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At first, James Magnussen dared to dream.

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Australia’s 100 freestyle Olympic golds are rare, but we could nab two at Rio

It’s time Cameron McEvoy, in tandem with the Campbell sisters Cate and Bronte, won Olympic 100 metres freestyle gold for Australia.

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Missing out on a world record never felt so good for Cate Campbell at the Rio Olympic trials in Adelaide on Tuesday night.

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In some ways, Bronte Campbell’s childhood Olympic dream didn’t quite go to plan.

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Team Pandamonium and Tainted Minds will go head-to-head in the Smite Split One final at the CyberGamer Premier League this weekend at Australian Technology Park.

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Norman 2.0 as Spieth chokes at the Masters

The two biggest chokes in US Masters history are 20 years apart – Greg Norman and Jordan Spieth.

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Manny Pacquiao announces his retirement after signature win over Tim Bradley

Manny Pacquiao has ended his illustrious boxing career in style with an emphatic win over Tim Bradley.

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Spieth leads the Masters, but Langer’s the headline

For the seventh successive round at Augusta, 22-year-old defending champion Jordan Spieth leads the Masters, by two, but the 58-year-old Bernhard Langer and 24-year-old rookie Smylie Kaufman have loomed in contention.

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Jordan Spieth’s Masters lead cut to one at the halfway stage

When Jordan Spieth, one of the best flat-stick operators of all-time, four-putted the fifth hole at Augusta today, it undermined how the greens and variable winds made the second round of the 80th US Masters a hard day at the office.

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Time has finally caught up with Grant Hackett at the Rio Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide.

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WATCH: Ernie Els has a ‘hacker’ moment with a seven putt

Ernie Els had an absolute shocker to start his US Open campaign with the South African scoring a 10 on the opening hole.

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Day and Scott are red-hot chances to wear green at Augusts

The US Masters hasn’t been kind to Australians, with only one winner in 79 editions – Adam Scott in 2013.

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Jason Day almost quit in 2011

Five years ago a young Jason Day sat in his motor home across the road from Augusta National’s Magnolia Lane entrance ready to quit.

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Trans-Tasman Netball Round 1: Socks, crocodiles and English choking

The first round of the Trans-Tasman Netball League has been run and won, with a couple of close games and some good, old-fashioned thrashings. Let’s take a look at how each of the games went down.

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US Masters big guns ready to fire

The stage is set for one of the most anticipated Masters in years, with Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott ready to play big roles.

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Aussie boxing on the ropes

It’s often said that boxing is cyclical, times of prosperity are often followed by hardship, but more often than not the sport always finds a way to climb back into the limelight.

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Shane McMahon

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Michelle Jenneke after a race

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Basketball player Lauren Jackson was the flag bearer for Australia at London 2012

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Chris Eubank

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Jason Day

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Two lawn bowlers have been banned for their role in a brawl. (Picture: Mattinbgn/Wikimedia Commons)

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Isn't one of the best things about netball that it is different to basketball?

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The Roar of the crowd

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The stakes are high in McGregor’s ‘quitgate’

By Brad Cooper Olympic Swimming Champion., 21 Apr 2016
The stakes are high in McGregor’s ‘quitgate’

Regardless of whether Conor McGregor fights in UFC 200 after this week’s controversial retirement tweet, UFC front man Dana White may want to tweak his king-making guidelines.

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Grant Hackett needs to have a conversation with the mirror

Grant Hackett should never have returned to swimming. The pool wasn’t the answer to his problems, it was only ever masking them.

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Spieth the loser, but golf the real winner at the Masters

The 2016 US Masters will long be remembered for Jordan Spieth’s famous meltdown, Ernie Els’ six-putt, and Danny Willett’s phenomenal last-round surge. The tournament was one for the amateurs, the weekend warriors and the hackers.

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Grant Hackett conforms to a sad sporting trend

By Binoy Kampmark, 18 Apr 2016
Grant Hackett conforms to a sad sporting trend

“Passengers on Virgin flights from today will be told to familiarise themselves with their nearest Grant Hackett, remembering it may be behind them.”

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GCT Miami: Edwina takes it home

By Equmaster, 17 Apr 2016

As you read this, Edwina Tops-Alexander is probably opening a second bottle of champagne, but after all she did just win the Miami Grand Prix.

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Mack and Jac take on Italian double act

By Brad Cooper, 17 Apr 2016

When rising distance freestyle duo Mack Horton and Jac McLaughlin seek to restore ‘business as usual’ for Australia’s illustrious Olympic 1500m tradition in Rio, they’ll be shadowed by an Italian double act.

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Now that Elvis has left the building, what next for Hollywood’s team?

Was it ever going to end any other way? A thrilling last hurrah from the man affectionately known as the ‘Black Mamba’.

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LCS: Spring 2016 third place and finals predictions

What a weekend in the semifinals! In Europe, fourth place Origen beat out second place H2k in a long run series, while G2 Esports (first) showed their strength and prowess in taking down Fnatic (sixth). Across the Atlantic we saw the opposite story.

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Edwina Tops Alexander is by far the most successful Australian showjumper of the 21st Century, and some consider her to even be the best there is in the showjumping world.

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Friday Funnies: Did aliens steal Spieth’s Masters mojo?

Much to English cricketer Ben Stokes’ relief, Jordan Spieth has been the talk of the sporting world this week.

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Should Australian swimming trials be held closer to the Olympics?

At the national titles in Adelaide this week, the Australian Swimming Team sent a clear warning to Olympic rivals that they will be a force to be reckoned with in Rio.

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Australia’s Trove of sports history

By Edgar Crook, 15 Apr 2016
Australia’s Trove of sports history

Amateur and professional sport historians have a tool that is revolutionising our understanding of how sport developed in Australia.

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Interview with OPL Split 1 Champions Chief EGym and Chief Swip3rR

After the Chiefs eSports Club’s thrilling OPL grand final victory over Legacy eSports, I sat down with Bryce ‘EGym’ Paule, the team’s support, and Brandon ‘Swip3rR’ Holland, the Chiefs’ top-laner.

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Australian Swimming Championships: Night 7 Olympic qualification results, blog

Results: Cameron McEvoy has completed an emphatic treble on Night 7 of the Australian National Swimming Championships, taking out the 50 metres Freestyle to go with his earlier 100 and 200-metre wins, becoming the first ever swimmer to do so.

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Australian Swimming Championships: Night 6 Olympic qualification live blog

Results: Cate Campbell has taken out the 100-metre freestyle by the smallest of margins over sister Bronte on night six of the Australian National Swimming Championships.

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Athletics Australia set to launch Nitro Summer Athletics League

It was announced on Monday in the Financial Review that Athletics Australia plan to launch a Big Bash League-style athletics series early next year.

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Australian relay team

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James Magnussen wins the 50m/100m sprint double

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Emma McKeon in the pool

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Grant Hackett

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Jason Day of Australia

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The Queensland Firebirds celebrate after winning the Netball grand final

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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