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Eel or no Eel: Is Mitchell Moses the right fit for Parramatta?

After four tumultuous years in black and gold, which included three head coaches, two contract sagas, one decent season and zero finals appearances, Mitchell Moses was released by the Wests Tigers.

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The EPL is now invisible thanks to Optus

The English Premier League is now practically invisible in Australia, but don’t expect those who buy and sell the broadcast rights to admit that Aussies are no longer tuning in.

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The Wrap: The owner, the divorce and the laughing goosestep

No sooner had the Crusaders completed their 31-24 win over the Chiefs – a superb advertisement for both New Zealand and Super Rugby – Fox Sports front man Nick McArdle announced a new statement from the Melbourne Rebels regarding their continued presence in Super Rugby.

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ARU madness! Pocock earns three times more than McMahon for not playing

Early last year, at the finish of the Randwick Rugby Club’s meeting to launch the new rugby season, I approached Bill Pulver, the chief executive of the ARU, to ask him an important question: “How much is the ARU paying David Pocock for not playing Super Rugby or for the Wallabies in 2017?”

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Better late than never for the Waratahs

At long last, the Waratahs big three of Israel Folau, Bernard Foley and Michael Hooper clicked to beat the Rebels 50-23 at Allianz Stadium yesterday.

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Can Australia win a third ICC Champions Trophy?

With the dispute between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricket Association still unresolved, it is difficult to predict as to how Australia will fare in the Champions Trophy commencing on 1 June.

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Eleven quick takes from AFL Round 9

There may only have been eight games of footy this week but with more surprise results and some big moments, it didn’t feel any the less. Here’s my quick takes from the week.

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Cristiano Ronaldo guides Real Madrid to La Liga glory

Real Madrid ended a five-year wait to win La Liga as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema secured a 2-0 win at Malaga which clinched a 33rd league triumph.

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Socceroos name 30-man squad for June internationals

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has named a 30-man squad for the upcoming internationals in June that include a bumper friendly with Brazil and a key World Cup Qualifier against Saudi Arabia.

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Peter Wallace’s Origin dreams all but over after injury blow

A possible fairytale return to State of Origin could be over before it began for Peter Wallace after the Penrith veteran picked up a groin injury in his team’s win over Newcastle on Sunday.

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All no longer Wellington – New Zealand Sevens moves to Hamilton

Hamilton will replace Wellington as the location of the annual New Zealand Sevens tournament from 2018 onwards.

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The rule that would change the face of wet weather footy

While rugby league fans try to keep their heads above water in a weekend of wet weather footy, it’s time to proffer a long-contemplated idea.

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Warriors concede rugby league ‘isn’t working for them’

The New Zealand Warriors have conceded that starting a rugby league team was a “poor business decision” and that the game “probably isn’t their thing.”

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Was Ivan Cleary right to release Mitchell Moses?

Mitchell Moses will turn out for Parramatta this afternoon when he was contracted to Wests Tigers until the end of the season. Are contracts becoming meaningless?

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It’s time for A-League badges to join the 21st century

This week Sydney FC officially changed their team badge, releasing images of a spangly new crest, one chairman Scott Barlow felt better emphasised Sydney FC’s place as “an iconic club in an iconic city”.

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The Roar’s Queensland Maroons team for State of Origin 1

Earlier this week, we asked you to pick your Queensland Maroons side for Origin 1, and now, with the results decided, it’s time to reveal the team chosen by The Roar’s readers before Kevin Walters reveals his side on Monday.

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Australia's Josh Hazlewood (C) celebrates bowling out Englands Joe Root

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Travis Cloke Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Andrew Fifita Cronulla Sharks NRL Rugby League 2017

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Boyd Cordner of the Blues scores a try

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Jarrod Croker Canberra Raiders NRL Rugby League 2017

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Pick winners to be winners: A table-based NSW State of Origin side

Origin team speculation is almost a sport in its own right.

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AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 9

By Adrian Polykandrites, Today
AFL Power Rankings 2017: Round 9

If the first eight rounds taught us anything, it’s to expect anything, which is why – with the exception of the margin between Essendon and West Coast – there were no real surprises in Round 9.

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The nine AFL clubs that should drop their ruckmen

The last ten premiership sides enjoy some very similar traits.

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Will Buddy be the last 1000-goal legend?

Coming into Indigenous round this week, it’s fascinating to revisit Buddy Franklin’s charge up the all-time goal-kicking ranks.

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Over-umpiring is killing the AFL

By Dylan Carmody, Today
Over-umpiring is killing the AFL

Over-umpiring is the bane of my existence.

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The Super XV: Australian team of the week, Round 13

Each week we’ll be looking at the best of the best in Australian rugby and piecing together the top 15 players out of the Aussie Super Rugby sides from the round gone by.

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Why Romelu Lukaku must go to Chelsea

By David McDaniel, Today
Why Romelu Lukaku must go to Chelsea

The Belgian school Sint-Guido-Instituut had a documentary made about a group of students that included one Romelu Lukaku. The students visited Stamford Bridge in 2010, where a video was taken of a 16-year-old Lukaku looking down at the pitch from the stands.

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Wee Frankie the casualty of chaos at Casterton

Irish gelding Wee Frankie has died after a devastating fall at the Shojun Concrete Class 1 Hurdle at Casterton on Sunday that saw just two finishers and two terrifying falls.

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Malaga vs Real Madrid: La Liga live scores, blog

A win for Real Madrid or even a draw and the title will be theirs – Cristiano Ronaldo and company have the advantage over Barcelona going into the final round of fixtures and would not want to slip up now.

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Barcelona vs Eibar: La Liga live scores, blog

Barcelona will need all three points against Eibar if they want any hope of winning the La Liga title. Join The Roar from 4am AEST for live scores and commentary.

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Mumbai Indians vs Rising Pune Supergiant highlights: Indian Premier League final scores, blog

The Mumbai Indians will take on the Rising Pune Supergiant in the final of the 2017 Indian Premier League. This game will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi Cricket Stadium in Deccan, Hyderabad. Follow all the IPL 2017 Final action from 12:30am (AEST) right here on The Roar.

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Ten talking points from NRL Round 11

By Scott Pryde, 21 May 2017
Ten talking points from NRL Round 11

The last full round before Origin has come and gone with another successful trip to Perth, the Sharks making a comeback yet again, the Dragons putting on an attacking masterclass and a few teams potentially putting their hands up as wooden spoon favourites. This is The Roar‘s NRL talking points from Round 11.

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The High Five: Super Rugby Round 13

By Diggercane, 21 May 2017
The High Five: Super Rugby Round 13

Round 13 of Super Rugby, unlucky for some, has wrapped up with some exciting matches and staggering results and the race for the qualifying positions are in full swing.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Melbourne Storm Highlights: NRL scores, blog

Match result: The Melbourne Storm have gritted out a 14-6 win over the South Sydney Rabbitohs in a dour wet-weather affair at Perth’s nib Stadium on Sunday night.

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Fremantle Dockers vs Carlton Blues highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: Fremantle have come from a 28-point deficit to defeat Carlton by 35 points to end Round 9 at Domain Stadium.

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Waratahs vs Rebels highlights: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Waratahs have bounced back from a string of poor performance with a big win over the Rebels, taking down the Melbourne side for the second time this year with a highly entertaining 50 to 23 win.

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Bradley Abbey Canterbury Bulldogs NRL Rugby League 2017

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Bryce Cartwright of the Panthers, (centre), celebrates with team mates

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Joe Daniher Essendon Bombers 2013 AFL

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Golden State Warriors' guard Steph Curry (Photo: AP)

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Michael Willemse Kings Super Rugby Union 2017

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Jose Mourinho manager of Manchester United

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