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Sally Pearson’s resilience was recognised on Thursday night when she was crowned the most inspirational Australian athlete of the past 12 months.

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Australian Diamonds captain Laura Geitz has warned her team they need to lift their intensity if they want to retain the Constellation Cup in Saturday’s decider against New Zealand in Sydney.

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Nailbiters have become more like blowouts but Australia’s Diamonds intend to inflict even more pain on netball archrivals New Zealand.

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Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in a critical condition after crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Four-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel has announced his departure from Red Bull and looks set to join Italian rivals Ferrari.

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Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel quits Red Bull Racing, will be replaced by Daniil Kvyat

Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has advised Red Bull Racing he will leave the team after 2014, with current Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat to join Australian Daniel Ricciardo at the team.

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Suzuka the sternest test for Rosberg and Hamilon

A walk through the gates at Suzuka has an immediate emotional effect.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps has been arrested in his home state of Maryland and charged with driving under the influence.

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McIlroy the launching pad to retain the Ryder Cup for Team Europe

World number one Rory McIlroy had a relatively quiet first two days during the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, but when push came to shove during the final day singles, he really turned up the heat.

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Reports LFL Australia has been canned after just one season

Reports today indicate that the Women’s Gridiron competition LFL Australia (Legends Football League) will not have a 2014/15 season, with the lack of a broadcast partner playing a part in the decision.

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Jessica Schipper retires from swimming

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Jess Schipper has formally retired from competitive swimming.

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The Opals have continued their stroll through the women’s world basketball championship group stage, trouncing South Korea by 33 points in their second match.

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Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo has won his first Grand Prix of the season in a thrilling rain-affected race at Aragon, while championship leader Marc Marquez extended his overall lead.

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Rory McIlroy put on a magnificent display to crush Rickie Fowler 5 and 4 in the standout attraction of the closing 12 singles matches at the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

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Phil Mickelson has called for more player input into decisions and a better Ryder Cup game plan than American captain Tom Watson provided in the wake of Europe’s resounding victory.

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Seven-time premier class world champion Valentino Rossi was taken to hospital after suffering concussion in crashing out of the Aragon Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Sebastian Vettel Red Bull

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Waratahs players celebrate after defeating the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Final

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Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton has his focus firmly fixed on the 2014 Formula One crown. (AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL)

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Goodell: We will overcome

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First time’s a charm for Mercedes in Sochi

The inaugural Russian Grand Prix brought about a familiar result, with Mercedes wrapping up the crown in Sochi. But the race could have a major bearing on the closing stages of the 2014 Formula One Drivers’ World Championship.

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Origins of MMA Part 2: The fall and rise of mixed martial arts

Even though it is rarely covered by the conservative mainstream media, MMA is now known by many sports fans.

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Five of the top ranked teams in college football remain unbeaten, while the other five only have one loss each. As the season wears on, a number of teams are putting themselves in a place to succeed.

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College Football 2014: Week 7 heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, 13 Oct 2014

There some great stories coming out of the weekend in college football. You can check out my villains of Week 7 here, but let’s take a look at the heroes.

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College Football 2014: Week 7 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, 13 Oct 2014

Another weekend of college football is in the books, so let’s go through who let themselves down on the gridiron with my Week 7 villains.

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The Roar’s weird sport series: Black light sports

What do you get if you combine all the visual aspects of Tron Legacy with the theatre, drama and athleticism of your favourite Japanese mini-sport?

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[VIDEO] 2014 Russian Grand Prix: Formula One highlights, blog, race updates

Only three drivers remain in the hunt for the Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship as we head to Sochi for the inaugural Russian Grand Prix. Join The Roar for live race coverage from 9:00am (AEDST) Sunday October 12th.

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[VIDEO] Bathurst 1000: Highlights, race updates, preview and commentary

Who will win the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama? Join The Roar for live updates from Australia’s Great Race, and the warm up, from 9:15am AEDT.

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The Bathurst 1000 is a complete lottery this year

This year’s Bathurst 1000 is anyone’s race. Usually when people say that phrase, they say it when there’s a clear favourite in mind. And while Mark Winterbottom and Steve Owen are the bookie’s choices, they are by no means favourites.

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[VIDEO] Bathurst 1000 – Top Ten Shootout; live blog, highlights and commentary

Who will secure Pole Position for the Bathurst 1000 in the top ten shootout? Join The Roar for a live blog of the Top Ten Shootout and Practice 6 from Mount Panorama at 10:20am AEDT.

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Joel Brunker: One win away from a title fight

By John Davidson, 11 Oct 2014

Thirteen long years in the ring for Australian boxer Joel Brunker has come down to this. Brunker is just one fight away from a shot at a world title.

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Marussia to race one car out of respect for Bianchi

Marussia have announced that they will race with only one car at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi – a fitting gesture for the Jules Bianchi, who remains in a critical but stable condition according to reports.

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Sydney-based mixed martial artist Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt (10-8-1) could be the next contender in line to take on the winner of the bout between current champion Cain Velasquez (14-1) and Fabrício Werdum (18-5-1) who are set to fight in the main event of UFC 180.

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Two years after taking the plunge and entering my first marathon, come Sunday morning, I’ll be lining up for Melbourne Marathon number three.

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At Mount Panorama on Friday some categories had races, while others had qualifying sessions, as the weekend started to spring to life.

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The UFC will make Sydney its home on November 8 in what will be the organisation’s sixth event on Australian soil.

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The big yachts at the Volvo Ocean Race

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.

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Race action during the Clipsal 500 at the Adelaide Street Circuit, Adelaide, Saturday, March 1, 2014. (AAP Image/Edge Photographics, Mark Horsburg)

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Bathurst 1000 winner Craig Lowndes

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US guard Kobe Bryant controls the ball during the men's gold medal basketball game between USA and Spain

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The Bathurst 1000 was supported by true fans up on the Mountain

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Australia's Cadel Evans. AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT

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