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Sledging will forever be part of sport

Sledging isn’t racist or homophobic. It will always be an integral part of sport.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 9

We may be down to just eight games of AFL this weekend, but that’s still more than enough to keep us busy and there are some hard choices to make when tipping this week.

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Nat Fyfe’s free agency: The $6 million man’s next move is simpler than you think

The relatively short history of AFL free agency says top-five players move clubs. Even if you don’t think he’s been in All Australian form to date, there’s little doubt Fremantle’s Nat Fyfe is a top five player. Ergo…

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What Lozza should do if he wants to win Origin I

No Robbie Farah, Mitchell Pearce, Dylan Walker, David Klemmer or Shannon Boyd in my NSW team for State of Origin I. Nathan Peats, Matt Moylan, Jarryd Hayne, Paul Vaughan and Jake Trbojevic all in.

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Local man nearly drowns in Origin speculation

A local man has luckily escaped injury after almost drowning in a flash flood of predicted NSW Origin teams.

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One short step to power: Samu Kerevi at the centre of attention

There are several positions on the rugby pitch where Australian starting players would struggle to make the squads at New Zealand Super Rugby franchises.

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Let NSW legends inspire the current Waratahs from the wall

Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson and captain Michael Hooper haven’t produced must inspiration, pride, and passion into their side this season.

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Geelong and Richmond: Contenders or pretenders?

After five rounds, Geelong and Richmond were unbeaten and sitting pretty in second and third on the ladder respectively.

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NSW selectors’ credibility on the line with Mitchell Pearce

Though you could be forgiven for thinking otherwise, this is not a recycled piece. You may look at the headline and surmise that The Roar is malfunctioning and serving up articles from 2015 – or earlier – but it’s really not.

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Star Aussies must not be banned from IPL

Cricket Australia should be encouraging its finest players to take part in the Indian Premier League, not trying to convince them to abandon the world’s best T20 competition.

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New Zealand rugby league is in a slump

If you speak to Australian rugby union fans, the general consensus seems to be that the sport is in trouble.

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The Lions and Crusaders will take some beating from here

It was hard not to be impressed with what the Lions and Crusaders served up this weekend just gone. It’s seriously starting to feel like the Super Rugby final will have a very red and black feel about it in 2017.

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Have your say: Pick your Queensland Maroons team for State of Origin 1

Origin is almost back, and here at The Roar we just can’t wait. But before the games get underway, we need to decide who’s going to suit up for each team come Game 1.

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SANZAAR is systematically killing southern hemisphere elite rugby

Sheer greed could be the only reason why SANZAAR changed the Tri-Nations – which had comprised of the All Blacks, Wallabies, and Boks – to add the Pumas as the Rugby Championship in 2012.

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How Athletico is bringing their own flair to the LoL OCS

Athletico Esports is making the jump to League of Legends, and they’re bringing with them a new way to play the esports game.

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Stipe Miocic is on the verge of UFC heavyweight greatness

When Stipe Miocic punched Junior dos Santos’ lights out on Sunday, he gained membership to an exclusive club of the most successful heavyweight champs in UFC history.

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Lewis Hamilton during the Formula One Grand Prix of China

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David Mundy Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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Michael Cheika Australia Rugby Union Wallabies Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship Test Rugby 2016

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Tyson Frizell of the Blues scores a try

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Reece Hodge of the Rebels

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Chiefs ESC Win CGPL 10 esports

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Michael Jennings of the Blues scores a try during the State of Origin

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Joel Selwood Geelong Cats AFL 2017

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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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Canterbury Bulldogs vs Sydney Roosters: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: The Roosters have moved into the top four after surviving a scare from an undermanned Bulldogs side.

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Melbourne Demons vs North Melbourne Kangaroos: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: North Melbourne have hung on to beat the Melbourne Demons at the MCG by fourteen points, recording their third win of the season.

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Newcastle Knights vs Penrith Panthers: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Another week, another comeback win for the Penrith Panthers, as they defeated the Newcastle Knights by 10 on Sunday.

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Essendon Bombers vs West Coast Eagles: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: On the back of a Bomber blitzkrieg in the second quarter, Essendon have eviscerated a lackadaisical West Coast Eagles outfit to the tune of 61-points.

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Golden State Warriors vs San Antonio Spurs: NBA live scores, blog

Game three moves to San Antonio where the Spurs fight to keep their playoff hopes alive against a mercurial Warriors outfit.

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Kings vs Brumbies: Super Rugby live scores, blog

This Sunday morning game sees the Brumbies travelling to Port Elizabeth to play the Kings. Join The Roar from 3:30am (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 13 match from South Africa.

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All Man United’s eggs in Mourinho’s joyless basket

Is Jose Mourinho’s first term in charge of Manchester United a pass or a fail? No disrespect to the prestige of the League Cup, but the verdict depends wholly on Thursday’s Europa League showdown with Ajax.

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AFL’s China foray can be considered a success

Much has been made of the recent Australian rules game between the Gold Coast Suns and Port Adelaide in Shanghai. There was a lot of hype from the AFL, mockery from other codes and some local confusion over the intricacies of the game itself.

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Is the Asian Champions League a springboard for success or poisoned chalice?

This season’s Sydney FC team will long be celebrated as one of the most successful sides in A-League history. But spare a thought for Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.

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NSW Blues fans should be wary of 2016’s last-gasp victory

With State of Origin looming large on the horizon, and NSW supporters full of hope, what better place to start the countdown to Game 1 than revisiting Game 3 of last year. A match the NSW Blues won 18-14.

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Indianapolis 500: Talking points after Saturday qualifying

We’re halfway to setting the 33-car grid for the 101st running of next weekend’s Indianapolis 500 mile race, with the fast nine determined for the pole shootout on Monday morning (AEST) and, as usual, plenty has already happened.

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Valentine Holmes of the Sharks

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Brisbane Bronco Ben Hannant

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Christian Petracca Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Johnathon Thurston Australia Kangaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Karmichael Hunt gets a pass away

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Anthony Volmink Lions Super Rugby Union 2017

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Rahboni Warren-Vosayaco Sunwolves Super Rugby Union 2017

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Jarrod Croker running

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