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What should V8 Supercars change its name to?

V8 Supercars has an identity crisis. As it looks to the future and the possibility of a move away from the V8 engine platform to stay relevant to a changing automotive industry, its branding will come under the spotlight.

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Athletics Australian head coach Eric Hollingsworth suspended

Head athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth has been suspended by Athletics Australia for his blistering attack on team captain Sally Pearson at the Commonwealth Games.

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Hail Emma McKeon: Australia’s new queen of the pool

In a stunning international swimming debut, Emma McKeon became the leading Australian medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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He was born in Liverpool and speaks with a thick Scouse accent, but gymnast Daniel Purvis goes into the 2014 Commonwealth Games as one of Scotland’s main medal hopes.

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His team head to Glasgow as overwhelming gold medal favourites, but Kookaburras skipper Mark Knowles still faces a significant challenge after a major upheaval in the national team.

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Australian swimming is back, but the track is ill

Remember London 2012 when the Australians swimmers won just one gold in the entire Oympics – the 4×100 freestyle women’s relay – and that was on the opening day?

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Australia’s Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women’s world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31.

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Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo overtook Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career.

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Magnussen and marathon golden; Meares gets silver

In the most absorbing day of the Glasgow Comm Games, Australian James Magnussen won the 100 free, compatriot Michael Shelley stunned the athletics world with gold in the marathon, while the Queen of the velodrome Anna Meares, and the king of rugby sevens New Zealand, were both dethroned.

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I went to the ice hockey and I didn’t lose any teeth

Even though it was our anniversary and it was her left-field idea, I was fuming when my girlfriend forced me to attend the USA versus Canada ice hockey match on Saturday night in Sydney.

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Is James Magnussen back to his best?

Could we see something special from James Magnussen when the 100 freestyle gets underway at Glasgow on Saturday night?

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Aussie girls smash relay world record in Glasgow

“To quote Mohammad Ali, we are the greatest”.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Cate Campbell

In some ways Cate Campbell was no different to so many Australian kids, introduced to the water and taught to swim by their parents at a very young age.

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Where the f*ck is… Cayman Islands

When there’s a dreamy little zipcode like the Cayman Islands and it’s stacked to the gums with the tax-free cash reserves of a non-compliant commercial world, it presents an obvious question regarding competitive sports.

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The tiny channel island of Guernsey is one of the most important locations in sporting history, being the birthplace of the eponymous item of clothing so central to so many sporting endeavours.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Hockey (Men)

Australia’s reigning World Champion Men’s Hockey team, the Kookaburras, head into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month facing one their biggest challenges in recent memory. Largely, it’s all of their own doing.

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Australia's James Magnussen looks at the scoreboard after winning the men's 100m Freestyle final. AP Photo/Michael Sohn

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Australia's James Magnussen looks at the scoreboard after winning the men's 100m Freestyle final. AP Photo/Michael Sohn

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The island of Montserrat... Pretty

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Red Bull cars lead a packed field in the Formula One

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Jonathan and the Commonwealth Games baton

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The Roar of the crowd

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As the east opens up, Bulls have a chance

The Chicago Bulls have not been a real force in recent years. They are coming off injury-plagued seasons and poor playoff performances, headlined by an injury to star point guard Derrick Rose.

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Wanted: A girlfriend for Rory McIlroy

By kazblah, 12 Aug 2014
Wanted: A girlfriend for Rory McIlroy

Around May 21 this year, Rory McIlroy made a phone call that was to cost Adam Scott the world No. 1 golf ranking.

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Deron Williams: The anonymous superstar

By Jay Croucher, 11 Aug 2014

In 2008 you could have made a credible argument that the only player in the NBA you would trade Deron Williams for was LeBron James.

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It’s time the NFL came Down Under again

By Justin Twell, 11 Aug 2014
It’s time the NFL came Down Under again

Over the last few years we’ve seen the NFL try to expand outside the US, with London at the forefront of this expansion. The UK capital has hosted regular season games at Wembley Stadium every year since 2007.

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Hometown favourite Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs completed an inspiring comeback from cancer patient to world champion boxer as he stopped Aussie Jarrod Fletcher in the fifth round on Saturday.

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Welcome to the NFL, rookie: Season schedule

By Jonathon Natsis, 10 Aug 2014
Welcome to the NFL, rookie: Season schedule

For its millions upon millions of salivating fans, the NFL’s 16-game regular reason means two things.

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Lucas Browne is set for a shot at the WBA regular Heavyweight title in the near future after overcoming durable Ukrainian opponent Andriy Rudenko.

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The world title being fought in Narrabri

By Geoff Smith, 9 Aug 2014

It’s just before noon on Tuesday morning, and a sense of excitement comes over the old Narrabri Boys Club as a boxer from the Gold Coast walks in.

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Welcome to the NFL, rookie: Basics of the game

By Jonathon Natsis, 9 Aug 2014
Welcome to the NFL, rookie: Basics of the game

It’s early August in Australia, and as those miserable seven-degree days start to turn into 17-degree days. It’s a sure sign that finals football – for almost every major code in this country – is right around the corner.

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Mustangs v Brave: AIHL preview

By Victoria Liu-Pearson, 9 Aug 2014

In a possible precursor of the 2014 Australian Ice Hockey League grand final, the top of the table Melbourne Mustangs will travel to Australia’s capital to face off with the second-placed Canberra Brave.

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Jack Miller must not go to MotoGP

By Ryan Eckford, 8 Aug 2014

In recent weeks, there has lots of talk about which riders are going to take which seats for the 2015 MotoGP season.

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Becky Hammon’s recent appointment as the first full-time assistant coach of NBA team the San Antonio Spurs is reflective of an emerging trend in professional sports typically dominated by men.

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The weasel words of domestic violence

By kazblah, 7 Aug 2014

“Now look, I don’t condone violence against women…” When someone says those words, it’s a good idea to brace yourself for some idiocy to follow.

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There was no love for Kevin in Minnesota

By Jayme Markus, 7 Aug 2014
There was no love for Kevin in Minnesota

“I have a very, very good memory, and I always remember the people who have done right by me, and the people who have done wrong by me.”

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Since 1999 the Staples Centre has provided the people of Los Angeles with a stage from which the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant have dazzled, producing consistent play-off finishes and championship sides.

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There is an old saying that those who don’t follow history are doomed to repeat it.

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Red Bull cars lead a packed field in the Formula One

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Melanie Schlanger, Cate and Bronte Campbell and Emma McKeon after winning the 4x100m relay

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Australia's Pearson Sally competes

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Indiana Pacers forward Paul George drives on the Portland Trailblazers

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V8s Holden Ford

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LeBron James at the Cavaliers (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

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