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Firebirds beat Swifts in netball thriller

The Queensland Firebirds have etched their name into the annals of trans-Tasman netball history, holding on for a thrilling sudden-death extra-time win over the NSW Swifts in Sunday’s grand final in Brisbane.

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Should eSports be considered sport at all? Newsflash: No one actually cares

The debate has raged, and will continue to for some time, about whether those who sit on comfy chairs and tap furiously on a keyboard for up to an hour at a time can be considered athletes.

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Adam Scott seeks relaxed approach to PGA Championship

Adam Scott believes releasing mental shackles from his game can boost his chances at this week’s PGA Championship.

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A Kiwi athlete and his journalist girlfriend are holed up in their apartment in Rio after military police at the centre of an alleged abduction showed up at their door.

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Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up by Russian authorities, world swimming’s governing body FINA said on Monday.

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Mo Farah has returned to the scene of his 2012 Olympic glory, completing his preparations to defend his distance double in Rio with a crushing sub-13-minute 5,000 metre victory at the London Diamond League meeting.

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Controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank has been released from hospital after he was wounded in what appears to be a drive-by shooting.

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Ethics in eSports: Trust is earned, and is easily lost

eSports is an industry in its infancy, largely purveyed, governed and consumed by those who have no idea what they are doing when it comes to big business.

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Tiger Woods to sit out rest of 2016

Tiger Woods will not play in any professional events for the rest of the season as he continues a lengthy recovery from back surgeries, bringing into question his future in golf.

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Golfing life began at 40 for Henrik Stenson

Henrik Stenson not only became Sweden’s first male major golf champion when he won The Open at Royal Troon.

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Henrik Stenson claims his first major in a shoot-out with Phil Mickelson

Henrik Stenson and Phil Mickelson thrilled a Royal Troon crowd with a superb golf clinic overnight, with Stenson winning the 145th Open at Royal Troon.

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Rory McIlroy let out some frustration on the 16th hole at Royal Troon, where he is enduring an indifferent British Open, and his three-wood caught the brunt of it.

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British rider Mark Cavendish claimed his 30th Tour de France victory and fourth in this year’s race when he left sprint rival Marcel Kittel trailing at the end of the 14th stage on Saturday.

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It’s Henrik Stenson, Phil Mickelson, and daylight at Royal Troon

In chilly, windy conditions at the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon, Phil Mickelson and Henrik Stenson, at the tail of the field, battled for the lead in the third round in virtual match-play.

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Melbourne is rightly the world’s sporting capital

In the words of Kevin Costner, “If you build it, they will come”. In the case of Melbourne nothing could be more accurate.

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Upsetting the establishment: What is the next big eSport?

Many have debated over the years whether gamers could ever reasonable be considered athletes. The motherly wisdom of a decade ago was something to the tune of ‘get off your couch and do something with your life.’

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Dustin Johnson putting on the 17th green

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Western Force rugby player Nick Cummins.

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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The Australian men's hockey team group into a huddle before taking a penalty corner

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Geoff Ogilvy driving at the Northern Trust Open (Image: Flickr)

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Evan Faulks surfs Red Bull Cape Fear

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Jason Day

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Open Championship Golf: Day 1 live scores, blog

The 145th Open Championship at the Royal Troon Golf Club is set to get underway later tonight. Players vying to claim the Claret Jug will need to do so battling a tough golf course and stern weather conditions.

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A Tiger without claws: Should Woods hang up his boots?

“Well, I’m playing. I just need more time,” these words have had far reaching ramifications for Tiger Woods.

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British Open preview

By dylgolf, 12 Jul 2016
British Open preview

With the 145th Open Championship taking place at Royal Troon, I’ve decide to pick out and highlight the players I think will be in contention come Sunday.

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Day headlining for the Aussies at the British Open

World No.1 Jason Day will be leading the Australian charge at the British Open next week, along with the eighth-ranked Adam Scott.

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You call that a fight? Sporting lowlights of the week

Sport delivered more outlandish and unique moments this week.

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India on path to hockey redemption

By Aravind P L, 24 Jun 2016 New author!

Once the land where stick skills were synonymous with hockey skills, India has been struggling to identify as one of the strong contenders in recent times.

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Last time India won a major hockey tournament was the 1975 World Cup, in Kuala Lumpur, under the captainship of Ajit Pal Singh.

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Edwina Tops-Alexander has still got a long career ahead, but in her ten years in international showjumping she has managed to achieve amazing things.

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US Open final round: Golf live updates, blog

Eight out of the top ten players will need to finish their Round 3 before commencing the final round on the last day of the US Open. Join The Roar for live updates from the final day of the US Open.

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Golfers face a tough course at the US Open

As Ben Hogan once said, “Golf is not about the number of good shots you hit, it is about restricting your bad ones”. Hogan theory will certainly be present at the US Open that begins at the treacherous Oakmont Golf Club.

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Midlife crisis on the canvas: My journey into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

I can remember a point in my early thirties that all of a sudden my love for contact sports began to backfire.

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Well here is my first article on The Roar. Hopefully I can find some people who agree with me!

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Strange moments make up our lowlights of the week

German manager Joachim Low has been caught on camera doing weird things before but at the Euro Championships he outdid himself.

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US Open golf preview: Has Day’s time arrived?

The 2016 US open returns to the fearsome Oakmont Country Club for its 116th edition. Oakmont’s lightning fast undulating greens and extensive bunkering make it arguably the toughest test in US golf.

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Is eSports the next big revolution in the sporting market? With Spanish club Valencia set to announce their new eSports division, it looks like big European sporting clubs are looking at eSports to be something worth investing in.

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Check out these incredible sporting lowlights of the week

From funny golf shots to dodgy coin tosses and a rugby league player who bared all. It’s been another interesting week of sport where the lowlights were just as entertaining as the highlights.

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Man skiing

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West Australian surfer Taj Burrow has been a regular at Surfest

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The Australian Diamonds

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Close-up of Muhammad Ali

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Andy Warhol's portrait of boxing great Muhammad Ali

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Adam Scott, of Australia, waves to the crowd after winning the Honda Classic golf tournament with a 9-under-par, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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