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Bronte Campbell’s 100-metre world championship title defence ends with illness and shoulder injury

On paper, Bronte Campbell admits it is not a good look. The Australian’s reign as 100m freestyle champion is officially over after she finished second last in the final on day six of the world swimming championships at Budapest.

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Blizzard’s Nate Nanzer on developing Overwatch’s esport ecosystem

Overwatch is going from strength to strength.

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What history should teach us about subs

What do the LG Dire Wolves have in common with KT Rolster?

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Overwatch versus League of Legends: Blurring the lines of international competition

When I see the 2017 Overwatch World Cup, I can’t help but think of League of Legend’s Rift Rivals tournament.

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The bizarre and brilliant Jordan Spieth takes out the The Open Championship

When Jordan Spieth blew his three-shot lead in the first four holes of the final round last night, memories of his meltdown at last year’s Masters flooded back.

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Branden Grace shoots 62, lowest score in Majors history

South African Branden Grace fired in eight birdies in his record round of 62 during the third round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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Jason Day implodes to drop out of Open running

Jason Day was too shattered to explain his implosion after spiralling out of British Open contention.

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Jordan Spieth the man to beat at Royal Birkdale

Jordan Spieth defied Mother Nature to take a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar into the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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McIlroy’s nightmare Open Championship start, but gutsy finish

Rory McIlroy missed the US, Irish, and Scottish Open cuts, and looked like making it another one when he was five over in the first six holes in the opening round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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How to cope with SKTelecom T1’s garbage play

SKTelecom T1 are playing like trash. It’s a new, scary experience, but we can handle it together.

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Is Jason Day’s career at the crossroads?

Fingers crossed the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale starting tonight will prove Jason Day’s chronic back problems aren’t career threatening.

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Will the real Adam Scott turn up at Royal Birkdale?

Adam Scott owns one of the near perfect golf swings, but there are times when the Australian destroys contention with triple or double bogeys.

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Hearthstone: How an open system looks to boost oceanic esports

At the recent Spring Hearthstone Championship Tour, Oceania was on show in a big way.

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Independent drug testing coming to the Games for the first time

The 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea will be the first Games to have an independent drug testing authority.

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The case for the all-kill format

The Oceanic Pro League may have lost Rift Rivals, but as League of Legends fans, we all won.

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Two golfing unknowns lead the Irish Open

There are four Open Championship berths available from the Irish Open at Portstewart with unknowns Daniel Im, and Benjamin Hebert making bold bids for two of them.

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Jeff Horn wins Boxing 2017

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Rainbow Six Pro League

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Legacy League of Legends OPL

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Starcraft II Stage at Blizzcon

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Jo Harten in action for the Giants

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Jo Harten in action for the Giants

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Starcraft II Stage at Blizzcon

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The Roar of the crowd

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Was Conor McGregor lasting ten rounds really that unexpected?

How did a fight between one of the greatest boxers of all time and a guy who had never fought in the ring before go deep into the latter rounds?

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McGregor, the mirror and the pitfalls of sporting narcissism

In the lead up to the McGregor versus Mayweather superfight there were many lists of reasons why McGregor could win.

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Canadian Football League 2017: Week ten talking points

This is it: summer is giving way to fall across Canada, and the season has reached it’s halfway point.

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NA LCS Summer Playoffs: Semifinals

By Jess Carruthers, 25 Aug 2017
NA LCS Summer Playoffs: Semifinals

I think I’m just going to opt out of the North American LCS for the rest of the postseason. I’m done. I can only have my heart torn out so many times.

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What are Oceania’s chances in the Rocket League World Championship?

Over the last few weeks there’s been an abundance of build-up and hype for the upcoming fourth season of the Rocket League Championship.

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Canadian Football League 2017: Week 9 talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 21 Aug 2017
Canadian Football League 2017: Week 9 talking points

Hard to believe we’re nearly halfway through one of the most entertaining seasons in Canadian Football League history, but we are – and it was another busy week in the Great White North.

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NA LCS Summer playoffs: Quarterfinals

By Jess Carruthers, 19 Aug 2017
NA LCS Summer playoffs: Quarterfinals

Despite some dicey League of Legends in the Promotion Tournament, the NA LCS as we know it has seen the final curtain fall with the exact same teams as it has had for the past year.

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What the IAAF can do to stop drug cheats

By Chris Lewis, 15 Aug 2017 Video
What the IAAF can do to stop drug cheats

Has the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) gotten on top of drug cheating? No way.

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Canadian Football League: Week 8 talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 15 Aug 2017
Canadian Football League: Week 8 talking points

I’m back after a two week vacation, and as much as things have changed in the Canadian Football League in the two weeks since I last checked in with my talking points, some things remain the same.

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PGA Championship: Golf Final Round live blog

Kevin Kisner holds a one shot heading into the final round of the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, New Carolina. Join The Roar for a live blog of the final round from 5am AEST.

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Dark Sided’s roster change was not received well by the ANZ HotS community

Dark Sided’s latest Heroes of the Storm team roster change is making waves in the ANZ HotS scene.

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NA LCS promotion tournament: Can we even call it that anymore?

And just like that, all the regular season games for 2017 are finished for the North American LCS.

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Australia should host the 2023 Basketball World Cup

Basketball is this country’s sleeping giant, and it will remain that way unless Basketball Australia submits a bid to host the 2023 World Cup before the entries close at the end of August.

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Catching ultimate frisbee

By TheRev, 9 Aug 2017

The Ultimate Frisbee Asian Club Championship kicks off in a week and a half. Wanting to get to know some of the Australian teams ahead of the event, I headed down to Albert Park this weekend to meet some of the players and watch a few games in action.

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A tribute to Usain Bolt

By Ritesh Misra, 8 Aug 2017 Video
A tribute to Usain Bolt

Thousands will never dance again at a stadium to Bob Marley’s One Love. Millions will never see live on TV again the greatest sprinter the world has ever seen.

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Justin Gatlin, drug cheat or one of the great modern day sprinters?

Given the constant booing that was directed at Justin Gatlin by the London crowd at the 2017 World Athletics Championships – when he was introduced before races and after winning the 100m (beating Usain Bolt) – should Gatlin be treated as a drug cheat or respected as one of the greatest sprinters?

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Usain Bolt wins the 200m at the London Olympics. AFP Photos

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Madeline Groves of Australia poses with her Silver medal

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Stephen Bradbury wins a gold medal at the 2002 winter olympics

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

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Jordan Spieth of the US

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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Overwatch World Cup Shanghai Qualifier Stage

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