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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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Nitro Athletics: Everything you need to know

All the key information about the upcoming Nitro Athletics.

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Smothering with love: The inundation of Australian online leagues

The Australian CS:GO community looks to be receiving more support than ever as tournament organisers slowly reveal their 2017 plans and new sponsors crop up to help fund the vibrant domestic scene.

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Green on Mundine: I’m gonna smash him

Anthony Mundine says he’ll prove he’s the most explosive Australian athlete ever. And Danny Green just wants to smash him.

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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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Boxer Jeff Horn

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Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold.

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Manny Pacquiao

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The Roar of the crowd

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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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NA LCS Spring Week 2: Snakes and ladders

By Jess Carruthers, 2 Feb 2017
NA LCS Spring Week 2: Snakes and ladders

Two weeks in, and although it’s still early days we are starting to get a feeling for the way the North American League of Legends Championship Series will shape up.

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Matches to make after the latest UFC bouts

By Petar Alavanja, 31 Jan 2017

The latest instalment of UFC brought plenty of excitement and unexpected finishes, with contenders emerging and long-time ones falling.

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Boxing interest is surging with Green-Mundine and Pacquiao-Horn fights

All of a sudden, boxing is catching up with other sports in terms of interest in the land Down Under.

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The future of Mixed Martial Arts in Australia is bright

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and although Australia is lagging behind, our foundations are strong.

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2017 Australian Day honours

By Greg Blood, 27 Jan 2017
2017 Australian Day honours

The Australia Day honours recognise the achievements of Australians on and off the sporting field.

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NA LCS Spring Week 1: Expectations vs Reality (vs Expectations)

So one week into the LCS is pretty early to start making calls about standings and the actual relative strengths of teams, but with only 8 weeks left til playoffs (!) why not get started on making some calls?

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Previewing the Australia Day weekend boxing blockbusters

While we celebrate all things Australia this week, the eyes of the entire boxing world will be on Las Vegas and a championship double header event guaranteed to deliver plenty of action.

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ABL week nine: Who wants the postseason?

By AJ Mithen, 20 Jan 2017
ABL week nine: Who wants the postseason?

There’s only two rounds left in the 2016-17 Australian Baseball League season and six teams are fighting for two spots.

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NA LCS 2017: Starts this weekend!

By Jess Carruthers, 19 Jan 2017
NA LCS 2017: Starts this weekend!

Spring split is almost upon us again in the League of Legends Championship Series!

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Bernie Portenski has been slowed at last; the legendary Kiwi runner is consigned to a Wellington hospital bed, planning her own funeral.

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The ‘everyone wins a prize’ mentality is killing kids sport

Going to a birthday party at the house of a member of my under 8s rugby league team, I remember being amazed at the number of trophies the boy had acquired in a few short years of competitive sport.

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Nine Aussie sporting events to add to your bucket list

It’s summer time again and many of us are thinking what to do in the future to tick of that bucket list, well today I nine things for you to do.

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Better than battlers: Australia’s greatest over-achievers

Historically, much has been made of the so-called Aussie battler. Not easy to define, yet some sort of quirky homage to the less talented, the vertically or horizontally challenged or those facing seemingly insurmountable odds.

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Australian Baseball League

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DOTA 2 tournament The International

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Tiger Woods

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The Raiders have been blocked by Channel Nine in their attempt to have Erin Molan sit on their board. Image: Wikipedia.

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Sydney To Hobart yacht race

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Who will take out the 2013 Sydney to Hobart race, starting Boxing Day?

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Leicester City English Premier League trophy 2016

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Yukigassen. Image: Supplied

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New Zealand's Mark Hunt, right, battles against Brazil's Fabricio Werdum

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