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‘More than just a game’: The power of great sports writing

We’ve all heard that post match interview. “I can’t describe how it feels. I’m speechless mate…”

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Rio stars dominate Don award nominations

Rio Olympic and Paralympic stars feature prominently among nominations for the major award at the Sport Australia Hall Of Fame annual dinner.

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Sports journalist Rebecca Wilson passes away

Award-winning sports journalist Rebecca Wilson has died in Sydney from breast cancer, aged 54.

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Tis the season: A brief look at eSports splashing the cash in silly season

Now is the season. We’ve just had the NRL and AFL grand finals, but the two big codes aren’t the only players giving major spoils to the victors.

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Australian world champion gymnast Lauren Mitchell retires

Australia’s most decorated gymnast Lauren Mitchell has announced her retirement, saying she leaves the sport with no regrets after squeezing every ounce of talent out of her body.

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Tributes flow for golf legend Arnold Palmer

Golfing icon Arnold Palmer has passed away, aged 87 in a hospital in Pittsburgh.

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SIMON ORCHARD: The harsh and true reality of homophobia in sport

Almost five years to the day, my friend Gus Johnston shared a remarkably candid video on YouTube that laid bare the harsh reality of homophobia in sport.

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Rory McIlroy on the move at the Tour Championship

Kevin Chappell has never won a USPGA tournament, but his consistency sees the 30-year-old American in with a big chance to win the Tour Championship at his first attempt.

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Four more Australian athletes including Olympic swim star Cate Campbell and world champion canoeist Jessica Fox have had their confidential medical information leaked by cyber espionage group Fancy Bears.

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Day withdraws from FedExCup finale, Johnson the one to beat

Jason Day withdrew from the rich FedExCup finale in Atlanta today, complaining of back pain.

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Aussie team Reborn locks in a chance at a million bucks at Blizzcon

Australian Heroes of the Storm team, Reborn, will be set for the biggest challenge of their eSports career when they head to California for BlizzCon 2016 next month.

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The stand-off between Davis Love III, Bubba Watson, and the Ryder Cup

The FedExCup finale teed off this morning at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, with the last Ryder Cup position up for grabs from Team USA captain Davis Love III.

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The international cycling community is in mourning after an athlete died in competition for the first time in Paralympic Games history.

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Bullying victim Tiffany Thomas Kane says winning a gold medal at her debut Paralympics takes away the pain of what she’s gone through.

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Australia’s sports anti-doping body has condemned hackers after Rio Olympic rowing champion Kim Brennan was one of three Australian athletes to have confidential medical data published by the Russian cyber espionage group the Fancy Bears.

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Country boy wins Paralympic gold in Rio

The tiny country town in NSW has a reputation for breeding top-quality athletes: Dally M medallists, AFL premiership players, Olympic gold medallists and now Scott Reardon.

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The Queensland Firebirds celebrate after winning the Netball grand final

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Australian players react after losing the group A match between Australia and Spain

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Ryan Lochte Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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The Roar of the crowd

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Hackers Fancy Bears do sport a service – it’s time to talk about TUEs

Cyber hackers Fancy Bears have done the sporting world a service by opening a conversation on the alarming growth – and secrecy – of the Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) system in elite sport.

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eSports: Unconventional, but also completely thrilling

This year I witnessed one of the most captivating moments of sporting competition I’ve ever seen, and it took place on an entirely digital playing field.

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Paralympic spirit as strong as ever at Rio Games

In watching Australian athletes at the Rio Paralympics, I have been immensely impressed with their attitude towards fellow competitors, and their appreciation of the support of coaches, family and friends.

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eSports parallels with traditional sport: Support and coaching staff

In last week’s eSports Parallels, we looked at how eSports are integrating successful strategies from traditional sports, starting with building around a ‘spine’, a core group of players that drastically improve an entire team’s performance when playing together.

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Paracanoe and paratriathlon debut at Rio Paralympics

Paracanoe and paratriathlon make their debuts on the Paralympic Games program at Rio. Australia has a strong medal history in canoeing and triathlon at the Olympics and it looks like this will continue at the Paralympics.

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Remembering the Sydney Olympics medal success

After the Rio Olympics, there has been much discussion of why the Australian Team did not meet medal expectations.

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Five sports to watch at the Rio Paralympics

On Thursday morning the second biggest, but most amazing sporting event will finally get underway.

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eSports parallels with traditional sport: The Spine

For some, the term ‘eSports’ is such a fickle word, especially for people who follow traditional sports and have qualms with the thoughts of a video gamer being labelled an ‘eSports Athlete’.

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Conor McGregor: Options everywhere, but what makes money and sense?

Conor McGregor wasted no time telling the world, “The King is back!” after getting the win over Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in what will be pushing for fight of the year.

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Rio Paralympics are a showcase of developments in medicine

The Paralympic Games are widely regarded as the second largest sporting event in the world. They are also a showcase of developments in medicine, science, and inclusion.

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UFC 202 preview: McGregor’s legacy on the line

It’s near-unbelievable to think that Conor McGregor (19-3 MMA, 7-1 UFC) made his debut for the UFC just three years ago and in that time has risen to unparalleled prominence in the sport.

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OPL Grand Finals interview: Chief Swiffer and Chief Spookz on another El Classico

It’s that time of the year again, the OPL grand finals. This time, we’re in Brisbane at the Courier Mail Piazza.

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OPL Finals Preview: Legacy vs The Chiefs

By Russell Noble, 11 Aug 2016
OPL Finals Preview: Legacy vs The Chiefs

The OPL Finals are coming up and we’re left with two titans duelling it out on the Oceanic League of Legends mountain. Legacy and the Chiefs, two old foes clash in Oceania’s eSports equivalent of El Classico.

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98th US PGA Championship: Day two golf live scores, blog

Round two of the 98th US PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey is set to get underway early hours of Saturday morning (AEST). Players vying to claim the Wanamaker Trophy will need to battle thick rough, tight fairways and slick greens.

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98th US PGA Championship: Golf live scores, blog

The 98th US PGA Championship at the Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey is set to get underway early the early hours of Friday morning (AEST). Players vying to claim the Wanamaker Trophy will need to battle thick rough, tight fairways and slick greens.

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Quidditch World Cup 2016: Australia takes its first world title

Quidditch, or Muggle Quidditch as it’s also known, is the sport adapted from the fictional world of Harry Potter, and which recently held their 2016 World Cup in Frankfurt, Germany.

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Lance Armstrong graffiti - Armstrong is on a bike pulling an IV drip

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Rhys Mathieson

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Jason Day the Players Championship

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Dustin Johnson putting on the 17th green

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Tiger Woods

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British Open preview

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Jason Day

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Lowlights

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