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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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Michael Schumacher is “showing small signs of progress”, his spokeswoman says, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident.

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Jordan Spieth makes moving day at Augusta really count

Texan Jordan Spieth looked every bit an experienced campaigner at the Masters early this morning as the debutant grabbed a share of the lead going into tonight’s final round.

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Andrew Bogut rates himself a 50-50 chance of leading Australia at the basketball World Cup in Spain later this year.

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Senden in the final pairing at Augusta

John Senden and Masters leader Bubba Watson will tee off at the tail of the field at Augusta tonight when thew third round gets underway.

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Marc Leishman stormed into the outright lead early in the second round of the Masters at Augusta National before jumping aboard a bogey train.

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Steve Hooker reckons it’s ironic his mind, not his body, ended his esteemed athletics career.

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Adam Scott at the US Masters

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Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo in action in Bahrain (Photo: Red Bull)

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Adam Scott wins the 2013 US Masters

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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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The dark horses of the 2014 NBA playoffs

By Mark Pybus, 17 Apr 2014
The dark horses of the 2014 NBA playoffs

After what seemed like an eternity, the long wait is over and we have finally reached the pointy end of the NBA season.

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Why do we bad mouth other sports?

By Mitchell Goldfinch, 16 Apr 2014 New author!

When it comes to sport, people bad mouthing other sports irritates me. Why do we need to have this selfish desire to have the best code, or feel the need to belittle other codes?

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Pre-playoffs notes from around the NBA

By Nick Jungfer, 16 Apr 2014
Pre-playoffs notes from around the NBA

With the NBA playoffs just around the corner, Portland survived Curry’s 47-point blitz in the West, Indiana beat the Thunder to be just one win away from securing top seed in the East, and Mike D’Antoni is anxiously awaiting the tap on the shoulder at Lakers HQ.

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Here is my preview of the Eastern Conference quarter finals of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs.

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My favourite sports cult heroes

By Adam Julian, 15 Apr 2014
My favourite sports cult heroes

It is hard to think of a better example of a cult hero in Australian sport than rugby player Nick Cummins. The ‘Honey Badger’ is on fire for the Force with his willing play and witty post-match interviews.

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How great can the NBL be?

By artball, 15 Apr 2014
How great can the NBL be?

The Perth Wildcats only had seven opponents during the just-finished NBL season, and they had two players who contributed over half their total offence in every category.

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Marquez takes the early points from Lorenzo

By Jawad Yaqub, 15 Apr 2014
Marquez takes the early points from Lorenzo

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez secured his second consecutive victory in the 2014 season over the weekend, at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas. The 21-year-old Spaniard went on from pole position to an unchallenged win.

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Judgement day looms for Rosberg at Shanghai

By Bayden Westerweller, 15 Apr 2014
Judgement day looms for Rosberg at Shanghai

Mercedes’ Nico Rosberg heads the Formula One drivers’ standings by 11 points ahead of this weekend’s Chinese Grand Prix, so it’d be harsh to say he’s been left wanting. But he has.

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Masters another lesson in why Aussies watch golf through their fingertips

Asked once what he had to shoot to win a particular tournament, US golfer Roger Maltbie replied: “The rest of the field.”

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Ferrari Boss Domenicali resigns

By Jawad Yaqub, 15 Apr 2014
Ferrari Boss Domenicali resigns

Stefano Domenicali has stepped down as team principal of Scuderia Ferrari, after the legendary Italian marque made yet another poor start to the new season.

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The 40th Long Beach Grand Prix was a classic

By Andrew Kitchener, 15 Apr 2014

There’s something about Long Beach that brings out the very best in every IndyCar driver year after year. When they get to the fabled street race, the second most prestigious and important event on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule, great things happen.

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2014 NBA East playoff predictions: Round 1

By Steve Quinn, 15 Apr 2014
2014 NBA East playoff predictions: Round 1

The NBA playoffs are upon us. While the official standings and match-ups are not yet locked in, I have run the numbers to predict the first round of playoff opponents in the Eastern Conference.

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The Perth Wildcat's James Ennis unleashing (Image via NBL)

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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel

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Mercedes AMG Petronas British driver Lewis Hamilton

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Australian golfer Adam Scott

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Race action during the Clipsal 500 at the Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AAP Image/Edge Photographics, Mark Horsburg)

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