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A 16-foot bronze statue was unveiled in England yesterday, saluting Arthur Wharton’s trail-blazing sporting career in the late 19th century.

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Peyton Manning broke Brett Favre’s all-time record for touchdown passes, leading Denver to a 42-17 rout of San Francisco to cap a scintillating Sunday in the NFL.

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Rafael Nadal is feeling “scared” over his first appearance in a decade at the Swiss Indoors tournament, with the shadow of unavoidable appendix surgery hovering over the great Spaniard.

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Peyton Manning breaks touchdown pass record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has surpassed the touchdown pass record, formerly held by Green Bay legend Brett Favre, after throwing for three TDs in a game against the San Francisco 49ers.

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Sizzling Cairns are the only unbeaten team after just two NBL rounds, but Melbourne United have emerged from a tumultuous week with their first win.

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Australian MotoGP organisers are claiming a successful meet after a stunning conclusion to the grand prix weekend.

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Valentino Rossi can’t add a seventh MotoGP championship to his storied career this season, but he shows he still has what it takes to register a fighting win.

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Australia has a winner again on Phillip Island with Jack Miller storming home for a victory that keeps alive his Moto3 title hopes.

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The Hayne Plane has lift-off, jetting out of Sydney and into the great unknown on Sunday night.

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Jarryd Hayne’s incredible footballing instincts are what can lift him above other NFL hopefuls to be a success in America.

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While no one knows how Jarryd Hayne’s US adventure will turn out, it surely couldn’t end any worse than that of Australia’s first player in the NFL.

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Australia are preparing to face an England netball team still smarting from their Commonwealth Games defeat when the countries open their Test series in Bendigo on Sunday.

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Australia’s Olympics chief has urged all sporting bodies to bring their anti-drugs codes up to world standard or risk not being able to participate in major events.

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Pete Carroll, coach of the NFL champion Seattle Seahawks, is excited by the possibility NRL superstar Jarryd Hayne could make it in the NFL.

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Alonso buys shares in tin foil

The driver market is a beautiful thing. Not only does it keep the Formula One news cycle turning in what is traditionally a barren time of year, it also gives writers the chance to fill countless column inches with phrases like ‘it is understood’ and ‘sources say’.

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Eyeing off far greater spoils, Nick Kyrgios has no regrets about prematurely ending his spectacular 2014 campaign despite it potentially costing him an Australian Open seeding.

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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arryd Hayne struggles to get past Queensland defenders in Origin 2

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Sally Pearson claims the Women in Sport award

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The Roar of the crowd

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The Sahara Force India Formula One team has announced that Nico Hulkenberg will be retained for the upcoming 2015 Formula One season.

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The Patriots managed to make the AFC Championship last season with a plethora of key injuries. The two biggest injuries were those to Rob Gronkowski and Vince Wilfork.

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The five essential components of trash talk

Whether it’s hyping up a fight, chanting in a stadium, unnerving the opposing side, or a condescending form of self promotion, the art of trash talk has found its way into sports culture.

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Token American answers: Hayne’s likeliest scenarios

The consensus among Australians is that Jarryd Hayne’s athletic future sounds surprisingly pessimistic compared with what Americans would say if the reverse happened.

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2014 WTA Finals: Preview and draw (Part II)

On the weekend, I previewed the WTA Finals’ Red Group, which consists of Serena Williams, Simona Halep, Eugenie Bouchard and Ana Ivanovic.

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Rossi rules on the Island as the Hondas fall

By Jawad Yaqub, 20 Oct 2014 Video
Rossi rules on the Island as the Hondas fall

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi claimed victory at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, after a dramatic race in which both factory Honda bikes failed to see the chequered flag.

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There is no denying that mixed martial arts, like most sports, is a physical endeavour. An arduous one at that.

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The Roar’s weird sports series: Kabaddi

By Ben Gibbon, 20 Oct 2014
The Roar’s weird sports series: Kabaddi

The word Kabaddi has begun to enter the modern Western vernacular, however, one could safely assume that very little is known about the odd Indian sport – and there is good reason for this.

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The Hornets have Charlotte buzzing again

By Nick Jungfer, 20 Oct 2014
The Hornets have Charlotte buzzing again

It’s been over a decade since there was genuine excitement surrounding professional basketball in Charlotte. This season the Hornets name and colours are back, and while things like the logo, jerseys and name seem trivial, they really are a big deal.

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Golovkin versus Rubio – Why did they bother?

By The Plainsman, 20 Oct 2014

On 18th October at the Stub Hub Centre in California, Genady “GGG” Golovkin, the middleweight champion from Kazakhstan, faced up to challenger Marco Antonio Rubio from Mexico.

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College Football 2014: Week 8 heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, 20 Oct 2014

There were some big performances this weekend in college football, so let’s have a quick look at my Week 8 heroes.

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College Football 2014: Week 8 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, 20 Oct 2014

Another weekend of college football is in the books, so let’s go through who let themselves down on the gridiron with my Week 8 villains.

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[VIDEO] 2014 Australian MotoGP highlights: Phillip Island coverage, blog

RACE RESULTS: Moto GP – Valentino Rossi wins an action packed race in the Moto GP.

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The top 10 players in the NFL right now

By Slater Jackson, 19 Oct 2014
The top 10 players in the NFL right now

This is a look at the top players in the NFL right now, not taking into account previous seasons or career resume.

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On November 8, Dan Kelly will be making his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold versus Bisping at the Allphones Arena in Sydney.

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2014 WTA finals: Preview and draw (Part I)

By mastermind5991, 19 Oct 2014
2014 WTA finals: Preview and draw (Part I)

After a season where we have seen four exceptional Grand Slam champions, first-time winners and numerous surprises, the world’s top eight women have converged onto Singapore to contest the final major trophy up for grabs in 2014 – the WTA Finals.

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Manning gets a pass away.

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Sweden goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (source: Wikipedia Commons)

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Marc-Marquez-MotoGP

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NSW Blues' Jarryd Hayne scores the opening try during Game I of the the 2013 State of Origin

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Jarryd Hayne misses out on State of Origin

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Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo

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