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Sally Pearson pulls the trigger at the Commonwealth Games

Sally Pearson sent an emphatic message to her 100m hurdles rivals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – “catch me if you can”

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Commonwealth Games: The thrill is gone

What has happened to me? I used to be as committed to the Commonwealth Games as Brian Taylor is to his moustache, as Robbie Farah is to his own self-esteem.

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What should V8 Supercars change its name to?

V8 Supercars has an identity crisis. As it looks to the future and the possibility of a move away from the V8 engine platform to stay relevant to a changing automotive industry, its branding will come under the spotlight.

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Athletics Australian head coach Eric Hollingsworth suspended

Head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended by Athletics Australia for his blistering attack on team captain Sally Pearson at the Commonwealth Games.

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Hail Emma McKeon: Australia’s new queen of the pool

In a stunning international swimming debut, Emma McKeon became the leading Australian medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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He was born in Liverpool and speaks with a thick Scouse accent, but gymnast Daniel Purvis goes into the 2014 Commonwealth Games as one of Scotland’s main medal hopes.

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His team head to Glasgow as overwhelming gold medal favourites, but Kookaburras skipper Mark Knowles still faces a significant challenge after a major upheaval in the national team.

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Australian swimming is back, but the track is ill

Remember London 2012 when the Australians swimmers won just one gold in the entire Oympics – the 4×100 freestyle women’s relay – and that was on the opening day?

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Australia’s Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women’s world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31.

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Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo overtook Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career.

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Magnussen and marathon golden; Meares gets silver

In the most absorbing day of the Glasgow Comm Games, Australian James Magnussen won the 100 free, compatriot Michael Shelley stunned the athletics world with gold in the marathon, while the Queen of the velodrome Anna Meares, and the king of rugby sevens New Zealand, were both dethroned.

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I went to the ice hockey and I didn’t lose any teeth

Even though it was our anniversary and it was her left-field idea, I was fuming when my girlfriend forced me to attend the USA versus Canada ice hockey match on Saturday night in Sydney.

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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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Australia's hockey team after scoring during the men's field hockey bronze medal match

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Australia's James Magnussen looks at the scoreboard after winning the men's 100m Freestyle final. AP Photo/Michael Sohn

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Australia's James Magnussen looks at the scoreboard after winning the men's 100m Freestyle final. AP Photo/Michael Sohn

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The island of Montserrat... Pretty

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The Roar of the crowd

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V8 Supercars Race 23 and 24: live blog, times and commentary

After the mid-season break in the championship, the V8 Supercars return this weekend at the Queensland Raceway for races 23, 24 and 25 of the 2014 season.

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Oklahoma City Thunder need a strike of inspiration

Now that the NBA Draft and free agency are drawing to a close, rosters for the next season are being finalised. This is not good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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A web of leadership lies for Sally Pearson and Eric Hollingsworth

Why is there an expectation that when a group of high performers get together for a big event like the Commonwealth Games that there has to be a leader?

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Daniel Ricciardo’s car control his secret to success

The driver line-ups in 2014′s Formula One season greatly differ from those we saw in 2013. Some of the moves have been outstandingly successful, while others could be considered a step backwards.

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The key to tennis stardom: What you don’t do

Without the luxury of teammates to take the spotlight, our tennis aces are never far from the public eye, so it’s hardly surprising they are judged more harshly than other athletes.

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The 2014 Formula One season has now reached its summer break. Finally, Australian fans can grab some extra sleep on Sunday nights.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Cameron Pilley

By Josh Elliott, 30 Jul 2014

Australia’s number one man on the squash court, Cameron Pilley is well known for his powerful serve. It helped him claim a gold medal at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games; can it do the same at Glasgow 2014?

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Commonwealth gold not enough for critical sports fans

Remember your school athletics and swimming carnivals, where everyone had a go even if you could barely swim 50 metres or run the length of a 400 metre track without getting a stitch?

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Louis Smith

By Elisha Pearce, 30 Jul 2014

Louis Smith describes himself on his Twitter profile as a ‘British bad ass gymnast’. That perfectly summarises the hyper-talented young man from Cambridgeshire, England. He is a larger-than-life athlete, perfectly suited to the world of social media and around-the-clock access.

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Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo took his second career victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Are you trying to kill me, sport?

By kazblah, 29 Jul 2014

I’m not silly. I know being an elite athlete is about the worst thing you can do to your body. Strange as it may seem, all that fitness really isn’t good for you.

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Sally Pearson and Robbie Farah: Who’s the hero and who’s the prima donna?

Given the scarcity of gold medal-winning feats in Olympic athletic events by Australians, you’d think Sally Pearson has earned the right to do what she pleases.

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Steve Sarkisian ringing the changes at USC

By Andrew Kitchener, 29 Jul 2014

At first glance, it might seem as though the University of Southern California hasn’t moved out of the past.

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Daniel Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

By Bayden Westerweller, 28 Jul 2014

Daniel Ricciardo claimed his second Formula One victory at yesterday’s Hungarian Grand Prix, leading home Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton.

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This past weekend marked the fourth and fifth games in the 2014 International Ice Hockey Exhibition Series.

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Topping the list of my recent series on college football is one of the most disappointing teams in 2013, the ailing University of Florida Gators.

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Lewis Hamilton Portrait

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Mundine vs Geale II (Image: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Jenson Button wins Hungarian Grand Prix

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The race that doesn’t stop a nation

By Stuart McGinley, 27 Jul 2014

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Mundine vs Geale II (Image: Paul Barkley/LookPro)

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Fernando Alonso Portrait

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