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eSports at the Olympics is a matter of time, not opinion

It would have been unthinkable half a century ago that skateboarding would ever be in the Olympic Games.

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Transparent stadium bags are being introduced into sporting venues around Australia in a bid to ease public safety fears, including terrorism concerns.

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Australian golfer Robert Allenby’s verified Twitter account has launched a tirade against his “haters”, taking exception to a reference to under-fire US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. After a one-year Twitter hiatus, Allenby’s account unleashed several attacks at a fellow golfer and critics, one who asked if he had any tips for Lochte. He seemed unhappy […]

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The Melbourne Storm-backed side entering the new eight-team all-Australian netball league next year will be known as Sunshine Coast Lightning.

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With the Rio Olympics commanding the sporting headlines worldwide yesterday, the greatest golfer of all-time made what will probably be his last appearance in an 18-hole event.

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Firebirds beat Swifts in netball thriller

The Queensland Firebirds have etched their name into the annals of trans-Tasman netball history, holding on for a thrilling sudden-death extra-time win over the NSW Swifts in Sunday’s grand final in Brisbane.

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Should eSports be considered sport at all? Newsflash: No one actually cares

The debate has raged, and will continue to for some time, about whether those who sit on comfy chairs and tap furiously on a keyboard for up to an hour at a time can be considered athletes.

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Adam Scott seeks relaxed approach to PGA Championship

Adam Scott believes releasing mental shackles from his game can boost his chances at this week’s PGA Championship.

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A Kiwi athlete and his journalist girlfriend are holed up in their apartment in Rio after military police at the centre of an alleged abduction showed up at their door.

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Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming’s governing body FINA said on Monday.

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Mo Farah has returned to the scene of his 2012 Olympic glory, completing his preparations to defend his distance double in Rio with a crushing sub-13-minute 5,000 metre victory at the London Diamond League meeting.

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Controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank has been released from hospital after he was wounded in what appears to be a drive-by shooting.

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Ethics in eSports: Trust is earned, and is easily lost

eSports is an industry in its infancy, largely purveyed, governed and consumed by those who have no idea what they are doing when it comes to big business.

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Tiger Woods to sit out rest of 2016

Tiger Woods will not play in any professional events for the rest of the season as he continues a lengthy recovery from back surgeries, bringing into question his future in golf.

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Golfing life began at 40 for Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson not only became Sweden’s first male major golf champion when he won The Open at Royal Troon.

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Henrik Stenson claims his first major in a shoot-out with Phil Mickelson

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson thrilled a Royal Troon crowd with a superb golf clinic overnight, with Stenson winning the 145th Open at Royal Troon.

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Phil Mickelson finished behind Henrik Stenson in the race for the British Open.

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The MCG Melbourne Cricket Ground at night

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Tracer

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Dustin Johnson putting on the 17th green

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Western Force rugby player Nick Cummins.

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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The Roar of the crowd

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UFC 202 preview: McGregor’s legacy on the line

It’s near-unbelievable to think that Conor McGregor (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) made his debut for the UFC just three years ago and in that time has risen to unparalleled prominence in the sport.

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OPL Grand Finals interview: Chief Swiffer and Chief Spookz on another El Classico

It’s that time of the year again, the OPL grand finals. This time, we’re in Brisbane at the Courier Mail Piazza.

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OPL Finals Preview: Legacy vs The Chiefs

By Russell Noble, 11 Aug 2016
OPL Finals Preview: Legacy vs The Chiefs

The OPL Finals are coming up and we’re left with two titans duelling it out on the Oceanic League of Legends mountain. Legacy and the Chiefs, two old foes clash in Oceania’s eSports equivalent of El Classico.

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98th US PGA Championship: Day two golf live scores, blog

Round two of the 98th US PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey is set to get underway early hours of Saturday morning (AEST). Players vying to claim the Wanamaker Trophy will need to battle thick rough, tight fairways and slick greens.

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98th US PGA Championship: Golf live scores, blog

The 98th US PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey is set to get underway early the early hours of Friday morning (AEST). Players vying to claim the Wanamaker Trophy will need to battle thick rough, tight fairways and slick greens.

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Quidditch World Cup 2016: Australia takes its first world title

Quidditch, or Muggle Quidditch as it’s also known, is the sport adapted from the fictional world of Harry Potter, and which recently held their 2016 World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Doping and the sports fan: How long until we turn our backs?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reported that yet more athletes have failed doping re-tests, bringing the total from the current tranche of re-tests to 98.

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Sporting Celebrations: The Weird and the Wonderful

After the Pakistan Cricket Team beat the Poms at the home of cricket, the lads got a little excited. Following their 75-run victory the tourists did something a little different, celebrating with a set of push-ups on the hallowed turf of Lords.

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Rory McIlroy: My golfing idol

By dylgolf, 21 Jul 2016
Rory McIlroy: My golfing idol

The small country of Northern Ireland has a population of approximately 1.8 million people. Out of that, a few years ago, a ‘phoenix’ by the name of Rory McIlroy arose to take the sport of golf and the world by storm.

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British Open golf final round: live updates, blog

The 145th British Open is looking like a tussle between Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson after the pair widened the gap to the rest of the players during the third round. Join The Roar for live coverage of the final round from 10pm (AEST).

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Open Championship Golf: Day 1 live scores, blog

The 145th Open Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club is set to get underway later tonight. Players vying to claim the Claret Jug will need to do so battling a tough golf course and stern weather conditions.

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A Tiger without claws: Should Woods hang up his boots?

“Well, I’m playing. I just need more time,” these words have had far reaching ramifications for Tiger Woods.

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British Open preview

By dylgolf, 12 Jul 2016
British Open preview

With the 145th Open Championship taking place at Royal Troon, I’ve decide to pick out and highlight the players I think will be in contention come Sunday.

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Day headlining for the Aussies at the British Open

World No.1 Jason Day will be leading the Australian charge at the British Open next week, along with the eighth-ranked Adam Scott.

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You call that a fight? Sporting lowlights of the week

Sport delivered more outlandish and unique moments this week.

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India on path to hockey redemption

By Aravind P L, 24 Jun 2016 New author!

Once the land where stick skills were synonymous with hockey skills, India has been struggling to identify as one of the strong contenders in recent times.

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Jason Day

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Jason Day the Players Championship

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Sage Northcutt

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Lowlights

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Jason Day

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