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Mystery surrounds Serena and Venus Williams’ withdrawal from the Australian Open women’s doubles.

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Top seed Novak Djokovic advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on Thursday, his form and fitness in sharp contrast to Rafael Nadal.

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Serena comes from behind to win, Lleyton loses from the front

Serena Williams and Lleyton Hewitt trod vastly different Australian Open paths at Melbourne Park yesterday.

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Jerzy Janowicz vs Gael Monfils: 2015 Australian Open live scores

Poland’s Jerzy Janowicz comes up against the ever-entertaining Frenchman Gael Monfils at the 2015 Australian Open this afternoon. Join The Roar for live scores of the match from around 5:30pm AEDT.

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The number one seed in the Women’s draw, Serena Williams, continues her quest for a sixth Australian Open crown against Russia’s Vera Zvonareva on Day 4. Join The Roar for live scores from around 12:00pm (AEDT).

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Stanislas Wawrinka vs Marius Copil: 2015 Australian Open live scores

Stan Wawrinka continues his quest for back-to-back Australian Open crowns against Marius Copil on Day 4. Join The Roar for live scores from around 1:00pm (AEDT).

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Kei Nishikori vs Ivan Dodig: 2015 Australian Open live scores

Fifth seeded Kei Nishikori comes up against Ivan Dodig in his second round match at the 2015 Australian Open today. Join The Roar for live scores from 11am AEDT.

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11 of 12 footballs ins AFC Championship Game found to be deflated: Reports

According to reports across a variety of sources in the US, the Patriots are staring at a rebuke after the NFL found 11 of the 12 game balls used in the AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts were found to be below regulation inflation levels.

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Drop Hewitt from Davis Cup? I can’t see it happening

Todd Woodbridge kick-started an eventful third day at the Australian Open by declaring on Channel Seven Lleyton Hewitt shouldn’t play singles against the Czech Republic at Ostrava on March 6-8.

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Wildcats’ historic 29th playoff campaign in jeopardy

The Perth Wildcats must find a way to post some wins in a horror eight-day stretch of four games starting Wednesday night, or they face the prospect of missing an NBL playoffs series for the first time in 29 seasons.

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Who benefits from the NFL Pro Bowl?

In January 2011, I jumped on a bus in Waikiki bound for Aloha Stadium and the NFL Pro Bowl.

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Can Ford claim a winning farewell in 2015?

One of the most surprising aspects of Ford Australia’s decision to pull up stumps and end its funding of V8 Supercars at the end of 2015 is the on-track potential of its teams for the upcoming season.

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World No.3 Rafael Nadal has survived a five-set scare against unheralded American Tim Smyczek in their second round Australian Open clash.

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Bernard Tomic has staged a spirited fightback to send local hopes soaring at the Australian Open at Melbourne Park.

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Who stung Roger Federer? Certainly Italian Simone Bolelli, who won the first set against the world No.2 before Federer rebounded to move into the Australian Open third round for the 16th straight year on Wednesday.

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Iron-willed world No.2 Maria Sharapova got positive in the nick of time on Wednesday, escaping with the tightest of second-round Australian Open victories over little-known Russian compatriot Alexandra Panova.

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Rafael Nadal pumps his fist in win against Bernard Tomic

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Roger Federer

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James Duckworth

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Marshawn Lynch

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Shannon Eckstein wins Round 2 of the 2014/2015 Nutri-Grain IronMan Series

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Australia's Lleyton Hewitt

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[VIDEO] Alexander Gustafsson vs Anthony Johnson highlights: UFC Fight Night blog, round-by-round updates

The UFC makes its way to Stockholm, Sweden for this number one contenders bout, with home-town hero #1 Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson taking on #3 Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson. Join us on The Roar from 8am (AEDT) for live commentary and results.

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Tennis needs more mongrel to win new fans

By Tom Riordan, 25 Jan 2015
Tennis needs more mongrel to win new fans

Although the Australian Open has the reputation of being immensely successful each and every year, I get the feeling that it’s the same people and the same families that are its biggest supporters.

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The quarter-finals beckon for Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic

Having displayed impressive form throughout the first week of the Australian Open, Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic are on course for the quarter-finals, but first they must overcome opponents of contrasting difficulty.

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Novak Djokovic vs Fernando Verdasco: 2015 Australian Open live scores, blog

Match result: Novak Djokovic has made his 9th straight fourth round appearance at the Australian Open with a 7-6 6-3 6-4 win over Fernando Verdasco.

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Serena Williams vs Elina Svitolina: 2015 Australian Open live scores, blog

Match result: Serena Williams has come back from a set down to defeat Elina Svitolina 4-6 6-2 6-0 in the 3rd round of the Australian Open.

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All or nothing for Brock Motum and the 36ers

It could be all or nothing for the Adelaide 36ers and Brock Motum over the next couple of months with Motum’s ability to lead the Sixers into the NBL playoffs likely to be a determining factor in him earning an NBA contract.

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Formula 1: Is 2015 the year of the Honey Badger?

Australia has had only two World Champion drivers in the history of Formula One: Sir Jack Brabham in 1959, 1960 and 1966; and Alan Jones in 1980.

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Breaking down the NBA All-Stars announcement

So the NBA’s annual popularity contest results are in and we have a new prom king this year in Steph Curry.

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Nick Kyrgios vs Malek Jaziri: 2015 Australian Open live scores

Australian teenager Nick Kyrgios comes up against unheralded Tunisian Malek Jaziri in the third round of the 2015 Australian Open. Join The Roar for live scores of the match, and feel free to have your say in the comments section below.

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Bernard Tomic vs Sam Groth: 2014 Australian Open live scores, blog

Match result: Bernard Tomic has won the battle of Australians with a 6-4 7-6 6-3 win over Sam Groth on Hisense Arena tonight.

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[VIDEO] Roger Federer vs Andreas Seppi highlights: 2015 Australian Open scores, blog

Match result: Andreas Seppi has provided one of the biggest shocks in the history of the Australian Open with a 6-4 7-6 4-6 7-6 win over Roger Federer in the third round.

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Nice guys finish last: Why Mundine loves the hate

Some 15 years ago, Australia’s mainstream sporting community baulked incredulously as Anthony Mundine turned his back on a successful rugby league career to become a professional boxer.

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Net gain: The end of Brooklyn’s Russian adventure

It has been announced that the Brooklyn Nets are up for sale, after much speculation during 2014 that Mikhail Prokhorov did not want the team anymore.

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The future looks bright for the Chicago Bears

By Justin Twell, 23 Jan 2015
The future looks bright for the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears, one of the NFL’s most storied franchises, have just completed one of their most disappointing seasons in a very long time.

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Give us a break, not a twirl

By Cam Stokes, 23 Jan 2015
Give us a break, not a twirl

So Eugenie Bouchard was asked by Channel Seven interviewer Ian Cohen to “give us a twirl”. My first reaction was mild horror that a courtside interviewer could be so stupid as to think that this was an appropriate question to ask a young tennis player post-match.

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Sam Stosur vs CoCo Vandeweghe: 2015 Australian Open live scores, blog

Match result: The last Australian in the main draw of the women’s singles at the Australian Open is out. Sam Stosur has been defeated 6-4 6-4 by CoCo Vandeweghe on Pat Rafter Arena last night.

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Lleyton Hewitt goes out of Australian Open fighting.

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Casey Dellacqua

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Serena Williams reacts after defeating Caroline Wozniacki

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Caroline Wozniacki

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Andy Murray celebrates winning at Wimbledon

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The Australian Grand Prix will start earlier in 2015, after being shifted around considerably in recent years. Image: Red Bull.

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Bernard Tomic

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