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Red cards, thinner bats and ball tampering: The MCC’s rule change recommendations broken down

Red cards could be coming to a cricket field near you by the end of 2017 if the MCC world cricket committee’s proposed changes to the laws of the game are ratified.

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Shaun Marsh misses out as Australia names Test squad to face Pakistan

Shaun Marsh has missed out on earning a recall to the Australian side, with selectors naming an unchanged 12-man squad for the first day-night Test against Pakistan in Brisbane.

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Wallabies Spring Tour report card: Roar Live episode 2

This week on Roar Live we’re talking with Roar expert Brett McKay on the Wallabies Spring Tour. What went right? What went wrong? Who’s to praise and who’s to blame?

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The Ashes under lights? Absolutely

If the results from a quick Google search can be taken as the gospel according to the internet, then next summer Australia will host England in a day-night Ashes Test.

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Maxwellgate: Cricket Australia now as much to blame as anyone

I honestly thought this Glenn Maxwell-Matthew Wade thing would’ve blown over by now, but by not picking him in the first two one dayers against New Zealand, Cricket Australia have poured fuel on the fire.

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Vote for the 2016 Sportswoman of the Year: The Roar’s Sports Awards

We’re down to the final two categories in The Roar’s Sports Awards 2016, and because we’re all about the opinion of sports fans here, it’s up to you to decide who’s going to win.

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Steve Smith is destined for greatness

If he was to retire today, Steve Smith’s career would stack up favourably against anybody.

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How Sydney can beat Melbourne City in Friday’s big revenge match

Sydney FC enjoy a yawning six point lead at the top of the A-League, unbeaten this season in the league. But Melbourne City are different prospect.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 10

The A-League is back for another round, with an FFA Cup final rematch kicking things off, and as always, we’ve got you covered for all your expert tipping needs.

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Merrick’s successor must save the Nix

There aren’t many in football with as much integrity as Ernie Merrick and he leaves the Phoenix having done a fantastic job.

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The official rules and regulations of beach sports: Don’t be left behind this summer

Is there anything more Australian than beach sports?

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Aaron Finch’s lax form is tailor made for Australian Test selection

Aaron Finch’s slump has pushed him closer to Test selection, with many believing his hot streak of fallibility is a perfect fit with the collapse-happy baggy green.

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NBL dominance of the Breakers and Wildcats is over – almost

The New Zealand Breakers and Perth Wildcats occupy the bottom two spots in the NBL after sharing the last seven championships. Is it too early to write off the powerhouses?

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Pity cotton-wool Cummins

When expressman Pat Cummins wore the baggy green for the first time, he was the second youngest in Australian Test cricket history at 18 years and 193 days behind Ian Craig’s 17 years and 239 days.

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England could extend Wayne Bennett’s deal

England coach Wayne Bennett has received a ringing endorsement from Rugby Football League chief executive Nigel Wood, who says he could remain in charge of the national team beyond the 2017 World Cup.

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FFA asking broadcasters for their preferred A-League expansion locations

Football Federation Australia has asked TV networks to state their preferred A-League expansion club locations as part of negotiations for what they hope is a bumper new broadcast deal.

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Glenn Maxwell hits a six

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Melbourne Storm player Cameron Munster

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Tom Lynch Tom J Lynch Sam Day Gold Coast Suns AFL 2015

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Australian cricketer Mitch Marsh

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Michael Cheika, Wallabies head coach stares in bemusement

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
The best writing on The Roar: Crowd article of the month, November 2016

With everything in November now all said and done, it’s time for us to decide which Roarer penned the best article of the month.

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India vs England: International cricket, 4th Test – Day 1 live scores

After over a week off the park, England will be looking to keep alive the option of a drawn series against the all-conquering India when the teams head to Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Join The Roar for live scores from 3pm (AEDT).

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Wallabies 2017: Casting an eye over the potential forwards

Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has conceded “when you play 15 Tests against the top eight nations in one year, there’s no easy games”.

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Australia vs New Zealand: 3rd ODI preview

In what will be the second dead-rubber of the summer, Australia will be looking to heap more misery on New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the third ODI on Friday.

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NBL Round 10: Grand finalists have plenty to prove

There are nine rounds to go in the 2016-17 NBL season but we might as well go back to square one and start again with games becoming harder to predict than the Melbourne Cup and last season’s grand finalists on struggle street.

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Is simulation at odds with Australian values?

My neighbour has featured in a few articles of mine. He’s a terrific bloke; intelligent, witty and observant.

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Why Maxwell is the focus of so much chirp

Cricketers and cricket fans love a ‘chirp’.

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Is it time for a boxing world seniors circuit?

Ladeez and gentleman, in the seniors’ corner, weighing in at 140kg and at 67 years old, the one, the only, genial George Foreman.

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The one thing on your NRL team’s Christmas list

It’s that time of year. All around the country (well, the bits that play rugby league) NRL coaches, boards and support staff are sitting down to plan for season 2017.

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Time for SARU to be honest with themselves

I must admit sitting in front of my PC attempting to write something about South African rugby feels like going to confession.

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The clown is a genius (against the media)

By all measures, Australian rugby has had a rather disappointing year. This has been book-ended by a series whitewash at the start and twin losses at the end.

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Roar faux exclusive: Mrs Gallop’s diary

The wife of FFA boss David Gallop’s diary has been release to the public in a Roar faux exclusive.

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The Pakistan series should be about redemption, not revenge

The Roar’s editor Patrick Effeney argued on Wednesday that the Pakistan series will be about revenge for Australia.

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The myth surrounding Yasir Shah

By Andy Symcox, Today
The myth surrounding Yasir Shah

The word on the street is that Yasir Shah will have Australia’s batting line-up for breakfast this summer.

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Pride and prejudice: The Wallaby way

“It is particularly incumbent on those who never change their opinion, to be secure of judging properly at first.”

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French GP return shows Formula One moving in right direction

It’d be fanciful to suggest that Europe is on the precipice of taking back Formula One, though confirmation that the French Grand Prix will return to the calendar in 2018 is a pleasing development in the face of the sport’s relentless expansion into unassuming markets.

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Napoli Flag.

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Josh Dugan of the Dragons

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Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo

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Rugby players use their scrum skills to push an ambulance.

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Starc celebrates

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Glenn Maxwell bowling against Pakistan

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The US and Canadian Ice hockey teams

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