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Fear and loathing at Indianapolis and Monaco

The Indy 500 and Monaco Grand Prix are the jewels in the crown of their respective categories, and provide a bumper double for motorsport fans this weekend.

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A way to reshape Formula One for the better

Monaco is Formula One’s happy place. The impractical and dangerous streets of the cash-loaded principality have no real business forming a Formula One track, but this rusted-on race has come to represent that anything is possible for Formula One.

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ust a week after producing a widely-publicised raft of radical proposals to reform the sport, Formula One’s controversial ‘Strategy Group’ was on Thursday described as “not fit for purpose” by leading team bosses who want to see it scrapped as soon as possible.

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Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor could be a must-have for every tennis player

I was worried about how useful Sony’s Smart Tennis Sensor would be as I stepped onto the court to give it a whirl, but it quickly became clear that the seemingly simple little sensor has the potential to drastically improve the game of anyone that’s even half serious about it.

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Lewis Hamilton signs three-year extension with Mercedes

Mercedes have announced that reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has signed a new three-year deal, extending his stay with the German marque until 2018.

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Bernard Tomic’s struggles on clay have continued ahead of the French Open, the Australian No.1 retiring during his first round ATP match in Nice.

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Formula One bosses: Stop killing our sport

In what was billed as a pivotal meeting for the future direction of the sport, the Formula One strategy group met on Thursday and decided to accelerate Formula One’s demise.

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The Spanish Grand Prix we had to have

Formula One fizzled back into life last weekend as teams and drivers reconvened in Barcelona for the start of the European middle leg of the 2015 season.

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Motorsport fans: What to watch aside from Formula One

After another processional Grand Prix, the entertainment value of Formula One is again under the spotlight. While the Circuit de Catalunya always tends to produce a borefest, it’s become a common occurrence in Grand Prix racing.

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Adam Scott and Tiger Woods on the rankings slide

Two former world number ones, Adam Scott and Tiger Woods, are in urgent need of an adrenalin boost.

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Australia is set to field three seeded players at the French Open, with Nick Kyrgios’ win over Roger Federer helping him to a career-high ranking.

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Formula One season proper starts in Spain

In some respects the opening four rounds of the season are points-paying testing rounds.

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Daniel Ricciardo continued smiling Thursday as he admitted that Red Bull’s setbacks this season have forced him to revise his ambitions.

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Nick Kyrgios knocks off Roger Federer, sets sight on French Open

After defeating his childhood hero, Roger Federer, in three sets at the Madrid Open, Australian young-gun Nick Kyrgios finds himself staring at a likely seeding for the 2015 French Open.

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[VIDEO] Kyrgios defeats childhood hero Federer at Madrid Open

Rising Australian star Nick Kyrgios has produced a stunning upset to knock his boyhood idol, world No.2 Roger Federer, out of the Madrid Open.

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Skylines and Mustangs set to shakeup V8 Supercars

History could repeat for Australian touring cars as the V8 Supercars grid looks set to welcome the likes of Nissan Skylines and Ford Mustangs, in a throwback to eras when the performance models dominated the series.

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Kurt Fearnley has set his sights on competing at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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John Senden of Australia tees off during the second round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari

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Where does Craig Lowndes rank among the greats? (Photo: Red Bull Racing Australia)

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The Roar of the crowd

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Djokovic primed to seize immortality

By Hugh Clarke, 21 May 2015 Video
Djokovic primed to seize immortality

While journeyman, young guns, and everyone in between battle their way through the qualifying rounds of Roland Garros today, the focus and chatter around the grounds will rest firmly on the subject of Novak Djokovic.

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French Open women’s qualifying – Australian perspective

Today see’s the women start their campaign in qualifying as they try to make the main draw of the French Open.

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2015 French Open: Women’s singles preview

By mastermind5991, 20 May 2015
2015 French Open: Women’s singles preview

The year’s second Grand Slam tournament is now less than a week away and there will be so many contenders for the 2015 French Open, with Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep among the big names to watch out for.

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2015 French Open: Men’s singles preview

By mastermind5991, 20 May 2015 Video
2015 French Open: Men’s singles preview

The year’s second Grand Slam tournament is now under a week away and there will be many contenders who will look to knock Rafael Nadal off the throne for just the second time ever.

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Breaking down the V8SC SuperSprint TV ratings

By Andrew Kitchener, 20 May 2015
Breaking down the V8SC SuperSprint TV ratings

With the new era of V8 Supercar television (and online streaming) upon us, there is some confusion as to how the final ratings numbers are arrived at.

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The second Grand Slam of the year is upon us as the men start to qualify for the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris.

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Six thoughts from the 2015 V8SC Winton SuperSprint

By Andrew Kitchener, 19 May 2015
Six thoughts from the 2015 V8SC Winton SuperSprint

Another of the oft-maligned SuperSprint weekends has been run and won, under clear skies in rural Victoria. Here are my six biggest takeaways from a very interesting event in terms of the overall championship picture:

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The Australian file: The professional tennis circuit week in review

Welcome to what will hopefully be a weekly update on Australians in the ATP, WTA and ITF where we will review the previous week’s results and highlight those who have done well.

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Burning questions ahead of the 2015 French Open

By mastermind5991, 19 May 2015 Video
Burning questions ahead of the 2015 French Open

There is just one week left before the French Open gets underway in Paris and there will be some burning questions asked as the world’s best players fight it out for the second Grand Slam title of the year.

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WTA Strasbourg Preview: Jankovic to the title

By Stephen Wong, 18 May 2015

The final stops before the French Open this week feature two WTA 250 clay events in Strasbourg and Nürnberg. Just four of the Top 20 players will be in action as the marquee names rest ahead of Roland Garros.

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Moto GP: 2015 Grand Prix of Le Mans live coverage

Race result: Jorge Lorenzo has won back to back races in the 2015 Moto GP season with a win at the French Grand Prix in Jerez. After leading into the first corner of the race, Lorenzo was never threatened, as he won his 35th race in the Premier Class. The win also moves the Spaniard […]

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Back to the Future for Formula One

By NCB619, 17 May 2015
Back to the Future for Formula One

Formula One looks set to go back to its past for inspiration in spicing up a series that has been lacking excitement over recent years.

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If Russian-born Australian Daria Gavrilova continues her form in 2015, she will be Australia’s number 1 female player by year’s end.

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Ricciardo is not the problem at Red Bull, Marko

Red Bull Racing’s Helmut Marko has made some unbelievable claims this week regarding his two drivers, Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat.

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Masters 1000: Rome preview

By David Lampe, 13 May 2015
Masters 1000: Rome preview

This week the ATP world tour heads to Rome for the fifth Masters 1000 event of the year. It shapes as one of the most important clay court tournaments of the season, providing the final preparation for many of the top players before the French Open.

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Rosberg answers critics as Ferrari fails to execute

Nico Rosberg finally stemmed the tide and took a convincing pole position and victory at the Spanish Grand Prix.

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Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle it out

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Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton battle it out

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open match

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2014 V8 Supercar Championship.

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Toyota Le Mans

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Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao fight

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Italian rider Valentino Rossi during qualifying for the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island.

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