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Rugby League is not a rubbish game, it doesn’t know what it is

Rugby league craves – but has never known nor will ever know – absolute consistency. The game involves human beings and not four-legged robots that can open doors.

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Izzy ready for the on-field barrage?

For all the heat, criticism and abuse hurled Israel Folau’s way, what will become of him when he actually returns from the hamstring injury that’s currently keeping him out of the game?

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It’s time for Melbourne City to make their mark on the A-League

Melbourne City could be the club we all love to hate, but their brief history has largely been marked by indifference. Is tonight the night that all changes?

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Thorn’s ‘new direction’ Reds look eerily similar to old, bad Reds

Queensland Reds fans are getting restless. And rightly so.

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Sydney vs Adelaide: Friday Night Forecast

I’m wildly generalising here, but footy fans don’t like hearing excuses in defeat.

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Mary’s Wonder Women: Super W Grand Final – tonight!

Tonight the inaugural season of the Super W comes to a conclusion when the New South Wales Waratahs Women take on the Queensland Reds Women at 4:45pm at Allianz Stadium.

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AFL trade rumours: De Goey going, gone? Two clubs eye Pie

News broke on Thursday that two Victorian clubs are targetting Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey – the St Kilda Saints and the North Melbourne Kangaroos, both of whom are known to have a large amount of salary cap room to spare.

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Having a beer with Darrell Eastlake wasn’t just social, it was an event

Darrell Eastlake was a knockabout larrikin who rose to legend status as a sporting commentator.

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Bulldogs’ Boyd finally makes AFL return

Western Bulldogs ruck-forward Tom Boyd is finally back in the AFL.

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Japan loom as Matildas’ final test

The Asian Cup has its dream final on Saturday (3pm AEST), when the Matildas take on arch-rivals Japan in a battle of the continent’s best two sides.

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Israel Folau’s confusion proves good intentions are no match for bad ideas

Israel Folau is confused. Not evil nor malicious. Confused. And by no small margin.

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Hawthorn returns to the race, with a radically different approach to winning

Four rounds into the season, and one team in particular has obliterated preseason expectations.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Elimination Finals

Take a bow roar of the crowd. Three correct tips in the final round of the competition was an astounding effort in what was an incredibly difficult week to negotiate.

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Tell your story walking Israel. The NRL doesn’t want your crap

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall.

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Super Rugby Round 10: Death, taxes, and upsets

Back to the full compliment of seven games in Round 10, but who’s game to say we won’t see an upset?

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Why F1 shouldn’t sanitise pit stops

The unpredictability in results of the opening three Formula One Grands Prix has grabbed headlines, but equally noteworthy has been the series of botched pit stops that marred weekends from Australia to China.

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Lance Franklin

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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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Scorchers Coach Justin Langer

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Paddy Ryan celebrates with the Waratahs

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Billy Slater

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Tim Membrey

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Former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell

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Five-eighth Todd Carney has been sacked by the Cronulla Sharks

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Michael Hooper of the Waratahs

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Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers will look to avenge their Game 2 home loss as they travel south to take on the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena for Game 3 in Round 1 of the Eastern Conference NBA playoffs.

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Time for Thurston to retire – before it’s too late

With the North Queensland Cowboys having their most disappointing start to a season in years, losing five of their last six, and the ageing Johnathan Thurston looking like a shell of himself, it’s time for him to hang up the boots.

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Five records Manchester City are eyeing after claiming the title

The ease with which Manchester City took the lead in the Premier League title race before extending it beyond reach has made this season a little boring. But make no mistake, City are deserving champions.

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A-League squad of the season

By That A-League Fan, Today
A-League squad of the season

This A-League squad of the season will follow all the system requirements – a maximum of two marquees (although only one was good enough to make it), five foreigners, and three Australian players under 20 years of age.

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The NRL is falling behind the AFL

By Thomas Costigan, Today
The NRL is falling behind the AFL

For so many years, I have argued with mates that rugby league is neck-and-neck with AFL. They make the argument about crowd sizes, then I make the point about TV ratings.

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Ten Trevor Chappell performances we should remember (that weren’t the underarm)

When ‘Sandpapergate’ broke, The Daily Telegraph devoted a front page to former Australian cricketer Trevor Chappell, lamenting the fact that bowling underarm to the Kiwis in a one-dayer in 1981 overshadowed everything he ever did in life.

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How does Australia find a world-class No.8?

Finding 110-120kg athletes who have superb balance and eye-to-hand coordination, are nearly two metres tall, can run explosively over 20-40 metres, and who have the physicality and mental attitude required for collision sports is a difficult task.

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NBA playoffs, Cavaliers vs Pacers: Three takeaways from Game 2

After a poor performance to start this series in Game 1, the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back against the Indiana Pacers following a dominant display from their linchpin, LeBron James.

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Texas Open preview

By Nicholas Richardson, Today
Texas Open preview

This week the PGA tour shifts its focus to the Texas Open, held at TPC San Antonio, where three Aussies finished in the top 15 last year, and Steven Bowditch won in 2014.

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Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder – will it ever happen?

After last month’s heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua (IBF, IBO WBA) and Joesph Parker (WBO), only two fighters remain to contend for the undisputed championship.

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There are 180 reasons why bad clubs are so bad

Last weekend was a discouraging weekend for the supporters of equalisation.

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Five frontrunners for Real Madrid’s player of the year

La Liga is now little more than a distraction for Real Madrid. They have trailed Barcelona at the top since the early weeks of the season and have turned their attention to securing yet another Champions League title.

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Supporter series: Fremantle Dockers fan Taarna Cam

Here’s the first interview in Downsey’s Supporter Series, where she ‘shoots at goal’ with fellow footy supporters about their beloved teams.

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Five Spanish players suspended following controversial World Cup qualifier

At last, Rugby Europe has handed down its decision regarding the incident after the Belgium/Spain match last month when several Spanish players confronted the Romanian referee, Vlad Iordachescu.

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Young gun Ponga’s time will come

By ScottWoodward.me, Today
Young gun Ponga’s time will come

Albert Einstein supposedly once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”, and Maroon coach Kevin Walters took Einstein’s advice after his team were comprehensively bashed 28-4 in last year’s Origin opener.

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Assessing Daniel Ricciardo’s 2019 options

Regardless of his emphatic victory at the Chinese Grand Prix last weekend, 2018 was always going to be a landmark year for Daniel Ricciardo, who will be off-contract with Red Bull Racing next season.

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Canterbury Bulldogs fans

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David Klemmer of the Bulldogs is tackled by Boyd Cordner

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Canberra Raiders celebrate a try

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New Zealand Warriors

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Lewis Hamilton press conference

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West Coast Eagles

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Allen Christensen

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Bert van Marwijk

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