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Ford’s folly in backing out of V8 Supercars

Ford‘s decision to pull its support for its V8 Supercars teams from 2016 highlights its uncommitted nature, which has been the hallmark of its Australian touring-car history.

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RGIII a Washington wash-out

He arrived as the DC Messiah, but Robert Griffin III will leave the Redskins as one of the biggest quarterback busts in recent memory.

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Spieth shows why his face was on the Australian Open flag

There were three golfers headlining the Australian Open coming into the week. Two were well known faces to anyone with an inkling about the game.

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Ford Australia have announced they will pull out of V8 Supercars at the end of the 2015 season.

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Kobe Bryant collected his 20th career triple-double with 30 points, including six in overtime, along with 12 assists and 11 rebounds as Los Angeles Lakers beat Toronto Raptors 129-122 in overtime on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

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Former world middleweight champion Daniel Geale admits Wednesday’s bout with Jarrod Fletcher in Sydney could make or break his career.

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Veteran Australian motor racing driver Mark Webber was in a “satisfactory condition” after a high-speed crash at the Six Hours of Sao Paulo event, autosport’s governing body FIA announced Monday.

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NSW rugby league captain Paul Gallen says he’ll be ready for Wednesday’s boxing clash with Anthony Watts despite spending time in hospital with an infection last week.

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Mark Webber survives horror crash in Brazil

Former Formula One driver Mark Webber has had a lucky escape after a high-speed crash at the World Endurance Championship‘s season-ending race in Brazil.

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Jordan Spieth sets a course record to win the Australian Open

American Jordan Spieth cruised to a six-shot win at the Australian Open yesterday, with a superb course record 63.

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Rafael Nadal’s uncle and life-long coach Toni Nadal believes Roger Federer and not his 14-time grand slam champion nephew deserves to be considered the greatest tennis player of all time.

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They couldn’t keep pace with American prodigy Jordan Spieth but veteran golfers Rod Pampling, Brett Rumford and Greg Chalmers earned a comforting consolation at the Australian Open on Sunday.

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Eight-time champion Shannon Eckstein has bounced back from a poor effort a day earlier to win the second leg of the Nutri-Grain Ironman series at Smiths Beach in Western Australia.

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NSW rugby league captain Paul Gallen is out of hospital as he battles to be fit for his boxing bout with former Cronulla teammate Anthony Watts on Wednesday.

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In the final wash-up, Adam Scott conceded he had no say in the Australian Open as Jordan Spieth pulled off an audacious hit-and-run assault on the Stonehaven Cup.

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Nisbet rockets up the Australian Open leaderboard

Journeyman Daniel Nesbit was first to tee off yesterday at 7.35am at the Australian Open, in a tie for 55th.

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Lewis Hamilton wins the world championship

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown

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A Freeskiing mute grab

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Australian golfer Adam Scott

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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman celebrates (Flickr: zennie62)

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Lewis Hamilton for Mercedes

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V8 Supercars Race 36 and 37: Live blog, commentary, preview

All eyes will be on Marcos Ambrose this weekend as the dual championship winner makes a return to V8 Supercars around the streets of Homebush. Join The Roar as we cover race 36 and 37 in the championship at the Sydney 500. Coverage starts from 11am (AEDT).

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Formula One must keep Caterham competing

By Miles Harrison, 6 Dec 2014
Formula One must keep Caterham competing

Formula One is not a level playing field. In its current format, it never will be.

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Build it and they will come: What to do with Sydney’s stadia

There has been plenty of talk about sporting venues in Sydney and its surrounds.

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Abbott’s budget carve up: Why exits at the ABC will hurt the fans

The Federal government’s decision to cut funding at the ABC will put in excess of 400 media staff out of a job. But just what will be lost, and how will this effect sports lovers?

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Super license changes will produce super drivers

At times, driving a Formula One car can be made to look easy. The Mercedes team have done an exemplary job of that in 2014.

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Fighter uniforms: The UFC tightens its grip

By Dave Brooksbank, 4 Dec 2014
Fighter uniforms: The UFC tightens its grip

The unsurprising and long awaited announcement that the UFC has signed a ‘Fighters Uniform’ contract with a major sports apparel company was announced this week.

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Michigan’s next football coach must be a winner first and a ‘Michigan Man’ second

There’s been a lot said about Michigan wanting a so-called ‘Michigan Man’ as a coach.

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[VIDEO] Daniel Geale vs Jarrod Fletcher: Live round-by-round updates

Top Aussie middleweights Daniel Geale and Jarrod Fletcher go head-to-head at Sydney’s Horden Pavillion. Join The Roar for all the action from 7:30pm (AEDT) as we cover the main event.

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[VIDEO] Paul Gallen vs Anthony Watts highlights: Live round-by-round updates

NSW Origin captain Paul Gallen takes on former NRL bad boy Anthony Watts on the undercard of Daniel Geale-Jarrod Fletcher at the Horden Pavillion. Join The Roar for round-by-round updates on the heavyweight contest from 7:30pm (AEDT).

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UFC plans to host their biggest ever event in Australia

The Victorian state Labor party made a promise to lift the ban on the octagon, and now that they have had a successful election campaign, UFC president Dana White has already planned a huge event for November of next year.

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Mixed month for Aussies as NBA kicks into gear

With the first full month of NBA action now out of the way it’s a good time to see how the various Australians around the NBA are faring.

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New Formula One nose designs for 2015

Before fans got to hear the sound of the highly contentious V6 engines at the beginning of the year, a debate was already raging about the arguably hideous nose-cone designs.

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Nebraska firing Bo Pelini is a mistake

By Andrew Kitchener, 3 Dec 2014
Nebraska firing Bo Pelini is a mistake

Poor old Bo Pelini! The guy has done nothing but rack up nine or ten-win seasons (with winning conference records, too) and a 67-27 overall record in his seven-year tenure at Nebraska, split between the Big XII and the Big Ten conferences.

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Has the Kobe pendulum swung too far?

Several years back I wrote some commentary, backed by subjective and objective analysis, that we should consider Tim Duncan the unanimous winner in the ‘player of the era’ bout versus Mr Kobe Bryant.

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Dear college football fans, it’s not all ESPN’s fault

It’s the final weekend of college football’s regular season – better known as Championship Weekend – so that means we’re into our fifteenth (or sixteenth, if you count the one FCS game ESPN showed the weekend before the FBS teams got going) weekend of football.

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AFA Stadium at Holloway Field sits innocuously in the Brisbane suburb of Newmarket, and on Saturday lunchtime played host to the Brisbane Bandits in Game 2 of their home series against the Melbourne Aces in the Australian Baseball League (ABL).

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LA Clippers' Chris Paul

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Phil Hughes glances a bal into the offside

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With Derrick Rose back on deck, can the Bulls go all the way?

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Daniel Ricciardo, the best of generation next. (Photo: Red Bull Racing)

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Dirk Nowitzki. Like a jar of sauerkraut, the evergreen German gets better with age. Image: Wikicommons.

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