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SBS to show World Cup for the next 48 hours

Optus have agreed to let SBS broadcast all World Cup games during the next 48 hours as they urgently seek to resolve the streaming saga, which has already prompted the intervention of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

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Queensland Origin 2 team expert reaction: Can Queensland rebound? We’ve seen it before

Kevin Walters has announced his State of Origin team for the 24 June stand-alone match and there’s not a great deal of change.

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World Cup expert tips and predictions: Day 5

The fifth day of competition at the 2018 World Cup sees more teams make their first appearances in the tournament. Sweden play South Korea in the second game in Group F while two matches in Group G are also on agenda.

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Injuries wreak havoc on Freddy’s Origin selections, but there’s a silver lining for some deserving players

I’m not sure what has caused more chaos to my weekend – injury concerns in the NRL or Brad Fittler surprising all of us and deciding to announce his New South Wales Blues squad for State of Origin Game 2 at 10.30pm on Saturday night.

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The good, the bad and the ugly of the World Cup so far

The World Cup is off to an entertaining start – for those of us lucky enough to actually see any of it on Optus Sport.

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The Wrap: Ireland go up a gear as Beauden Barrett takes a fall

Despite Ireland being 1-0 down in the series, and some of the travelling Irish journalists starting to show wear and tear two-thirds into their tour, the mood of the visitors in the press box prior to the second Test was confident and expectant.

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Outclassed in England, but there are positive signs for Australia’s ODI team

Australia’s cobbled-together ODI line-up may already be 2-0 down in their five-match series in England but they have not been blown away in the manner I expected.

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Five hot takes from AFL Round 13

AFL might not have taken centre stage this week with the World Cup and Wallabies drawing away some of the limelight, but there’s still plenty of interest to talk about. Here’s my five hot takes from the weekend.

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Five talking points from Socceroos vs France

Australia fell 1-2 to France, but there were plenty of positives to take out of the game – as well as frustrations. Here’s five talking points from the Socceroos’ first World Cup match.

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What we learned from Socceroos vs France

Three minutes after the Socceroos’ heartbreaking 2-1 loss in Kazan, skipper Mile Jedinak pulled his troops aside after shaking hands with the victorious French side.

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The Sydney Chiefs deserve outright CS:GO favouritism after their stunning Week 3 display

We’re three weeks into the Gfinity Elite Series’ CS:GO competition – and there’s a four-way tie atop the standings. Not only are the Sydney Chiefs somehow in that logjam despite losing 16-2 in week one – they’re now favourites to win the lot.

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Mexican football fans literally caused an earthquake celebrating World Cup win

Mexicans jumping in jubilation on Sunday shook the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors and throngs danced in the streets after their team scored a surprise victory over World Cup defending champion Germany.

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Don’t worry guys, Malcolm Turnbull is stepping in to fix Optus’ World Cup streaming stuff-up

Outrage over Optus Sport’s World Cup streaming issues has gone all the way to the top, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull involving himself in the saga that has frustrated football fans around the country.

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Queensland Maroons name team for Origin 2

The Queensland Maroons have named an 18-man State of Origin team for Game 2 on Monday morning.

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Magnificent Mexico stun Germany

Hirving Lozano’s first half-goal proved to be the difference in the end in gaining an important three points for Mexico against Germany at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

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Goal of the World Cup? Kolarov inspires Serbia to crucial victory over Costa Rica

It’ll be hard to beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s free kick against Spain, but Serbian captain Aleksandar Kolarov has put his name in the pool as a contender for goal of the tournament after an excellent free kick ensured his side would beat Costa Rica 1-0 in Samara.

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Suncorp Stadium

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Members of the Melbourne Order esports club's Street Fighter V team prepare to be introduced to the crowd at the Hoyts Gfinity Esports Arena.

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Mezut Ozil Germany

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

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Adam Coleman

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Mile Jedinak of Australia celebrates scoring a goal at the World Cup

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Israel Folau Australia Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup Wallabies 2017

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Luka Modric

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Peru's Paolo Guerrero celebrates after scoring against Saudi Arabia

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Halfway 2018 All Australian team: The midfield

By Nicholas Richardson, Today
Halfway 2018 All Australian team: The midfield

Following my All Australian defence selections, attention turns to the midfield.

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This isn’t what we signed up for

Rewind back to 2006. The night will remain etched in Australian sporting fans’ memories forever.

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LeBron James and the Pelicans might be a perfect match

There’s nothing like the NBA offseason. The drama, the hope, the possibilities – they’re endless.

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The foundations of sport, part two

By Mark Morgan, Today
The foundations of sport, part two

Sport plays a very significant role in world society and culture, especially in Australian society and culture. Whether it should play such a significant role is debatable.

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Fresh ideas to market rugby league

The NRL has taken the step of announcing a ‘Magic Round’ weekend of footy in Brisbane in Round 10 next year.

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The heroics of Farokh Engineer

By Rafiqul Ameer, Today
The heroics of Farokh Engineer

The much-anticipated Bengaluru Test to mark Afghanistan’s entry into the Test arena ended with the expected victory for the Indians.

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NRL penalty counts and the referees’ role

Penalty counts in NRL games are in the news yet again. And now more specifically, the referees’ role in reducing them.

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Team of underperformers from Round 13

This team consists of players who underperformed in Round 13 of the 2018 AFL season.

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What happened? AFL Round 13, 2018

By Doran Smith, Today
What happened? AFL Round 13, 2018

Round 13 provided us with three very close games of the six played. The remaining three matches were thoroughly monotonous and quite one-sided.

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AFL top 100: Round 13 highlights (Part 5)

By Stephen Shortis, Today
AFL top 100: Round 13 highlights (Part 5)

The final game of Round 13 saw Richmond beat Geelong by 18 points and regain top position on the AFL ladder.

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Increasing the fatigue factor

By Don Aprile, Today
Increasing the fatigue factor

Hopefully the dust is starting to settle on the penalty clamp down saga and the game can again move forward.

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AFL top 100: Round 13 highlights (Part 4)

By Stephen Shortis, Today
AFL top 100: Round 13 highlights (Part 4)

St Kilda’s come-from-behind two-point victory is no doubt the highlight of the round. Behind all day, the Saints hit the front with a minute left on the clock.

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AFL top 100: Round 13 highlights (Part 3)

By Stephen Shortis, Today
AFL top 100: Round 13 highlights (Part 3)

The highlight of the first of the Saturday games no doubt was the form of the Fremantle Dockers, who responded to their last realistic chance of making the finals by thrashing a very dispirited Carlton side using 12 goal-kickers in a very even performance.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Nowra and Tamworth

There are two New South Wales meetings on Tuesday, with seven race cards set down for Nowra and Tamworth. Here are my five plays for across the afternoon.

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Predicted team of the week for Round 14

This team consists of players I predict will be the best performers in upcoming Round 14 this weekend.

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Belgium vs Panama: 2018 FIFA World Cup live scores, blog

Panama will play their first ever World Cup finals match against Belgium at the Fisht Olympic stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 1am (AEST).

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Sweden's Emil Forsberg celebrates

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Simon Kjaer

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Philippe Coutinho on the attack for Brazil.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

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Kalyn Ponga

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Josh Caddy of the Tigers celebrates after scoring a goal

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Mile Jedinak

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Ash Taylor

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Alex Rance

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