India had a firm grip of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia when the umpires called stumps on Day 3 of the fourth Test match at Dharamsala. Follow all the Day 4 action from 3pm (AEDT) right here on The Roar. The hosts resumed the third day at 6-248, as Wriddhiman Saha and Ravindra Jadeja helped

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Football fans across the country will be hoping for a Socceroos‘ win against the UAE on Tuesday night at Allianz Stadium to get Australia’s World Cup qualifying campaign back on track. Here’s everything you need to know to live stream the action online and watch it on TV. Kick-off is at 8pm (AEDT), and there

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Waratahs’ Foley in doubt for Crusaders

Par dans Sport le March 28, 2017 à 3:26 am

Bernard Foley’s concussion symptoms have returned after the NSW Waratahs star played in their Super Rugby win over Melbourne on the weekend. The Wallabies five-eighth is in doubt for the round-six clash with the Crusaders in Sydney on Sunday having missed the Waratahs’ opening four games after suffering the head knock in pre-season. The Waratahs

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ARU finally speaks out on Super Rugby future

Par dans Sport le March 28, 2017 à 3:24 am

The ARU has released a statement on the future of the Australian franchises’ in Super Rugby, responding to speculation about the possibility that one side may be cut from the competition. The statement reveals little other than to say that the process of deciding what format the competition will take in the future is still

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Lessons learned from Melbourne

Par dans Sport le March 28, 2017 à 2:10 am

The opening race of Formula One’s new era delivered a pleasantly surprising outcome, yet many departed Melbourne lamenting the racing spectacle as teams and drivers adapted to the overhauled regulations. Ferrari realised the expectations which testing produced, raising the prospect of a salivating showdown with an erstwhile peerless Mercedes, though a lack of overtaking was

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‘Mitigating circumstances’ and player safety

Par dans Sport le March 28, 2017 à 2:08 am

Player safety is all the rage at the moment, and rightfully so. Injuries are good for no one, not the advertisers, not the players, not the fans, no one. So it makes sense that many of the law changes reflect this increased player safety focus (think concussion tests and the like). Overall, these are positive

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Force chairman says franchise was set up to fail

Par dans Sport le March 28, 2017 à 1:14 am

Western Force chairman Tony Howarth says the club’s efforts to succeed have been undermined by Australian rugby powers. But he dismissed reports the Perth-based franchise is on the Super Rugby chopping block as speculation. Howarth has criticised the Force’s treatment, likening it to that of the cross-code rivals the West Coast Eagles, which were perceivably

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New Zealand might hold the upper hand in the third Test against South Africa, but they will need to make things happen in a hurry when the fourth day gets underway in Hamilton if they are to fight off the threat of a draw. Join The Roar for live scores from 8:30am (AEDT). Whether it

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The NRL should be congratulated for its recent crackdown on clubs for concussion breaches, but the record $350,000 fines only treated the symptoms of the disease – and not the cause. Concussion, we all know, is caused by blows to the head. It is an injury to the brain and long-term effects can be serious.

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A worrying story landed in my inbox late last week, pointing to the imminent death of Australian rugby. And not just at the professional level. The game, according to an article, is on its’ death bed at all levels nationally. Under the headline, ‘Soccer roars, rugby is disappearing’, Business Insider Australia ran a piece based

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Australia squander an elusive series win in India

Par dans Sport le March 27, 2017 à 7:29 pm

The Border-Gavaskar Trophy slipped out of Australia’s grasp in the space of one manic session yesterday in the fourth Test in Dharamsala. When Australia dismissed India for 332, limiting them to a lead of 32, the match was dead even. The tourists had the chance to set a target of 200-plus, which would have been

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Kenny Lowe, in the lead up to Perth’s match against newly crowned premiers Sydney FC, called them possibly the greatest A-League team ever. What about Ange Postecoglou’s 2010-11 Brisbane Roar team that won the league by eight points, with a goal difference of +32, playing some of the slickest football ever seen from an Australian

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Rugby league has been a major part of my life since I was eight years old. From the time I was able to properly pronounce Clinton Schifcofske’s name and articulate why there was such a fierce rivalry between the Eels and the Bulldogs, I’ve confidently expressed opinions on particular players, the clubs I like and

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AFL displays the need, the need for speed

Par dans Sport le March 27, 2017 à 6:58 pm

Round 1 of the AFL season was all about speed, and not the kind that West Coast players indulged in during the mid-2000s. Carlton had beaten Richmond often enough off the back of the speedy trio Eddie Betts, Jeff Garlett and Chris Yarran going back some years to when the Blues used to have a

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This weekend’s Australian Grand Prix was a rude awakening for reigning constructors’ champions Mercedes. Despite a questionable pit strategy that left race leader Lewis Hamilton stranded behind the glacially slow Red Bull of Max Verstappen, Vettel’s had no trouble holding pace with Hamilton in the early stages. Hamilton couldn’t even get close to the target

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There is a famous quote pertinent to Australian rugby right now. “If you don’t sacrifice for what you want, what you want becomes the sacrifice.” In other words, Australia must sacrifice a team to get what we all want – a stronger and more competitive Australian conference. South Africa must do the same. This philosophy

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Jury still out on Formula One’s 2017 regulations

Par dans Sport le March 27, 2017 à 6:06 pm

Almost no-one expected Ferrari to take the fight to Mercedes in Round 1, with the supposedly informed money being on Red Bull Racing putting together the class act of the field. The Australian Grand Prix result turned expectations on their heads. Indeed F1 in 2017 seems to only minimally resemble last year’s model, which in

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Expect a lot of runs in the future from the new-look Glenn Maxwell. Gone are the cowboy shots of reverse sweeping and ramping as the Victorian has been patiently playing every ball on its merits. Nothing like his first six Test innings in 2013 and 2014 with a top score of 37, where he scored

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For those who seek scandals, and who leech off the drama of others, welcome to your heaven. The Oceanic Pro League (OPL) has been inundated with controversies and conflicts over the course of its first attempt at moving the league into a weekly LAN environment, leaving a poor impression on the international audiences looking in

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Now don’t get me wrong, there is a lot wrong with Australian rugby at present, mainly in skill set and coaching. But according to the scribes, Australian rugby is on the verge of extinction. Why do Australians see their team as failures for coming second or, worst case, top five in the world? Do you

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