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Can the talking stop now? It’s time for the real contest

When the likes of the usually reserved Nathan Lyon start to indiscriminately toss verbal grenades you know it’s about time the action proper got underway.

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2017 AFL Draft FAQ: Everything you need to know

The AFL Draft is just a day away! It’s one of my favourite events on the AFL calendar, and I’ve put together everything you need to know to enjoy it to the fullest right here.

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Far from entrée and main, this is a proper Ashes summer buffet

Already, this has been an Ashes summer in Australia like no other.

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Williams’ admission raises questions for racing fans – and stewards

Lloyd Williams declaring he is the head trainer at Macedon Lodge has seen a wave of reactions, but the real question is if anything will be done about it.

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 8

The twists and turns of this A-League season have been astonishing and we are only a quarter way through the home-and-away fixtures.

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At least Channel Nine got their selections right

There’s so much nonsense talked these days about ‘diversity’, isn’t there? Politically correct Greenie types shooting their mouths off without even bothering to get all the facts.

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The Liebke Ratings: Women’s Ashes, T20 matches

Australia went into the final leg of the series knowing that they needed to do no more than win one of the three T20 games to retain the Women’s Ashes.

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Glenn Maxwell’s Test career at the crossroads

If Shaun Maxwell’s back spasm means Glenn Maxwell’s chequered Test career resumes at the Gabba today, he’d better make the most of the belated opportunity.

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The recent turbulence won’t conceal the sparkle of the Postecoglou era

As an emotional Ange Postecoglou announced his resignation as manager of the Socceroos, his reign was sewn up with an odd, truncated sort of symmetry.

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Wallabies busted by the benches – not the refs – at Twickenham

It was the 69th minute at a very wet, dank Twickenham stadium in West London. New Zealand referee Ben O’Keefe and TMO Simon McDowell spent over five minutes deciding that Marika Koroibete’s try near the posts was, in fact, an obstruction by replacement hooker Stephen Moore, and therefore a penalty to England.

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Empire versus upstart, coloniser versus colony: The contests which define the Ashes

The Ashes is the story of antagonism. The itching, grating, sandpaper-underwear tension between colony and coloniser, between a perceived dominion and those who thought they could rule it.

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NSW reportedly decide on their next Origin coach

New South Wales’ search for a new Origin coach is reportedly over, with Brad Fittler set to be unveiled as Laurie Daley’s successor.

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Wallabies lock Adam Coleman finds a new club home

The Melbourne Rebels have landed their biggest fish – both in size and value – with Wallabies lock Adam Coleman joining the Super Rugby club.

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Postecoglou resignation just another challenge for FFA

Football Federation Australia will begin its search for a new Socceroos coach amid unprecedented uncertainty over its place in Australian football.

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A club-by-club guide to the 2017 AFL draft

Today, I’m taking a club-by-club look at the 2017 AFL Draft. Where is your club picking, and who are they likely to take?

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WATCH: Glenn Mitchell’s Ashes prediction

Longtime Roar expert and sports broadcaster Glenn Mitchell has given his thoughts on the upcoming Ashes series in a preview video for The Roar.

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Cam Bancroft walks off the field

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Adrian Mierzejewski of Sydney FC trips over Matt Simon of Adelaide United

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Australian batsman Mark Waugh falls to the ground after being hit by a bouncer from West Indies bowler Courtney Walsh. AFP PHOTO/Greg WOOD

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Mitchell Pearce Sydney Roosters NRL Rugby League Finals 2017

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Beach Cricket

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Australia women's cricket

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Socceroos fans react to the referee's decision. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Australia vs England: The Ashes highlights, live scores, blog – 1st Test, Day 1

The Ashes are finally here. Australia go in as heavy favourites, but England will be no pushover in the biggest cricket series on the calendar. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Day 1 at the Gabba from 11am (AEDT).

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Newcastle Jets vs Melbourne Victory: A-League live scores, blog

The Newcastle Jets return home, after their first loss of the season, to host a Melbourne Victory coming off their first win of the season. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEDT).

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Thank you, Ange – you have transformed football in Australia

“Ange just resigned.” I sent that text out to a lot of people this morning and all were dismayed.

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The six greatest moments in Rugby League World Cup history

For many, the Rugby League World Cup is not yet the pinnacle of the game. It’s not yet the event that takes Australia’s fascination.

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Tonga vs England preview: The road to a showdown with the Kangaroos

And then there were four.

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The public has got it wrong about racing

By Nathan Absalom, 23 Nov 2017
The public has got it wrong about racing

Every year around Melbourne Cup time there are seems to be a series of articles heavily critical of horse racing, most are easily dismissed as transparent virtue signalling rather than a serious discussion of animal welfare.

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Premier League: Managerial movements

By James Roche, 23 Nov 2017
Premier League: Managerial movements

With the Premier League 2017-18 season just 12 rounds old, five of the 20 clubs have sacked their manager.

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The alternate World Rugby Player of the Year list

The World Rugby nominations for Player of the Year 2017 look like they have been selected by the World Rugby public relations department, not the nomination committee.

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So, you’ve been picked to play for Australia

The Australian summer has arrived and with it, an Ashes series against the Old Enemy and a bunch of maniacal team selections.

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England’s attack holds the key to the Ashes. But are they up to it?

With all the ‘external noise’ as England Skipper Joe Root calls it, you would ponder if Australian cricket had gone excitedly troppo before even a ball had been bowled.

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My 16 Ashes series predictions ahead of the first Test

The first ball of the Ashes is just hours away. Here are my 16 fearless predictions for the entire series.

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A way-too-early look at NBA MVP candidates

By Tom Clarke, 23 Nov 2017
A way-too-early look at NBA MVP candidates

The NBA is incredible. In a season that many feared would be dulled by the dominance of the Golden State Warriors, the first month of the NBA has been thrilling across the board.

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It’s another dog-eat-dog off-season, so who can you trust?

Sadly, last Sunday morning’s lazy league read was soured by the news of Malcolm Young’s passing – the unsung AC/DC guitarist whose thumping chords struck with the ferocity of a Trevor Gillmeister shoulder.

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Why the Steelers will win the AFC

By Christopher Spinks, 23 Nov 2017
Why the Steelers will win the AFC

For the average punter, it looks as if the New England Patriots are walking their way to another Super Bowl.

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Was Marrone completely at fault?

By Nikola Pozder, 23 Nov 2017 New author!
Was Marrone completely at fault?

Sporting fans around the country are horrified after the Westfield FFA Cup. Many of these fans have never watched a football match in their lives.

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Five things England must do to retain the Ashes

It’s time to get stop talking and let cricket dictate the contest now. A lot has been said and written about the Ashes, with most cricket pundits favouring Australia to blow away the touring side and regain the urn.

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Sam Kerr Matildas Australian Football 2017

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Maddie Studdon Australia Jillaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

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Matildas Football 2017

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Australian Test Cricketers

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Magic Mitch strikes again

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Kerry Packer

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Nathan Hughes and Courtney Lawes of England

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