough for the AFL’s annual injury survey to be released with a blithe: ‘Things are largely stable’. We’ve heard all that before.

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Steve Smith regains world number one Test batting status while suspended

Former Australian captain Steve Smith exposed the vagaries of the ICC world Test batting rankings when he regained the top spot yesterday, despite being serving a 12-month suspension for ball-tampering.

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What we learned from the Overwatch Contenders quarterfinals

The quarter-finals for the Australian Contenders League have just concluded, and there’s lots more to learn from these matches than simply which teams have made it to the next round.

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Manly Sea Eagles respond to Trent Barrett speculation

Following increased speculation surrounding the status of Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett in the last few days, the club have released a statement hoping to clear up the issue.

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Trent Cotchin likely a Tiger for life after signing new deal

Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin has recommitted to the club until 2022, after signing a new two-year contract that will begin after the conclusion of his current deal in 2020.

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Alonso bows out of F1 with a mixed legacy

No matter what happens to Fernando Alonso in 2019, don’t call it retirement.

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WATCH: Nick Kyrgios forgets tennis shoes, wins anyway

Nick Kyrgios overcame the embarrassment of forgetting his tennis shoes to battle through to the second round of the Cincinnati Open with a three-set victory over American qualifier Denis Kudla.

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Jury finds cricketer Ben Stokes not guilty

England cricketer Ben Stokes was found not guilty of affray over a fight outside a nightclub which prosecutors said had left two men unconscious.

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Trent Barrett set to leave Sea Eagles at end of 2018: Updated

Manly Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett will walk away from the struggling club at the end of 2018, according to reports on Tuesday evening.

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Deciphering the morality at the heart of the NRL’s coaching soap opera

Phil Gould, Anthony Griffin, Wayne Bennett – what does it all mean?

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The three greatest partnerships in Australian rugby history

Success in team sports is, funnily enough, all about teamwork. Individual talent is amplified in the presence of supporting colleagues.

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Chris Scott is to blame for Geelong’s mediocrity

Geelong’s performance to this point of 2018 is the embarrassment of the AFL season.

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Virat Kohli batting at Birmingam.

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John Stewart Fijian Drua NRC

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Ivan Cleary at Panthers training.

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Melbourne City

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Tiger Woods

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StarCraft Remastered Korea

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Lance Stroll

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Dustin Martin

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Ian Prior

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How to waste a season, North Melbourne style

When it comes to setting expectations for your fan-base, the ‘go to’ chapter in the coaching playbook these days is the one centred on it being ‘better to aim low and achieve, than to aim high and fall short’.

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What does the rise of manipulative media mean for the fans?

A couple of weeks ago, it finally happened.

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Is winning a premiership really what matters?

Melbourne probably won’t win the premiership this year. Hell, at this stage we’ll be lucky to even make the eight.

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Chasing the dream: A defence of Bolt

Heart racing, feet pounding. Sweat trickling down in rivulets, staining the player’s top a darker shade of red. It’s the 89th minute of the match.

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Tom Hawkins: A picture of consistency for Geelong

For all the criticism he receives, Geelong’s Tom Hawkins has the ability to be one of the game’s most damaging forwards.

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It’s crunch time for the Brisbane Broncos

The next fortnight could shape as the most crucial period in the Brisbane Broncos’ history.

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Only one team has the experience to beat Richmond in the AFL grand final

Finals are a few short weeks away, and although eight teams remain in the hunt for that elusive premiership, there is only one team that can take it to the Tigers.

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India’s mid-tour report card

After two Tests, England are up 2-0 in their home series against India. Here’s a look at how the tourists have fared so far.

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India need to overhaul their Test side before heading to Australia

India arrived in England as the number 1 Test side in the world and were expected to provide the hosts a tough series.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Wednesday August 15

There’s some very strong racing across the board on Wednesday, which does makes things a bit tough to sort them out with confidence, but here are my five plays for the afternoon.

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2018-19 AFC East preview

By Christopher Spinks, Today
2018-19 AFC East preview

With the 2018-19 NFL season right around the corner, I will preview the AFC East – a division that is almost certainly guaranteed to be won by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots each and every year.

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AFL top 100: Round 21 highlights (Part 3)

By Stephen Shortis, Today
AFL top 100: Round 21 highlights (Part 3)

This wrap of the Round 21 Sunday games would not be complete without a colossal apology to the Western Bulldogs’ Dale Morris.

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OPL Week 9 wrapped up

By Luca Catalano, Today
OPL Week 9 wrapped up

Week 9 of the OPL started with every team in the competition having a chance to make finals. But as each game played out, the stronger teams flexed their muscles and showed Oceania why they deserve to play in the gauntlet.

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NRL team list Tuesday live blog: Round 23 – all teams named

There are just three weeks remaining in season 2018 and the pressure has never been higher on clubs at the cusp of the top eight. Gareth Widdop headlines the changes this week and you can join The Roar for all the team news and analysis for Round 23 from 3:30pm (AEST).

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Premier League 2018-19: Lather, rinse and repeat, always repeat

A meagre four weeks after Paul Pogba took France to World Cup glory, the same Paul Pogba scored Manchester United’s opening goal in their 2-1 defeat of Leicester City. It was an offseason that wasn’t an offseason – and that’s even if you don’t count the high drama of the transfer window.

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AFL Power Rankings 2018: Round 21

By Sarah Wildy, 14 Aug 2018
AFL Power Rankings 2018: Round 21

It’s getting to the pointy end of the home-and-away season; some spots in the eight are still up for grabs, others have been locked in by the real contenders for this year’s premiership.

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Max Gawn

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Brooks Koepka wins back to back US Opens

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Dan Hannebery

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Unai Emery

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Kane Richardson Australia Cricket ODI 2017

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Jeremy McGovern

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Isaac Heeney

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Horses fly the gates

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Joel Selwood

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