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Green-Mundine is a waste of bloody time

There’s a really good-sized list of reasons I won’t be watching Danny Green and Anthony Mundine’s fight they haven’t dubbed “Ambulance Chasing in Adelaide” but should.

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24 insights into the 2017 AFL fixture

I promised you 2017 AFL fixture insights, and here are my 2017 AFL fixture insights.

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There’s more to the A-League than just the one club

The FFA Cup final venue is fine, as is the marketing behind Yoshi’s choice of team, however Football Federation Australia would do well to remember it needs to look after more than just one club.

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Mal has tickled up ‘Benny’, now for the response

Do you think Wayne Bennett will be pumped up to beat Mal Meninga in the Four Nations tournament? Like a balloon.

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Who is the real Michael Cheika?

Under siege Wallaby coach Michael Cheika has been pilloried from all four points of the compass over the season.

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Burns’ Shield ton should guarantee Test selection

Joe Burns deserves to play in the first Test against South Africa next week after scoring a magnificent ton against a Test-strength NSW attack in the opening round of the Sheffield Shield.

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Women’s sport weekly wind-up: Friday 28 October

Welcome to The Roar’s first women’s sport weekly wrap – a space where we’ll introduce you to personalities in women’s sport and share some of the biggest talking points from the past week.

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Sheffield Shield players to watch

With Australia to play 10 Tests over the next five months we could see some significant movement in the Test XI over that period. Here are three young players to watch in the Sheffield Shield, which kicked off this week.

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Books: The growing menace

Maybe… I dunno. But… But maybe… Maybe cricketers shouldn’t write books.

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Derby Day: Preview and tips for all nine races

Derby day has been described as Christmas day for adults, or at least those of the racing persuasion.

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F1 is becoming F-too-long as the 2016 season drags on forever

Does anyone else feel as though the 2016 Formula One season is lasting a lifetime?

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The Roar’s A-League expert tips and predictions: Round 4

It’s that time of the week again – we’re back with another edition of A-League expert tips.

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Stephen Larkham set for full-time Wallabies gig

Stephen Larkham’s grooming as a future Wallabies coach has taken another step with his decision to accept a full-time role with the national side.

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Cronk excited to play alongside Maloney

For the first time since 2010 Cooper Cronk will be partnered in the halves for Australia with a New South Welshman with James Maloney to make his Kangaroos debut against Scotland in the Four Nations opener on Friday (6am Saturday AEDT).

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Bennett rings changes for series opener

England coach Wayne Bennett has made four changes to his side for Saturday’s Four Nations opener against New Zealand at Huddersfield.

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Hooper scoops prestigious Eales medal

Wallabies star Michael Hooper has joined an exclusive group to claim the prestigious John Eales medal for the second time.

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Mitch Marsh of Australia

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AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan

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Lachie Whtifield GWS Giants AFL 2016

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Steve Smith talks to Mitch Starc

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Australia's Nick Phipps is tackled by Ireland's Jonathan Sexton

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Wayne Bennett

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Jackson Bird celebrates

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Michael Cheika – not the coach we want, but the coach we need

Having reached the final of the Rugby World cup last year, with new coach Michael Cheika taking Coach of the Year honors, it seemed the sun was finally shining on Australian rugby.

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Fifteen key takeaways from the 2016 Tests

Yet another Test between the Kangaroos and Kiwis, finishing with a familiar tone. With the post-season Test still fresh in the rear-view mirror, here are the major takeaways from the clash.

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The matches to watch in the 2017 AFL season

The highly-anticipated draw for the 2017 AFL season has been released and there will be some matches and occasions that are well worth looking forward to as 17 clubs look to dethrone the Western Bulldogs as reigning AFL premiers.

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2017 AFL ladder predictions

By Connar Olsen, Today
2017 AFL ladder predictions

With the AFL fixture having been released, our attention moves towards next season.

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Adelaide needs a shiny new stadium

To stay competitive in the sporting landscape, Adelaide needs to step up its game, by building a state of the art rectangular stadium that can rival the best in the world.

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Big men have a day out in the NBA

By Sam Walker, Today
Big men have a day out in the NBA

Before the season, New Orleans Pelican Anthony Davis was under an injury cloud, yet that seemingly vanished after his monster opening game.

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Week 8 NFL betting tips

By James McLure, Today
Week 8 NFL betting tips

We’re in Week 8 now, and for punters there’s been more than enough form run under the bridge to make an educated betting tip… right?

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League of Legends World Championships: Grand Final preview and prediction

This is it, this is for all the marbles. The 2016 season comes down to a single game between two world championship organisations.

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My all time best T20 team

By Ritesh Misra, Today
My all time best T20 team

After naming my all time best Test Team and ODI team, encouraged by your responses, I am attempting an all time best T20 team.

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Cairns Taipans vs Melbourne United: Taipans get first win of season

Match Result: The Cairns Taipans, in their first home game of the year have also recorded their first victory with a nervous eight point victory over Melbourne United, who slump to their second straight loss. Travis Trice was the star, scoring 28 points while veteran Mark Worthington came up with a double-double. Cairns Taipans 83 […]

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Shield day two wrap: Batsmen on top

By Rellum, 27 Oct 2016
Shield day two wrap: Batsmen on top

Day two of the Sheffield Shield season was for the batsmen, echoing the thoughts and worries of many that we are going to see another summer of roads.

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Should we be confident or pessimistic about the Wallabies?

The Wallabies’ 2016 season is on the final stretch. There are five games against Wales, Scotland, France, Ireland and England.

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Papworth’s Sydney and Brisbane comp is not what rugby needs

Brett Papworth and his supporters want to take the NRC head on by having the four top teams in each of the Sydney and Brisbane Premier rugby competitions play a competition at the same time as the NRC.

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Do the All Blacks exploit the Pacific Islands?

There is no doubt that, thanks to the current World Rugby eligibility laws, New Zealand is the primary beneficiary of Pacific Island player drain.

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The bums on seats truth about the NRL draw

By Jason Hosken, 27 Oct 2016
The bums on seats truth about the NRL draw

If referees are triple-20 on the dartboard-of-discontent then the mathematical boffins behind the NRL draw must be bunkered in the bulls-eye.

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Shaun Marsh must be selected for the first test against South Africa

With the summer of cricket rapidly approaching, attention has turned to team selection as Australia look to beat South Africa in a series on home soil for the first time since 2006.

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LA Lakers basketballer Nick Young

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Fourie du Preez South Africa Springboks defeat Wales Rugby World Cup

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The NRL Bunker has been a major source of derision in 2016

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Illawarra Hawks vs Adelaide 36ers

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Matt Moylan of the Panthers runs the ball up

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Marika Koroibete of the Storm runs with the ball during the Round 20 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Sydney Roosters at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Saturday, July 23, 2016. (AAP Image/David Crosling)

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Canterbury Bulldogs NRL coach, Des Hasler,

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Israel Folau, Wallabies' fullback

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Geelong Cats coach Chris Scott

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