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Dogs await Roughead eye injury update
AFL

Dogs await Roughead eye injury update

The Western Bulldogs are waiting on an eye specialist's diagnosis of Jordan Roughead's eye injury, but are confident the ruckman will play in the grand final.

Bradley Wiggins has denied he was trying to gain an unfair advantage when he obtained permission to use a banned drug
CyclingWiggins denies seeking advantage

Bradley Wiggins has denied he was trying to gain an unfair advantage when he obtained permission to use a banned drug before some of his biggest races.

Marquez in pole position for Spain MotoGP
MotorMarquez in pole position for Spain MotoGP

Honda's Marc Marquez has dominated qualifying for the MotoGP Grand Prix of Aragon to take the record-equalling 64th pole position of his career.

Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney is still
FootballWayne Rooney's still 'my man': Mourinho

Jose Mourinho says Wayne Rooney is still "his man" and a big player for Manchester United after the captain sat out the 4-1 thumping of Leicester.

Rooney dropped by Mourinho for EPL match
FootballMan Utd smash Leicester 4-1 in EPL

A Wayne Rooney-less Manchester United have destroyed Premier League champions Leicester City 4-1 at Old Trafford.

Storm set up Sharks NRL grand final
NRLStorm to face Sharks in NRL grand final

Tries to Cooper Cronk and Cheyse Blair have earned Melbourne a 14-12 preliminary-final win over Canberra and a NRL grand final showdown with Cronulla.

Little things prove costly for AFL Giants
AFLLittle things prove costly for AFL Giants

GWS Giants have been left to rue the little things after their six-point AFL preliminary final loss to the Western Bulldogs.

AFL

Dogs await Roughead eye injury update
AFL

Dogs await Roughead eye injury update

The Western Bulldogs are waiting on an eye specialist's diagnosis of Jordan Roughead's eye injury, but are confident the ruckman will play in the grand final.

Patton rues Giants' AFL near-miss
AFL

Patton rues Giants' AFL near-miss

GWS forward Jon Patton is lamenting a near-miss season for his AFL club.

Dogs hope GF grit can topple Swans
AFL

Dogs hope GF grit can topple Swans

The Western Bulldogs' resilience in winning close games this season has raised confidence they have what it takes to win a first AFL premiership since 1954.

It's rare for an AFL coach to be proud of the opposition after a preliminary final loss, but that's the sentiment expressed by GWS mentor Leon Cameron
AFL

Leon Cameron proud of Dogs' AFL fight

It's rare for an AFL coach to be proud of the opposition after a preliminary final loss, but that's the sentiment expressed by GWS mentor Leon Cameron.


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League

Smith pleased Gallen gets GF shot in NRL
NRL

Smith pleased Gallen gets GF shot in NRL

Storm captain Cameron Smith has claimed he's pleased to see rival skipper Paul Gallen get a crack at the NRL premiership.

This is just the start for Raiders: Stuart
NRL

This is just the start for Raiders: Stuart

Canberra's renaissance came to a crashing halt in the preliminary final against Melbourne, but coach Ricky Stuart predicts a new era for the club.

Storm not fazed if crowd behind Sharks
NRL

Storm not fazed if crowd behind Sharks

Melbourne skipper Cameron Smith says it would be nothing new for the grand final crowd to be against the Storm.

NRL

Giants secure Super League status for 2017

Huddersfield's 23-22 victory over Hull KR in the last round of the Super 8s Qualifiers has secured their place in Super League for 2017.


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Football

Football

Arsenal crush Chelsea on Wenger's big day

Arsene Wenger celebrated the 20th anniversary of his appointment as Arsenal manager with a 3-0 thumping of London rivals Chelsea.

Liverpool thump Hull in EPL
Football

Liverpool thump Hull in EPL

Liverpool have thumped Hull 5-1 in the English Premier League.

Football

Barcelona close La Liga gap on Real

Las Palmas held La Liga leaders Real Madrid to a 2-2 draw as Barcelona thumped Sporting Gijon 5-0 to move within one point of top spot on the ladder.

Perfect City outdo United again
Football

Perfect City outdo United again

Manchester City have beaten Swansea to chalk up their best start to a top-flight campaign as Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal also joined the goal fest.


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From the Lowdown

VerbalsAnimal crackers

Jobe Watson's dog features alongside pigs and a Singaporean lizard in this week's best quotes, bitches and tweets.

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Alastair Clarkson is in denial about the end of Hawthorn's era.
AFL

All things must pass

The Hawthorn era is at an end, despite the protestations of Alastair Clarkson, while the Dogs are just entering their prime.


Tadhg tips the prelims
AFL

Tadhg tips the prelims

Tadhg Kennelly gives us his tips for this weekend's preliminary finals, which begin tonight with the Cats taking on the Swans at the MCG


'Sharks can put history to bed'
NRL

'Sharks can put history to bed'

Brad Fittler says a Cronulla premiership would do more than just prove Jack Gibson wrong.