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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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Augusta keeps denying world number ones a green jacket

In the 28 years since the first official world rankings were released on April 26, 1986, Tiger Woods is the only incumbent world number one to win the US Masters.

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Can Rory McIlroy win the Masters and join an exclusive club?

The world’s best golfers are queueing up to try and stop Rory McIlroy from joining the elite of the elite – becoming a career Grand Slam champion.

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Grant Hackett’s coach is backing the comeback veteran to swim faster than ever.

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Having drawn inspiration from the sporting success of his father and his mates to become a Stawell Gift champion, Murray Goodwin is now eyeing the Rio Olympics.

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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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Five-eighth Todd Carney has been sacked by the Cronulla Sharks

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Casey Stoner

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The Roar of the crowd

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Mercedes needs to be wary of intra-team conflict

By Daniel Bradley, 16 Apr 2015 Video
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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2015 FIA World Endurance Championship preview

By Andrew Kitchener, 12 Apr 2015
2015 FIA World Endurance Championship preview

This weekend marks the beginning of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, the fourth incarnation of the world’s premier endurance sports car series.

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Boxing action this weekend brings fight fans to Newcastle, as two fighters at very different points in their careers challenge for IBO world titles.

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Federer and Nadal: Who is the greatest?

By Lucky Malicay, 10 Apr 2015
Federer and Nadal: Who is the greatest?

Pete Sampras has revived the old debate on who is the greatest in men’s tennis. For him, Roger Federer is the simply best we have ever seen in the history of the sport.

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WBC and Lineal World light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson successfully defended his title with an at times hard fought unanimous decision over former super middleweight title holder Sakio Bika in Quebec.

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Can Valentino Rossi make 2015 the year of the G.O.A.T?

It’s difficult to fathom that at 36 years of age, Valentino Rossi is still riding at the peak of his abilities.

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How Netflix can give traditional TV sport the flick

The most important thing about sports journalism is that is has to be current. Well, I’m an idiot – I’ve downright failed in that regard.

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Lewis Hamilton quits Formula One for career in rap

By Bayden Westerweller, 1 Apr 2015 Popular article!
Lewis Hamilton quits Formula One for career in rap

Lewis Hamilton has stunned the world following news that he is retiring from Formula One in order to pursue a career in rap.

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Sebastian Vettel of Germany and Ferrari

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Craig Lowndes

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Marc-Marquez-MotoGP

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Daniel Ricciardo driving for Red Bull

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South Korean swimmer Park Taehwan

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP stands on the podium with Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP and Sebastian Vettel

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Jorge Taufua making a run for the Manly Sea Eagles

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