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Hearthstone Championship Tour day two recap: Saving the best until last

It wasn’t the European bloodbath of day one, but day two of the Hearthstone World Championship proved to be just as unpredictable as the first, with several fan favourites sent packing early.

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Hearthstone Championship Tour day one recap: Party for the part-timers, catastrophe for Europe

Day one of the Hearthstone World Championship is in the books, with, astoundingly, the two biggest winners both people who don’t actually play the game full time.

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Overwatch League’s first week shows this won’t be the two-horse race we feared

Heading into the inauguaral Overwatch League season, the excitement and anticipation was somewhat shadowed by fears most of the competing teams would serve as little more than training fodder for the hot favourites of each division – London and Seoul.

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Rusty Pearson confident she’s on track

Her hurdling return was more bruising than she hoped it would be, but world champion Sally Pearson is confident she will be in peak form by April’s Commonwealth Games.

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UFC champion Whittaker withdraws from bout

Australian middleweight champion and headline act Robert Whittaker has apologised to his fans after being forced to withdraw from Perth’s UFC blockbuster in February.

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Mary’s wonder women: Dates for your 2018 diary

New year. New diary. 2017 may have been a ‘watershed’ year for women in sport, but I am confident 2018 will be even better.

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Norman Von Nida once fought an American golfer allergic to grass

It’s folklore in the Cleary house that Mum’s uncle Oswald ‘Ossie’ Short beat Norman Von Nida in a matchplay event in 1938.

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The sporting stars who captured my salutes for 2017

As the curtain is drawn on 2017, these my podium awards for those who gave sports-lovers so much pleasure throughout the year.

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Wild Oats XI smashes Sydney to Hobart record but could face time penalty

Wild Oats XI has smashed the Sydney to Hobart race record to claim line honours for the ninth time after a dramatic late comeback.

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2017 Sydney to Hobart live stream: How to watch Yacht Racing online or on TV

The annual Australian pastime of switching from the cricket to the Sydney to Hobart yacht race will continue on Boxing Day, with over 100 yachts set to make the over 600-mile trek south. This is The Roar‘s guide to streaming the race online and watching it on TV.

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2017 Sydney to Hobart start time: When does the race start? Date, route, full field, broadcast information

The 2017 Sydney to Hobart yacht race will see a field of more than 100 boats including a number of former champions make the treacherous journey south. It is scheduled to start on Sydney Harbour at 1pm (AEDT) on Boxing Day – Tuesday, December 26.

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What Hearthstone’s success teaches us about the raw appeal of eSports

For many of us, our experience with collectible card games started and ended with Pokémon – just looking, mind you, never actually playing. So how is that a virtual card game has turned itself into one of the biggest eSports in less than four years?

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FBI controls doping whistleblower: Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin accused US agencies of manipulating evidence from the main whistleblower on doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

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Price is right for her SuperFoiler test

Olympian Olivia Price has been officially unveiled as the skipper of the Kleenmaid SuperFoiler, and she’s excited about being the only female steerer in sailing’s version of Twenty20 cricket.

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The Roar Podcast: What makes T20 cricket the best short format sport?

Twenty20 cricket has been the undisputed leader of short format sports for more than a decade.

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Russia banned from 2018 Winter Games after “unprecedented attack”

The Russian Olympic Committee has been banned from sending a team to the 2018 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has announced.

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The teams Misfits Gaming and G2 Esports compete in final of the 'LCS', the first European division of the video game 'League of Legends', at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris on September 3, 2017.

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Andrew Gaze. Image: Sean Teuma

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Tiger Woods

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Cameron Davis

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Cameron Davis

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SuperFoiler machine in the water

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A gamer uses a computer mouse illuminated with red lights while using a laptop computer at the Dreamhack digital festival in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015. Dreamhack is the world's largest digital festival and meeting place for gamers, fans and e-sport enthusiasts.

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The top 10 Aussie athletes of 2017

The 2017 year was a great one for Aussie sport. Although not quite the groundbreaking, history-making year that 2016 was, the individual achievements of the last 12 months were nonetheless tremendous in their own rights.

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Sport needs to face domestic violence

By Matt Simpson, 6 Jan 2018
Sport needs to face domestic violence

We will remember 2017 for the rise of Sam Kerr and the Matildas, the launch of AFLW and the widespread acknowledgement of Ellyse Perry as a bona fide star.

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2018: The Year of the Overwatch League

By Adam Heap, 4 Jan 2018
2018: The Year of the Overwatch League

The inaugural Overwatch League is set to make 2018 a breakout year for Overwatch as a competitive eSport.

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League of Legends: 2017 in review

By Jess Carruthers, 28 Dec 2017
League of Legends: 2017 in review

With Christmas done and dusted, 2017 is not long for this world. The League of Legends preseason ends just a couple of short weeks later, right before the commencement of the 2018 competitive season.

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2017 Sydney to Hobart yacht race: live race updates, blog

After two years of frustration, Wild Oats XI will aim to claim a staggering ninth line honours victory in the 2017 Sydney to Hobart, but once again will face stiff opposition on the 628-nautical mile trek south. Join The Roar for live coverage of the race from 1pm (AEDT) on Boxing Day.

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A look back at a watershed year for women’s sport in Australia

The year 2017 will forever go down as a watershed year for women’s sport in Australia, and with the NRL and Super Rugby set to launch their own women’s competitions in 2018, things will only get bigger and better.

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Boxing year in review

By John Coomer, 24 Dec 2017
Boxing year in review

It has been a big year for boxing both in Australia and abroad.

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Gfinity Australia will find our next Aussie eSports star

eSports are all the rage at the moment and long-suffering Aussie fans are finally getting mainstream recognition, with a swathe of new professional competitions set to launch in 2018.

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Notable Australian sports deaths in 2017

By Greg Blood, 21 Dec 2017
Notable Australian sports deaths in 2017

In 2017, many Australian sporting athletes, coaches, administrators and journalists passed away. This list aims to recognise them.

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Neutral athletes: Russia, drugs and the Olympics

By Binoy Kampmark, 18 Dec 2017
Neutral athletes: Russia, drugs and the Olympics

Being a moralist in the Olympics doesn’t carry you very far. Turn one way and there are enterprising drug cheats, turn the other and there are wads of cash in envelopes.

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A new Order comes to the Oceanic Pro League

By Winston "Guardian" Tjay, 17 Dec 2017 New author!
A new Order comes to the Oceanic Pro League

The Oceanic Pro League contract database has confirmed a new team emerging from the ruins of Regicide.

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NA LCS team update

By Jess Carruthers, 16 Dec 2017
NA LCS team update

The 2017 League of Legends All-Stars tournament last weekend had just the right mix of players meeting expectations, surprises, and incredible games.

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Australians all let us rejoice international sporting success in 2017

With the year coming to an end, it is worth reflecting on Australians international sporting performances during the year.

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Why Australia must embrace Global Warning in 2018

By Nicholas D'Urbano, 12 Dec 2017
Why Australia must embrace Global Warning in 2018

Imagine it: a fully packed Melbourne Cricket Ground on a pristine spring night. Tens of thousands of fans packed into Australia’s own colosseum to witness its first-ever live World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view.

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League of Legends All-Star Event this weekend

By Jess Carruthers, 8 Dec 2017
League of Legends All-Star Event this weekend

With all the recent roster excitement, it’s almost been easy to forget that the premier off-season League of Legends event is on this weekend.

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NA LCS team announcements coming thick and fast

By Jess Carruthers, 4 Dec 2017
NA LCS team announcements coming thick and fast

In the extra week since I last took a look at the changes coming to the North American League of Legends Championship Series, we have had so many announcements and rumours that it’s been hard to keep track!

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Chris Froome

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general view during the opening round at the League of Legends College Championship on May 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California.

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Paul Roos, coach of Melbourne looks on during the 2014 NAB Challenge launch

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AaronFrankcomb

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general view during the opening round at the League of Legends College Championship on May 25, 2017 in Santa Monica, California.

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