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Rugby league’s simplified system for punishing offenders

In light of the perceived inconsistencies in penalising drug and alcohol offences, rugby league has streamlined its disciplinary measures in time for its next sloppy relapse.

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Meet the men making rugby league happen in Mexico

A significant venture into international territory by rugby league almost went undocumented in the lead-up to last weekend’s fantastic representative round.

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What happens to Johnny Warren medallists the next season?

As Sydney FC reflect, as they surely will over the next few weeks, on their triumphant double-winning campaign, there will be no creeping anxiety about next season.

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Time for the media to stop asking Cooper Cronk that question

The media should have worked out by now that Cooper Cronk is his own man.

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West Coast Eagles vs Western Bulldogs: Friday Night Forecast

The Western Bulldogs return to the scene of a September sporting murder, taking on the West Coast Eagles in a game that will see the winner hold a top-four spot.

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The hypocrisy of drug policy in a game sponsored by vice

So – we still talking about cocaine? We are? Okay then! Like everyone, I’ve got a few extra shillings left over from my two bobs.

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The quality of the A-League grand final could be a cause for concern

The A-League grand final produced one the best atmospheres seen anywhere in Australian sport, but did the quality of football match the occasion?

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You don’t mess with the Johan: exclusive Roar interview with Johan Ackermann

Dennis Dugan’s 2008 film “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan” stars Adam Sandler as an Israeli agent who escapes his homeland to follow his dream.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: AFLW set for expansion

One of the greatest successes in women’s sport this year was the inaugural AFLW season.

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Scone Cup 2017: Form and tips for the great country cup

The Scone Cup Carnival returns this week, as one of the best country racetracks in Australia (or anywhere) hosts its bustling two-day event.

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The Wallabies will reach the 2019 Rugby World Cup final

Little wonder Wallaby coach Michael Cheika sported a broad smile sitting next to his former Randwick teammate Eddie Jones, now coach of England, at Kyoto during the 2019 Rugby World Cup draw this week.

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Why the Spanish Grand Prix is about more than racing

Though scheduling the Russian Grand Prix immediately before the Spanish Grand Prix adds an exciting geopolitical element to proceedings, the latter remains Formula One’s official return to Europe.

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Doomben 10,000 and South Australian Derby: Group 1 previews and tips

There are only a handful of days on the Australian racing calendar with Group 1s run in two states, but one of them is Saturday, with the re-shaped Doomben 10,000 and South Australian Derby the features of the day.

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Snort that stuff after you retire. Right now, you work for me

There’s a story I tell my kids before they go on school camp. A large herd of wildebeest are running from a pride of lions.

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Eulogising the Daisy Thomas deal (RIP 2013-2017)

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Dale Thomas and his management agreed to remove the trigger clause in his contract. The disintegration of the contract is a win-win-win.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 8

Our tipping panel managed a collective 11/36 last week – what an incredible round of footy it was. But you’ve already heard plenty about that. This week much soul-searching was done, but we’re back and ready to go again for Round 8.

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Nick Frisby running for the Reds

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Jesse Bromwich, Rugby League World Cup trophy

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Christian Petracca Melbourne Demons AFL 2017

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Jesse Bromwich New Zealand Kiwis Rugby League Anzac Test 2017

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Waratahs Super Rugby Union 2017

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Kieran Foran New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2017

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Hamish Hartlett AFL Port Adelaide Power 2016

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Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James

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The Roar of the crowd

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Force vs Highlanders: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Force competed for 40 minutes against the Highlanders, but the gulf in class between the Australian and New Zealand conferences once again widened as the Highlanders piled on the points in the second half en route to a crushing win.

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Collingwood Magpies vs Hawthorn Hawks: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Magpies have eased the pressure on coach Nathan Buckley with a come-from-behind 18-point victory over the Hawks at the MCG.

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Brisbane Lions vs Adelaide Crows Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Adelaide Crows completely destroyed the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night, and had them limping off the ground.

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Hurricanes vs Cheetahs: Super Rugby live scores, blog

Match result: The Hurricanes blew away the Cheetahs 61-7 with a nine-try romp in Round 13 of Super Rugby at Westpac Stadium on Saturday night.

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Gold Coast Titans vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

Match result: Manly have consolidated their position in the top eight with a well deserved 30-10 victory over the Titans on the Gold Coast.

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GWS Giants vs Richmond Tigers highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: The Richmond Tigers’ worst nightmare has repeated itself for and the GWS Giants have snatched another late win, thanks to Jeremy Cameron booting a match-winning third goal with 59 seconds left on the clock at Spotless Stadium.

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St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

Match result: If we weren’t sure before today, then we definitely are now; Sydney, after a crushing 50-point win over a hapless St Kilda, are officially back.

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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers: NBA Eastern Conference finals Game 2 live scores, blog

How do you stop a refreshed LeBron James? The Boston Celtics are tasked with finding the answer in their Eastern Conference finals series against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Game 2 from 10:30am (AEST).

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Jamie Maclaren signs for FC Darmstadt – wait, who?

This is, in my personal opinion, an absolutely outstanding, very intelligent move by a player who has his head squarely on his shoulders. The more I read about Jamie, the more I believe he will be a highly successful person both in football and after.

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Will Australia’s cricketers stand together or are the temptations too great for some?

The current pay dispute between Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA) is, in essence, a good old-fashioned industrial dispute – CA as the mean employer, the ACA as the trade union on behalf of the elite downtrodden.

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Harry Kane’s giant step towards securing the Golden Boot

Harry Kane has shot to the top of the Premier League scoring charts, after netting four times in Tottenham’s 6-1 rout of reigning champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

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Why McGregor vs Mayweather is a must for the fighting world

With the announcement that UFC megastar Conor McGregor has agreed to terms to take on Floyd Mayweather, we are one step closer to seeing one of the most intriguing fights ever.

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Stop-start selection is hurting Khawaja

By Dylan Carmody, 20 May 2017
Stop-start selection is hurting Khawaja

Cricket is a form game, and to get into form you need to be on the field.

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Cats prevail in Dogs ‘mystery show’

By Dylan Carmody, 20 May 2017
Cats prevail in Dogs ‘mystery show’

It was a tale of two sides on Friday night: Geelong shone brightly while the Dogs continued their topsy-turvy start to the season.

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Behind The Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

It was close but no cigar last weekend, with several fancied runners letting the followers down as well as one ‘suspect’ ride at Morphettville.

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Fly halves and a full back on fire in Fijian epic

Goodness me, that heavyweight bout between the Crusaders and Chiefs was a game of almost absurd quality last night.

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Trip to Paris horse racing

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Charlie Curnow Carlton Blues AFL 2017

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Queensland player dale Cherry-Evans passes the ball during Game I of the 2014 State of Origin rugby league series at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Wednesday, May 28, 2014. (AAP Image/Dave Hunt)

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Eben Etzebeth makes a half break.

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Korbin Sims Brisbane Broncos NRL Rugby League 2017

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Geelong Cats Patrick Dangerfield Harry Taylor Steven Motlop AFL 2016

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Kieran Foran New Zealand Warriors NRL Rugby League 2017

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Damian McKenzie Chiefs Super Rugby Union 2017

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Todd Goldstein North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL 2016

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