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Crocs prove to be best of NBL also-rans

The Townsville Crocodiles might have missed the NBL playoffs for the 2014-15 season and had to compete with the least money and resources in the league, but the group assembled by coach Shawn Dennis is capable of replicating the success of the Cairns Taipans.

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Daniel Ricciardo faces a major test as team leader at Red Bull this season, according to ex Formula One star David Coulthard.

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James Courtney has won a pulsating Clipsal 500, backing up his 2014 victory and claiming the lead in the V8 Supercar championship.

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James Courtney has declared Holden Racing Team ready to win an elusive V8 Supercars championship after a dominant drive in the Clipsal 500.

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The billionaire backer behind Marcos Ambrose’s return to V8 Supercars has revealed his low expectations for the former champion during the 2015 season.

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Jamie Whincup has warned the V8 Supercars field he’s in no mood to give up his crown, earning the first two poles of the season at the Clipsal 500.

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Formula One agrees to disagree

The countdown is well and truly on. Today marks 16 days until the first Formula One race of the year – or 14 days until a Formula One car takes to the race track, if you’re feeling particularly keen.

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Australia’s No.1 men’s tennis player Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from next week’s Davis Cup tie in the Czech Republic.

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Can anyone stop Jamie Whincup in 2015?

Few have dominated their chosen sports like Jamie Whincup, a record-breaking, six-time V8 Supercars champion looking for a fifth consecutive title in 2015.

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World No.1 Lydia Ko says her triumph in the Australian Open at Royal Melbourne will give her confidence for a tilt at the majors this year.

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Daniel Ricciardo says his Red Bull will get even quicker before next month’s season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix.

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Motorsport’s Fox Sports move was only a matter of time

Fox Sports has completed the motorsport set with the acquisition of Formula One rights from this season, leaving Network Ten with the scraps and Australian motorsport fans in search for a spare $50 to sign up for pay TV.

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Formula One replace striking designs with fifty shades of beige

When you think Ferrari, words like ‘passion’ and ‘spirit’ are likely evoked from some deep recess of your consciousness.

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Jamaican sprint icon Usain Bolt says he plans to retire in glory after the 2017 World Championships in London.

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To pay or not to pay, that is the question

“The new deal is a great step forward for Formula One in Australia,” said Network Ten CEO Hamish McLennan on Friday morning. “It will ensure bigger and better coverage for motorsport fans.”

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Formula One moves to pay TV in 2015

Fox Sports Australia has confirmed it will broadcast every session of the 2015 Formula One season as the pay television channel further bolsters its motorsport portfolio.

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium

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USA's Serena Williams returning the ball

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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Richie Benaud in 2012

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The Roar of the crowd

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Brisbane set to gorge itself on a sporting feast

Brisbane sports fans are being treated to a mammoth weekend of sporting fixtures, starting on Thursday and stretching all the way through to Sunday.

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Alonso to miss Australian GP

By Bayden Westerweller, Today
Alonso to miss Australian GP

Fernando Alonso has pulled out of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix – the first weekend he has missed since his Formula One debut in 2001.

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Team selection the key for Australia in the Davis Cup

If Australia are to progress to the second round of the Davis Cup for the first time since 2006, team selection needs to be spot on against the number one team in the world, the Czech Republic.

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What will the Australian sporting landscape look like in 2025?

Death, taxes and change are the three certainties in life. Australian sport is no different.

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Six thoughts from the 2015 V8 Supercar Clipsal 500

By Andrew Kitchener, 4 Mar 2015
Six thoughts from the 2015 V8 Supercar Clipsal 500

The Clipsal 500 is the second-best race weekend in V8 Supercars, only behind the mighty Bathurst 1000.

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Analysing the F1 pre-season

By Jawad Yaqub, 3 Mar 2015
Analysing the F1 pre-season

With the Formula One pre-season having wrapped up, our attention shifts to the first race of the season.

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Father Time to help Pretty Boy beat Pac Man

Finally. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have finally signed on to face each other in Las Vegas.

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Clipsal 500 V8 Supercar broadcast report card

By Andrew Kitchener, 2 Mar 2015

A new season brings with it a new broadcast agreement with Fox Sports and Ten, which means a shuffle of commentators, experts and hosts between the two networks.

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2015 Clipsal 500 – Day 3: V8 Supercars live coverage, blog

Match result: James Courtney has won back to back Clipsal 500’s, winning Race 3 of the V8 Supercars championship, after an enthralling battle with Shane Van Gisbergen in the final few laps.

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2015 Clipsal 500 – Day 2: V8 Supercars live coverage, blog

Can anyone stop Jamie Whincup winning Races 1 and 2 of the V8 Supercar Championship? Find out as The Roar live blogs Race 1 and 2 of the Clipsal 500 from 2:15pm AEDT.

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2015 Clipsal 500 – Day 1: V8 Supercars live coverage, blog

Match result: Jamie Whincup has secured pole position for the opening two races of the Clipsal 500 after two blistering laps in qualifying this afternoon.

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Your guide to V8 Supercars on television in 2015

By Andrew Kitchener, 26 Feb 2015
Your guide to V8 Supercars on television in 2015

If you’re a V8 Supercar fan and have Foxtel, you’re pretty happy. The pay television broadcaster will televise, live and commercial-free (except at Bathurst) the entire 2015 V8 Supercar Championship Series.

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Formula One: Five things we learnt from Barcelona

The Formula One pre-season testing continued over the weekend, with another four-day run this time at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya.

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Australian tennis is about to get exciting

By Peter Bonadio, 24 Feb 2015
Australian tennis is about to get exciting

Another Australian summer of tennis is over, but for the first time in a long time fans have a reason to celebrate and be proud of the Australian contingent’s effort.

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Sheek’s best composite teams series, 1967-present

Thank you to my fellow Roarers who participated in my series of Sheek’s best teams in soccer (football), cricket, tennis, Australian football, rugby league and rugby union.

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Too few are flipping Father Time the finger

By Jeff Dowsing, 21 Feb 2015
Too few are flipping Father Time the finger

If life is but a crack of light between two infinite walls of darkness – according to Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov – then how depressingly short is a career in sport?

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Mark Webber wins the 2012 Monaco F1 Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton wins the world championship

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates his win over Richard Gasquet at Wimbledon

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Lleyton Hewitt

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The Bathurst 12 Hour is becoming a bucket list item for motor sports fans.

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Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

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Former ASP World Champion Joel Parkinson surfing in Newcastle Harbour at Surfest 2013

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Lewis Hamilton wins the world championship

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