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Golf’s Olympic gold may not sparkle

News this week that Adam Scott was being given more time to decide if he would be available to represent Australia at the Rio Olympic Games raises the question of how significant the Olympic gold medal will be in the world of golf.

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Question marks remain over Australia’s batting, and the analysis of it

The historic day-night Test at Adelaide Oval was absolutely fantastic. Despite only lasting three days, the game generated plenty of excitement, discussion and drama.

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Not just pink: Plenty of Test cricket pointers in Adelaide

I think it’s fair to say the first ever day-night Test match has been a raging success. The spectacle returned to the game, the pink ball stood up very well, and the cricket itself was excellent.

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If this is football, how does Amor survive?

How is it that Guillermo Amor is still the Adelaide United coach after the team’s awful start to the season?

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Let the drivers drive – and nothing else

“I’m here to race,” Lewis Hamilton said after losing the Brazilian Grand Prix to teammate Nico Rosberg.

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The extraordinary coincidence between Fred Perry and Andy Murray

When Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon in 2013 he became the first Brit since Fred Perry beat Gottfried von Cramm at the home of tennis 79 years before.

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Detroit basketball: Drummond, Van Gundy, and the rise of the Pistons

It was just one play by Andre Drummond, but it may well have been enough to send the merest hint of an early-season shiver up the collective spines of 28* other teams.

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Former Carlton and Port Adelaide midfielder, Nick Stevens, has been blocked by AFL Victoria from accepting a country football coaching role due to a conviction relating to domestic violence.

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Groundhog Day for Pakistan with <em>another</em> comical run-out

The Pakistan cricket team’s struggles between the wickets have continued in their drawn T20 International against England at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium in the UAE in the early hours of Tuesday morning (AEDT).

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David Gallop asks football fans for positivity

Football Federation Australia’s relationship with fans of the game in this country is at a crossroad, and CEO David Gallop has called for positivity from the faithful in a press conference today.

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Twitter gets revenge for #suburbanterrorists jibe in Herald Sun

Susie O’Brien has taken the hysterical vitriol over A-League fans to a whole new level, and social media has predictably had a field day.

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Chris Cairns speaks after being found not guilty

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has been found not guilty of perjury and perverting the course of justice in his match-fixing trial.

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Starc set to miss tour of New Zealand: Rod Marsh

Rod Marsh doubts Australia’s injured spearhead Mitchell Starc will be back for the two-Test series starting in New Zealand on February 12.

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WATCH:  Jarryd Hayne’s replacement’s howler leads to calls for the Aussie’s return

There have been renewed calls in the US media for Jarryd Hayne to return to the San Francsico 49ers’ active squad after his replacement, Bruce Ellington, put in another disappointing performance against the Arizona Cardinals.

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One final haka for Jonah Lomu performed at memorial

There was a fitting farewell to Jonah Lomu at as Eden Park memorial on Monday with former teammates joining together for an inspiring haka.

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Fremantle fan jailed for assaulting off-duty police officer

24-year-old AFL fan, Cody Yarran, has been sentenced to eight months in jail for assaulting an off-duty police officer during a 2015 preliminary final between the Hawthorn Hawks and Fremantle at Subiaco Oval in Perth.

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Nathan Coulter-Nile

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Tim Southee New Zealand

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NRL CEO Dave Smith

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Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko, left, and Britain's Tyson Fury, right, exchange blows

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Steven Lowy and Peter Lowy

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What to think of Chris Cairns?

By Adam Julian, Today Video
What to think of Chris Cairns?

It’s 1996. ‘How bizarre’ is top of the charts. The All Blacks have finally conquered the Springboks in a South African series. I am ten years old. These are fun and innocent times.

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Ian Rush hopes Liverpool Legends can re-create “Champions League” atmosphere of Melbourne

Former Liverpool striker Ian Rush is excited by the “amazing opportunity” for the Liverpool Legends, ahead of their clash with Australia Legends in Sydney on January 7.

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Crusaders candidates: Jake White (Part 1)

With the Crusaders announcing that 2016 would be coach Todd Blackadder’s final season at the Super Rugby club, high-profile coaches are already sniffing out the possibilities of filling the role.

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Burgess, I’m not angry, just disappointed

In the words that are always the worst to hear, whether coming from parents, spouses or teachers: “Sam Burgess, I’m not angry… just disappointed.”

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Goodbye Kobe Bryant

By Heather Williams, Today Video
Goodbye Kobe Bryant

My heart sank a little at the announcement no NBA fan wanted to become a reality. It was inevitable, but I – like so many others – was not prepared for Kobe Bryant’s retirement.

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Should selectors have one final look at Ferguson?

Like most, I was baffled at the decision to include Shaun Marsh in the squad for the inaugural day-night Test. And even after his gritty and timely 49 played a big part in securing victory on Sunday evening, I’m still not convinced.

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Bruce Djite: It’s time to perform

By Liam Sheedy, Today Video
Bruce Djite: It’s time to perform

Adelaide United have a magnitude of problems. When you have no wins from eight games you cannot point the finger at one person.

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Rosberg claims hat-trick to close out the F1 season

The 2015 Formula One season came to its conclusion under the lights of Abu Dhabi, with Nico Rosberg completing a career-first hat-trick of wins.

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Round 7 of the 2015-16 W-League saw all the home teams lose to their travelling opponents.

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Test cricket selling out is not in the game’s best interests

The long anticipated Adelaide Test has come and gone, and now for the first time in cricket history, we can reflect on a non-red-ball Test match.

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Patriots go down in epic Sunday Night Football clash

With one game left in the round, Week 12 of the NFL has been a disappointing weekend of football. Two of the three Thanksgiving games were blowouts while just four of the Sunday afternoon games were decided by seven points or less.

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Day-night Tests still require improvements

It was short, but in the eyes of many, it was exciting.

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Underdone Aussies get the job done

By Andrew Pelechaty, Today Video
Underdone Aussies get the job done

Australia entered the Trans-Tasman series wondering how would they rebound after losing over 250 Tests’ worth of experience after the Ashes.

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If I was A-League King for a day of Glory…

Regardless of your chosen code, most fans have at one point in time voiced their opinion of how they would run things if given the job.

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Cricket Australia is neglecting the Sheffield Shield at its own peril

Cricket Australia have not made a single recent decision which is pro-Sheffield Shield. This summer was kicked off not with a few rounds of Shield but the One-Day Cup.

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Kobe Bryant to retire at season’s end

By Nathan Farebrother, 30 Nov 2015 Video
Kobe Bryant to retire at season’s end

After 20 seasons spent with the Los Angeles Lakers, five NBA championships, two Olympic gold medals and over 32,000 points (3rd all-time), NBA superstar Kobe Bryant will call time on his career at the end of the 2015-16 season.

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Usman Khawaja's contentious dismissal in the 2013 Ashes series was a prime example of the pitfalls of the DRS.

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New Zealand's Mitchell Santner lays on the ground

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Melbourne Heart player Harry Kewell announces his retirement

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College football, baby! (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry

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Josh Hazlewood

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365 Days of Sport - Rob Bryers and Kieren “Beefy” Blake

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The top 10 picks in the AFL draft line-up on stage

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Melbourne Victory fans

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