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Is James Magnussen back to his best?

Could we see something special from James Magnussen when the 100 freestyle gets underway at Glasgow on Saturday night?

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Aussie girls smash relay world record in Glasgow

“To quote Mohammad Ali, we are the greatest”.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Cate Campbell

In some ways Cate Campbell was no different to so many Australian kids, introduced to the water and taught to swim by their parents at a very young age.

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Where the f*ck is… Cayman Islands

When there’s a dreamy little zipcode like the Cayman Islands and it’s stacked to the gums with the tax-free cash reserves of a non-compliant commercial world, it presents an obvious question regarding competitive sports.

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The tiny channel island of Guernsey is one of the most important locations in sporting history, being the birthplace of the eponymous item of clothing so central to so many sporting endeavours.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Hockey (Men)

Australia’s reigning World Champion Men’s Hockey team, the Kookaburras, head into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month facing one their biggest challenges in recent memory. Largely, it’s all of their own doing.

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Australian teenage basketball sensation Dante Exum says the upcoming World Cup in Spain will help make his giant leap into the NBA just that little bit easier.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: James Magnussen

He may argue, but for swimmer James Magnussen, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games are not merely another step towards the ultimate goal in Brazil in 2016, but the next destination on the path to redemption.

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Cathy Freeman might be able to explain to Hannah Miley how it feels. Ian Thorpe definitely could. It’s that feeling of not only carries your own hopes and dreams into a major competition, but the weight of expectation of an entire nation.

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It was a little difficult to decide who walked away from the 2012 London Olympics as the bigger star – Chad or his dad.

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Over the years, there have been three certainties in life, death, taxes and Australia and New Zealand playing thrillers in finals of major international netball tournaments. The Commonwealth Games are as big as netball tournaments get.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Freestyle (Men)

I don’t think I’m showing my age too much when I reflect on a time when Australians adored every bit of the Commonwealth Games.

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Where the f*ck is… Montserrat

The name Montserrat means ‘serrated mountain’. As the name suggests, the island is sharp-edged yet lofty; volcanic yet peaceful; picturesque yet inhabited by gigantic frogs.

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Formula One sending mixed safety messages

Viewers of the German Formula One Grand Prix last weekend were shocked at the lack of a safety car intervention in two dangerous situations.

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Independence and celebrations: Let the Glasgow Games begin

There was a poignant undercurrent in Glasgow this morning at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games.

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A collective of Australian professional sportspeople says athletes and fans have been failed over the past year, calling for a new integrity unit to help stop threats to sport.

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Australia's Matthew Mitcham competes in the men's 10m platform preliminary round

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Queensland Firebirds' Laura Geitz

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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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Roar Exclusive: Interview with Daniel Geale ahead of his title fight with Gennady Golovkin

“I’m feeling good, I’m excited. I like these moments. I’ve said it a few times before, the better fighters that I fight, the better that I fight. I like that pressure, I like fighting on big stages. For me it can’t get much bigger.”

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Fernando Alonso’s next move

By Bayden Westerweller, Today
Fernando Alonso’s next move

Fernando Alonso is widely regarded as the best driver in Formula One, yet his status as a two-time World Champion belies this notion.

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Coming in third is an improving squad in the Pac-12, who need to take that next step in a tough conference, the University of Washington Huskies.

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Athletes are artists, not role models

By Lukas Raschilla, 25 Jul 2014

As an avid sports fan and follower I have always been bewildered by the notion that people view professional athletes as role models.

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When it comes to food, there are times when the call of the buffet, with its all-you-can-eat prawns and multiple choice desserts, is simply too great.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Sprint (Men)

By Josh Elliott, 25 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Sprint (Men)

If you feel the need – the need for speed – then stick the 100 metre sprint at the top of your priorities ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. People simply don’t get any faster than this.

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Delivery time for Felipe Massa

By Bayden Westerweller, 25 Jul 2014

A brief glance at the standings is all it takes to realise than Felipe Massa has been comprehensively overshadowed by Valtteri Bottas this season.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Sally Pearson

By Janek Speight, 25 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games Preview: Sally Pearson

Sally Pearson is the shining star of the Australian track and field team, and is battling to overcome recent injuries to defend her Commonwealth Games crown.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Usain Bolt

By Elisha Pearce, 25 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games Preview: Usain Bolt

The fastest man who ever lived has put his hand up to compete in his first ever Commonwealth Games this year. Usain Bolt, the 100m and 200m world record holder has signed on to compete for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay.

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Rejoice, football fans, because the 2014 NCAA College Football season is just around the corner. It’s time to start looking at the long road to the new College Football Championship Game in Arlington, Texas.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Heavyweight Boxing (Men)

Boxing is one of the world’s oldest sports, dating back more than 3000 years and particularly popular during the Ancient Greek and Roman eras.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Athletics 4x100m Relay (Men)

The 4x100m relay is one of the top events to watch at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, for the combination of speed, teamwork, and the hope we might get a laugh if someone drops the baton.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Swimming 200m and 400m Medley

The jack of all trades event for swimmers, the individual medley combines no less than four different styles of swimming in a single event. The Aussies will be looking to back up a gold medal won in the women’s competition at Delhi 2010 when they take on the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Casey Kopua

By Elisha Pearce, 25 Jul 2014

Casey Kopua, the New Zealand women’s netball team captain, is one of the most important players in a side that will surely be there at the business end of the Commonwealth Games tournament. Kopua, 29, has been a mainstay in the Silver Ferns since her debut, and has had a distinguished career in international netball. […]

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Hockey (Women)

By Josh Elliott, 25 Jul 2014
Commonwealth Games Preview: Hockey (Women)

It might not get the attention that some other sports do in Australia, but the Women’s Field Hockey is one of our nation’s best events. Our team, the Hockeyroos, have won gold in the last two Commonwealth Games running, and are a strong chance to make it three in a row at the Glasgow 2014 […]

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Traps shooting is the most popular event out of all gun sports at the Commonwealth Games.

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Australian women's table tennis

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Australia's Liz Parnov competes in the women's pole vault qualifications

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Australia's Matthew Mitcham competes in the men's 10m platform preliminary round

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Michelle Jenneke after a race

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Australia's Zoe Buckman reacts after competing in the women's 1500m semi-finals at the athletics event

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Lewis Hamilton Portrait

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