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Can Roger Federer emulate the longevity of Ken Rosewall?

Australian tennis legend Ken Rosewall was just two months shy of his 40th birthday when he reached the last of his Slam finals – the 1974 US Open – by far the oldest in the sport’s history.

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WATCH: Nick Farr-Jones sees the need for a messiah

We sat down with former Wallabies captain Nick Farr-Jones to discuss the need for a new voice to save a sinking ship and take control of community rugby.

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AFL trade news and rumours Day 7 wrap: Adam Saad, Lachie Weller, Andrew Swallow

Another day of the 2017 AFL trade and free agency period is done and dusted. We had only one deal done, but can add two new names to list of players who might move clubs this year.

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A-League crowds are a concern, even if the football is fine

The A-League can ill afford another season of stagnation just because those who run the game are preoccupied with hanging on to power at all costs.

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Next stop New York? American rugby league club wants Jarryd Hayne

A proposed new rugby league club, based in New York and aiming to join England’s Rugby Football League at Championship level – one tier below the Super League – have set their sights on Jarryd Hayne as a superstar signing.

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The Everest must attain Group 1 status immediately

The Everest was an unparalleled success for Sydney racing, and the race itself must be upgraded to Group 1 status immediately.

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Port Adelaide’s classy Motlop moves leave the Crows looking silly

From the outside looking in, the Adelaide Crows’ handling of this year’s trade period hasn’t been as classy as it could have.

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2017-18 Ashes set to break 32-all historical deadlock

Much has been written on the Ashes, with the next instalment coming up in the Australian summer. But did you know that the Ashes wins are currently tied 32-all?

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Why Handscomb should keep in ODIs

Australia ended their long limited overs tour of India with a poor 2-5 win-loss record but amid this disappointing performance were a number of bright spots for the tourists.

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Is it a case of no Stokes, no chance for England?

It can hardly be classed as the mother of all revelations to suggest England will be worse off without the presence of Ben Stokes.

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The Roosters seeking salary cap exemption on salaries

Cooper Cronk’s availability has the Roosters in dire straits, forcing them to apply for a cap concession on money.

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ICC announces plans to reduce meaningless cricket matches

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a radical makeover of men’s professional cricket – for the top teams at least.

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Matty Johns and Nick Kyrgios locked in a heated dispute

Rugby League legend Matthew Johns has publicly lambasted Nick Kyrgios for his performance and behaviour at the Shanghai Masters.

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The A-League team of Aussies that could beat the Socceroos (one day)

The ‘I was made in the A-League’ commercials are fantastic for two reasons.

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The Roosters, Cooper Cronk? Say it aint so

Hey Cooper Cronk? The word is you’re thinking about playing for the Roosters. And that is of course your choice.

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Jake Stringer’s trade has turned into a lose-lose for the Bulldogs

One can imagine the mood at Bulldog HQ would’ve been pretty bleak on Thursday morning when news came through that Essendon had traded pick 11 to the GWS Giants as part of a larger deal that saw Devon Smith become a Bomber.

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Tim Cahill

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Bryce Gibbs Carlton Blues AFL 2017

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Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos

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Michael Cheika Australia Rugby Union Wallabies 2017

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

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Horses racing at Caulfield racecourse

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Rachael Haynes will captain Australia

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Underwhelming Socceroos a major health risk for Australian football

Reflecting on a largely no-name Socceroos team limp to a 2-1 second leg win against a gallant (albeit pedestrian) Syria in last week’s World Cup qualifier, it is hard not to feel slightly uneasy about the state of football in this country.

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AFL’s silly season is the list manager’s time to shine

Forget the finals or the holidays, this is the most exciting and interesting time of the AFL year. This period, between the end of the finals series and the beginning of pre-season, is the silly season.

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For the safety of fighters, the UFC must abandon gloves

Mark Hunt’s withdrawal from November’s UFC Sydney has again brought chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) into fans’ consciousness. The UFC appears to be making a stand on brain injury, and therefore the time is right for a discussion about gloves and wrist wraps.

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Shine the light on NRL salaries to avoid speculation

There has been a bit of talk lately in regards to having a more transparent salary cap system in the NRL, similar to that used in many American sports who also operate under a salary cap.

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Who should you support in Bledisloe 3 if you can’t tell an Aussie from a Kiwi?

I cannot really distinguish a Kiwi from an Aussie when they are not playing rugby.

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Will anyone usurp Besart Berisha as the A-League’s top goal scorer?

Besart Berisha is the greatest goal scorer in the A-League era, maybe even Australian football. The first player in the A-League to score 100 goals, the only player to win multiple Golden Boots.

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Carlos Sainz must hit the ground running at Renault

By Bayden Westerweller, 18 Oct 2017
Carlos Sainz must hit the ground running at Renault

Carlos Sainz has been afforded the opportunity to integrate himself at Renault over the final races of the season, yet the Spaniard should still be expected to contribute towards the constructors’ effort.

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Five takes from Week 6 of the NFL

By Eddie Otto, 18 Oct 2017
Five takes from Week 6 of the NFL

The last couple weeks in the NFL have been full of surprises – both good and bad.

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Aussies in the NBA: 2017-18 season preview (Part 2)

Some Aussies in the NBA are at new teams, some have lucrative, new contracts, and others are just getting started.

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What Jack Watts’ departure from Melbourne could mean

As the late Dean Bailey once said, “the club is always bigger than the individual”.

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Battle of the coaches: Warren Joyce v Darije Kalezic

By Chris Matthews-Darby, 18 Oct 2017
Battle of the coaches: Warren Joyce v Darije Kalezic

Melbourne City and the Wellington Phoenix face off at AAMI Park and after two matches you can already see the differences between the two sides.

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A left field decision for Toro Rosso in 2018

By Jawad Yaqub, 18 Oct 2017
A left field decision for Toro Rosso in 2018

Toro Rosso’s game of in-season musical chairs has seen yet another revised line-up confirmed for the upcoming United States Grand Prix, being completely different to the pairing seen in Japan a fortnight ago.

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Have the Swans lost their ‘Bloods’ culture?

It’s not that long ago that other clubs wanted to be like the Sydney Swans and supporters from other clubs looked on in admiration, wondering just what it was like to follow such a team.

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1995 AFL Draft Reorder: Pick 11-20

By Conor, 18 Oct 2017
1995 AFL Draft Reorder: Pick 11-20

If readers might remember, back in June, I kicked off the top ten draft reorder series with the 1995 top ten AFL draft reorder.

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Penrith Panthers 2017 season review

By Eddie Otto, 18 Oct 2017
Penrith Panthers 2017 season review

The Panthers came into 2017 as equal premiership favourites, however, after a nightmare start to the season, they never really made their presence felt.

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Wimbledon’s trio of unlikely destroyers

By Ritesh Misra, 18 Oct 2017

Roger Federer, Pete Sampras and Boris Becker are among Wimbledon’s three most dominating players. Yet relative unknowns Sergiy Stakhovsky, George Bastl and Peter Doohan are the unlikely trio who had shock wins over these fearsome champions at the All England Club.

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Harley Balic Fremantle Dockers AFL 2017

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Alastair Clarkson Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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Ange Postecoglou Football Australia Socceroos 2017

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Jason Behrendorff of the Perth Scorchers

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Oriol Riera Western Sydney Wanderers A-League

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Ben Simmons dribbles

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Tejay van Garderen

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Dimitri Petratos Newcastle Jets A-League

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Josh Dugan Australia Kangaroos Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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