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Why esports doesn’t need to be a part of the Olympics

Esports doesn’t need the Olympics, nor does the Olympics need esports.

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Riot Oceania appoint TLA Worldwide as exclusive sponsorship sales agency

Riot Games Oceania’s latest agency appointment suggests that the Oceanic Pro League is here for good.

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Justin Thomas wins his first major on Ben Hogan’s birthday

Justin Thomas is the latest first-time major winner after taking out the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow by two strokes.

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Overwatch announces new Deathmatch mode, and all hell may break loose

Overwatch gave FPS some fresh air with cartoony action, likeable heroes, dedicated team play, and wonderful strategy battles. Now it’s gone old fashioned, bringing back Deathmatch. Get excited!

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Usain Bolt breaks down in final race

Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain.

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Is Sally Pearson’s Australia’s greatest modern field athlete?

For any number of reasons, Cathy Freeman’s triumph in the 400m at the 2000 Sydney Olympics arguably stands alone in the annals of Australian track and field history.

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Jason Day blows his PGA Championship

Jason Day stood on the 18th tee of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow this morning at 4-under, and well in contention.

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Jason Day in the mix after the opening round of the PGA Championship

Australian Jason Day appeared to be heading for trouble when he was three-over after 13 holes during the opening round of the 99th PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.

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StarCraft: Remastered won’t kill StarCraft II, unless…

Despite fears (and some hopes) to the contrary, StarCraft: Remastered is unlikely to kill StarCraft II esports. In fact, it probably won’t affect it in any way whatsoever.

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EternaLEnVy is the hero we deserve

EternaLEnVy has fallen yet again. But in him, Dota 2 has found its anime protagonist.

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What a bummer – Usain Bolt bows out with bronze at worlds

Usain Bolt didn’t deserve to end his glittering track career with a bronze at London’s world championships.

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Bolt beaten: Gatlin crashes Jamaican’s final 100m party

Controversial American Justin Gatlin has rained on Usain Bolt’s parade by beating the Jamaican super sprinter in the men’s 100m at the athletics world championships in London.

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Three tips to navigate the business of esports

Five years ago, you’d be called a lunatic if you said Madison Square Garden Company purchased a controlling stake in HotshotGG’s Counter Logic Gaming. Now, big acquisitions are the the new normal.

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Seebohm breaks Australian gold drought

Australia’s gold drought is finally over at the world swimming championships in Budapest after Emily Seebohm set a national record to defend her 200m backstroke crown.

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Bronte Campbell’s 100-metre world championship title defence ends with illness and shoulder injury

On paper, Bronte Campbell admits it is not a good look. The Australian’s reign as 100m freestyle champion is officially over after she finished second last in the final on day six of the world swimming championships at Budapest.

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Blizzard’s Nate Nanzer on developing Overwatch’s esport ecosystem

Overwatch is going from strength to strength.

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University of New South Wales UNSW League of Legends eSports 2016

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Overwatch World Cup Shanghai Qualifier Stage

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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Jason Day the Players Championship

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Jason Day

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Jason Day at Torrey Pines

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article

NA LCS Summer playoffs: Quarterfinals

By Jess Carruthers, Today
NA LCS Summer playoffs: Quarterfinals

Despite some dicey League of Legends in the Promotion Tournament, the NA LCS as we know it has seen the final curtain fall with the exact same teams as it has had for the past year.

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What the IAAF can do to stop drug cheats

By Chris Lewis, 15 Aug 2017 Video
What the IAAF can do to stop drug cheats

Has the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) gotten on top of drug cheating? No way.

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Canadian Football League: Week 8 talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 15 Aug 2017
Canadian Football League: Week 8 talking points

I’m back after a two week vacation, and as much as things have changed in the Canadian Football League in the two weeks since I last checked in with my talking points, some things remain the same.

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PGA Championship: Golf Final Round live blog

Kevin Kisner holds a one shot heading into the final round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, New Carolina. Join The Roar for a live blog of the final round from 5am AEST.

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Dark Sided’s roster change was not received well by the ANZ HotS community

Dark Sided’s latest Heroes of the Storm team roster change is making waves in the ANZ HotS scene.

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NA LCS promotion tournament: Can we even call it that anymore?

And just like that, all the regular season games for 2017 are finished for the North American LCS.

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Australia should host the 2023 Basketball World Cup

Basketball is this country’s sleeping giant, and it will remain that way unless Basketball Australia submits a bid to host the 2023 World Cup before the entries close at the end of August.

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Catching ultimate frisbee

By TheRev, 9 Aug 2017

The Ultimate Frisbee Asian Club Championship kicks off in a week and a half. Wanting to get to know some of the Australian teams ahead of the event, I headed down to Albert Park this weekend to meet some of the players and watch a few games in action.

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A tribute to Usain Bolt

By Ritesh Misra, 8 Aug 2017 Video
A tribute to Usain Bolt

Thousands will never dance again at a stadium to Bob Marley’s One Love. Millions will never see live on TV again the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen.

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Justin Gatlin, drug cheat or one of the great modern day sprinters?

Given the constant booing that was directed at Justin Gatlin by the London crowd at the 2017 World Athletics Championships – when he was introduced before races and after winning the 100m (beating Usain Bolt) – should Gatlin be treated as a drug cheat or respected as one of the greatest sprinters?

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Is it a bird, is it a plane? No, It’s Usain Bolt

The greatest sprinter in history goes again this weekend at the IAAF World Championships in London.

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Sharing my experience of sport and mental health issues

After reading other articles with people sharing their experiences of participating in sport while also dealing with mental health issues, it has made me feel comfortable enough to share my own experiences.

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World swimming championships are just as important as the Olympic Games

John Bertrand, the President of Swimming Australia, suggested on the ABC radio show The Ticket that any critical assessment of Australia’s performance at the 2017 World Swimming Championships should be downplayed on the basis that the 2020 Olympic Games is the ultimate aim. I disagree.

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NA LCS Summer Week 9: The end of the league as we know it

Not only are we moving into the last week of the split, it’s the last week of the season, and of the NA LCS in it’s current format.

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Introducing the very first Club Roar Awards guest judge: Steven Bradbury

Where were you when Steven Bradbury won the most unlikeliest of Olympic gold medals?

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NA LCS Summer Week 8: Let’s talk about Dardoch

By Jess Carruthers, 28 Jul 2017
NA LCS Summer Week 8: Let’s talk about Dardoch

This week saw a lot of important games played out across the rift. As the standings continue to shift with playoffs so close, rematches can be the difference between first and second, and having the opportunity to go to worlds or watching from home.

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Jordan Spieth of the US

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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Overwatch World Cup Shanghai Qualifier Stage

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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Adam Scott, of Australia, waves to the crowd after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament with a 9-under-par, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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Shae Brown in action for the Collingwood Magpies

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