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Australia will head to next year’s World Baseball Classic after beating South Africa 12-5 in the final of the four-nation qualifying tournament in Sydney.

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Why the elite can still fire on a bad day

World class sportsmen Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Steve Smith and Usman Khawaja weren’t having a good day at the office yesterday, but still managed to do well.

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WATCH: Haydn Porteous gets his kit off twice at the Tshwane Open

Golf may seem like a glamorous game, but it was far from that for Haydn Porteous today.

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We are heading into the second era of golfing legends

Roughly half a century ago Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, aided by their manager Mark McCormack and his tie-up with television, combined to create a golfing boom worldwide.

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WATCH: Robot sinks hole-in-one at PGA Tour tournament

The machines are getting smarter.

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WATCH: Unfathomable ‘on-top-of-the-table’ snooker shot at World Championships

Mark Davis will never do this again.

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WATCH: Paul Gallen wins boxing fight, smacks cornerman

NSW captain Paul Gallen’s fledgling boxing career has gotten off on the right foot with a big win in Toowoomba.

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WATCH: Star skier survives horrific 1000ft fall

Angel Collinson will be thanking her lucky stars after surviving this petrifying fall.

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WATCH: Spieth’s wayward shot saved by fan’s backside

Jordan Spieth doesn’t hit too many wayward tee shots, but when he does – even they miraculously stay out of trouble.

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Australia have iced their netball series with England with a crushing 16-goal victory on the back of a superb shooting display by Caitlin Thwaites and another standout performance by Sharni Layton.

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WATCH: Phil Mickelson’s incredible eagle leaves spectators baffled

Phil Mickelson has left crowds at the CareerBuilder Challenge with this simply unbelievable eagle.

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Shannon Eckstein’s grand plan to wrap up his ninth IronMan series early has come to fruition.

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What does Dick Pound mean?

Dick Pound is the toughest and most uncompromising sporting administrator I’ve ever met. He is a legend in the fight against drugs in sport as the founder of WADA in 1999.

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Aussie Price maintains solid Dakar lead

He may lead by more than 23 minutes in the motorcycle category of the Dakar Rally, but Australian Toby Price insists there is “no guarantee” he will top the podium when the race finishes in Rosario on Saturday.

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Jason Day shows he is ready to take on Jordan Spieth

Jason Day hadn’t played a round of golf for three months when he teed off in the first round of the annual Tournament of Champions at Kapalua, Hawaii.

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Aussie eyes Dakar Rally podium finish

Australian rider Toby Price says he has achieved his goal for the first week of the Dakar Rally having retained second place overall.

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Bob Oatley Wild Oats XI Sydney to Hobart

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Niccolo Porcella

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Prince of Penzance ridden by Michelle Payne returns to scale after winning the $6,000,000 Melbourne Cup race at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts)

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Kel Nagle (right) and Peter Thomson at the World Golf Hall of Fame dinner in 2007.

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Illawarra Hawks vs Adelaide 36ers: NBL live scores, blog

In a game with serious playoff ramifications, the Illawarra Hawks host the Adelaide 36ers at Win Entertainment Centre. Join The Roar for live scores from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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New Zealand Breakers vs Melbourne United: NBL live scores, blog

The stakes are huge in New Zealand tonight, as the Breakers fight to hold onto the final playoff spot, while the minor premiers Melbourne United look to build some more momentum heading into the semi-finals next week. Tune into The Roar from 5:25pm (AEDT) for live scores and updates.

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Sydney Kings vs Perth Wildcats: NBL live scores, blog

The final round of the NBL commences with the Sydney Kings hosting an undermanned Perth Wildcats at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. Join The Roar for all the action from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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Who are the big players in heavyweight boxing?

By Petar Alavanja, 8 Feb 2016
Who are the big players in heavyweight boxing?

Ever since Tyson Fury’s shock victory over long-time heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko, boxing’s heavyweight division has received the most attention since Lennox Lewis’ heyday.

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Why sport is more than just a game

By Myles Houlbrook-Walk, 30 Jan 2016
Why sport is more than just a game

Why does anyone read or write about sport? To learn about Mitchell Pearce and his unsavoury antics? To find out the result of a sporting fixture?

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The Australian Ice Hockey League is set to rock again on ice rinks around Australia for its 16th season, with eight teams battling it out for the coveted Goodall Cup.

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Who’s your Daddy? Q&A with Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne

Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne is a big man who wants to do what no Australian has done before – win a world heavyweight boxing title.

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Just when you thought Indian sport had it good and that it could only get better from here on, reality struck and bit hard.

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Ko or All Blacks for New Zealand’s top sports award?

In February, the Halberg awards in New Zealand will acknowledge the country’s best athletes. It seems inevitable in a rugby-mad nation the All Blacks will capture the premier prize. But should they?

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Much like traditional sports teams, organisations in eSports give players a platform to play on a competitive level.

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Rio 2016: Looking back at Australia’s gold medal performances

It’s the start of an Olympic year. The Olympics only come around every four years and they are the big stage where lifelong dreams can be made or shattered in an instant.

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Sydney to Hobart yacht race: Live blog, race updates and insights

At 1pm on Boxing Day, as lunch is taken at the MCG, the gun will fire to signal the start of the 71st Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

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FINA has let every single swimmer down

By Beardan, 25 Dec 2015
FINA has let every single swimmer down

A mark of a great Olympian is how many gold medals they win. To break a world record in the process further enhances their greatness.

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2015 Sydney to Hobart: The contenders (Part 3)

By Mark Richmond, 24 Dec 2015
2015 Sydney to Hobart: The contenders (Part 3)

Here is the third part of my series looking at the contenders for the upcoming Sydney to Hobart 2015.

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2015 Sydney to Hobart: The Contenders (Part 2)

By Mark Richmond, 22 Dec 2015
2015 Sydney to Hobart: The Contenders (Part 2)

The contingent of maxis in this year’s Sydney to Hobart is a much larger than usual, with a total of 20 scheduled to start on Boxing Day.

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2015 Sydney to Hobart: The Contenders (Part 1)

By Mark Richmond, 19 Dec 2015
2015 Sydney to Hobart: The Contenders (Part 1)

This is the first of a series looking at the contenders for this year’s race, focusing on the supermaxis.

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Brindabella during the Big Boat Challenge (Photo: Tristan Rayner)

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Sydney To Hobart yacht race

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Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro

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Hashim Amla scored 23 off 207 balls on day four against India (screenshot: Fox Sports)

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Mariah Williams

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Emily Smith Hockeyroos

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Mariah Williams

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