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The Socceroos draw the World Cup ‘group of death’ again

Australia are the unluckiest football team on the planet; they always draw the ‘group of death’.

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The run home – part 1: the June window

It may not actually have been the first time this year, but Round 14 felt like the first time this season where all seven games have been really interesting contests – and in which the result was far from certain well into the second half of each game.

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Genius, grub or somewhere in between: Who the bloody hell is Cam Smith?

Writing for a living on websites such as The Roar and having lived a life passionately connected to the game, has allowed me to meet many rugby league people.

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Why three defeats in Brazil should be included in the pantheon of Australia’s greatest footballing moments

With the clock ticking steadily towards Russia, we’re counting down a list of the ten best moments in Socceroos history.

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Why Bottas deserves a new Mercedes deal

There is no seat more coveted in this year’s Formula One silly season than Valtteri Bottas’s Mercedes berth.

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The ICC is still pondering ball-tampering suspensions

Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft will be taking a very special interest in the ICC’s upcoming decision regarding future ball-tamperers.

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Why SANZAAR has got it right – and wrong

Among the many unflattering quotations about committees, one stands out: ‘a committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing, but who, as a group, meet and decide that nothing can be done.’

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Suck it up Storm and Roosters fans, you were going to lose anyway

Yep, that title is deliberately antagonistic, and there’s a good reason for that.

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How much more will our Congress impasse cost football?

The FFA must feel like they’ve dodged a bullet with the World Cup just around the corner, since FIFA seems to have forgotten about our deadlocked Congress.

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JT’s game is broken and cannot be fixed

Heading into Round 12, North Queensland sit in 15th spot on the ladder with six points. It’s fair to say that for the Cowboys to play finals in September, they will require some sort of miracle – or an epic turnaround in form.

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Home ground advantage means more for, and to, some AFL teams than others

I’m not saying Richmond are no good outside of their home state. But it is clear the Tigers enjoy a home-ground advantage at the MCG that rivals any other team’s.

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Has the Waratahs’ win lifted Australia’s Super Rugby blues?

Memo to Paul Cully: Australia’s problems with the Super Rugby concept are related to poor results by the four franchises, not the tournament itself.

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Nine hot takes from AFL Round 9

Upsets, breakthroughs, bags of goals, and a top-of-the-table clash – Round 9 had it all. Here’s my hot takes from the weekend.

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VOTE: Pick your NSW Blues team for Origin 1

State of Origin is just around the corner and here at The Roar, we are all about your opinion, so why not have your say on who is going to play for the New South Wales Blues in Game 1 with our interactive team picker?

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Carney joins North Sydney Bears

Controversial former NRL player Todd Carney has signed to play with the North Sydney Bears in the Intrust Super Premiership.

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Scrap the toss to save Test cricket

Scrapping the coin toss in Test cricket and giving the visiting side choice of whether to bat or bowl would be an excellent decision by the International Cricket Council.

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Ben Lam

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Gerard Sutton

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Cameron Smith

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Israel Folau

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Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart

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Frank Ponissi

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Mitchell Moses Lebanon Rugby League World Cup 2017

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Corey Harawira-Naera

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Aki Seiuli

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NRL team list Tuesday live blog: Round 12 – all 16 teams named

The Melbourne Storm are the big winners ahead of Round 12, with three stars set to be back in the fold after their loss last week. There are plenty of players out though, so join The Roar for all the analysis, news and team lists from 3:30pm (AEST).

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Top of the table clash to also double as Origin audition

This Saturday night, the NRL’s top two teams, the St George Illawarra Dragons and Penrith Panthers, will go head-to-head.

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Conspiracy and paranoia at Shark Park

This isn’t about referee bias or a ref costing us the game. This is about whether the ‘crackdown’ was really about enforcing the rules of the game.

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A frank assessment of where Carlton are at

By Michael Thompson, Today
A frank assessment of where Carlton are at

On the weekend, Carlton suffered their seventh heaviest lost in the club’s history, going down to a rampant Melbourne by 109 points.

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Is 2018 the new 2014 for the Waratahs?

It was a time to remember.

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Five players to watch at Russia 2018

While he mightn’t have been officially recognised with the Golden Ball for the tournament’s best player, Colombia’s James Rodriguez was undoubtedly the golden boy of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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What happened? AFL Round 9

By Doran Smith, Today
What happened? AFL Round 9

Round 9 lacked close games, but there were two surprise victories: the Bombers over the Cats and the Lions over the Hawks.

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Brisbane’s best day of 2018

By Paul Potter, Today
Brisbane’s best day of 2018

There are casual fans who do not pay to watch AFL games, thus the only matches they see are the ones on Channel Seven. Sunday was the first time that such a match had featured Brisbane all year (with the exception of AFLX).

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Old and new alike, Swans belt Fremantle off the park

It was an emphatic return to form at the Swans’ home ground that we all knew was coming. Thankfully, no repeats of the dreadful 2017 start, despite writing about the unwanted records looming for Sydney this year.

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Streamlining is the key to Australian rugby’s salvation

When it comes to the state of rugby in Australia, those in charge at the top are failing woefully. We are justified in our criticisms of the ‘system and its monkeys’ but is there a solution?

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Ambitious Babbel a gamble for the Wanderers

Former German international Markus Babbel had plenty of success as a player, but as a coach he’s yet to realise his lofty goals.

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Another NRL club in crisis

By Gazbo, Today
Another NRL club in crisis

The refusal by the NRL to intervene and to provide assistance to clubs regarding ‘back-ended deals’ is bewildering given that another club – the Canterbury Bulldogs – has now found itself in crisis.

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IPL: This year’s biggest – and costliest – disappointments

The IPL has been around for a while now. Many players around the globe come here to play in it.

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Here’s how to fix Super Rugby

By Joe King, Today
Here’s how to fix Super Rugby

Geoff Parkes has written a well-reasoned article to stick with Super Rugby.

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Melbourne are in the top four – but will they stick around?

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s official – Melbourne are a top-four side in the Australian Football League. Well, for this week at least.

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Chelsea vs Manchester United: FA Cup final player ratings

Was it all one-way traffic in the FA Cup final? Let’s rate each player from the match to find out.

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Indianapolis 500 Speedway Indiana Motorsport

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Lance Franklin Sydney Swans AFL 2017

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Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al-Hasan

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Jeff Horn

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Promotion and relegation in the A-League

By Midfielder, 22 May 2018

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Jack Darling celebrates a goal

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Jarrad Waite

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Dragons Anzac Day rugby league NRL.

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