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Team Analysis: Rabbitohs replace Latrell, Cowboys drop Drinkwater

The Rabbitohs and the Cowboys have made a call on their backlines after Latrell Mitchell and Valentine Holmes were ruled out with suspension and injury.

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‘Tim who?’: Zerafa blasts ‘boring’ Tszyu, claims he is living off father’s famous name

Michael Zerafa has accused Australian boxing rival Tim Tszyu of trading on his famous surname and branded him dull and one-dimensional.

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AFL Tribunal LIVE: St Kilda’s Ben Long and Essendon’s Dylan Shiel face Tribunal over bump bans

It’s the biggest night at the AFL Tribunal of the year, with two players facing lengthy suspensions for a pair of brutal bumps out of Round 6. Follow in our live blog below!

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F1 2020: Valtteri Bottas gives drivers the finger in Styrian Grand Prix

Formula 1 star Valtteri Bottas was spotted flipping the bird to rival driver’s as he helped Mercedes to a one-two finish at the Styrian Grand Prix.

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LIVE: NRL enforces tough COVID-19 restrictions for NSW clubs; Eels young gun cleared to return

The coronavirus spikes are threatening to impact the remainder of the 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership schedule.

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Chasing greatness: Scott McLaughlin could pass Peter Brock on all-time wins list this weekend

Scott McLaughlin could pass Bathurst legend Peter Brock on the all-time wins list as soon as this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park.

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AFL injury list, Round 7 — Casualty Ward: Nat Fyfe’s mistake may cost him Western Derby spot, Giants cop new injury blow

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is no certainty to play in Sunday’s massive Western Derby.

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New-look halves and big backline changes: NRL teamlists for Round 10

Round 10’s set of fixtures are shaping up to be make or break affairs for a whole host of teams as the NRL season reaches its midway point.

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Hooper: Barrett won’t rush to join the Bulldogs — but a lucrative deal may tempt him

Panthers assistant coach Trent Barrett will remain at the foot of the mountains for the rest of this season as Canterbury-Bankstown ramp up plans to get him to Belmore.

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Power Rankings: These 12 sides can win AFL’s most open flag race

Welcome back to the Power Rankings.

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Live updates: So much for a Sydney Grand Final? AFL ‘clearing out of NSW’ amid Covid spike

The AFL already had to flee Victoria, and now the league is setting up so it can abandon New South Wales too.

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Harry Grant responds to speculation he’ll quit the Storm for permanent Tigers switch

Harry Grant has become a fan favourite at the Wests Tigers, but the rising hooker says he’s given Melbourne “my word” he’ll return in 2021 as part of the NRL’s first loan deal.

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Michael Ennis calls for ‘experience’ to replace Dean Pay after ‘unfortunate’ Bulldogs exit

It’s been a tumultuous time for the Bulldogs but some element of clarity has been reached with the club immediately cutting ties with coach Dean Pay.

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Tigers prepared to do ‘whatever it takes’ after 77 NSW suburbs banned from QLD

Wests Tigers veteran Chris Lawrence says he’ll do whatever it takes to keep the season alive amid speculation NRL could move all teams to Queensland after the latest NSW COVID spike.

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‘Worry about your own club’: Kane Cornes fires back at ‘ahead of himself’ Damien Hardwick

Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes has criticised Richmond coach Damien Hardwick for taking aim at Sydney coach John Longmire after a low-scoring affair that had the footy world groaning.

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City set to go berserk with FIVE new signings after CL U-turn: Rumour mill

Manchester City are reportedly plotting a major summer overhaul after their Champions League ban was overturned.

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Maguire swings the axe as Tigers star Brooks pays price for missing whopping NINE tackles

WESTS Tigers halfback Luke Brooks has been axed in favour of Billy Walters and Benji Marshall in the halves as coach Michael Maguire continues his hard line stance on selecting the team on form.

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Cult hero gives all-time post-match interview... then gets the surprise of his life

Wycombe reached the Championship for the first time in their 133-year history after beating Oxford 2-1 at Wembley.

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Reds captain Liam Wright returns serve over time-wasting sledge from Matt Toomua

Reds captain Liam Wright has hit back at Rebels star Matt Toomua’s claims Queensland used time-wasting tactics in their 18-18 Super Rugby AU draw, but agreed the quicker the game was played, the better.

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Casualty Ward: Holmes grounded, Bunnies duo sidelined

North Queensland’s hopes of a top-eight finish have taken a massive hit with Valentine Holmes sidelined for 8-10 weeks.

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Team players love to beat most, Thumbs up for Origin shutdown: NRL player poll part two

Part two of the 2020 NRL players poll has been released with the team players love to beat revealed and the consensus on a standalone Origin series.

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Prescott’s got 48 hours to escape the franchise tag... but there’s a good reason to wait

Time is running out for the Dallas Cowboys and quarterback Dak Prescott to agree on a contract extension with the deadline now just two days away.

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Sebastian Vettel pushed closer to F1 exit with Mercedes set to sign Valtteri Bottas

Mercedes are expected to confirm that Valtteri Bottas has signed a new deal to remain as Lewis Hamilton’s teammate next season.

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AFL 2020: Jimmy Bartel burns Brian Taylor on Channel 7 during Richmond snoozefest

Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel has clipped Channel 7 star Brian Taylor live on air during a bizarre moment in Richmond’s dour win over the Swans.

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‘Like my head was going to blow’: Ex Pies star Jack Frost reveals toll of 14 concussions

Other parts of Australia could soon join Victoria in staying clear of busy public spaces as lockdown measures are reinforced to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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NBA stars have already broken the rules as model claims she was ‘invited to the bubble’

A pair of NBA players have broken the league’s bubble rules — and it’s only been a week.

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Gone camping: A-League superstar Diego Castro MIA for restart refusing to return to Perth Glory

When the A-League starts this weekend, Diego Castro will be in some remote part of Western Australia, Clark Griswold-style in a campervan, taking in the natural wonders of a largely untouched coastline, a million miles from care, with his family.

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Dean Pay was chewed up and spat out. This team would even make Bellamy’s head explode

Dean Pay has quit effective immediately, the Bulldogs are coachless and the board is no where to be seen.

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The Dogs need a new coach. Unless they fix these FIVE things it won’t matter who they pick

Dean Pay was handed a poisoned chalice when he took over the reigns at Belmore and whoever takes charge now will still be faced with a club far from the ‘Dogs of War’ we used to know.

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Please explain: ‘Seething’ Tigers demand answers over baffling contrast in Latrell, Leilua bans

Graham Annesley has explained the difference in the bans handed out to Joey Leilua and Latrell Mitchell.

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Bombers have flown ‘under the radar’ to become a major AFL contender’. These stats prove it

Essendon has flown under the radar in 2020 but a more mature and physical approach has the Bombers ready to compete for a top four spot.

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Reports: 320-game star asked to join Warriors player exodus and move on

Veteran forward Adam Blair has reportedly been asked to join the player exodus at the Warriors following the sacking of coach Stephen Kearney.

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‘Final straw’ revealed as Dean Pay breaks news to players he’s gone from ‘toxic’ Bulldogs

The Bulldogs have confirmed Dean Pay’s turbulent tenure as head coach is over after he met with the players at their Belmore headquarters on Tuesday morning to reveal he was quitting the crisis-hit club.

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Max Holloway urges fans to stop making threats over his loss to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251

Max Holloway has hit out at fans making threats over his controversial loss to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251.

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These are the leading contenders to replace Dean Pay — if they even want the job

Tensions in Belmore came to a boiling point last night when Bulldogs coach Dean Pay learnt of the club’s future plans, which didn’t involve him, and made the decision to walk out on the remainder of his contract.

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VAR clears ‘leg-breaker’ tackle as last-gasp goal stuns Manchester United

Manchester United missed the chance to move into the top four after conceding a 96th-minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw against Southampton.

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‘Made the fall guy’: Pay handed ‘s*** sandwich’ as Dogs’ Barrett move labelled ‘absurdly stupid’

The decision of Canterbury coach Dean Pay to quit the club has received a mixed reaction.

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MotoGP gun Pol Espargaro signs on to join Marc Marquez in all-star Honda team

Pol Espargaro will join Honda to race alongside Marc Marquez in 2021, with the MotoGP world champion’s younger brother Alex to drop into the satellite team, the manufacturer has announced.

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‘Misconceived, poorly informed’: F1 feud heats up for Renault and Racing Point

Racing Point have hit back at what they have labelled Renault’s “misconceived and poorly-informed” protest about the legality of their cars after the Styrian GP.

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PL’s four-way Champions League battle explained and the final-day blockbusters that will decide it

So, Manchester City will be in the Champions League next season, meaning the final three games of the Premier League season will be even more interesting than originally thought.

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Ex-Australia rugby boss unloads on All Blacks legend for ‘absurd’ claims

An Aussie strongman has finally hit back at Sir Steve Hansen, and he hasn’t missed.

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The 2018 draft pool is full of AFL stars. A Melbourne great has made some BIG calls in his re-rank

During 2018, all the rage was about a draft class which appeared all but certain to go down as Super Draft 2.0.

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‘Your name’s on the list... any interest?’: League great learns of Dogs coaching link live on air

Rugby league legend Laurie Daley’s name is apparently on a list of candidates at the Bulldogs as they search to replace Dean Pay as head coach.

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‘They didn’t commit crimes’: Thiem backs Djoker after ‘unnecessary’ Kyrgios criticism

World number three Dominic Thiem said on Monday tennis players “must learn” from the ill-fated Adria Tour and described Nick Kyrgios’ criticism of those who took part as “unnecessary”.

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Why tribunal downgrade for star Bomber would be ‘an embarrassment for the AFL’

AFL 360 co-host Mark Robinson has slammed any suggestion of a downgrade for Essendon star Dylan Shiel’s two-week suspension, outlining why it would be an “embarrassment for the AFL”.

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Lawyer for axed Raiders Curtis Scott blames poor form on police and legal drama

The lawyer for axed Canberra Raiders star Curtis Scott has blamed his poor form on his ongoing legal dramas and police’s reluctance to drop charges levelled against him.

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Trump: Native Americans would be ‘very angry’ about NFL team’s 87-year-old name change

The White House on Thursday doubled down on criticism of the Washington Redskins for retiring their name and logo, citing a news report that found the majority of Native Americans were not offended by it.

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England’s selectors face scrutiny after omitting Stuart Broad from first Test against West Indies

After 117 days of inaction, Test cricket made a triumphant return this week, and fans were treated to an old-fashioned thriller at an empty Ageas Bowl.

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NBA star Westbrook tests positive for COVID-19

Rockets star Russell Westbrook has tested positive for coronavirus and is quarantining, he announced on Twitter on Monday.

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Stuck in ‘no man’s land’, Hawthorn now has two choices. It might finally be time to take a hit

The most successful club of the AFL modern era has arrived at a fascinating and challenging crossroads. Again.

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NRL 2020: Phil Gould says officials ‘haven’t got a clue’

Former NSW coach and rugby league commentator Phil Gould has hammered the referees and the bunker in an incredible rant on Monday night.

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‘It happens every week’: Footage that proves the Swans aren’t to blame for ‘crap’ Tigers clash

Brisbane great Jonathan Brown says Richmond coach Damien Hardwick was wrong to blame Sydney for the dour and defensive nature of Sunday’s slog at the Gabba.

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Victorian clubs brace for extended road trip as Sydney’s Covid growth adds to AFL fixture chaos

Victorian clubs are bracing for 42 days on the road with the AFL set to stack July and August with as many games as possible.

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Australian tennis star Sam Stosur reveals birth of daughter Genevieve

Australian tennis star Sam Stosur has revealed she is a mother after her partner gave birth to a baby girl last month.

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Why AFL stars are being banned for bumps — and the ‘wrecking ball’ showing the right way

Carlton coach David Teague has floated two possible reasons behind AFL players suddenly copping multiple suspensions for bad bumps in the space of one weekend.

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The Giants are ‘miles off’ their best. Now they’re considering making a bold selection statement

The Giants are considering pulling a stunning selection move ahead of Saturday’s Round 7 game against Brisbane.

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Buzz calls for tougher action on cannonball tackles as Broncos captain gone for up to 8 weeks

Crack down harder. That’s the advice of one of league’s veteran journalists after this nasty cannonball tackle from Canterbury’s Reimis Smith which saw Broncos’ skipper Alex Glenn ruled out for a big chunk of the season.

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Four-try Penrith hero breaks Covid rules after partying with mates following freak debut

Penrith teenager Charlie Staines, who scored four tries in his debut NRL game on Saturday, has been stood down after breaching the coronavirus protocols.

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Bulldogs duo Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera win deregistration appeal

The deregistrations of former Bulldogs players Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera have been overturned on appeal.

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Three rivals circling sacked Dogs star after shock decision throws a spanner in the works

The Bulldogs have a conundrum on their hands after sacking Corey Harawira-Naera and Jayden Okunbor over the Port Macquarie schoolgirl scandal only to sensationally have the decision overturned at the independent NRL Appeals Committee.

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Steele Sidebottom breaks his silence, vows to ‘make amends’ after ban for protocols breach

Collingwood vice-captain Steele Sidebottom has confronted his teammates for the first time since his boozy protocols breach and vowed to “make amends” during a public apology for his actions.

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Europe, here we come! Man City see two-year CL ban successfully overturned

Manchester City will play in the Champions League next season after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned the club’s two-year ban from European football.

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Next stage of AFL fixture revealed as Suns play in primetime in Round 8, Hawks and Blues head to Perth hub

Gold Coast has been rewarded for an improved start to the season and will play its first ever primetime game to kick off Round 8.

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PL star’s brother shot dead in France with killer still on the run

Serge Aurier’s brother was shot dead at 5am this morning, according to reports.

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Bachar Houli reveals his mother’s COVID-19 battle during emotional plea to the community

Dual premiership Tiger Bachar Houli has pleaded with anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to take a test, revealing his mother is in ICU receiving “heavy treatment” for the virus.

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‘It’s a bit selfish’: A-League star calls out Liverpool legend Fowler over Brisbane exit

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler was “selfish” in opting not to return to Australia and finish the season with Brisbane Roar, according to his former striker Roy O’Donovan.

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Transfer Centre: One out, one in — Raiders sign another Pom who can replace Bateman

Canberra has snapped up another promising young Englishman who the club hopes can fill the void left by the departing John Bateman.

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‘Put that photo up in the rooms’: Selfless moment sums up beloved Blues veteran Kade Simpson

Carlton veteran Kade Simpson has been praised for an act of desperation late in his side’s thumping win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday night.

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AFL’s bump crackdown continues as Port star banned with Bombers heading to Tribunal

Port Adelaide veteran Brad Ebert has become the third player, following Essendon’s Dylan Shiel and St Kilda’s Ben Long, to be suspended for a bump out of Round 6.

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AFL’s bump crackdown continues as Port star banned with Bombers heading to Tribunal

Port Adelaide veteran Brad Ebert has become the third player, following Essendon’s Dylan Shiel and St Kilda’s Ben Long, to be suspended for a bump out of Round 6.

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John Longmire hits out at ‘completely unnecessary’ swipe over ugly slog as Damien Hardwick says sorry

Sydney coach John Longmire says Richmond counterpart Damien Hardwick’s comments about their “horrendous” game on Sunday were “completely unnecessary and unwarranted”.

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Latrell is a ‘physical beast’. But Cronk says he must find a balance to being ‘super aggressive’

Latrell Mitchell is out for two weeks as a consequence of his altercation with Josh Reynolds.

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NRL admits the Bunker made a howler. This is the reason no ref will be dropped

NRL’s head of football Graham Annesley has doubled down on his opinion the bunker made a serious blunder in Round 9, but he’s revealed the reason no video officials are likely to be dropped as a result.

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The real ‘robbery’ victim: Aussie champ’s scorecard debunks myth, exposes embarrassing UFC trend

New rule: the only time it’s acceptable to shout ‘ROBBERY!’ after a UFC title fight should be if a random fan has stormed the cage and literally ripped the belt from the waist of the champion.

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‘We’ve looked after the Aussies for years’: Ex-All Blacks coach fires shot at Super Rugby talks

Former All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has told New Zealand Rugby that it owes nothing to its Australian counterparts and has urged officials to stand firm in talks over the future of Super Rugby.

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Decades of resistance gives way in days as NFL team’s 87-year-old nickname is set to be scrapped

Decades of resistance gave way to mere days of deliberation.

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Calls intensify for AFL to address state of the game after Sunday’s Richmond-Sydney slog

Former Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has said “gradual rule changes” just aren’t getting the job done when it comes to improving the state of the game.

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‘You’ve got to be smart’: Rabbitoh urges Latrell to curb emotions after dog shot

South Sydney prop Thomas Burgess wants Latrell Mitchell to curb his emotional approach after he was suspended for two weeks for a swinging arm, opening the door for unwanted Rabbitoh Alex Johnston to replace him at fullback.

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Can’t recruit, can’t retain, can’t win: Gus unloads on Bulldogs debacle

Prominent commentator Phil Gould says the mess at Canterbury won’t be fixed until club powerbrokers make a call on the coaching situation beyond 2020.

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Cam Smith is no longer rated the best player in the game - in fact it’s not even close

The players have spoken and the results from part one of the annual player’s poll are in.

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Blog with Hoops: Only four teams can win the title. The rest are just making up the numbers

The NRL title appears a race in four with western Sydney arch-rivals Parramatta and Penrith the only genuine threats to the two most dominant teams of the past 20 years – the Roosters and Melbourne Storm.

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Mark Curtis 300 game milestone banner for McLaren Football Club

One step onto McLaren Vale Sporting Complex Oval and it was obvious local legend Mark Curtis was going home with the “mug”.

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LeBron to the rescue as ‘f*ck you’ email blows up in reporter’s face

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James offered a tweet of support for ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski, who has reportedly been suspended for a vulgar response to an email from a US senator.

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‘It’s not on’: Luke McDonald calls Conor McKenna to apologise for controversial Covid-19 sledge

North Melbourne’s Luke McDonald has apologised to Essendon’s Conor McKenna for his Covid-19 taunt on the weekend.

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Gorden Tallis hit Cameron Smith with a brutal ‘ref’ sledge. The Storm great’s response was just as good

He may have won a record 300th NRL game but Cameron Smith could not escape a hilarious question from Fox League’s Gorden Tallis after their 20-14 win on Saturday night.

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‘I’ve had enough of the Bunker’: $2M joke slammed after weekend of terrible calls

League legend turned Fox Sports commentator Michael Ennis has suggested the NRL’s bunker should “take a week off” after a weekend of contentious calls that left players and fans scratching their heads.

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F1 giants make epic blunder, golden Daniel Ricciardo chance goes up in smoke: 5 things

Lewis Hamilton is up and running in 2020 with his first win of the season, while last year’s main rivals, Ferrari, is in free fall after a first-lap bungle of epic proportions.

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Why Ferrari’s disaster is only the tip of iceberg for F1 powerhouse

After another failed qualifying on Saturday, Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto knew the situation for the F1 giant was dire.

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‘It’s a sickness’: Tszyu delivers ‘obsessed’ warning, but Horn lashes ‘cocky’ favourite

Jeff Horn and Tim Tszyu will get in the ring on Wednesday, August 26 in Townsville after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the all-Aussie mega-fight initially scheduled for April.

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The famous name Raiders need to sign because they ‘can’t win comp’ without Hodgson: Talking Points

There’s a belief Canberra’s 2020 premiership hopes are shot with the news star hooker Josh Hodgson won’t be back from a knee injury this season.

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‘He’d be the one’: Kane Cornes’ staggering call on Hawthorn’s next captain

Port Adelaide great Kane Cornes believes Hawthorn should consider James Sicily to replace Ben Stratton as the club captain.

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Dana White tells Paige VanZant to look elsewhere after she ‘got smoked’

Tough day Sunday for Paige VanZant.

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NRL 2020: Titans’ $1.25m David Fifita deal ‘most ridiculous in history’

The Titans have come under fire for their monster offer to lure David Fifita to the Gold Coast as rugby league pundits question the wisdom of the big-money play.

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Honeymoon over for Lampard as Chelsea’s glaring weakness exposed: What we learned in PL

Chelsea’s defensive frailties reawakened the race for a place in the Champions League next season as a 3-0 defeat at Sheffield United gave the chasing pack hope of a late season collapse.

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‘Save her’: Inside the phone call that changed McLachlan’s life and ‘miracle’ ending

In January 2013, sports broadcaster Hamish McLachlan received a phone call that would change his life forever.

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Rookie Eels prop removed from bubble as club waits on COVID results from crowd

Parramatta rookie prop Stefano Utoikamanu has been removed from the club’s bubble after his broke the game’s strict biosecurity protocols but can return if the members of the public he contacted are cleared of coronavirus.

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The Hawks need a rebuild - and Jordan Lewis doubts Clarko is the man to lead it

Four-time premiership Hawk Jordan Lewis has questioned whether Alastair Clarkson is the right man to lead the club through the “three-to-five year process” of rebuilding, suggesting assistant coach Sam Mitchell could be better equipped for the role.

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The new ‘plague’ sweeping the AFL, the Pies’ tricky cap squeeze: AFL Talking Points

The AFL world is being struck by a particular injury plague this season.

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Aussie Ryan Broekhoff puts family ahead of NBA restart after wife tests positive to COVID-19

Australian Philadelphia 76ers forward Ryan Broekhoff won’t partake in the NBA season restart in the Orlando bubble later this month after his wife tested positive for COVID-19.

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AFL Report Card: Blues emerge as finals contenders, Hawks flop under pressure

Carlton is back in the top eight after a remarkable win over the Western Bulldogs.

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