Uber-flat English pitches would mar World Cup

Pakistan just became the first team in ODI history to score 340-plus in three consecutive innings, yet still lost all of those matches in England. That’s how insanely batting-friendly English conditions have become in ODIs. Despite not having a dominant batting line-up Pakistan have still piled up massive scores of 361, 358 and 341 so […]

A sensible conclusion to the Greg Inglis salary cap situation

So South Sydney get a million bucks in salary cap relief following Greg Inglis’ retirement? Sounds about right. Following the former Queensland skipper’s resignation in April, discussion turned – a little too quickly – from a celebration of one of the all-time great careers to what was going to happen with the Rabbitohs’ salary cap. […]

Evan Daniels picks Washington for Jaden McDaniels

(Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports) Kentucky’s momentum with 2019 five-star forward Jaden McDaniels has officially swung the opposite direction. This morning, recruiting guru Evan Daniels put in a Crystal Ball pick in favor of the Washington, giving the Huskies six consecutive predictions on 247 Sports. Daniels joins recruiting insiders Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater, among others, […]

24th horse dies at Santa Anita Park, another dies at Pimlico Race Course

Santa Anita Park 24 horses have now died in five months at Santa Anita Park in California. Commander Coil, a 3-year-old gelding, sustained a shoulder injury while galloping during training hours on Friday morning and had to be euthanized. It was the 24th fatality since December 26 and the first since March 31. “Equine shoulder […]

De’Aaron Fox hosts Mother’s Day basketball camp in Sacramento

Back in March of 2000, former Kentucky star De’Aaron Fox’s mother, Lorraine, was diagnosed with breast cancer. After undergoing surgery, participating in four rounds of chemotherapy every three weeks, 40 rounds of radiation, regular maintenance, blood work and scans, she finally beat the disease, where she has been cancer-free ever since. For the current Sacramento […]

When is the A-League grand final? Perth Glory vs Sydney FC start time, date, venue, key information

The A-League grand final is upon us to cap off another season, and minor premiers the Perth Glory will be looking to do the double as they host a red-hot Sydney FC at Optus Stadium in Perth on Sunday, May 18. This is The Roar’s complete guide to the match. Kicking off at 6:30pm (AEST) […]

How to watch the FA Cup final online or on TV: Manchester City vs Watford live stream, TV guide, start time, key information

The final of one of football’s most prestigious competitions has arrived, as EPL champions Manchester City clash with Watford in the final of the FA Cup. This is The Roar’s guide to live streaming the match online, or watching it on TV. The FA Cup final will be played on Sunday, May 19 at 2am […]

Expectation vs reality: Pick 1 is just a number

When called upon we always want to deliver. Whether it’s a deadline set by an employer, a favour from a best friend or to perform on sport’s biggest stage, it’s basic human instinct. From an NBA standpoint, pick No. 1 is the golden ticket. It’s a chance to revolutionise the franchise and give fans hope. […]

A tale of two disasters

The careers of two footballers were derailed yesterday. Israel Folau’s $4 million contract was torn up and Jack de Belin failed in his attempt to overturn the NRL stand-down ban. The legal fees in both cases were crippling and have to be paid by the players. My original opinions that both actions were misconceived were […]

The Warriors are loving Kodi Nikorima and the Broncos are better off without him. Go figure!

There was something about the Broncos versus Roosters clash that led many to believe Brisbane had more than a hope in Hades. I’m not quite sure why, considering the Roosters 8-1 record and the Broncos’ rather questionable recent form. Yet, to their credit, Brisbane lifted and challenged the Roosters from the outset. It was to […]