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What a bummer – Usain Bolt bows out with bronze at worlds

Usain Bolt didn’t deserve to end his glittering track career with a bronze at London’s world championships.

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Bolt beaten: Gatlin crashes Jamaican’s final 100m party

Controversial American Justin Gatlin has rained on Usain Bolt’s parade by beating the Jamaican super sprinter in the men’s 100m at the athletics world championships in London.

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Three tips to navigate the business of esports

Five years ago, you’d be called a lunatic if you said Madison Square Garden Company purchased a controlling stake in HotshotGG’s Counter Logic Gaming. Now, big acquisitions are the the new normal.

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Seebohm breaks Australian gold drought

Australia’s gold drought is finally over at the world swimming championships in Budapest after Emily Seebohm set a national record to defend her 200m backstroke crown.

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Bronte Campbell’s 100-metre world championship title defence ends with illness and shoulder injury

On paper, Bronte Campbell admits it is not a good look. The Australian’s reign as 100m freestyle champion is officially over after she finished second last in the final on day six of the world swimming championships at Budapest.

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Blizzard’s Nate Nanzer on developing Overwatch’s esport ecosystem

Overwatch is going from strength to strength.

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What history should teach us about subs

What do the LG Dire Wolves have in common with KT Rolster?

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Overwatch versus League of Legends: Blurring the lines of international competition

When I see the 2017 Overwatch World Cup, I can’t help but think of League of Legend’s Rift Rivals tournament.

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The bizarre and brilliant Jordan Spieth takes out the The Open Championship

When Jordan Spieth blew his three-shot lead in the first four holes of the final round last night, memories of his meltdown at last year’s Masters flooded back.

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Branden Grace shoots 62, lowest score in Majors history

South African Branden Grace fired in eight birdies in his record round of 62 during the third round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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Jason Day implodes to drop out of Open running

Jason Day was too shattered to explain his implosion after spiralling out of British Open contention.

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Jordan Spieth the man to beat at Royal Birkdale

Jordan Spieth defied Mother Nature to take a two-shot lead over Matt Kuchar into the third round of the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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McIlroy’s nightmare Open Championship start, but gutsy finish

Rory McIlroy missed the US, Irish, and Scottish Open cuts, and looked like making it another one when he was five over in the first six holes in the opening round of The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.

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How to cope with SKTelecom T1’s garbage play

SKTelecom T1 are playing like trash. It’s a new, scary experience, but we can handle it together.

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Is Jason Day’s career at the crossroads?

Fingers crossed the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale starting tonight will prove Jason Day’s chronic back problems aren’t career threatening.

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Will the real Adam Scott turn up at Royal Birkdale?

Adam Scott owns one of the near perfect golf swings, but there are times when the Australian destroys contention with triple or double bogeys.

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy leads the British Open

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Jeff Horn wins Boxing 2017

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Rainbow Six Pro League

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Legacy League of Legends OPL

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Starcraft II Stage at Blizzcon

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Jo Harten in action for the Giants

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The Roar of the crowd

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Elite Boxing Championship Week 5: Road to the finals

This week’s instalment was much talked about on social media as the boxers moved past the preliminary rounds and are now fighting for a spot in the finals.

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My road to the 2017 Melbourne Marathon

By Bayden Westerweller, 11 Oct 2017

Sunday marks the 40th edition of the Melbourne Marathon, and on a personal level it represents the fifth anniversary of this columnist’s voyage into the unknown.

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Hockey: Victoria on top down under

By Andrew Mellor, 11 Oct 2017 New author!

Victoria has claimed both the men’s and women’s Australian Hockey League titles in penalty shootouts after a dramatic final day at the Perth Hockey Stadium bringing to a close both the men’s and women’s Australian Hockey League and the Under 13 boys and girls Australian carnivals.

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The long and winding road to professional boxing

If you follow the boxing scene in Australia, you may have heard the name Matt Davoren mentioned with increasing frequency over the past 18 months.

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LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 1

By Jess Carruthers, 5 Oct 2017
LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 1

Enter the big boys. This week, we hit the first round robin of the League of Legends 2017 World Championship group stage.

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Elite Boxing Championship Week 4

By Darren McCosker, 5 Oct 2017
Elite Boxing Championship Week 4

The final of the preliminary rounds finished up the showcase of all fighters in the series last night.

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You can’t keep politics out of sport because sport is politics

Despite the Australian winter sports about to head into their respective off seasons, the debate surrounding sport’s role in society is fiery as ever.

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LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-in knockout stage

With the first round of the 2017 League of Legends World Championships behind us, we’ve already seen tonnes of great games. This stage of the tournament doesn’t necessarily bring the strongest players and teams, but it’s been a hell of a ride!

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Elite Boxing Championship Week 3

By Darren McCosker, 28 Sep 2017
Elite Boxing Championship Week 3

Week three of the Absco Sheds Elite Boxing Championship provided a very interesting mix of highlight reel filling wars and demonstrations of technique over intent.

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Elite Boxing Championship: Week 2

By Darren McCosker, 24 Sep 2017
Elite Boxing Championship: Week 2

After watching week one of the Absco Sheds Elite boxing, the biggest question was: can this three-round format maintain the action across a series? Based on last night’s episode, it’s an unqualified yes.

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Alexa Bliss: WWE’s workhorse

By Nachiket Shirolkar, 24 Sep 2017
Alexa Bliss: WWE’s workhorse

“Only the women’s match was competed seriously, the men seemed more casual” was an assessment of a casual wrestling fan who attended WWE Raw Live event in Melbourne.

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Week 13 wasn’t so lucky for some in the Canadian Football League, with plenty of news on and off the field.

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LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-in predictions

By Jess Carruthers, 22 Sep 2017
LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-in predictions

The 2017 League of Legends World Championships is properly upon us. At 3pm AEST on Saturday, the Opening Ceremony will begin, kicking off six weeks of League at the highest level.

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Elite Boxing Championship a breakthrough for the sweet science in Australia

There was a big first for Australian boxing last week, with ESPN broadcasting a new entrant to the sporting market, the Elite Boxing Championship.

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The success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

If you’ve somehow managed to escape the bubble of hype surrounding PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds or ‘PubG’ as it’s known in the community you’re a dying breed.

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LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-In Primer

By Jess Carruthers, 15 Sep 2017
LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-In Primer

With all the teams now finalised for the 2017 League of Legends World Championships, Riot Games was finally able to start the World’s cycle on Tuesday night with the Group Draws.

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Jason Day the Players Championship

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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American Football players line up Canadian football. CFL. Image: Wikicommons generic

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor Boxing 2017

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Floyd Mayweather Conor McGregor Boxing 2017

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American Football players line up Canadian football. CFL. Image: Wikicommons generic

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