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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps has been arrested in his home state of Maryland and charged with driving under the influence.

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McIlroy the launching pad to retain the Ryder Cup for Team Europe

World number one Rory McIlroy had a relatively quiet first two days during the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, but when push came to shove during the final day singles, he really turned up the heat.

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Reports LFL Australia has been canned after just one season

Reports today indicate that the Women’s Gridiron competition LFL Australia (Legends Football League) will not have a 2014/15 season, with the lack of a broadcast partner playing a part in the decision.

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Jessica Schipper retires from swimming

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Jess Schipper has formally retired from competitive swimming.

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The Opals have continued their stroll through the women’s world basketball championship group stage, trouncing South Korea by 33 points in their second match.

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Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo has won his first Grand Prix of the season in a thrilling rain-affected race at Aragon, while championship leader Marc Marquez extended his overall lead.

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Rory McIlroy put on a magnificent display to crush Rickie Fowler 5 and 4 in the standout attraction of the closing 12 singles matches at the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

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Phil Mickelson has called for more player input into decisions and a better Ryder Cup game plan than American captain Tom Watson provided in the wake of Europe’s resounding victory.

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Seven-time premier class world champion Valentino Rossi was taken to hospital after suffering concussion in crashing out of the Aragon Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Team orders could make Red Bull, and break Mercedes

It seems every time I predict a tense battle for the lead, one of the Mercedes cars suffers some sort of problem.

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Australia plan to keep their foot on the throat of arch-rivals New Zealand when the teams face off next month in the Constellation Cup netball series.

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American motorsport giant Roger Penske’s decision to enter next year’s V8 Supercars championship has been hailed by Jamie Whincup.

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Ryder Cup week could have ramifications

No golf tournament in the world generates as much passion and hype among the players and the public as the biennial Ryder Cup clashes between Team Europe and Team USA.

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Brisbane will have a team in the National Basketball League for the 2015-16 season.

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NSW once again Australia’s premier sporting state

When I was a kid, many moons ago, NSW was by far the dominant sporting state in Australia. But in more recent times, NSW has fallen from grace big time to be the butt of many jokes from Queensland, and the Vics.

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Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg had to watch helplessly from the pits as teammate Lewis Hamilton dethroned him atop the Formula One championship with victory at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Mercedes-AMG's British driver  Lewis Hamilton is back on the winners list following the Singapore F1 Gand Prix. (AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL)

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Goodell: We will overcome

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Marcos Ambrose is returning to the V8 Supercars

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds up the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool

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The Roar of the crowd

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The Roar’s weird sport series: Binocular Football

The advent of technology has undeniably improved sport. Players and spectators alike have benefited from improved gadgets and gizmos that facilitate accuracy, competition and heighten the view experience.

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Phelps may be the world’s best swimmer but no man is an island

This week Michael Phelps was arrested, allegedly clocked doing 85 miles per hour in a 40 zone while twice the legal blood alcohol limit.

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The five most effective sporting initiatives for spectators

Whether or not technology increasing the accuracy of sporting adjudications is a good thing or not is questionable.

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Can GGG keep his unbeaten record?

By The Plainsman, Today

Gennady Golovkin from Kazakhstan will defend his IBF Middleweight title on October 18 in California when he takes on Marco Antonio Rubio.

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The Roar’s weird sport series: Bubble Football

What do you get if you cross football and the NRL with the maternal love and protection of your mother? Unless you have the world’s greatest imagination and the inference abilities of Sherlock Holmes your answer is probably not Bubble Football.

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Aussies prepare to embark on the world’s longest and most arduous sporting event

More than 38,000 nautical miles, 11 ports, five continents and four oceans. On October 11, 2014, seven teams will set off from Alicante on Spain’s Costa Blanca for what is the longest, but also one of the most arduous, professional sporting events in the world.

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Week 4 brings shake-ups and surprises

By Jason Pollock, 1 Oct 2014
Week 4 brings shake-ups and surprises

This first month of the NFL has provided more drama, both on and off the field, than we’ve seen in quite some time.

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A night of excellent fights meant UFC178 more than lived up to its hype as one of the most exciting and fast-paced fight cards of the year.

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Alonso holds the key to driver movement in 2015

Three or maybe four weeks ago, it wouldd have been fine to say that the illustrious McLaren team had the key to this year’s ongoing ‘silly season’.

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Dallas Cowboys continue to rise

By Cameron Mee, 30 Sep 2014
Dallas Cowboys continue to rise

After an incredibly shaky start to the season, the Cowboys have rebounded, winning three straight games to sit at 3-1 and with a share of the NFC East lead after one quarter of the NFL season.

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Where do the Dallas Mavericks fit in the Western Conference picture?

I preface this article by admitting I am a huge Dallas Mavericks fan, but don’t think I let it influence my writing.

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Mickey Mouse Mickelson should have shut his mouth

By Andrew Jardine, 30 Sep 2014
Mickey Mouse Mickelson should have shut his mouth

Phil Mickelson is beginning to look more like Mickey Mouse after Europe gave the Americans another beating in the Ryder Cup.

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When the UFC 178 kicked off, it was the third fight on the card that had the internet all a buzz.

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The Michigan Wolverines are in disarray

By Andrew Kitchener, 30 Sep 2014

I was privileged to see the Wolverines run undefeated Ohio State right to the wire last November in Ann Arbor. It was as epic a game as there’s been in that brilliant and long-standing rivalry.

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College Football 2014: Week 5 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, 29 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 5 villains.

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College Football 2014: Week 5 heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, 29 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 5 heroes.

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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson

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Trainer Gai Waterhouse reacts after winning the Melbourne Cup with her horse Fiorente at the Melbourne Cup 2013

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Lebron James takes the ball up for the Miami Heat.

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey

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