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It’s time for an A-League report card

It’s that time of year again, when attention turns to the A-League finals series and fans of the clubs that missed out ponder what might have been.

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North Melbourne vs Western Bulldogs: Good Friday Forecast

A new tradition begins, as North Melbourne host the Western Bulldogs in the first ever Good Friday football game. Beyond the significance of the occasion, and the money set to be raised for charity, an intriguing game awaits.

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Don’t stuff about Laurie, this is your Origin XVII

Laurie? Thanks for coming in. Wanted a word.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Women’s rugby league gets a major boost

“When is the NRL going to have its own women’s competition?” If I had a dollar for every person who has asked me this question in the last six months, I would be a wealthy human being.

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Bahrain breather badly needed by Formula One Finns

“Today Kimi seemed to have other commitments,” Sergio Marchionne, Ferrari CEO and Formula One’s closest thing to a Bond villain, told Italy’s La Repubblica at the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Revisiting my NBA overs/unders predictions

Now that the 2016-17 NBA regular season is over, and we eagerly await the Playoffs, it’s time to revisit my predictions for each team’s individual record.

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All Aged Stakes and Champagne Stakes: Group 1 tips and previews

The Championships are over, but the Group 1 racing in Sydney continues for another week, which will actually turn into two when the Sydney Cup is re-run next Saturday.

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West Coast vs Sydney: Thursday Night Forecast

Welcome to the Thursday night forecast for Round 4, where an appetising match-up awaits, a mildly disappointing West Coast coming off a loss, hosting a Sydney outfit finding themselves winless and desperately in need of victory.

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Cheats continue to prosper as Tony Archer fails to bring back the bin

“I’m expecting the referees to action those warnings… If a side complies, then play on. If they don’t, well I expect the referee to [take] action.” Tony Archer, February 21, 2017.

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What does Alonso’s Indy assault mean for F1?

In a fascinating development for Formula One, Fernando Alonso, one of its biggest stars, will contest the world-famous Indianapolis 500 — at the expense of the world-famous Monaco Grand Prix.

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The Art of the Deal: Translating the BS of contract talks

In positive news for nobody except Isaac Moses, negotiations between Wests Tigers and the Big Unquantifiable look set to outlast Keith Richards and the preservatives used on Big Macs.

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Recency bias might hinder Popovic’s national team hopes

It was announced last week that Ange Postecoglou would indeed be stepping down after the Socceroos’ 2018 World Cup campaign ends, whether that’s before the tournament proper, or after.

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Super Rugby Round 8: Howl, you bloody Moondogs!

Surprise news this week for fans of Australia indie band Augie March, who announced that not only were they were re-releasing their critically acclaimed 2006 album ‘Moo, You Bloody Choir’, but that because they were massive rugby fans, they were calling the redux ‘Howl, You Bloody Moondogs’.

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The Roar’s AFL expert tips and predictions: Round 4

Last week I joked about retiring from tipping – after getting a measly three of nine in Round 3, I almost wish I had! Welcome to The Roar’s AFL expert tips for Round 4.

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Super Rugby is junk status

South Africa has been financially rated ‘junk’ status by two of the leading world financial agencies, Standard and Poor’s and Fitch, with Moody’s likely to follow suit sooner rather than later.

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NBA Playoffs first round series decided

The NBA regular season has reached its conclusion and the first matches of the playoffs will be played on Sunday morning (AEST).

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Jack Bird of the Sharks

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Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy. AAP Image/Julian Smith

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Taylor Walker Adelaide Crows AFL 2015

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Scott Fardy Brumbies Rugby Union Super Rugby 2017

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Tigers player Mitchell Moses

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Max Gawn of the Demons and Stefan Martin of the Lions

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Australian Rugby Development Centre (ARDC) at Moore Park

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A dejected Waratahs during their Super Rugby loss to the Hurricanes

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NRL Round 8 predictions: Roosters to topple the table-topping Dragons

Round 8 is the Anzac round and two clashes which have been a mainstay in the NRL over recent years will take centre stage once again.

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Why UFC will only get bigger Down Under

And we think our Yankee friends can be a little insular…

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Morons ruining footy’s message of inclusiveness

Two years ago in 2015 I was unfortunate enough to be in the crowd at the West Coast versus Sydney game at Domain Stadium.

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Preston’s previews NRL Round 8

By James Preston, 22 Apr 2017
Preston’s previews NRL Round 8

After another eventful Easter weekend of football we are treated to a marathon round with games spread from Friday until Tuesday, and it’s a tough one for tipsters!

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Brisbane Roar vs Western Sydney Wanderers highlights: A-League live scores, blog

Only one team can survive in the A-League finals race as the Brisbane Roar host the Western Sydney Wanderers on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

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Port Adelaide Power vs Carlton Blues: AFL live scores, blog

The Port Adelaide Power will look to reassert their claim as a genuine finals contender in 2017 as they take on the Carlton Blues at Adelaide Oval tonight. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

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South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Brisbane Broncos highlights: NRL live scores, blog

The Brisbane Broncos will travel to Homebush in Round 8 as red-hot favourites to push back into the top four against a struggling South Sydney Rabbitohs outfit. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 7:50pm (AEST).

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Waratahs vs Kings: Super Rugby live scores, blog

By Connor Bennett, 21 Apr 2017 Popular article!
Waratahs vs Kings: Super Rugby live scores, blog

The Kings will finish what has been a tough tour of Australia when they take on a Waratahs side desperate for points and falling behind in their conference. Catch all the live scores, highlights and action on The Roar from 7:45pm (AEST).

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Canberra Raiders vs Manly Sea Eagles: NRL live scores, blog

The Canberra Raiders have started to hit form and will be pushing for a spot in the top four when they host a Manly Sea Eeagles outfit trying to stop a two-game slide. Join The Roar for live scores> and coverage from 6pm (AEST).

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Hurricanes vs Brumbies: Super Rugby live scores, blog

This Friday night game sees the Brumbies travelling to Napier to play the Hurricanes. Join The Roar from 5:35pm (AEST) for all the live action as we cover this Round 9 match from New Zealand.

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Behind the Barriers: Five bets for the weekend

There is some really good racing right across the board this Saturday in Australia, and there are plenty of winners to be found. Here are my five key bets for Saturday.

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Have Hawthorn booby-trapped their own regeneration?

In a city where conversation is regularly framed by the sporting landscape, Melbourne’s famed changeable weather is arguably a gift of Mother Nature’s sense of humour.

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Tonga face baptism of fire ahead of Fiji test

By Riley Pettigrew, 21 Apr 2017
Tonga face baptism of fire ahead of Fiji test

Kristian Woolf’s Tonga outfit are gearing up for the Pacific Test against world No. 7 Fiji at Campbelltown Stadium in May.

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Four controversal calls in the Champions Trophy squad

With the announcement of the Australian squad for the Champions Trophy, there will be plenty of debate on the makeup and mistakes of the 15 men.

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2017 AFL season: Anzac Round preview

By mastermind5991, 21 Apr 2017
2017 AFL season: Anzac Round preview

This year’s Anzac Round promises to be the biggest yet, with a Dogs stalwart to finally bring up his 300th game, a Sydney Derby which could make or break both sides’ seasons and an Eagle set to face his old club for the first time since a shock trade sent him west last October.

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Growing the game: Time for parents to start kicking goals

By Janakan Seemampillai, 21 Apr 2017
Growing the game: Time for parents to start kicking goals

The growth of female football in Geelong has been fantastic, especially at the MiniRoos level for those aged 11 and under.

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British & Irish Lions rugby head coach Warren Gatland with his captain Sam Warburton during the squad announcement at the London Hilton Syon Park, Middlesex, Tuesday April 30, 2013, prior to their tour of Hong Kong and Australia. (AP Photo/ David Davies, PA)

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Tom Lynch Tom J Lynch Sam Day Gold Coast Suns AFL 2015

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David Warner leaves the crease after losing his wicket

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Maria Sharapova at Roland Garros

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Houston Rockets guard James Harden

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Bill Pulver

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Drew Mitchell of the NSW Waratahs is tackled by Luke Braid of the Blues. (Photo: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Jaeger O'Meara Hawthorn Hawks AFL 2017

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