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Nailbiters have become more like blowouts but Australia’s Diamonds intend to inflict even more pain on netball archrivals New Zealand.

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Marussia Formula One driver Jules Bianchi is in a critical condition after crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix.

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Four-time defending world champion Sebastian Vettel has announced his departure from Red Bull and looks set to join Italian rivals Ferrari.

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Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel quits Red Bull Racing, will be replaced by Daniil Kvyat

Four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel has advised Red Bull Racing he will leave the team after 2014, with current Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat to join Australian Daniel Ricciardo at the team.

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Suzuka the sternest test for Rosberg and Hamilon

A walk through the gates at Suzuka has an immediate emotional effect.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

Olympic swimming superstar Michael Phelps has been arrested in his home state of Maryland and charged with driving under the influence.

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McIlroy the launching pad to retain the Ryder Cup for Team Europe

World number one Rory McIlroy had a relatively quiet first two days during the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, but when push came to shove during the final day singles, he really turned up the heat.

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Reports LFL Australia has been canned after just one season

Reports today indicate that the Women’s Gridiron competition LFL Australia (Legends Football League) will not have a 2014/15 season, with the lack of a broadcast partner playing a part in the decision.

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Jessica Schipper retires from swimming

Two-time Olympic gold medallist Jess Schipper has formally retired from competitive swimming.

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The Opals have continued their stroll through the women’s world basketball championship group stage, trouncing South Korea by 33 points in their second match.

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Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo has won his first Grand Prix of the season in a thrilling rain-affected race at Aragon, while championship leader Marc Marquez extended his overall lead.

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Rory McIlroy put on a magnificent display to crush Rickie Fowler 5 and 4 in the standout attraction of the closing 12 singles matches at the Ryder Cup on Sunday.

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Phil Mickelson has called for more player input into decisions and a better Ryder Cup game plan than American captain Tom Watson provided in the wake of Europe’s resounding victory.

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Seven-time premier class world champion Valentino Rossi was taken to hospital after suffering concussion in crashing out of the Aragon Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Team orders could make Red Bull, and break Mercedes

It seems every time I predict a tense battle for the lead, one of the Mercedes cars suffers some sort of problem.

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Australia plan to keep their foot on the throat of arch-rivals New Zealand when the teams face off next month in the Constellation Cup netball series.

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Waratahs players celebrate after defeating the Crusaders in the Super Rugby Final

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Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton has his focus firmly fixed on the 2014 Formula One crown. (AFP PHOTO / BEN STANSALL)

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Goodell: We will overcome

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The Roar of the crowd

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The Bathurst 1000 is a complete lottery this year

This year’s Bathurst 1000 is anyone’s race. Usually when people say that phrase, they say it when there’s a clear favourite in mind. And while Mark Winterbottom and Steve Owen are the bookie’s choices, they are by no means favourites.

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[VIDEO] Bathurst 1000 – Top Ten Shootout; live blog, highlights and commentary

Who will secure Pole Position for the Bathurst 1000 in the top ten shootout? Join The Roar for a live blog of the Top Ten Shootout and Practice 6 from Mount Panorama at 10:20am AEDT.

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Joel Brunker: One win away from a title fight

By John Davidson, 11 Oct 2014

Thirteen long years in the ring for Australian boxer Joel Brunker has come down to this. Brunker is just one fight away from a shot at a world title.

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Marussia to race one car out of respect for Bianchi

Marussia have announced that they will race with only one car at the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi – a fitting gesture for the Jules Bianchi, who remains in a critical but stable condition according to reports.

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Sydney-based mixed martial artist Mark ‘Super Samoan’ Hunt (10-8-1) could be the next contender in line to take on the winner of the bout between current champion Cain Velasquez (14-1) and Fabrício Werdum (18-5-1) who are set to fight in the main event of UFC 180.

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Two years after taking the plunge and entering my first marathon, come Sunday morning, I’ll be lining up for Melbourne Marathon number three.

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At Mount Panorama on Friday some categories had races, while others had qualifying sessions, as the weekend started to spring to life.

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The UFC will make Sydney its home on November 8 in what will be the organisation’s sixth event on Australian soil.

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The anatomy of a 12-tonne ocean racer

By Mark Richmond, 11 Oct 2014
The anatomy of a 12-tonne ocean racer

This Saturday the seven teams competing in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race leave Alicante on the first leg of their 38000-nautical mile round-the-world odyssey. First stop, Cape Town.

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Big Dawg’s Dodgy NFL Tips Week 6

By Brin Paulsen, 10 Oct 2014
Big Dawg’s Dodgy NFL Tips Week 6

Faithful readers, after four weeks of sub-par tipping performances the Big Dawg finally delivered something resembling a decent round of selections hitting 10/15 for week 5.

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Bathurst 1000 – Friday qualifying: V8 Supercars live blog and commentary

The V8 Supercar lap record will be on the line again when qualifying begins today for the Bathurst 1000. Join The Roar for live coverage of the V8 Supercars qualifying from Mount Panorama at 9:30am (AEDT).

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Bathurst 1000: Ford takes the honours as records tumble at Mount Panorama

For today at least, David Reynolds will be known as the fastest ever V8 Supercar driver around Mount Panorama.

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The ‘Next 10′ in line for the NBA’s 50 greatest players

Rewind the clock back to 1996, Cleveland Ohio is the scene. It’s All-Star week, and commissioner David Stern announces the “50 Greatest NBA Players of All-Time”.

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Bathurst 1000: Support category wrap

By Shane Jones, 10 Oct 2014
Bathurst 1000: Support category wrap

Here is what happened in the other categories that are racing at Mount Panorama this weekend.

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When sports stars approach the end of their career

In recent days, we’ve been shown three ways to negotiate the twilight of a stellar sports career.

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The 2014 MLB season is drawing to a close with just four teams left duelling it out for a spot in the World Series.

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Jamie Whincup with yet another trophy

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The famous Mount Panorama race track at Bathurst (Photo: Mercedes Benz)

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Red Bull are favourites to take out the Bathurst 1000 in 2014. (Source: VUE Images / Red Bull Content Pool)

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Glenn McGrath takes another Ashes wicket.

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The famous Mount Panorama race track at Bathurst (Photo: Mercedes Benz)

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