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On Sunday night in Arizona, you kept waiting and waiting for Seattle’s tired defence to break, and then – finally – it didn’t.
It’s been some kind of week in Australian rugby. If you squint hard and put the windscreen wipers on full bore, you’ll be able to see through the mudslinging to where the rugby was played.
In the end, after some flooding rather than leaking about new, unexpected Wallabies (think ‘Tongan Thor’ Taniela Tupou, Jack Dempsey, Izaia Perese), Michael Cheika announced a 32-man squad.
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This wasn’t supposed to happen. North Melbourne are rebuilding, right? But what if they’re not? What if – no, for real – the Kangaroos are going to be good next year?
We’ve had a ton of fun covering the AFL free agency and trade period here on The Roar this year, and to wrap up my own personal involvement I’d like to bring you six things this year’s silly season showed us we need.
The Sydney Kings have amassed the most expensive and stacked team in NBL history, worth as much as three times what some other clubs can afford, leaving nothing but a championship the acceptable outcome this season.
Michael Cheika has not wanted to switch fullback Israel Folau to outside centre this campaign, but with Samu Kerevi recovering from ankle surgery and missing the end of year tour, the time is right.
The AFL has officially confirmed that a match of Australian rules football will be played for premiership points in China during the 2017 regular season.
One’s an NBA champion, the other is a 16-year-old kid trying to make it big on the ATP tennis tour.
Ed Jenkins has decided to step down as captain of the Australian men’s rugby sevens team ahead of the start of the 2016-17 world series.
This year’s Caulfield cup runner-up, Scottish, won’t contest the Melbourne Cup next week with trainer Charlie Appleby saying the horse has been pulled out of the race.
Michael Cheika insists he is not cheapening the Australian jersey by including Marika Koroibete in his European tour squad before the NRL convert has played a single rugby match at home.
The Socceroos squad to face Thailand in their upcoming World Cup qualifier during November has been named on Wednesday, with seven new faces in a 30-man training group.
Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat faces a possible suspension after being cited for comments following the controversial 2-0 loss to Melbourne City in the FFA Cup semi-final.
Cricket Australia high-performance chief Pat Howard wants to embrace the idea of two national sides playing different formats at almost the same time.
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The NBA is back, and last year’s runner-up the Golden State Warriors are looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking finals loss as they host the San Antonio Spurs on opening day. Catch all the live scores and action on The Roar from 1:30pm (AEDT).
Today’s assignment: understand, and explain, the following sentence.
It’s not often we can say a women’s sports team outshines its male counterparts both on and off the field, but for the Australian rugby sevens unit this has very much been the case in 2016.
‘Horses for courses’ has been the catch-cry of the Australian selectors since the humiliating Test whitewash at the hands of Sri Lanka.
Every season, football fans in Australia fervently argue over the direction of the A-League, and this year fans are longing for expansion once again.
The first day of the Sheffield Shield saw a powerful New South Wales side get a comfortable start to their season, Western Australia get ahead of South Australia and Victoria dominate Tasmania.
With $US750 million in public funding recently approved for a new stadium in Las Vegas, the Oakland Raiders owner, Mark Davis, said he is more than ever determined to send the team to Sin City.
Another week of college football is in the books and, as usual in this wildly unpredictable sport, and while there were plenty of teams and individuals who got it done on the college gridiron, there were just as many who didn’t.
Yes, it’s now that time of the season. With three races left, things look to be heating up in the battle between Mercedes Formula One team drivers Lewis Hamilton, and Nico Rosberg, for the battle for the Formula One World Championship in 2016.
Manhood in the Polynesian culture is often described by the amount of ‘mana’ a man has.
Games dont get much bigger than this with Melbourne Victory and Melbourne City playing off for a berth in the FFA Cup final. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.30pm (AEST)
The West Indies look destined for their eighth-straight defeat on a disastrous tour of the United Arab Emirates, as Pakistan look to finish the Test series off with a match to play. Join The Roar for live scores of Day 5 from 5pm (AEDT).
Quarterback Brock Osweiler returns to Denver when his Houston Texans meet the Denver Broncos at the Sports Authority Field, Denver Colorado on Tuesday morning. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 11:30am (AEDT).
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The AFL offseason has the ability to make or break a club’s on-field fortunes. A good off-season can set a club up for success and attract new members and sponsors, while a failure to perform can have the opposite effect.
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