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Australia’s Cameron Bairstow has landed a three-year NBA deal with the Chicago Bulls.

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Rory’s glory at Hoylake

It was a double celebration for the McIlroy family at Hoylake overnight.A decade ago, Rory’s father Gerry and three mates pooled 400 pounds at 500-1 that Rory would win the British Open by the time he was 26.

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Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation on Sunday when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix.

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Fernando Alonso heaped praise on youngster Daniel Ricciardo on Sunday after he held the Australian off in a thrilling scrap to take fifth place for Ferrari in the German Grand Prix.

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Adam Scott was left to rue a mid-tournament lull and a hefty slice of bad luck after having to settle for a third successive top-five finish at the British Open.

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Valiant American Rickie Fowler said he couldn’t be disappointed after a superb week in which he came within two shots of catching British Open champion Rory McIlroy and a first major title on Sunday.

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Marc Leishman is building an impressive golfing resume and growing in belief he can become Australia’s next major champion.

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Danish rookie Kevin Magnussen hit back at Felipe Massa’s claim on Sunday that he was to blame for their first corner collision at the German Grand Prix, saying he had nowhere to go.

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Rory McIlroy has three of the four majors safely in the bag and he is already thinking about adding the final piece of golfing’s crown jewels at Augusta National next April.

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Ko wins in Ohio

By , 21 Jul 2014

New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has won her fourth LPGA tour event, coming from behind to win the Marathon Classic in Ohio.

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The only threat to McIlroy is himself

An on-fire Rory McIlroy will take a commanding six-shot lead over Rickie Fowler into the final round of the 143rd British Open tonight.

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Tiger Woods showed glimpses of his former greatness during a crafted opening three-under 69 at the British Open, but said it could have been lower if not for cameras clicking and mobile phones going off during his round.

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Let the Obscure Games begin

Submerged under the World Cup, Wimbledon, Tour de France and now the British Open, these Commonwealth Games could well be dubbed the Obscure Games.

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Gay secret behind Thorpe retiring: Hackett

Grant Hackett reckons former swimming teammate Ian Thorpe retired early because of the emotional burden of keeping secret the fact he was gay.

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Andrew Wiggins shows off in the NBA Summer League

Number 1 draft pick, Andrew Wiggins, has been putting his highly touted skills on display in the NBA’s Summer League this week.

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Hockeying for position in Glasgow

This column is a little later and more rushed than usual, because I’m sport shifting. And time shifting. I’m preparing to fly out to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this weekend.

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Adam Scott of Australia watches his shot from the 5th tee at the 2012 British Open

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The Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore

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Webber at the Monaco F1 track

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The Roar of the crowd

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Daniel Ricciardo’s rictus grin becoming a victor’s grin

Upon his appointment at Red Bull in place of countryman Mark Webber, the individual known primarily for sporting an eternal rictus grin wasn’t given much hope of competing with, much less routinely enjoying the measure of, his four-time World Champion teammate.

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Can Geale dethrone the middleweight king?

This Sunday afternoon (AEST), Australia’s Daniel Geale will attempt to conquer one of the most dangerous fighters in boxing when he takes on the undefeated Gennady Golovkin.

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10 rookies to monitor during NFL training camps

The NFL season is almost here! Buffalo has kicked off their training camp, with the rest of the NFL franchises to soon follow suit.

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In general, I usually have no idea what I’m talking about. When it comes to American Football, this couldn’t be more true.

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2014 German Grand Prix: Rosberg’s perfect week

Two home races for Mercedes’ drivers, and two home victories for Mercedes’ drivers.

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Lewis Hamilton may have been celebrating on home soil at the British Grand Prix, but it’s time for the German Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg’s home race at Hockenheim. Join The Roar for live race coverage from 9:30pm (AEST).

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McIlroy the magnificent at the British Open

By David Lord, 19 Jul 2014
McIlroy the magnificent at the British Open

Rory McIlroy has taken command of the 143rd British Open at Hoylake with back to back 66s.

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Where will Kevin Love end up?

By Steven Paice, 19 Jul 2014
Where will Kevin Love end up?

Let’s assume there are two realistic suitors for Kevin Love – Golden State and Cleveland. One is being asked to give up a streaky shooting guard and solid offensive power forward, and one the #1 pick in the recent draft and potentially the most explosive two-way player in the game.

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Reports emerging this week that Medicare is cracking down on professional sportspeople incorrectly claiming hundreds of thousands of dollars have sent shockwaves through all major sports codes in Australia.

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Fixing Ferrari: actions speak far louder than words

By Bayden Westerweller, 18 Jul 2014
Fixing Ferrari: actions speak far louder than words

July 2004. Ferrari and Michael Schumacher have won 10 of an optimum 11 races on the way to their sixth and fifth consecutive titles respectively.

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Formula One: What the frick is going on with FRIC?

Over the past two weeks there has been much talk about FRIC in Formula One. You might be thinking, what the frick is going on with FRIC.

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Is the time right for Australian basketball to Boom?

Australian basketball is booming, at least in some senses.

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LeBron’s homecoming: more straightforward than you’d think

When LeBron James left the city of Cleveland standing at the altar four years ago he took a lot more away from the city than just his basketball talents.

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How to improve the IndyCar series

By Andrew Kitchener, 17 Jul 2014
How to improve the IndyCar series

As much as I love the IndyCar Series, I’m a realist. I know the series is struggling to break into the mainstream consciousness in America, and is so far behind NASCAR that the open wheel series will probably never get back to the popularity it garnered in the mid-1990s.

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Following on from a previous article on the decline of Australian running since 2000, this article discusses the recent performance of Australia’s walkers and field event athletes.

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Rosberg commits to Mercedes

By Bayden Westerweller, 17 Jul 2014

Championship leader Nico Rosberg has committed his immediate future to Mercedes, agreeing a multi-year extension with the outfit.

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Australia's Anna Meares prepares to compete

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AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano  - Kimi Raikkonen

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Lebron James takes the ball up for the Miami Heat.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. of US (L) throws a right as he slips a punch from Canelo Alvarez of Mexico (R) during their WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight the MGM Grand Garden Arena, September 14, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. FP PHOTO / John GURZINSKI

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