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James Courtney has won a pulsating Clipsal 500, backing up his 2014 victory and claiming the lead in the V8 Supercar championship.

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James Courtney has declared Holden Racing Team ready to win an elusive V8 Supercars championship after a dominant drive in the Clipsal 500.

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The billionaire backer behind Marcos Ambrose’s return to V8 Supercars has revealed his low expectations for the former champion during the 2015 season.

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Jamie Whincup has warned the V8 Supercars field he’s in no mood to give up his crown, earning the first two poles of the season at the Clipsal 500.

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Formula One agrees to disagree

The countdown is well and truly on. Today marks 16 days until the first Formula One race of the year – or 14 days until a Formula One car takes to the race track, if you’re feeling particularly keen.

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Australia’s No.1 men’s tennis player Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from next week’s Davis Cup tie in the Czech Republic.

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Can anyone stop Jamie Whincup in 2015?

Few have dominated their chosen sports like Jamie Whincup, a record-breaking, six-time V8 Supercars champion looking for a fifth consecutive title in 2015.

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World No.1 Lydia Ko says her triumph in the Australian Open at Royal Melbourne will give her confidence for a tilt at the majors this year.

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Daniel Ricciardo says his Red Bull will get even quicker before next month’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

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Motorsport’s Fox Sports move was only a matter of time

Fox Sports has completed the motorsport set with the acquisition of Formula One rights from this season, leaving Network Ten with the scraps and Australian motorsport fans in search for a spare $50 to sign up for pay TV.

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Formula One replace striking designs with fifty shades of beige

When you think Ferrari, words like ‘passion’ and ‘spirit’ are likely evoked from some deep recess of your consciousness.

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Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt says he plans to retire in glory after the 2017 World Championships in London.

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To pay or not to pay, that is the question

“The new deal is a great step forward for Formula One in Australia,” said Network Ten CEO Hamish McLennan on Friday morning. “It will ensure bigger and better coverage for motorsport fans.”

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Formula One moves to pay TV in 2015

Fox Sports Australia has confirmed it will broadcast every session of the 2015 Formula One season as the pay television channel further bolsters its motorsport portfolio.

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Australians Daniel Ricciardo and Stephanie Gilmore are in the running for gongs at April’s Laureus Sports Awards in Shanghai.

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No winners from the Bathurst 12 Hour and V8 Supercars clash

It was inevitable that the controversial date clash between the Bathurst 12 Hour and V8 Supercars pre-season test was going to lead to incessant chest beating over television ratings and crowd figures.

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium

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USA's Serena Williams returning the ball

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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Richie Benaud in 2012

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Andrew Johns while playing for the Newcastle Knights in 2006.

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Rafael Nadal pumps his fist in win against Bernard Tomic

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article

A new season brings with it a new broadcast agreement with Fox Sports and Ten, which means a shuffle of commentators, experts and hosts between the two networks.

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2015 Clipsal 500 – Day 3: V8 Supercars live coverage, blog

Match result: James Courtney has won back to back Clipsal 500’s, winning Race 3 of the V8 Supercars championship, after an enthralling battle with Shane Van Gisbergen in the final few laps.

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2015 Clipsal 500 – Day 2: V8 Supercars live coverage, blog

Can anyone stop Jamie Whincup winning Races 1 and 2 of the V8 Supercar Championship? Find out as The Roar live blogs Race 1 and 2 of the Clipsal 500 from 2:15pm AEDT.

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2015 Clipsal 500 – Day 1: V8 Supercars live coverage, blog

Match result: Jamie Whincup has secured pole position for the opening two races of the Clipsal 500 after two blistering laps in qualifying this afternoon.

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Your guide to V8 Supercars on television in 2015

By Andrew Kitchener, 26 Feb 2015
Your guide to V8 Supercars on television in 2015

If you’re a V8 Supercar fan and have Foxtel, you’re pretty happy. The pay television broadcaster will televise, live and commercial-free (except at Bathurst) the entire 2015 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

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Formula One: Five things we learnt from Barcelona

The Formula One pre-season testing continued over the weekend, with another four-day run this time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Australian tennis is about to get exciting

By Peter Bonadio, 24 Feb 2015
Australian tennis is about to get exciting

Another Australian summer of tennis is over, but for the first time in a long time fans have a reason to celebrate and be proud of the Australian contingent’s effort.

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Sheek’s best composite teams series, 1967-present

Thank you to my fellow Roarers who participated in my series of Sheek’s best teams in soccer (football), cricket, tennis, Australian football, rugby league and rugby union.

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Too few are flipping Father Time the finger

By Jeff Dowsing, 21 Feb 2015
Too few are flipping Father Time the finger

If life is but a crack of light between two infinite walls of darkness – according to Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov – then how depressingly short is a career in sport?

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Ruminations on the Ten-Fox Formula One deal

By Bayden Westerweller, 16 Feb 2015
Ruminations on the Ten-Fox Formula One deal

Formula One has joined the Australian pay-television family. It’s a day which many knew was inevitable, but nobody anticipated it as soon as this season.

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Australian motorsport coverage has changed forever

By Andrew Kitchener, 16 Feb 2015
Australian motorsport coverage has changed forever

If you’re a motor racing fan and you happen to have Foxtel, then you’re probably as happy as a pig in you-know-what, for the subscription television provider announced on Friday morning that they had secured broadcast rights to the entire formula one season, beginning in 2015.

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I would like to think that taxes are utilised effectively, including when it comes to promoting drug free sport.

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The future of tennis lies in the physical battle

In 1985 Boris Becker, an unseeded 17-year-old, served his way to the Wimbledon title, beating eighth seed Kevin Curren in the final.

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Sheek’s best Aussie tennis teams (1967-present)

When I was first exposed to tennis in the mid-60s, Australia had ruled the tennis world for the entire 10 years of my life – plus a few years before as well.

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The 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour builds on previous success

By Andrew Kitchener, 11 Feb 2015
The 2015 Bathurst 12 Hour builds on previous success

Say what you will about the amount of caution flags and laps behind the Mercedes Benz safety car at Mt Panorama on Sunday, because at the end of the day no one will remember the first eleven and a half hours.

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Ferrari will be back to their best in 2015

By Miles Harrison, 10 Feb 2015
Ferrari will be back to their best in 2015

Formula One fans can never be sure of what information to conclude from pre-season testing.

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Former ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson surfing in Newcastle Harbour at Surfest 2013

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Lewis Hamilton wins the world championship

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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The Holden Racing Team Holden Commodore

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Lewis Hamilton celebrates with Nico Rosberg

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Grand Prix of Austria, Red Bull Ring. Image shows Nico Rosberg

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Thanasi Kokkinakis holding the Australian flag

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