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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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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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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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Awards in rugby league: There has to be a better way

I’ve never been a rugby league fan that is passionate about awards.

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The Everest has become Australia’s premier race

The Everest has become Australia’s best horse race and has shown Australian racing why it needs to get with the times.

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Overwatch League playoff preview: New York Excelsior

We are looking at all of the teams making it into the Overwatch League playoffs and today we look at the most formidable team in the league, the New York Excelsior.

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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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‘The Djoker’ pockets fourth Wimbledon, and 13th Slam

The record books will show Novak Djokovic straight-setted Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon men’s singles final, but the real “final” was played out in the semis.

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France crush Croatia to win 2018 FIFA World Cup

After weathering an early storm, France have taken a two-goal victory in the final of the 2018 FIFA World Cup over Croatia in Moscow.

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Overwatch League playoff preview: Los Angeles Valiant

The Overwatch League playoffs are in full swing. Last week we looked at the wildcard teams and this week we’re looking over the division winners. How will the Los Angeles Valiant, fresh off the week off, fare in this new meta?

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Day of upsets opens NRL’s top-eight race

The NRL’s top-eight race is alive after a Sunday of upsets saw Brisbane’s gap over the chasing pack of Canberra and Wests Tigers reduced to just four points.

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Amanaki Mafi arrested after allegedly assaulting Lopeti Timani

The Melbourne Rebels’ disappointing exit from the Super Rugby competition has taken an ugly turn with Amanaki Mafi arrested in New Zealand for an alleged assault on teammate Lopeti Timani.

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Croatia and France to meet under the majesty of the final

Add together the populations of Paris, Marseilles, Lyon, and Toulouse, and you get a figure larger than Croatia’s entire social sum.

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What’s happening in Hayne’s head?

Parramatta had no business being within a cooee of the Knights in their Friday night match up. But for Jarryd Hayne, that scoreline would have been 30-0, instead of 18-16.

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England's Danny Welbeck and Harry Kane applaud

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Novak Djokovic Wimbledon Tennis 2016

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Belgium's Eden Hazard controls the ball during the World Cup Group H qualifying soccer match between Bosnia and Belgium at the Grbavica stadium in Sarajevo, Bosnia.

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Novak Djokovic

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Esports athlete Choi-tae "bdosin" Seung greets London Spitfire fans ahead of an Overwatch League clash.

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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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England's Danny Welbeck and Harry Kane applaud

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Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring for France

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India's Kuldeep Yadav

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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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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, Today
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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NRL team of the week Round 18

By Riley Pettigrew, Today
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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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

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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What happened? AFL Round 17, 2018

By Doran Smith, Today
What happened? AFL Round 17, 2018

Most of the lower teams performed well this week, not the Blues though.

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Gutho can be the difference between desire and need for the Eels

You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, well, you just might find you get what you need

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The ‘Wally Lewis Medal’ Voting System is flawed

The highly controversial decision to award Billy Slater the ‘Wally Lewis Medal’ has taken the gloss off Slater’s retirement from representative rugby league.

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Two teams that can challenge Richmond this year

As the ladder is finally beginning to take shape, the varying form of certain teams highlights the limited amount of outfits capable of taking out the 2018 flag.

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France vs Croatia: 2018 FIFA World Cup final live scores, blog

Match result: France have won their second World Cup, beating Croatia by two goals in a highly entertaining affair.

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Wimbledon 2018 men’s final live scores, blog: Kevin Anderson vs Novak Djokovic

After two gruelling semifinals, the 2018 Championships come to an end with Kevin Anderson taking on Novak Djokovic.

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2018 Tour de France: Stage 9 live race updates, blog

The Tour de France hits the cobblestones on Stage 9, with the peloton sure to be nervous on what is the most anticipated stage of the race. Join The Roar for live coverage from 9:15pm (AEST).

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The woes of Luka Modrić: Croatia, nationalism and football

Juraj Vrdoljak of Telesport was convinced. “I think half the population didn’t show up to work on the morning after the win against England.”

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Andrew McCullough of the Brisbane Broncos.

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Dave Wessels

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The Roosters celebrate during their win over the Panthers.

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Adam Cerra

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James Graham celebrates a try for the Dragons

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Ben Brown

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Shaun Johnson

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Steele Sidebottom

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Novak Djokovic

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