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The national confidence guide for Australia’s weekend of doom

It’s been bad news out the wazoo around this place lately, with dodgy senators a-go-go, petroleum prices on the rise and Big Brother still surviving television’s axe.

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A week of hard truths for Formula One

It’s been a dramatic fortnight in Formula One. Two teams have entered into administration with varying degrees of spectacle: Caterham with a public tit-for-tat, Marussia without so much as a press release acknowledging the situation.

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San Francisco captured the World Series for the third time in five seasons with a 3-2 victory over Kansas City on Wednesday, sparked by pitcher Madison Bumgarner’s five shutout relief innings.

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Scrap Formula One and start again

Just 18 cars will line-up for this weekend’s USA Formula One Grand Prix, the smallest grid in close to a decade.

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Not only has Dante Exum just scored Joe Ingles as a team-mate on the Utah Jazz, but the teenager has picked up a chauffeur, big brother, PlayStation video game combatant and possible room-mate.

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Spurs start NBA title defence with win

Australians Patty Mills and Aron Baynes joined teammates in receiving their championship rings before the San Antonio Spurs began their NBA title defence with a 101-100 win over Dallas Mavericks in a Texas derby.

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Andrew Gaze fears the “light” one-match NBL ban handed to American star Josh Childress could have negative repercussions throughout Australian basketball.

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Evans plays down his chances in retirement race

Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans has counted himself out of winning his retirement race.

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SALLY PEARSON: What’s it going to take to get women’s sport on the map?

I might never have made it to the level I’ve achieved without the love and support of my mum. For many kids, sporting life of whatever variety you choose begins with your parents’ encouragement. It was the same for me.

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The Oakland Raiders are set for a woeful 0-16 season

The NFL is considered by some to be the most competitive league in the world of sports. Shocking upsets are commonplace and in any week any team, within reason, can beat any other.

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Sydney Kings star import Josh Childress has escaped with just a one-game ban and $7,500 fine for striking an opponent in an incident that Australian basketball great Andrew Gaze described as “one of the biggest hits ever seen in the NBL”.

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Roger Federer has climbed to within 500 points of a return to the ATP top ranking, with the Swiss and points leader Novak Djokovic arriving for the final event of the regular ATP season in Paris.

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The Roar’s NFL mid-season awards

We are officially halfway through the NFL regular season, so what better way to mark the occasion than by making a few bold predictions and handing out some mid-season awards.

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Childress conundrum: What should the NBL do with its star import?

The NBL has hit the news in recent days for the wrong reasons following the best-ever credentialled NBA signing Josh Childress losing his cool for the Sydney Kings, but that leaves the league in a tough spot and his team needing to find a way to be competitive.

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Sydney Kings star import Josh Childress will face three charges on Tuesday and the potential sanction of a suspension, in one of the highest profile NBL tribunal hearings in the competition’s history.

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Marussia has become the second Formula One team in four days to be placed into bankruptcy protection and will not race at the United States Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Marc-Marquez-MotoGP

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LeBron James at the Cavaliers (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

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Kamui Kobayashi Caterham

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The Roar of the crowd

Your sports opinion. Write your own article
Roger Federer likely to reach his career ton Down Under

For many tennis fans, the season effectively ends in September when the US Open wraps up. But at the moment, we’re on Roger Federer watch.

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Big year for Australians in the NBA

By Lachlan Bickley, 30 Oct 2014
Big year for Australians in the NBA

Australian basketball could well be entering a boom phase over the next few years with more players than ever on NBA rosters, along with plenty of young talent waiting in the wings.

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On Saturday November 22nd, from the North Shore Events Centre in Auckland, we will witness one of the most unique events in boxing when eight of the best Cruiserweights from Australia and New Zealand do battle in the Super 8s Tournament.

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Denver and Arizona top of the NFL at midseason

By Jason Pollock, 30 Oct 2014

It was expected that the Denver Broncos would be 6-1 by the conclusion of Week 8.

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Seven Network: You can do better with the NFL

By Phil Branagan, 30 Oct 2014

What a season it has been for fans of NFL football so far. Approaching the mid-point of the campaign all teams have dropped at least one game.

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Marussia and Caterham out of US Grand Prix

By Jawad Yaqub, 29 Oct 2014
Marussia and Caterham out of US Grand Prix

There will be 18 cars contesting the United States Grand Prix this weekend in Austin, Texas as both backmarker teams Caterham and Marussia have announced that their organisations have gone into administration.

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Anderson Silva signs 15-fight contract with the UFC

Former UFC middleweight champion and arguably the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva (33-6) has signed a 15-fight contract with the UFC.

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NBA individual award predictions

By Lachlan Bickley, 29 Oct 2014

With the NBA season starting on Wednesday I decided that rather than post a huge comment on Ryan O’Connell’s excellent awards preview that I would write my own.

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The Chicago Bulls to Represent the East in the NBA Finals

After losing to Washington in the first round of the NBA playoffs last season, Chicago will be hoping for a more successful run this year, and an injury-free campaign for Derrick Rose.

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Early in the NFL season it is often very difficult to differentiate between the good teams and the bad, however with all teams having now played at least seven matches we can start to form a clearer picture.

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Mississippi State remain number one

By Jason Pollock, 28 Oct 2014

If we were going to decide the participants of the College Football Championship Game right now, it could very well be the unbeaten Mississippi State Bulldogs against the unbeaten Florida State Seminoles for that elusive title.

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Williams wins WTA Finals with Federer and Murray victorious in Europe

She may not have enjoyed a dominant season by her standards, but on Sunday night Serena Williams capped off another consistent year by winning her third consecutive WTA Finals title in Singapore.

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The first pitch of the Australian Baseball League will be thrown this Thursday, October 30, at Holloway Field in Brisbane, and I think there are plenty of reasons for people to be excited, whether you’re a nailed-on baseball fan or not.

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Is this the end for Michael Katsidis?

By John Davidson, 28 Oct 2014

Michael Katsidis has suffered his fifth loss in his past eight fights, pointing to what could be the end of the Australian boxer’s career.

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Bloodied but unbowed Aldo reigns supreme

By Dave Brooksbank, 27 Oct 2014

In the UFC’s new favourite export market of Brazil, fans were treated to an excellent night of fights from established stars to fast-rising prospects.

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Athletes that you never thought would make it: Part 1

There is a commonly-held belief that some champion sportsmen and sportswomen are just ‘born with it’, naturally gifted to the degree that they outstrip their nearest rivals with ease.

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Chaz Mostert and Paul Morris of Ford Performance Racing

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Mark Hunt

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V8 Supercars Bathurst 1000

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. AP Photo/Jack Dempsey

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