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Paul Gallen: ‘I’ll KO Carr for all of Cronulla’

Paul Gallen is predicting a knockout win over a mouthy opponent, as he prepares for the shortest turnaround of his boxing career.

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Why eSports actually matters

Any activity emulsified into its most rudimentary form can be easily brushed aside and deemed “stupid” by the cold, hard shoulder of cynicism.

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A new look Tiger Woods surfaced at the Hero World Challenge

It’s early days, but if Tiger Woods’ refreshing attitude in his comeback tournament holds good, the former world number one for a record 683 weeks will regain the majority of fans he lost.

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Starting from scratch? No big deal for LOL teams

SKT and KT are making headlines with their superstar signings, but those aren’t the most interesting moves of the off-season. The telecom giants have been the richest teams in Korea since the early 2000’s, and they have a long history of going after the biggest names.

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Adam Scott says he plans to play more tournaments leading into the majors next year to give himself a better chance.

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How can it be the World Cup with the best golfers missing?

The 57th World Cup of golf tees off tomorrow at Kingston Heath, with 14 of the world’s top 20 missing.

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Being world number one at year’s end is the ultimate honour

Nobody, including me, gave Andy Murray the ghost of a chance of being ranked world number one on the ATP Tour.

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Jordan Spieth already gearing up for Australian Open defence

Jordan Spieth has already pencilled the 2017 Australian Open in his diary as he looks to continue etching his name on the Stonehaven Cup.

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Spieth wins Australian Open in playoff

American Jordan Spieth has won the Australian Open for the second time in a thrilling three-man playoff at Royal Sydney Golf Club.

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Geoff Ogilvy’s two-shot lead going into the final round of Australian Open

Since Geoff Ogilvy turned pro in 1998, he’s been a slumbering giant.

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Peter Senior calls it a day

If there was a poll to decide Australia’s most popular golfer over the last 50 years, Peter Senior would win hands down.

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Uncertainty kills: The wait for WCS 2017

A couple of days before the WCS Finals at BlizzCon, a Korean ProGamer messaged me to ask for career advice going into 2017. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to give him much of an answer. But to be fair to myself, not many other people could have either.

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Overwatch League: Blizzard, don’t be blinded by the bright lights

“Man, this is kinda lame.” I couldn’t help but think as such, watching Blizzard’s glitzy advertisement for the upcoming Overwatch League. It was a pastiche from decades of Nike ads, repurposed for Blizzard’s new vision.

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eSports: Overwatch and Paladins go pro, aim squarely on FPS market

In a major shakeup in the sSports scene, Blizzard and Hi-Rez have announced that the team-based shooters Overwatch and Paladins will be set up with a new professional sports leagues.

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Jeff Horn hoping to catch the eye of iconic US promoter

Jeff Horn will fight in front of an audience of millions next month but there’s only one man the rising Australian welterweight wants to impress: American promoter Bob Arum.

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Russia criminalises inducement to doping

Russia, whose track and field athletes were banned from the Rio Olympics after disclosures of a state-sponsored doping scandal, has brought in a law which makes inducement to doping a criminal offence.

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Usain Bolt

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Mundine vs Clottey (Image: The Roar)

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A bleeding Anthony Mundine

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Australia's Emma Tonegato

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League of Legends Worlds

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Tyson Gay 2012 London Olympics 4x100m sprint relay final

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates

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Lance Armstrong Tour Down Under

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Australia's Anna Meares celebrates on the podium

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The Roar of the crowd

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The death of the sporting character would be the death of sport

Donald Trump. He’s brash, unforgiving, misogynistic and completely insane. Yet he surprised everyone with a storming victory in the US Presidential election.

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Twelve months before Rio, as athletes around the world geared up for peak training, the dream of winning an Olympic medal seemed to lie shattered by the wayside for a 19-year-old girl from Hyderabad, India.

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Top eight sporting moments of 2016

By BigJ, 18 Nov 2016
Top eight sporting moments of 2016

2016 has been the year of big sporting moments. There have been droughts broken, triple repeats, the return of the Hayne Plane and many more.

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Australia’s under 21 men’s hockey team has warmed up for December’s Junior World Cup by winning the Sultan of Johor Cup in Malaysia.

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Guide to the 2016-2017 NCAA College basketball season

College basketball is back, and opening night looks fantastic, with almost every member of the top 25 in action.

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Why TUE details should be published

By Brad Cooper Olympic swimming champion., 11 Nov 2016
Why TUE details should be published

When therapeutic use exemption (TUE) beneficiaries compete, their medical complaints are alleviated. And they get to dope.

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Organised sport: My ‘lazy’ kids are sending me broke

People keep telling me that kids of today are sitting in their rooms tapping away feverishly on iPads, iPods and mobiles instead of being outside and involved in recreation the way previous generations were.

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Anthony Mundine’s top ten fights

As Anthony Mundine versus Danny Green II is fast approaching, I thought we’d have a look at some of Mundine’s best performances in the ring so far, with a fight record of 47-7-0 there are plenty to pick from.

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Trivia Tuesdays: Melbourne Cup, Joe Mennie and missed handballs

Want to prove your sporting knowledge? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

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The most anticipated clash to reach the Octagon

By Jonathan Pertile, 30 Oct 2016
The most anticipated clash to reach the Octagon

As the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) begins to establish a stronghold in New York City, let’s rewind back to UFC 202.

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To cross the gap, you must pay the toll

By Kwanghee Woo, 30 Oct 2016

In the wake of another all-Korean League of Legends world finals, the rest of the world is left to once again wonder “what are we doing wrong?”

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League of Legends World Championships: Grand Final preview and prediction

This is it, this is for all the marbles. The 2016 season comes down to a single game between two world championship organisations.

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Trivia Tuesdays: F1 shoeys, controversial referees and leading wicket-takers

Here at The Roar, everyone likes to think they know their sport pretty well. But do you really?

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League of Legends World Championships: Semi-final preview and predictions

We’ve got three matches out of four right in the quarterfinals, and the teams in this round are fighting for a chance to hoist the Summoner’s Cup.

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Note to Australia: Winning isn’t everything

Thankfully the Essendon Football Club sports supplements saga has come to an end, but it was just another major example of poor governance at a professional sporting club.

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2016: The year of the drought-breakers

By Dean Messiter, 18 Oct 2016
2016: The year of the drought-breakers

Is 2016 the year of the fairytale?

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Kirill "Likkrit"Malofeev for team Albus NoX Luna at the 2016 League of Legends Wolrd Championships

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Stephen Dank on the ABC's 7:30 Program

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A composite image of David Gallop CEO of Football Federation Australia (FFA) (top left), Andrew Demetriou, CEO of the Australian Football League (AFL) (top right), David Smith, CEO of the National Rugby League (NRL)(bottom left) and Bill Pulver, CEO of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) (bottom right). AAP Image/Lukas Coch

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Serena William Venus Williams Wimbledon Tennis 2016

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Evil against Rapha

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