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Australia’s Casey Dellacqua has jumped two spots on the women’s world tennis rankings to a career-high No.31.

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Ricciardo wins Hungarian Grand Prix

Australia’s Daniel Ricciardo overtook Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso to win a thrilling Hungarian Grand Prix, his second Formula One victory of the season and his career.

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Magnussen and marathon golden; Meares gets silver

In the most absorbing day of the Glasgow Comm Games, Australian James Magnussen won the 100 free, compatriot Michael Shelley stunned the athletics world with gold in the marathon, while the Queen of the velodrome Anna Meares, and the king of rugby sevens New Zealand, were both dethroned.

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I went to the ice hockey and I didn’t lose any teeth

Even though it was our anniversary and it was her left-field idea, I was fuming when my girlfriend forced me to attend the USA versus Canada ice hockey match on Saturday night in Sydney.

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Is James Magnussen back to his best?

Could we see something special from James Magnussen when the 100 freestyle gets underway at Glasgow on Saturday night?

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Aussie girls smash relay world record in Glasgow

“To quote Mohammad Ali, we are the greatest”.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Cate Campbell

In some ways Cate Campbell was no different to so many Australian kids, introduced to the water and taught to swim by their parents at a very young age.

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Where the f*ck is… Cayman Islands

When there’s a dreamy little zipcode like the Cayman Islands and it’s stacked to the gums with the tax-free cash reserves of a non-compliant commercial world, it presents an obvious question regarding competitive sports.

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The tiny channel island of Guernsey is one of the most important locations in sporting history, being the birthplace of the eponymous item of clothing so central to so many sporting endeavours.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: Hockey (Men)

Australia’s reigning World Champion Men’s Hockey team, the Kookaburras, head into the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month facing one their biggest challenges in recent memory. Largely, it’s all of their own doing.

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Australian teenage basketball sensation Dante Exum says the upcoming World Cup in Spain will help make his giant leap into the NBA just that little bit easier.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: James Magnussen

He may argue, but for swimmer James Magnussen, the Glasgow Commonwealth Games are not merely another step towards the ultimate goal in Brazil in 2016, but the next destination on the path to redemption.

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Cathy Freeman might be able to explain to Hannah Miley how it feels. Ian Thorpe definitely could. It’s that feeling of not only carries your own hopes and dreams into a major competition, but the weight of expectation of an entire nation.

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It was a little difficult to decide who walked away from the 2012 London Olympics as the bigger star – Chad or his dad.

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Over the years, there have been three certainties in life, death, taxes and Australia and New Zealand playing thrillers in finals of major international netball tournaments. The Commonwealth Games are as big as netball tournaments get.

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Commonwealth Games Preview: 100m Freestyle (Men)

I don’t think I’m showing my age too much when I reflect on a time when Australians adored every bit of the Commonwealth Games.

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The island of Montserrat... Pretty

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Red Bull cars lead a packed field in the Formula One

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Jonathan and the Commonwealth Games baton

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Australia's Matthew Mitcham competes in the men's 10m platform preliminary round

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Queensland Firebirds' Laura Geitz

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Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy holds up the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 British Open Golf Championship at Royal Liverpool

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The Roar of the crowd

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Since 1999 the Staples Centre has provided the people of Los Angeles with a stage from which the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant have dazzled, producing consistent play-off finishes and championship sides.

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There is an old saying that those who don’t follow history are doomed to repeat it.

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Learning about the NFL in August

By Cameron Palmer, 7 Aug 2014

For those footy fans that claim that the AFL preseason is too long, spare a thought for NFL fans who have just commenced an eight-week preseason.

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Formula One winners and losers in 2014 (so far)

The 2014 Formula One season has now reached its halfway point. With eight events still remaining on this nineteen-race calendar, the drivers’ championship is still very much open.

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The Australian Boomers has named one of its most exciting and talented basketball squads to date, with the team leaving on Tuesday for Europe to begin their 2014 FIBA World Cup campaign.

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Criticise all you want, the Commonwealth Games were fantastic

On Sunday, the Commonwealth Games wrapped up in a scene of great pageantry, as athletes from all around the Commonwealth let down their hair and celebrated the end of what was a brilliant games.

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Australia’s athletics team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games; one of our worst?

Recent Commonwealth Games athletics results (1998-2014) indicate to me that Australia’s performance continues to decline.

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NBA stars should play for Team USA, despite risk of injury

Paul George’s recent severe leg injury has again raised questions over whether multi-million dollar contracted NBA players should be allowed to participate in the USA basketball programme.

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V8 Supercars race 25: live commentary and blog

Jamie Whincup will look to make it three wins from three at Queensland Raceway in Race 25 of the V8 Supercar Championship today.

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Who topped and who flopped in the NBA off-season

With the NBA off-season drawing to a close and teams starting to take shape for the 2014/15 season, it starts to become clear who has and hasn’t had the best break.

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Team USA rocked by injury to Paul George

By Shaun Mancini, 3 Aug 2014

Team USA has had their preparation for the FIBA World Cup turned upside down in what appears to be a very serious lower-leg injury to Indiana Pacers star Paul George.

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Judge Judy rules on Sally Pearson stoush

Eric Hollingworth has been sent home with his postition as head coach for Athletics Australia in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Sally Pearson has won another gold medal.

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V8 Supercars Race 23 and 24: live blog, times and commentary

After the mid-season break in the championship, the V8 Supercars return this weekend at the Queensland Raceway for races 23, 24 and 25 of the 2014 season.

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Oklahoma City Thunder need a strike of inspiration

Now that the NBA Draft and free agency are drawing to a close, rosters for the next season are being finalised. This is not good news for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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A web of leadership lies for Sally Pearson and Eric Hollingsworth

Why is there an expectation that when a group of high performers get together for a big event like the Commonwealth Games that there has to be a leader?

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Daniel Ricciardo’s car control his secret to success

The driver line-ups in 2014′s Formula One season greatly differ from those we saw in 2013. Some of the moves have been outstandingly successful, while others could be considered a step backwards.

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Bernard Tomic. (AAP Image/Mark Dadswell)

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Magnussen's missle men misfire in men's 4x100m relay

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Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates

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