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Embattled National Football League boss Roger Goodell vowed on Friday to put the sport’s “house in order” amid a firestorm over the NFL’s handling of off-field violence involving players.

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If Daniel Ricciardo is going to win this year’s Formula One world championship, something good needs to come of the next two races.

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US police have arrested Jonathan Dwyer of the Arizona Cardinals on suspicion of assault, just the latest NFL player to hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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Ball in Ford’s court as Penske, DJR and Marcos Ambrose team up

V8 Supercars has a new super team following the union of American giant Penske Racing with veteran local team Dick Johnson Racing and return of two-time champion Marcos Ambrose. But can we add Ford into the mix?

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What will happen to the British Open if Scotland gain independence?

The world’s golfing elite will be closely watching Thursday’s Scottish Independence Referendum, with the fate of St Andrews at stake.

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He’s already won two V8 Supercars championships, now Marcos Ambrose has his sights set on victory at Bathurst.

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Former world cricket boss Malcolm Speed will head Cycling Australia’s overhauled board as the governing body continues to recover from its financial disaster.

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American journeyman Billy Horschel has outplayed the best golfers in the world in the last month.

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Mick Doohan has backed his teenage compatriot Jack Miller’s anticipated jump to MotoGP next year, but says having the right bike will be crucial.

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Marcos Ambrose to return to V8 Supercars with DJR Team Penske

Australian V8 Supercars legend and NASCAR driver Marcos Ambrose is returning to Australia to drive with DJR Team Penske, the driver has confirmed today.

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[VIDEO] Rossi sparks title bid with San Marino win

Italian great Valentino Rossi led a Yamaha one-two to claim his maiden win of the season at the San Marino Moto GP and launch his bid for a 10th world title.

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Jamie Whincup has opened up a championship-winning lead in the V8 Supercars championship with an emphatic Sandown 500 victory.

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Greg Norman is recovering from a chainsaw accident that nearly cost him his left hand, but not his sense of humour.

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Alberto Contador has won his third Vuelta a Espana as Italian Adriano Malori took victory on the final stage 9.7km timetrial in Santiago de Compostela.

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Lleyton Hewitt recorded his 41st Davis Cup singles win and Nick Kyrgios his second as Australia took a two-nil lead over Uzbekistan in the World Group play-off in Perth on Friday.

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Minjee Lee is holding off the butterflies ahead of the Evian Championship in France but the Australian reckons they might flutter when she tees off in her debut as a pro golfer.

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Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen (Photo: Ferrari Scuderia)

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Angola's forward Eduardo Mingas (L) vies with Australia's centre Nate Jawai (R) during the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships group D match Australia VS Angola at the Gran Canaria Arena in Gran Canaria on September 4, 2014. Angola won 91-83. AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN

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Marin Cilic holds aloft the US Open trophy after beating Kei Nishikori in the final (Photo: AFP)

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Kei Nishikori is looking to become the first Japanes Grand Slam winner in... well (Photo: Wiki Commons)

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Singapore F1 Grand Prix: 2014 Formula One live blog, preview

Can Mercedes break Red Bulls run at the Singapore Grand Prix and wrap up the constructors championship tonight in Round 14 of the Formula One season? Join The Roar for a live blog of the Formula One Grand Prix from Singapore from 10:00pm (AEST).

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[VIDEO] Mark Hunt vs Roy Nelson: UFC highlights, blog, round-by-round updates

The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads to Japan as Mark Hunt takes on Roy Nelson in a heavyweight showdown. Join The Roar for live round-by-round updates of all the action from 5:00pm (AEST).

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Why 1999 is my favourite year in sport

By Benjamin Conkey, 20 Sep 2014 Video
Why 1999 is my favourite year in sport

Pre September 11, pre Kim Kardashian being a celebrity, pre sharing pictures on an iCloud, 1999 was a great year. The world’s biggest threat wasn’t terrorism but whether our electronic devices would survive the Y2K Bug.

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NFL needs to get its house in order so we can focus on the game

Cast your minds back through the crises to hit Australian sport over the year. The underarm delivery, Wayne Carey, and the ASADA investigations into Essendon and Cronulla are three that come to mind.

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Big Dawg’s Dodgy NFL Tips Week 3

By Brin Paulsen, 19 Sep 2014

After two weeks it seems harder than ever to get a read on most teams, with plenty of the impressive week one performers failing to show up for their second outing.

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5 NHL teams on the rise in 2014-15

By Andrew Kitchener, 19 Sep 2014

Last season was down year for some of the sport’s bigger franchises, so here are five teams who I think are destined for great things in the coming season.

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6 NHL players set to bounce back in 2014-15

By Andrew Kitchener, 18 Sep 2014
6 NHL players set to bounce back in 2014-15

NHL training camps open for business this week, meaning there’s not long until the anticipated 2014-15 season gets underway, with the Los Angeles Kings defending their Stanley Cup championship.

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Rod Laver: Still the greatest amid all the racket

By Andrew Jardine, 17 Sep 2014

A bronze sculpture of a golfer stands in a club near London. Few fans looking at it will recognise his face, let alone his hands.

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One of the great cult heroes of the fight game is a proud Sydneysider.

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Pied Piper Goodell is slowly leading the NFL off the edge

The National Football League has had so many issues in the past few weeks. What should have been a positive start to the season has been undermined by significant bad press.

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The running game gains momentum in NFL

By Cameron Mee, 16 Sep 2014

What a bizarre Monday morning of football that was. Just one quarterback threw for more than 300 yards, with the Packers’ Aaron Rodgers having no choice but to throw the ball after his team found themselves down 21-3 midway through the second half.

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Trial by media: Ray Rice not his wife’s only abuser

Had it not been for some timely video footage, Ray Rice would now be free to play for the Baltimore Ravens. Fans would be lining up to buy his shirt and get his autograph.

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The professional field for Ironman 70.3 on the Sunshine Coast was stacked with local and international talent and the large crowd who packed onto the Mooloolaba Esplanade on Sunday were treated to a tight, exciting race.

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College football 2014: Week Three heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, 15 Sep 2014

Another weekend of college football is in the books, so let’s go through who was great on the gridiron with my Week Three Heroes.

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College football 2014: Week Three villains

By Andrew Kitchener, 15 Sep 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 Three Villains.

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After the field was set yesterday for the Sandown 500, today is race day, as the first endurance race of the 2014 season gets underway. Join The Roar for Race 29 of the V8 Supercar championship from 1:20pm (AEST).

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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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Australia's Lleyton Hewitt

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V8s Holden Ford

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Gai Waterhouse had a hand in everything on Golden Slipper Day 2013

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Nick Kyrgios will be looking to help Australia return to their Davis Cup glory days. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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