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Standing on a red carpet almost as long as what’s rolled out at the Oscars, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao were expected to add hype to their mega fight.

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Kid sticks perfect lob to upstage Roger Federer

Having a hit with Roger Federer would be the highlight of most tennis fans sporting career. For one lucky youngster, that dream got to play out in front of a huge crowd at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Formula One is staring into the financial abyss

The farcical situation that played out in the Victorian Supreme Court this week over who will drive for the Sauber F1 team at the Australian Grand Prix highlights the deep financial crisis Formula One is in heading into the 2015 season.

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The NBL only has one problem, but it’s a doozy

It took just seven days for the NBL to go from its disappointing but familiar worst to its captivating, roller-coaster best.

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Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo has no reservations about competing in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix, despite lingering doubts over the cause of Fernando Alonso’s recent crash.

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Mercedes will not try to halt the fierce rivalry between Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg, team boss Toto Wolff told AFP.

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MUST SEE: Punches fly, buzzer-beaters drop, Carney gets crunched, and a charge down actually works

The biff was back as the NRL returned for 2015 and the New Zealand Breakers secured an unprecedented fourth NBL title in just five seasons. These are some of the must-see moments from the weekend in sport.

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Some Formula One teams are reportedly threatening to boycott next week’s Australian Grand Prix as speculation continues around the circumstances of McLaren-Honda driver Fernando Alonso’s mysterious testing crash in Catalunya.

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Manor Marussia will be on the grid for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after passing crash tests set by the FIA.

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Fewer but more engaged viewers for V8 Supercars on Channel 10

V8 Supercars entered into its new-look television landscape last weekend at the season-opening Clipsal 500 Adelaide. And the results in terms of viewers were to be expected.

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V8 Supercar champions Jamie Whincup and Craig Lowndes will have a new teammate from next season, with Red Bull Racing signing star driver Shane van Gisbergen.

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Adam Scott has revealed he will begin the transition from the soon-to-be-banned anchored long putter to a short conventional putter in his 2015 debut at the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship.

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Rising tennis teen Thanasi Kokkinakis will lead Australia’s Davis Cup side into battle in the Czech Republic after newly-appointed captain Wally Masur pulled a selection surprise.

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Concussion, not conspiracies, keeping Fernando Alonso from racing

For all of Formula One’s communicative strengths – its huge potential audience reach and its many marketing dollars – it leaves much to be desired when it comes to speaking off-script.

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Crocs prove to be best of NBL also-rans

The Townsville Crocodiles might have missed the NBL playoffs for the 2014-15 season and had to compete with the least money and resources in the league, but the group assembled by coach Shawn Dennis is capable of replicating the success of the Cairns Taipans.

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Daniel Ricciardo faces a major test as team leader at Red Bull this season, according to ex Formula One star David Coulthard.

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Lewis Hamilton wins the world championship

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Jamie Whincup at the V8 Super Test

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Australian Grand Prix preview: Can Rosberg repeat 2014 victory?

On Sunday March 15, at 4pm local time, the five red lights will go out and the 2015 Formula One season will whir into action.

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‘Wild’ Will Tomlinson to tango in Texas

By John Davidson, 12 Mar 2015
‘Wild’ Will Tomlinson to tango in Texas

Australian super featherweight Will Tomlinson will aim to further his assault on the US market when he faces undefeated Mexican Francisco Vargas in Texas on Thursday.

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Australian Grand Prix: Anything is possible

By Bayden Westerweller, 12 Mar 2015
Australian Grand Prix: Anything is possible

One day out from first practice and the final shape of the grid for this weekend’s event remains unknown.

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Shiming’s loss a serious setback for Chinese boxing

China’s campaign to produce its second world champion in professional boxing hit a snag following rising star Zou Shiming’s loss.

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Australian Grand Prix: Formula One preview, start time, broadcast, key information

The 2015 Formula One season is here as the Australian Grand Prix roars into life at Albert Park this weekend.

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Billy Dib fights for world title in Tokyo

By Charles Paisley, 11 Mar 2015
Billy Dib fights for world title in Tokyo

Australia’s former IBF featherweight world titlist Billy ‘The Kid’ Dib will challenge WBC junior lightweight (59kg) title holder Takashi Miura on May 1 in Tokyo for his title.

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Four F1 drivers with a point to prove in 2015

The 2015 Formula One season is almost upon us, with the first race of a blockbuster year ahead taking place in Melbourne.

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Long-time world contender Daniel ‘The Rock’ Dawson suffered his second consecutive loss to junior middleweight prospect Glen Tapia on the undercard of Olympic champion Zou Shiming’s upset IBF world flyweight title loss to Amnat Ruenroeng in Macao, China.

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Women in sport is still a minefield of double standards

Last month, Anna Meares became the greatest female track cyclist in the sport’s history.

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The thinking man’s weekend wrap: JK, Moses and the buzzer beater

The Roar reader who recently described the Sri Lankan bowling attack as ‘ratched’ at first glance made an unfortunate spelling mistake, but actually achieved an inspired invention of a magnificent new word.

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Is Serena Williams the best ever?

By Lucky Malicay, 9 Mar 2015
Is Serena Williams the best ever?

If you ask American Andre Agassi about who is the greatest female tennis player, he will tell you it is not his wife, the legendary German Steffi Graf.

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Ronda Rousey and the quest for the super fight

By Dave Brooksbank, 9 Mar 2015 Video
Ronda Rousey and the quest for the super fight

In case any of you missed it, just over a week ago Ronda Rousey defeated a very game Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds.

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Why the world’s biggest ever fight could be boring

Countless articles are being written regarding the biggest and richest fight in boxing history. But the world could be witnessing a boring match in Las Vegas, Nevada come May 2.

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Overturned cage ban in Victoria gives way to UFC 193

Finally! The legal ban on the use of a cage for mixed martial arts competition in the state of Victoria has at last been lifted.

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Australian boxing preview: March 6-7, 2015

By Charles Paisley, 6 Mar 2015

After a somewhat slow start to 2015, there’s finally some action on the domestic scene this weekend.

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Brisbane set to gorge itself on a sporting feast

Brisbane sports fans are being treated to a mammoth weekend of sporting fixtures, starting on Thursday and stretching all the way through to Sunday.

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Fernando Alonso Portrait

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Bernard Tomic. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Tim Cahill celebrates his amazing goal

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Jamie Whincup races at the Clipsal 500

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Daniel Ricciardo driving for Red Bull

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Floyd Mayweather (R) fights against Miguel Cotto during their super welterweight title bout. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN

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Red Bull Racing's Jamie Whincup (Photo: Red Bull Racing)

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