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eSports programs, coming to a high school or university near you

eSports is a global phenomenon, embraced and fuelled by the incessant creative energy and drive that its predominately young, male audience brings.

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Explaining eSports to a 51-year-old, sports-loving dad

This article is designed to be a part of the initial foray of research by slightly older sports fans into understanding the world of competitive gaming, or as it will be referred to throughout this piece – eSports.

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Grant Hackett needs “tough love” to emerge from the personal demons that have led to his latest indiscretion, says Australian Swimmers’ Association boss Daniel Kowalski.

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UPDATE: Former Olympic champ Hackett released after being arrested

Former Olympic swimming champion Grant Hackett has been arrested on the Gold Coast after a “disturbance” at his parents’ house on the Gold Coast.

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Boot Russia out of all major sports

So far only Sebastian Coe, the head of the IAAF (track and field’s governing body), has had the balls to ban Russia from all competitions until the country cleans up its widespread doping scandals.

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Dire Wolves, the dark horse of OPL Split 1

Dire Wolves are a team who are not bashful about how they play. There are no hidden agendas in their pick/ban, no entendre in their out of game personas, and certainly no lack of mechanical skill.

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Riley Day is the best Australian sprint prospect since Raelene Boyle

There’s nothing more exciting in sport than watching a teenager like Riley Day emerge as a potential superstar.

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Bolt All Stars sweep Nitro series

Usain Bolt and his All Stars have completed a clean sweep of the inaugural Nitro Athletics series after overcoming an an impressive young Australian team including teen sprint sensation Riley Day.

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Nitro Athletics: Fabrice Lapierre’s ‘Hazelwood moment’ can’t ruin a great concept

When Josh Hazlewood was run out at the bowler’s end at Eden Park three weeks ago with Australia needing just six runs to win, it was by far the most unbeatable dumbest moment of the sporting year.

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An exciting game isn’t always a good game: Here’s why

Close calls between players across fog-of-war, multi-man surprise team fights, a pendulum-like oscillation of comebacks and clutch saves, and solo lane kills are many aspects that can define an exciting game of League of Legends to the average viewer.

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ASADA boss to step down after three years at the helm

Departing ASADA chief executive Ben McDevitt has warned Australian sport faces an ongoing and more sophisticated threat of doping.

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$300K up for grabs in the Hearthstone global games

If you’re interested in the online strategy card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, then you’ll no doubt be interested in the upcoming Hearthstone global games, announced by developer Blizzard last week.

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Mundine set to appeal Green loss

The fall-out from Friday night’s boxing bout between Danny Green and Anthony Mundine has continued with Mundine suggesting he may appeal the result and also calling Green a “bitch.”

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Wins for Bolt and his All Stars at Nitro

Usain Bolt head-to-head against a schoolgirl from Queensland. Luke Mathews and Genevieve LaCaze claiming a thrilling victory in the mixed three-minute challenge. Elimination miles. A near-capacity crowd.

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Mundine vs Green 2: “No chance I won that easy”

Danny Green was seeing double. His legs were jelly. All he could hear was a numb whirring.

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Leave Tiger Woods’ comeback to Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods has major problems, and it’s not even the US Masters – yet.

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Usain Bolt and Andre de Grasse share a lighter moment as they cross the line during the 100m semi-final at the Rio Olympics

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Esports fans boast a love for the game and top talent, rather than a region

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Danny Green

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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Mo Farah Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Tiger Woods

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Esports fans boast a love for the game and top talent, rather than a region

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Boxer Jeff Horn

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The Roar of the crowd

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Ironman preview: Can Shannon Eckstein take his 10th title?

The Nutri-Grain Ironman finals series will be held between Friday and Sunday this week at Cronulla.

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IEM Katowice 2017: Predictions by someone who only watches the North American LCS

This time last year, I was watching everything I could get my hands on for the teams taking part in International Extreme Masters Katowice.

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Who is next for Georges St Pierre?

By Jackson Clark, 20 Feb 2017
Who is next for Georges St Pierre?

Former UFC Welterweight Champion and one of the most revered mixed martial artists of all time Georges St Pierre officially announced his impending return to the Octagon last week.

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Hockey in Western Australia must restructure

By Jerome Buck, 20 Feb 2017

Hockey in Western Australia is about to face its biggest ever challenge.

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NA LCS Spring Week 4: The bottom rungs of the ladder

If you read these regularly you’re probably sick of hearing me gush about Cloud9 and FlyQuest but that series was so good! FlyQuest’s blind Zed pick and Nidalee in game three were questionable, but it was so much fun from both sides.

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Netball’s time to shine

By David Holden, 17 Feb 2017
Netball’s time to shine

Over the last six months, women’s sport has created far more headlines than normal.

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Time for an Australia Hockey Super League

It is now time in Australia for our very own version of the Hockey Indian League.

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What is the best format for a national comp?

The Australian sporting landscape is becoming incredibly crowded, especially with national women’s comps starting in most of the major sports.

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NA LCS Spring Week 3: Outlook for the two top teams

Week three, and the LCS is finding its groove. We still have a lot of ties, but the standings are starting to shake themselves out.

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NBA joins forces with 2k for eSports competition

In a surprise move, the National Basketball Association and 2K Sports have teamed up for an official eSports league.

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Jimmy White, Andrew Flintoff and the embodiment of sport

What is sport and why does it matter? Is it about the quality of the competition and the occasion?

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Mundine might be the better fighter, but Green’s the better man

History may or may not judge Anthony Mundine a better fighter than Danny Green.

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UFC Fight Night 104 is going down on Sunday the fifth. There’s plenty of action across the full fight card, with the main card starting at 1:00pm EST. The headline event pits Dennis Bermudez against Chan Sung Jung.

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Hyping the Hornet: Trainer says Horn eats southpaws for breakfast

Here’s a warning from Jeff Horn’s trainer to Manny Pacquiao – the Brisbane Bomber eats southpaws for breakfast.

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Is it Floyd or Pacman for McGregor?

By Neilwin Bravo, 3 Feb 2017
Is it Floyd or Pacman for McGregor?

Move aside Floyd Mayweather. Manny Pacquiao is about to steal one away from you.

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Why I absolutely won’t be watching ‘Man v Machine II’

February. One of two months of the year where the winter footballs and cricket have little, if anything going on for them in Australia.

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League of Legends Worlds

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Anthony Mundine defeated Belarusian Sergey Rabchenko

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Kyle Chalmers of Australia reacts after winning the Men's Freestyle Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on day five, of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING, EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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League of Legends Worlds

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Daniel Geale uppercuts Felix Sturm

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Australian Baseball League

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League of Legends Worlds

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