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Can we have the World Cup script writers for the upcoming A-League season?

If anyone expected to tune in to the World Cup Final and watch a clinical and professional French victory against a battered, bruised and tired Croatia, how disappointed they must have been.

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A sporting weekend of major milestones

Kylian Mbappe, Lance Franklin, John Isner, and Michael Kim share the sporting milestones from this past weekend, and they are significant.

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Why speed isn’t everything in Formula One

In 2018, Formula One cars are faster than ever before. This isn’t necessarily a good thing.

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It’s definitely time for standalone WBBL finals

Yesterday, the fixtures for WBBL04 were announced by Cricket Australia and there have been some big developments.

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World Cup team of the tournament: The best XI from Russia 2018

That, we can all agree, was the best World Cup for quite some time. Possibly ever. And such a wonderful tournament needs a best XI to match.

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The Wrap: I’m calling it – Super Rugby is already over

The short, sharp volley of fireworks that shook Kings Park in Durban was supposed to celebrate the Sharks claiming the eighth and final Super Rugby playoff spot.

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Seven hot takes from AFL Round 17

Round 17 has come and gone with some results that surprised, and some that will shape September. Here’s my hot takes from the round.

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Reports: Usain Bolt set to sign with Central Coast Mariners

While it might force you to check your calendar just to be sure it isn’t April 1, News Corporation are reporting that 100-metre sprint champion Usain Bolt is headed to the A-League.

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Giants CEO: ‘Best ever’ crowd a sign of GWS’ progress in Sydney

GWS enjoyed wins both on and off the AFL field last Saturday night, with the expansion club drawing their biggest home crowd of the season.

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Bunnies better than ’14: Burgess

Sam Burgess has declared South Sydney’s class of 2018 better than their 2014 NRL premiership group.

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Under-fire SANZAAR to launch review into use of TMO

SANZAAR will launch a review into television match official (TMO) interventions, admitting current rules are “clearly not working” after a string of recent controversies in Super Rugby.

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Referees boss admits Bunker got O’Sullivan try call wrong

NRL referees boss Bernard Sutton has admitted his whistleblowers got it wrong when they awarded rookie Sydney Roosters half Sean O’Sullivan one of the most controversial tries in several years.

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Which Round 17 slip up will prove the most costly?

That whole ten-teams-into-eight thing I’ve been spruiking for the last little bit? It might be time to toss it out and start again.

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France are world champions, but all the headlines are about VAR

There was only one team in the World Cup final and they lost, as France recorded a barely deserved 4-2 win over Croatia thanks to a helping hand from the VAR.

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Luck not with Croatia, but France deserved to win

This was a match that tossed and turned, as if stricken by a fever.

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Can the Waratahs survive the quarter-final after a Brumbies thrashing?

Actors claim that a poor dress rehearsal is an omen for a brilliant opening night.

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Billy Slater

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Redzel wins The Everest

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Novak Djokovic

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Members of the New York Excelsior esports team celebrate being crowned Stage 2 champions of the Overwatch League.

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Mahe Fonua of the Tigers

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Luka Modric

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Jarryd Hayne

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Putin’s football gambit: How the World Cup paid off

Even before the single ball was kicked at the FIFA World Cup in Russia, there were threats, promises and suggestions from various governments about how best to cope with Vladimir Putin and his designated fiendish circle of authoritarians.

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Wimbledon 2018: The tournament that was

By mastermind5991, Today
Wimbledon 2018: The tournament that was

Wimbledon is over for another year, and after a fortnight of thrilling tennis action, including two cliffhanger men’s semi-finals and a near-perfect comeback for Serena Williams, we have two worthy champions.

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Why France’s win has left me unsatisfied

There is something not quite right about France’s World Cup win.

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Yet another AFL prediction article

By Gordon P Smith, Today
Yet another AFL prediction article

With just six rounds remaining in the home-and-away season, let’s look at the projections for each team on the run home.

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Why Damien Cook is so special

By Chiranth Krishnakumar, Today New author!
Why Damien Cook is so special

There are those memorable moments in rugby league when you see a player for the first time.

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AFL top 100 Round 17 highlights (Part 2)

By Stephen Shortis, Today
AFL top 100 Round 17 highlights (Part 2)

The weekend games in Round 17 both clarified and confused the likely final eight at the end of the season.

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AFL top 100: Round 17 highlights (Part 1)

By Stephen Shortis, Today
AFL top 100: Round 17 highlights (Part 1)

Much interest remains this weekend with four of the nine matches certain to decipher the top eight prospects of both competing clubs. Four of the other five games – if they go as planned – would improve the chances of the possible finalist playing in these games.

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Why the O’Sullivan try decision was correct (and how the referees boss got it wrong)

NRL fans have woken up on Monday morning to outrage and debate over Sunday night’s Sydney Roosters versus Gold Coast Titans match.

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Ten talking points from the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has come and ever so quickly gone, with a memorable final topping off a memorable event, and leaving with us multiple talking points to come from the World Cup Final.

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NRL team of the week Round 18

By Riley Pettigrew, 16 Jul 2018
NRL team of the week Round 18

We are now almost three quarters of the way through the 2018 NRL season and although the finals picture looks clear, a number of teams are still looking to upset the finals order.

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There should be no debate: Ben Simmons is the Rookie of the Year

The moment Donovan Mitchell threw shade at Ben Simmons with his “Rookie?” sweatshirt was the moment he admitted Simmons had a better season.

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AFL Power Rankings 2018: Round 17

By AdelaideDocker, 16 Jul 2018
AFL Power Rankings 2018: Round 17

Ah, what a wild (and pretty bloody good) weekend of footy. Lots of surprises. And, yes, sometimes surprise wins (and losses) might cause a bit of shuffling of the rankings. Let’s do it.

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A good starting season for Thorn’s young Reds

So ends the most successful season on the field since 2013 for the Queensland Reds, with a 48-27 victory over the Sunwolves at Suncorp Stadium.

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Nine questions to come from Round 17

By Jono Baruch, 16 Jul 2018
Nine questions to come from Round 17

As the gap widens at the bottom, it’s only getting tighter at the top. Just as it did last year, the run to the finish line is only getting tighter which means dropping any game has huge ramifications on where you will most likely finish up.

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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Monday July 16

Three meetings set down for Monday, with my main focus being at Cessnock where seven races have been set down. Here are my five plays for the afternoon.

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Harry Kane and the curse of the Golden Boot

By Ritesh Misra, 16 Jul 2018
Harry Kane and the curse of the Golden Boot

The Golden Boot award is given to the football player who scores the maximum number of goals in the football World Cup.

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Tim Taranto

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Clint Gutherson Parramatta Eels NRL Rugby League 2017

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Billy Slater

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Dustin Martin

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Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring for France

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Kevin Anderson at Wimbledon.

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Peter Sagan at the Tour de France

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Luka Modric

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Andrew McCullough of the Brisbane Broncos.

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