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Why I secretly love being part of footy’s bad hot-take media

A week ago, the AFL media landscape was full of quick, nasty reactions to Geelong’s qualifying final loss to Richmond. Some of them were mine.

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Matildas do the double over Brazil in Newcastle

When Brazil scored, the match just one minute old, it was reward for a snorting start.

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Is the NRL’s version of Sliding Doors ready to end?

I wonder what the St George Illawarra players are thinking now. If they’re still thinking of what might have been, then watching North Queensland’s fairytale run through the finals would be doing their heads in.

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Why Michael Cheika will live or die by the Waratah ‘holy trinity’

The die has already been cast.

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So we should support the Roosters just because they’re from Sydney? I think not!

The Sydney Roosters are calling on league fans throughout Sydney to get behind them in the finals.

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When Bill Harrigan talks about rugby league referees, everyone must listen

Bill Harrigan is to rugby league referees what Don Bradman was to cricket – peerless.

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The MUST SEE videos in the running for a Club Roar Award

The second instalment of the Club Roar Awards is about to be run and won.

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Todd Payten could loom as a shock candidate to replace Des Hasler at Canterbury after the veteran coach was sacked.

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Bombers keen to add lost Bulldog Jake Stringer

Essendon have declared their intent to land Western Bulldogs fallen star Jake Stringer at this year’s AFL trade period.

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When footy is the focus, rugby league is the winner

Last weekend was what finals football is all about – two entertaining contests with plenty of thrilling match-ups, some outstanding defence, and a little bit of controversy to make things interesting.

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An interview with Bruce Kamau: “City’s ambition was the reason I moved”

In a league where – more often than not – age and experience are more richly rewarded than youthful exuberance, it can be tough for an up-and-comer.

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Melbourne Cup: Out of Order as Almandin storms to deserved favouritism

Our man Cam Rose touched on the quality of racing we saw on what was a super Saturday of performances, and while Almandin and Winx were just two of the stars, the stayer showed he’s the easily the favourite for the Melbourne Cup.

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Sorry Brisbane and Sydney fans, but a Storm vs Cowboys grand final should have everyone salivating

After a somewhat lacklustre regular season, the NRL finals have been scintillating, with plenty of drama and, more importantly, some exceptional football.

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Another failed finals series for John Longmire

Once again, John Longmire has led the Sydney Swans to finals failure. As ever, he will escape any meaningful scrutiny.

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Consistently inconsistent Wallabies won’t fill empty seats

If there’s one thing the Wallabies have managed to do well in recent seasons, it’s frustrate the hell out of rugby fans with their inability to string together anything even remotely resembling consistent performances.

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The divine chaos of refereeing errors

A rugby league game: with ten minutes to go, Team A is trailing Team B by four points.

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Ken Hinkley Port Adelaide Power AFL

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Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo, of Red Bull, is interviewed by the media.

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Volskaya Foundry Heroes of the Storm

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Michael Hooper Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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Steve Smith of Australia looks to the sky

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Trent Cotchin Richmond Tigers AFL 2017

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Gennady Golovkin Boxing 2017

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Kurtley Beale Wallabies Australia Rugby Union Championship Bledisloe Cup 2017

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Could an NRL Summer League work?

By Riley Pettigrew, Today
Could an NRL Summer League work?

With the end of the NRL season fast approaching, rugby league fans are dreading the arduous wait for 2018 kick-off over the summer break.

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NBL 2017-18 season preview: Illawarra Hawks

The Illawarra Hawks stunned the NBL last season, making it all the way to the grand final, where they collapsed in a heap against the all-conquering Perth Wildcats. But will they have the same fortunes in 2017-18?

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There are only two men who can bring back the Bulldogs’ bite

Des Hasler and the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs have officially parted ways, effective immediately, vacating the role of head coach at Belmore.

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2017 NRL finals series: Week 3 preview

By mastermind5991, Today
2017 NRL finals series: Week 3 preview

Only four teams remain in the race to win this year’s NRL premiership, with the Melbourne Storm and Sydney Roosters set to start favourites to progress to next Sunday night’s grand final.

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Maybe it’s time for Sydney to introduce a ‘no going missing in finals’ policy

Who saw that coming last weekend? By ‘that’, I don’t mean Gary Rohan having a shocker, for if ever there was a bloke born to play really well for the Suns and therefore never in a final again, it is him.

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Season 13: Unlucky for some, but not the A-League

While Sydney FC fans bask in the glow of their premiership, championship and an unrivalled and stellar season, there are nine other ambitious clubs circling A-League silverware in 2017-18.

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Ranking Australia’s ‘big four’ quicks ahead of the Ashes

With the Ashes looming, there has been much discussion about Australia’s ‘big four’ fast bowlers: Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, and Mitchell Starc.

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A message for the Giant haters

In light of Greater Western Sydney making it through to the preliminary final, I felt the need to express my feelings for the club I love so dearly.

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The time is now for Adelaide

By Zac Standish, Today
The time is now for Adelaide

We have finally made it.

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Stay calm and stick with the Bunker

The dust seems to have settled somewhat on the furore surrounding refereeing referrals to the Bunker in the first week of the NRL semi-finals.

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The Wallabies forwards make amends, but we need consistency

The Wallabies forwards have been consistently inconsistent for a long time now. A miserable showing against the All Blacks in Bledisloe 1 was quickly followed up by a much-improved performance in New Zealand.

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2017 AFL finals series: Week 3 preview

By mastermind5991, Today
2017 AFL finals series: Week 3 preview

Only four teams remain in the race to win this year’s AFL premiership and this weekend has thrown up what can only be described as a promoter’s dream preliminary final line-up.

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Past the post: Randwick and Flemington blackbookers

Winx stole the show once again at Randwick on Saturday, winning the George Main. Redzel smashed the clock in the Shorts while the Grey Flash caught the eye. Meanwhile, at Flemington, I think we saw the Caulfield Cup winner. Here are the Blackbookers.

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How to save Australian rugby

By kickedmyheight, Today
How to save Australian rugby

I consider myself an eternal optimist and a rugby fan. This has proven to be a tough combination over the past 12 months.

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Ten topics in college football this week

By Gordon P Smith, Today
Ten topics in college football this week

We start our weekly scan of the American college football landscape with a look at the top of the heap.

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Carlton season review and possible trades 2017

Carlton won less games than they won in 2016, however looked like a better side with plenty of excitement and developing youngsters. Here is my season review.

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Hawthorn Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson

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Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua

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Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2016

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Beauden Barrett New Zealand Rugby Union Championships Bledisloe Cup 2017

The art of not losing

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David Ash and the Texas Longhorns are rolling 3-0 in 2012

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India's captain Virender Sehwag bats. AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

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The Matildas score a goal against Brazil at the Tournament of Nations

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Tameka Butt Matildas Australia Football 2017

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