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Jason Day into the WGC-Dell Match Play semis

Jason Day will meet Rory McIlroy in a blockbusting semi-final tomorrow of the WGC-Dell Match Play in Austin, Florida.

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Bowls biffo leads to hefty bans

Two lawn bowlers have been slapped with hefty bans for sparking an all-in brawl between two teams at a top-level game in Bendigo.

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Maybe no one will notice if netball slowly becomes basketball

Hello Roarers and welcome back to another year of netball and of New Zealanders getting upset at me for pointing out that their teams aren’t very good.

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Australia’s first heavyweight boxing world titleholder Lucas Browne says he is not a drug cheat but accepts he may be banned after testing positive to clenbuterol.

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World heavyweight boxing champion Lucas Browne failing a drug test stinks to high heaven

Australia’s first world heavyweight boxing champion Lucas ‘Big Daddy Browne has failed a drug test, and could be stripped of his hard-won title.

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‘Big Daddy’ Lucas Browne’s tough road ahead

The man of the moment in Australian boxing circles is undoubtedly Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne. His historic victory in Grozny, Chechnya, for the WBA ‘regular’ heavyweight title, was a monumental moment in Australian sports history.

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WATCH: Photographer struck hard by wayward shot-put attempt

Team USA’s Kendall Williams has hit a photographer with a wayward attempt during the shot-put leg of the World Indoor Championships pentathlon.

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Re-testing of hundreds of athletes’ samples collected at the London 2012 and Beijing 2008 Games is underway as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) bids to root out cheats ahead of Rio 2016.

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WADA boss calls on TV broadcasters to help tackle doping

World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie says the public’s confidence in sport has hit an all-time low in the wake of match fixing scandals, corruption and drug cheating.

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Amateur Lee McCoy steals the show at the USPGA Valspar Championship

“This kid can really play,” was Jordan Spieth’s comment as playing partner Lee McCoy birdied the first two holes on the final day of the Valspar Championship in Florida.

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WATCH: Lucas Browne wins heavyweight title fight

Lucas Browne is the new heavyweight champion of the world and the first Australian ever to take the title after knocking out Ruslan Chagaev in the tenth round early on Sunday morning.

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Australia has its first world heavyweight boxing champion with Sydney’s Lucas Browne scoring a 10th-round stoppage of WBA regular champion Ruslan Chagaev in Grozny, Chechnya.

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Buoyed by a tidal wave of social media support, Lucas Browne is confident he can become Australia’s first heavyweight boxing world champion.

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Olympic medallist Sarah Tait passes away

Sarah Tait, a silver medallist at the London 2012 Olympic Games, has passed away. She was 33.

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Mick Fanning and Jason Day among Laureus world sports awards nominations

The Laureus World Sports Awards, which celebrate the best of the best in sports will be announced in Berlin on April 18. The nominations though have been released, with Australians Jason Day and Mick Fanning featuring on the list.

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A team of refugees that will compete at this year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics could number as many as 10 athletes, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Wednesday.

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Richie Vaculik

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Squash shot

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Madeline Perry

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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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Padraig Harrington

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Bubba Watson of the US walks up to the 18th green

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Australian golfer Adam Scott

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Brendon Fevola (Screen Shot)

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Australian Swimming Championships: Night 6 Olympic qualification live blog

Results: Cate Campbell has taken out the 100-metre freestyle by the smallest of margins over sister Bronte on night six of the Australian National Swimming Championships.

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Athletics Australia set to launch Nitro Summer Athletics League

It was announced on Monday in the Financial Review that Athletics Australia plan to launch a Big Bash League-style athletics series early next year.

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One breath lap left at the blocks?

By Brad Cooper, 12 Apr 2016
One breath lap left at the blocks?

When the men’s 50m freestyle final is swum at the Rio Olympic trials on Wednesday night, few will remember the mystique the race once promised.

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Australian Swimming Championships: Olympic qualification results, blog

Results: Cameron McEvoy has recorded an Australian and Commonwealth record to win the 100 metre freestyle at the Australian National Swimming Championships, with Kyle Chalmers taking the other spot on the plane to Rio.

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Swimming’s gene genies rising

By Brad Cooper, 11 Apr 2016
Swimming’s gene genies rising

A striking bonus of the rivers of public funding buoying recent Olympic swim stocks is champions pairing to spawn genetic super-dynasties.

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No fairytale ending for Grant Hackett

The fairytale ending to a tremendous career that Grant Hackett so richly deserved sadly never came when he finished sixth in the first semi of the men’s 200m freestyle at the Rio Olympic swimming trials.

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It was announced on Friday (8/4/16) that Sydney shooter and current World Champion Warren Potent has qualified for the Australian shooting team for the Rio Olympics.

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2016 US Masters: Second round live scores, updates

Round Summary: The wind and fast greens played havoc during the second round of The Masters which brought Australia’s Jason Day right back into contention.

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Tactix looking to pressure Southern Steel

By Jason Dowlin, 9 Apr 2016
Tactix looking to pressure Southern Steel

The Tactix ran into the defending champions in the Queensland Firebirds away from home in Round 1.

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eSports in Australia has taken another boost with this weekend’s Call of Duty World League Challenge Division being held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.

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2016 US Masters: First round live scores, updates

By Benjamin Conkey, 8 Apr 2016
2016 US Masters: First round live scores, updates

The first golf major of the year is here, with the pristine greens and fairways of Augusta National to play host to the US Masters. Join The Roar for live updates and a blog of the opening round from 7am (AEST).

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LCS: Spring 2016 semi-final predictions

By Jess Carruthers, 8 Apr 2016
LCS: Spring 2016 semi-final predictions

Well, last Saturday was a day of upsets in both LCS regions. In Europe, sixth seed Fnatic beat out third seed Vitality 3-1, and Team Solomid did the same to Cloud9 in North America.

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Firebirds have the hunger for back to back success

On the eve of her 50th game, Firebirds star Kimberley Ravaillion is looking forward and not to the past as the Firebirds hunt for back-to-back titles.

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De-bugged Mack ripe for Rio selection

By Brad Cooper, 7 Apr 2016

Distance swimmer Mack Horton used to be the next big thing in Australian sport. That was only last year, when at 18, he set world-leading times in 400m and 1500m freestyle at the Australian titles.

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Thon: Maker of a bad yet all-too-common decision

“There’s nothing wrong with staying in college… You don’t have to leave because your agent wants his money or your family want to freeload off of you. It’s alright to stay in college more than one year.”

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Iron Lady standing in way of Seebohm’s double glory

Few have crafted a sporting ascendancy as stealthily as Brisbane backstroker Emily Seebohm, though the current world number one will be keen to show she is ready to convert at this week’s Australian Olympic trials in Adelaide.

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Cameron McEvoy in the pool

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Grant Hackett

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Sarah Young was a member of the IchorCoal crew. (Picture: Flickr/Martin Hesketh CC BY 2.0)

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Ian Thorpe of Australia smiles with his gold medal

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Maria Sharapova

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Legacy eSports in their OPL semi-final victory (Photo: Legacy eSports)

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Team Liquid's League of Legends team (Photo: Team Liquid)

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Legacy eSports in their OPL semi-final victory (Photo: Legacy eSports)

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