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WATCH: The most outrageous squash shot ever

French squash player Mathieu Castagnet produced an incredible retrievel shot to win a crucial point against Englishman Daryl Selby at the Windy City Open, in Chicago.

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Reaching the Peak: How four athletes stay on top of their games

Good preparation is one of the keys to success for any athlete, no matter what sport they play. The Roar talked with four different athletes to find out how they reach the peak of their performance.

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The Roar’s Q&A with squash sensation Madeline Perry

After a 16-year career as a professional, making it to a career-high ranking of number three in the world, Irish squash player Madeline Perry has made the move to Australia to take up the role of head professional at East Coast Squash Academy.

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Has the real Adam Scott arrived?

It was high time Adam Scott got his act together yesterday to show Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler he deserves to be in the front-line mix to win the tournaments that count.

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WATCH: Harrington gets ball lodged in palm tree

Padraig Harrington had a nightmarish day at the Honda Classic.

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2016 marks international golf’s biggest year ever

With 43 days to the US Masters, only Bubba Watson is in top form of the big five. Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler are struggling in the biggest year ever for the little white ball sport.

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Adam Scott does a Greg Norman at Riviera

Adam Scott fired in an eagle and three birdies in the first six holes to take the lead this morning in the final round of the Northern Trust Open at Riviera, but he couldn’t sustain the pace, as Bubba Watson overran a hot field to win by a shot.

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WATCH: Brendon Fevola admits to taking now-banned substance

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here has a habit of making sportspeople open up – Brendon Fevola being the latest to do so on Sunday’s episode.

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Georgina Morgan, Emily Smith and Grace Stewart helped the Australian women’s hockey team edge Great Britain 3-2, handing the home side a series win at the Perth Hockey Stadium.

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Frustrated Karrie Webb lamented opportunities lost as Japan’s Haru Nomura produced two defining birdie bursts in her breakthrough Women’s Australian Open victory.

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Bellator 149: Kimbo Slice wins terrible, hilarious fight

Kimbo Slice has defeated Dada ‘5000’ Harris at Bellator 149 in farcical cirsumstances.

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Keep an eye on Aussie golfer Nathan Holman

Nathan Holman was ranked number 318 in the world when he surfaced as the shock winner of the Australian PGA at Royal Pines on the Gold Coast.

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Ian Thorpe has revealed his years as a teenage swimming prodigy were affected by mental health issues.

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WATCH: Rousey tearfully talks about suicidal thoughts after shock loss

Ronda Rousey has opened up in an extraordinary interview with Elle Degeneres.

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Bernhard Langer’s win with banned putter could lead to sweeping changes

Bernhard Langer won the Chubb Classic on the Champions Tour at the weekend, using the banned broomstick putter.

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Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson line up at Riviera

Rory McIlroy has won 11 times in 101 starts in the US, but he’s never set foot on the famous Riviera layout.

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Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja

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Haydn Porteous

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Jordan Spieth

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Golf Robot

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Snooker (Screen Shot)

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The New South Wales State of Origin rugby league captain Paul Gallen. (AAP Image/Paul Miller)

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Angel Collinson (Screen Shot)

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Jordan Spieth Stray Shot (Screen Shot)

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The Roar of the crowd

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The IOC is ready to play politics

By Lindsay Morris, 26 Mar 2016

At first, it reads like the kind of good news story the Rio de Janeiro Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (ROCOG) and IOC need in the face of swarming Zika mosquitos and rumours of unfinished velodromes.

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The GCT, or Global Champions Tour, is the pinnacle of Showjumping. It attracts celebrities, global brands, and since its launch in 2006, has captured the eye of the general public.

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Is the Australian sports industry in trouble?

By Thomas Grealy, 21 Mar 2016
Is the Australian sports industry in trouble?

The Australian sports industry continues through an interesting period of flux, as products and services evolve, and increased engagement opportunities make reaching fans more difficult than ever.

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Friday Funnies: FIFA plays the victim card

You’ve got to hand it to FIFA. Soccer’s ‘governing’ body has finally admitted that World Cups have been bought with bribes. But only because there might be a buck in it.

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WATCH: Russian badminton players perform ‘haka’ for some reason

No one will beat the traditional haka made famous by the All Blacks, but it doesn’t stop people from trying.

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Commonwealth Games one day, America’s Cup the next?

Nearly three years ago, in late 2013, Bob and Sandy Oatley of Wild Oats XI fame became the official challengers of record for the 35th Americas Cup to be held in 2017.

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Diaz’s top three finishes before McGregor

Time will tell how significant Nate Diaz’s upset win over Conor McGregor will rank among all-time greats, but it should be of little surprise.

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It’s pretty unlikely that with the current set of Australia’s quarantine laws that a five star Showjumping event will be held on our shores for quite some time. But if you could take those rules away, what would be the ultimate location for a five star Showjumping event in Australia?

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Netball’s new rivalry

By Heather Williams, 7 Mar 2016

There are rumours in the world of netball that New Zealand are readying to end their association with Netball Australia and the trans-Tasman competition.

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When sporting dates turn sour

By Adam Julian, 7 Mar 2016

A Sunday morning train ride out of Wellington city heading to the northern suburbs is usually a sedate affair.

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Lucas Browne vs Ruslan Chagaev highlights: Browne the new heavyweight champ

Fight result: Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne is the new heavyweight champion of the world after knocking out Ruslan Chagaev in the tenth round on Sunday morning.

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Quarantine laws make it hard for international riders to import their horses and compete in Ausrtalia, which means there are there are no five-star equestrian events held here.

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The third Croquet Classic was held last weekend at the Cammeray Croquet Club in Sydney. This is association croquet, rather than golf croquet (lyrical descriptions explaining the difference between the two games are invited). As sports go, it is a great challenge.

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Sustaining the Oceanic eSports scene

By Russell Noble, 26 Feb 2016
Sustaining the Oceanic eSports scene

Prize pools play a huge part in creating and building up a fledgling eSports scene, like the one in the Oceanic region.

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Jesse Owens: An American sporting legend

By SAMBEET DASH, 25 Feb 2016
Jesse Owens: An American sporting legend

We are all aware of this year’s Summer Olympics to be held in Rio, Brazil. But there’s little we remember about its predecessor 80 summers ago in the year 1936, when this global sporting event was eventful for few reasons.

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Show me the money: Women’s pay packets still well behind the men

Being an elite athlete in the 21st century is becoming more lucrative as professionalism within sport reaches an all time high.

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James Magnussen wins the 50m/100m sprint double

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Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua

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Rabbitohs player Greg Inglis celebrates after scoring a try during the NRL Preliminary final between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AAP Image/Action Photographics, Colin Whelan)

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Heavyweight boxer Lucas Browne

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Lydia Ko

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Dual Olympic 1500m freestyle champion Kieren Perkins. AAP Image/Paul Miller

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