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Why MotoGP needs a Casey Stoner return

As Casey Stoner watches from the sidelines, his replacement at the factory Honda MotoGP team, Marc Marquez, is crushing the opposition in his second season in the premier class.

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World champion Sebastian Vettel has denied sparking another Red Bull team row after appearing to ignore an instruction during Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix.

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Sebastian Vettel admits he needs to raise his game after Red Bull teammate Daniel Ricciardo again out-qualified the four-time world champion at the Chinese Grand Prix.

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Regular Wladimir Klitschko sparring partner Sherman Williams has launched an extraordinary tirade against the heavyweight boxing champion, saying he is ready to be knocked out by Australian underdog Alex Leapai.

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Daniel Ricciardo sounded a warning to Mercedes after the first practice sessions for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix, declaring that they should watch out as Red Bull “are coming”.

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You’d never mistake heavyweight title contender Alex Leapai for a boxing butterfly, but he’s learnt the value of how to float in the leadup to his challenge to Wladimir Klitschko.

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Double strikes from Simon Orchard and Jake Whetton earned Australia a resounding 4-1 win over New Zealand in the first of two men’s hockey Tests in Perth on Thursday night.

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Where should V8 Supercars race overseas?

Gearing up for its annual trip to New Zealand and coming up on the first anniversary of its maiden event in North America, V8 Supercars continues to ponder international expansion.

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Revenge against their main rivals will fuel the Australian Netball team’s thirst for gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Australian Jason Day is banking on an improved outing at next week’s PGA Tour event after making a comeback at the US Masters from a seven-week injury layoff.

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Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has claimed his second consecutive Grand Prix of the Americas title, beating teammate Dani Pedrosa on the same track where he took his first career victory.

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Blubbering Bubba too good at Augusta

Bubba Watson donned his second green jacket in three years at Augusta this morning, eventually overpowering two rookies Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt by three shots.

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West Coast Fever recruit Chelsea Pitman had doubts when coach Norma Plummer thrust her into goal attack against the Queensland Firebirds on Sunday.

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Tahitian powerhouse Michel Bourez defeated Australia’s Josh Kerr to win the world surfing tour’s Margaret River Pro.

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Big changes have paid off for the Perth Wildcats, who are celebrating a record sixth NBL championship following Sunday’s crushing 93-59 grand final victory over the Adelaide 36ers at Perth Arena.

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Marc Marquez made the Grand Prix of the Americas look like a breezy Sunday ride.

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Jordan Spieth of the US reacts after putting on the 18th green during the third round of the 78th Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND

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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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Adam Scott at the US Masters

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The Roar of the crowd

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The UFC needs a new lease on life

Ever since former welterweight champion, Georges Saint-Pierre vacated his title following UFC 167, the UFC has lost some very notable spark.

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The fight of the century!

By Adam Julian, 23 Apr 2014
The fight of the century!

This weekend’s fight between Alex Leapai and Wladimir Klitschko for the heavyweight championship of the world is being promoted as ‘the fight of the century!’

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The Queensland Sundevils have advanced to the championship game in the Australian Gridiron League on the heels of a 21-18 victory over the Western Australia Raiders.

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Hamilton sustains his dominance in crushing Chinese Grand Prix victory

While no one expected a repeat of the fireworks from the previous race in Bahrain, the Chinese Grand Prix was not lacking talking points, including Lewis Hamilton’s dominance and the way Red Bull handled Sebastian Vettel’s race.

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Confidence may be Stanislas Wawrinka’s greatest weapon

At the beginning of the year, talk of anyone but tennis’ big four winning a Masters 1000, let alone a grand slam, was ludicrous.

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Groundhog day in China as Merc sweep again

By Bayden Westerweller, 22 Apr 2014

Lewis Hamilton made a statement with an emphatic victory at the Chinese Grand Prix, a career-first third win in succession.

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What we learnt from day one of the NBA Playoffs

By Hayley Wildes, 22 Apr 2014
What we learnt from day one of the NBA Playoffs

The NBA Playoffs are underway. The best take on the best and only the strong survive. Here’s a recap of what went down on the opening day of the postseason.

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2014 Chinese Grand prix: Live blog, preview

By Jawad Yaqub, 20 Apr 2014
2014 Chinese Grand prix: Live blog, preview

Two weeks have passed since the enthralling race in Bahrain, where Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton took the winner’s trophy once again, finishing ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg, who took out second place.

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Ranking the NBA playoff match-ups in order of interest

The playoffs are finally upon us. A long regular season has seen 16 teams survive to fight it out for the big prize. The conference disparity has never been larger, but that’s an argument for another column.

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Phelps’ comeback a bit of a wet idea

By kazblah, 19 Apr 2014
Phelps’ comeback a bit of a wet idea

There’s are many good reasons not to get back with an ex. For a while everything goes swimmingly. The familiarity is a bonus, like emotional shorthand, saving you all the time it usually takes to get to know a new partner.

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Surfing: ASP World Tour preview

By Bonnie Baker, 19 Apr 2014
Surfing: ASP World Tour preview

The Association of Surfing Professionals is the leading organisation for professional surfers worldwide. It is divided into both the ASP World Tour for men and the ASP Women’s World Tour.

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After looking through the Eastern Conference finals, here is my preview of the Western Conference quarter finals of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Forget Aussie heartbreak, Dan’s not going anywhere

By Bayden Westerweller, 18 Apr 2014
Forget Aussie heartbreak, Dan’s not going anywhere

With Red Bull’s protracted and unsuccessful appeal from the Australian Grand Prix surrounding Daniel Ricciardo’s short-lived second place now in the past, both parties can focus on the campaign ahead.

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What to look out for in the Chinese GP

This weekend sees teams head to China for the fourth round of the 2014 Formula One World Championship. As the teams are preparing for action, let’s take a look at what we can expect in Shanghai for the 11th Chinese Grand Prix.

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Ricciardo’s rise mirrors Vettel’s Red Bull days

This weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix race marks five years since Sebastian Vettel’s index finger first raised to the sky while racing for Red Bull.

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Should Melbourne fight to keep the Australian Grand Prix?

Melbourne has hosted the Australian Grand Prix since 1996. That is eighteen years of sporting history, tradition, and a whole lot of tourism for the state of Victoria.

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Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd

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Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant

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Matthew Johns' altere ego Reg Reagan

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How great can the NBL be?

By artball, 15 Apr 2014
Wildcats forward Shawn Redhage in action in the NBL.

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MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain takes a corner on his Repsol Honda motorbike

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Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton

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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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