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Formula One needs one formula

As much as Formula One has a capacity to entertain on the track, the high-stakes politicking off the field can be equally, if not more, interesting.

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Should Formula One have a female-only series?

Often lost in the sexist claims directed at the motorsport for the use of grid girls is the fact that the sport is one of the few in which men and women can compete on an equal basis in the same category.

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Is elite golf now a young man’s game?

Golf legend Bobby Jones once said – “Golf is mainly played on a five-and-a-half-inch course – the space between your ears”.

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With ambitious aims of a top-five finish and mindful of Brazil’s high crime rate, the AOC is warning Australia’s Olympic hopefuls they’ll be in Rio de Janeiro for business not pleasure next year.

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Will sponsors push podium girls off their pedestal?

When he sprayed champagne in the face of an unwilling Chinese podium girl, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton single-handedly reignited the podium girl debate.

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For all his vitriol, is Nico Rosberg too meek to win?

If you’ve spent the week devouring the shots fired between Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton in the absence of any exciting on-track action in China, you will have undoubtedly come across multiple reprintings of Juan Manuel Fangio’s racing philosophy of “winning at the slowest possible speed”.

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Snowboarder Billy Morgan lands first ever 1800 quad cork

Remember the pandamonium that struck when Tony Hawk became the first man to land a 900-degree spin on a skateboard? Well Billy Morgan just doubled that on a snowboard, becoming the first man to ever land a 1800 quad cork.

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Can the WEC sportscars series challenge Formula One?

There was a stark contrast in the entertainment value of the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix compared to the opening round of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) sportscars event at Silverstone last weekend.

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Lewis Hamilton cops spray for champagne shower

Lewis Hamilton has come under fire for his latest misdemeanour, after he blasted a hostess standing on the podium at the Chinese Grand Prix in the face with champagne.

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For a Masters that promised so much, if left the Australian stars Jason Day and Adam Scott flat and frustrated.

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Lewis Hamilton roared to victory at the Chinese Grand Prix but was then hit by a furious blast from Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg as their long-running feud erupted again on Sunday.

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Jordan Spieth strangles Augusta and the field

Jordan Spieth is in record-breaking mode at Augusta, setting a new mark of 130 at 14-under for 36 holes, breaking Raymond Floyd’s all-time record of 131, set in 1976.

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Could female Formula One be for real?

There is an inescapable truth to the oft-used business expression change or die. It is true of all things, and no thriving entity can be immune.

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A picture with Grant Hackett first inspired Mack Horton to take swimming seriously.

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Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel insisted on Thursday he had not been stung by recent criticism from Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone, who accused him of not doing enough for the sport.

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Motorsport heading in the right direction with grid-girl ban

The World Endurance Championship (WEC), the premier sportscar category, has made the bold move to ban grid girls from the series for its 2015 season.

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Tiger Woods

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Grant Hackett

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Grant Hackett

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari

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The Roar of the crowd

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Humility in sport is not a prerequisite, it isn’t even desirable

Jon Jones is a polarising colossus of the combat world. Those who despise him do so with as much unwieldily conviction as those who adore him. You would be hard pressed to find a neutral fight fan on the topic of ‘Bones’ Jones.

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Flyaway Lewis: Title Hamilton’s to lose

By Bayden Westerweller, 22 Apr 2015
Flyaway Lewis: Title Hamilton’s to lose

Lewis Hamilton returns to Europe with the momentum necessary to claim a second consecutive championship.

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Does the resurgent Räikkönen deserve a new Ferrari contract?

After an agonising interim of almost 25 races, Kimi Räikkönen graced the Formula One podium at the recently concluded Bahrain Grand Prix.

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Dark horse Raikkonen surprises the frontrunners with Bahrain pace

Brake issues for both the Mercedes couldn’t stop them claiming another victory in Bahrain, the fourth on the trot for the rampaging Lewis Hamilton.

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Rosberg resurgent, but Hamilton dominates again in Bahrain

Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton extended his championship lead with a dominant victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix from pole position.

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Five reasons why the World Endurance Championship is better than Formula One

There has been plenty said, scribbled and typed about the continuing growth of the World Endurance Championship, and the problems that Formula One is facing.

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Monte-Carlo Masters Final: Djokovic to continue dominance over Berdych

Monday night features some blockbuster tennis with the final of the Monte-Carlo Masters between Novak Djokovic and Tomas Berdych and day two of the Fed Cup World Group semi-finals.

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Mercedes needs to be wary of intra-team conflict

By Daniel Bradley, 16 Apr 2015
Mercedes needs to be wary of intra-team conflict

The Chinese Grand Prix showed yet again Mercedes’ dominance over their rivals after their surprise loss in Malaysia to Ferrari. However, once more we saw conflict between Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg after the race.

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Now or never for Rosberg

By Bayden Westerweller, 15 Apr 2015
Now or never for Rosberg

Nico Rosberg must defeat Lewis Hamilton this weekend or his title bid will lie in tatters.

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WEC Silverstone wrap: Porsche fast, Audi faster, Webber unlucky

Poor old Mark Webber. You have to feel for the guy. Has there been a driver in recent memory who has shown incredible speed but fallen prey to mechanical gremlins more often than the lanky Australian?

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We currently live in a world were we see bad decisions made every day, by politicians, by administrators, by companies and by fans.

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Lewis Hamilton strikes back in Malaysia

By Rodney Gordon, 14 Apr 2015
Lewis Hamilton strikes back in Malaysia

Last year, Chinese Grand Prix officials waved the chequered flag a lap early, and this year the stewards made a dog’s breakfast of clearing a stricken car from the main straight. Unfortunately it denied fans what could have been a thrilling finish.

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Filipino based Queenslander Jack ‘The Assassin’ Asis (33-18-5 18 KOs) stopped hot prospect and reigning Australian junior lightweight champion Kye ‘Mr Frenzy’ MacKenzie (14-1 12 KO’s) in eight thrilling rounds after trailing massively on the scorecards in Newcastle on Friday night.

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Keys and Kerber to fight out Family Circle Cup

By Stephen Wong, 13 Apr 2015
Keys and Kerber to fight out Family Circle Cup

The final of the 2015 Family Circle Cup is set for Monday 3.00pm AEST at the Family Circle Stadium in Charleston between young tennis stars Madison Keys and Angelique Kerber.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Chinese Formula One Grand Prix highlights: F1 China blog

Race result: Lewis Hamilton has won his second race of the season after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix. Leading from start to finish, in his Mercedes, Hamilton would finish ahead of Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel to extend his lead in the championship to 13 points. After securing pole position in a close […]

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The 2015 V8 Supercar TV deal is not breaking news, so don’t act like it is

Two weeks ago was the first time that a V8 Supercar race meeting was exclusive to pay television.

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The mechanical gremlins continued for Mark Webber.

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Roger Federer congratulates Rafael Nadal after their Australian Open match

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

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2014 NRL Grand Final stats from Channel 9

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Lewis Hamilton Portrait

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari

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Craig Lowndes

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