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Italian boat Lino Sonego Team Italia capsized while repaired Australian entry 33 South Racing was denied a return by powerful winds during Friday’s dramatic Extreme Sailing Series round on Sydney Harbour.

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WATCH: Aussie baseball opponents locked in hilarious anthem showdown

Baseball antics are the best type of antics.

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He’s dominated competition, then felt like he was making up the numbers, punched a shark and most recently helped save another surfer from drowning.

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WATCH: Sprinter Jack Hale blitzes the field to remain fastest Australian schoolboy

Australian teenager Jack Hale won the Under 18 Australian All Schools Championships 100m final in Melbourne to remain the country’s fastest schoolboy.

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Kookaburras claim World League crown after defeating Belgium

Goals from Kookaburra young guns Jeremy Hayward and Matthew Dawson sealed a maiden World League hockey crown for Australia with a 2-1 win over Belgium in Raipur.

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Nathan Holman wins the Australian PGA in a play-off

Australian Nathan Holman overcame a double bogey start and a bogey-bogey finish to win the Australian PGA at Royal Pines yesterday in a playoff over American Harold Varner 111, and South African Dylan Frittelli.

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Victorian Nathan Holman has won the Australian PGA Championship, edging American Harold Varner III and South African Dylan Frittelli in a riveting playoff on Sunday.

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Harold Varner III: “I am not Tiger Woods II”

Harold Varner III is on the brink of a career-defining tournament win at the Australian PGA at Royal Pines.

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Australian golfer Rhein Gibson knows how to go low

In May 2012, Lismore-born Rhein Gibson carded a world record 16-under 55 at the River Oaks course in Oklahoma.

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Mick Fanning scores first Hawaiian surf win

Mick Fanning has broken his Hawaiian duck at the best possible time as he prepares for the World Surf League decider.

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WATCH: The Roar’s top five moments of the week

In the world of sport this week there was a mix of epic fails and the odd piece of individual brilliance that caught our attention.

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Pistorius found guilty of murder on appeal

Oscar Pistorius is facing a 15-year prison term after South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal threw out his manslaughter conviction, instead finding him guilty of murder.

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Australian PGA Championship favourite Brandt Snedeker started bogey, bogey, double, triple on his way to a career-worst 84 in the opening round at Royal Pines yesterday.

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WATCH: ‘Beer-Mile’ world record broken by Canadian student

The ‘Beer-Mile’ World Championships were held in Austin, Texas and the records flowed as quickly as the liquor.

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Hawaiian Carissa Moore has claimed her third women’s World Surf League title and celebrated in style with the best competition barrel of her life in a spectacular victory over Australian Sally Fitzgibbons in the final of the Maui Pro.

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The Kookaburras have advanced to the semi-finals of the Hockey World League Final with a 4-1 win over Germany that was set up in the opening five minutes when Jeremy Hayward and Jamie Dwyer scored in quick succession.

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Tiger Woods

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Adam Scott at the WGC matchplay (Photo: AP)

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Matt Jones wins the 2015 Australian Open

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Matt Jones wins the 2015 Australian Open

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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New Zealand vs Australia highlights: Diamonds defeat Silver Ferns in Constellation Cup opener

Match Result: The Diamonds have continued their dominance over the Silver Ferns with Caitlin Bassett landing 38 goals in the six goal victory in Christchurch.

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The worst mos in sporting history

By Josh Elliott, 16 Oct 2015

Moustaches. Is there any more beloved part of sport? Just think of the likes of Merv Hughes, Robert Dipierdomenico, or Mitchell Johnson.

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Diamonds squad announced, but is it our best?

By Heather Williams, 14 Oct 2015
Diamonds squad announced, but is it our best?

Australia Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander has named her 12-player squad for the Constellation Cup Series against the New Zealand Silver Ferns.

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2015 Presidents Cup: Final day live updates, blog

The International team is in with a wonderful opportunity to win the Presidents Cup on the final day. Join The Roar for a live blog of all the action from the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea from 12:30pm AEDT.

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Vladimir Putin ‘dominates’ hockey match on his 63rd birthday

Barely a week after North Korea’s dear leader Kim Jong-un reportedly blasted 807 not out in a cricket match, Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised the bar for what world leaders are capable of in sport.

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2015 Presidents Cup: Spieth versus Day showdown

The President Cup might not be as legendary or prestigious as the Ryder Cup, but given the dominance of Australian and South African golfers in past couple of years the 2015 tournament promises to be one of the most closely contested yet.

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With increasing popularity, netball is experiencing growing pains

I this morning renewed my 2016 membership for my favourite NRL team – I’m not exactly sure of their membership target, but I assume it would be around 20,000 (as it was for 2015).

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Farewell Gibbo, a most humble media icon

By Ralph Tucker, 25 Sep 2015

Like most sports mad kids of my generation I was first introduced to Mike Gibson via the television in his role as host of Wide World of Sports on Channel Nine.

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Supporting the underdog is in our nature

By Heather Williams, 22 Sep 2015
Supporting the underdog is in our nature

With the final series well underway in two football codes, a battle for our Davis Cup team, the anticipation of the A-League season and the Rugby World Cup, I found myself over the weekend overcome with Aussie pride.

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With Rio one year away, how good are Australia’s swimmers?

By Brad Cooper Olympic swimming champion., 21 Sep 2015
With Rio one year away, how good are Australia’s swimmers?

The recent world championship results from Kazan were the brightest news Swimming Australia has received for years.

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Kylie Palmer’s living nightmare

By Brad Cooper, 19 Sep 2015

Beijing 4×200 metre freestyle gold medallist Kylie Palmer breathed a sigh of relief this week, when the status of her on-again off-again doping violation from the 2013 world titles dissolved to an official reprimand, freeing her to compete at the Rio Olympics.

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Is the Ugly Sweater a piece of merchandising genius or a total fail?

As a mad NBA fan (Go Grizzlies!) for years I have been particularly jealous of their variety of merchandise. Of course it is available to me, but the shipping prices are astronomical, so I turn to eBay to purchase supporters gear for my favourite American sporting teams.

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For the Brits or the Aussies, a Davis Cup drought is about to end

The British Davis Cup team are half Scottish, and the semis are to be held in Glasgow. With front man Andy Murray born and raised in this very city, the Brits have a huge home-court advantage.

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Australia vs Great Britain Day 1: Davis Cup highlights, scores, blog

Match Result: Australia and Great Britain are level after day 1 with both teams winning a rubber in the semi-final tie between the two.

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Reasons to watch the NFL this week (apart from Jarryd Hayne)

We’re all aware of the narrative. Jarryd Hayne is a national treasure and has opened the US to a litany of awful Australian impressions that end up drifting between English, New Zealander and South African (think Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond).

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Some of the world’s best athletes are described as freaks. They do things on the field that defy belief.

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Andy Murray celebrates winning at Wimbledon

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Swimming great Tracey Wickham in need of support

By Brad Cooper Olympic swimming champion., 15 Sep 2015

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Floyd Mayweather

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Serena Williams reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki

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Simona Halep

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Swiss tennis legend Roger Federer (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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Serena Williams reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki

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