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Try as he might, Grant Hackett can no longer deny he is making a comeback after claiming a stunning 400m freestyle bronze medal at the national swimming titles in Sydney.

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It seems like only yesterday that Rory McIlroy was the hunter. Next week when he tees off in what will be his seventh Masters he is quite clearly the hunted.

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Admit it, Ferrari’s comeback feels good

Formula One can have an impeccable sense of timing, and for all his questionable scheming for tweaks to the rules Bernie Ecclestone is so often the unwitting spearhead of a question well answered.

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A life-defining week ahead for Grant Hackett and Todd Carney

Both champion swimmer Grant Hackett and rugby league’s Dally M winner Todd Carney have been to hell and back in recent times.

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Now or never for a Casey Stoner MotoGP return

Two-time MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner is in his third year of retirement, after walking away from the premier motorbike racing series aged 27, at the peak of his powers.

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Sebastian Vettel’s victory in Malaysia has made Fernando Alonso’s decision to leave Ferrari look bad, says fellow Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo.

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A gutted Craig Lowndes missed a golden chance to make history and sweep the V8 Supercars round at Symmons Plains.

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It was the decision that left V8 Supercars fans cold and stunned the racing grid.

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World champion Lewis Hamilton was unbeatable even in a misfiring car as he topped practice at the Malaysian Grand Prix despite mechanical problems on Friday.

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Engine-maker Renault said it was considering quitting Formula One on Friday after its previously successful partnership with Red Bull descended into mud-slinging.

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Lewis Hamilton scoffed at Red Bull as “funny” on Thursday after the former F1 dominators called for measures to rein in runaway Mercedes.

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Red Bull doesn’t give Formula One wings

Somewhere in the hangover of the Australian Grand Prix, the relationship between Red Bull and Renault boiled over in an ugly way, scalding many in the process.

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Why an Australian cricket woe would suit V8 Supercars

This weekend’s second V8 Supercars championship event of the season at Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania is the litmus test of the series’ new television deal.

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Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is set to return to the track for the second Grand Prix of the season in Malaysia, his McLaren-Honda team has confirmed.

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Are customer cars the Formula One fix-all?

The world of motorsport descended upon Melbourne last week, and with it was a small sideshow called Formula One.

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Will Bangladesh cricket end up performing better than Italian rugby?

Bangladesh was invited to join the elite ODI cricket nations in 1986, while Italy joined the Six Nations in 2000. But both are still minnows, still feeling their way despite the sands of time.

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Marcos Ambrose in his comeback to V8s

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Arnie was there to watch Eddie Hall break the deadlift world record in Melbourne. (Photo: Flickr user @Twitter)

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Australia's Thanasi Kokkinakis takes part in a training session two days before the Davis Cup first round between France and Australia on January 29, 2014 at The Vendespace in Mouilleron-le-Captif, western France. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD

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Shane Warne tees off

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Daniel Ricciardo of Australia and Infiniti Red Bull Racing celebrates on the podium

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The Roar of the crowd

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WEC Silverstone wrap: Porsche fast, Audi faster, Webber unlucky

Poor old Mark Webber. You have to feel for the guy. Has there been a driver in recent memory who has shown incredible speed but fallen prey to mechanical gremlins more often than the lanky Australian?

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We currently live in a world were we see bad decisions made every day, by politicians, by administrators, by companies and by fans.

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Lewis Hamilton strikes back in Malaysia

By Rodney Gordon, 14 Apr 2015
Lewis Hamilton strikes back in Malaysia

Last year, Chinese Grand Prix officials waved the chequered flag a lap early, and this year the stewards made a dog’s breakfast of clearing a stricken car from the main straight. Unfortunately it denied fans what could have been a thrilling finish.

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Filipino based Queenslander Jack ‘The Assassin’ Asis (33-18-5 18 KOs) stopped hot prospect and reigning Australian junior lightweight champion Kye ‘Mr Frenzy’ MacKenzie (14-1 12 KO’s) in eight thrilling rounds after trailing massively on the scorecards in Newcastle on Friday night.

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Keys and Kerber to fight out Family Circle Cup

By Stephen Wong, 13 Apr 2015
Keys and Kerber to fight out Family Circle Cup

The final of the 2015 Family Circle Cup is set for Monday 3.00pm AEST at the Family Circle Stadium in Charleston between young tennis stars Madison Keys and Angelique Kerber.

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[VIDEO] 2015 Chinese Formula One Grand Prix highlights: F1 China blog

Race result: Lewis Hamilton has won his second race of the season after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix. Leading from start to finish, in his Mercedes, Hamilton would finish ahead of Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel to extend his lead in the championship to 13 points. After securing pole position in a close […]

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The 2015 V8 Supercar TV deal is not breaking news, so don’t act like it is

Two weeks ago was the first time that a V8 Supercar race meeting was exclusive to pay television.

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2015 FIA World Endurance Championship preview

By Andrew Kitchener, 12 Apr 2015
2015 FIA World Endurance Championship preview

This weekend marks the beginning of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship, the fourth incarnation of the world’s premier endurance sports car series.

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Boxing action this weekend brings fight fans to Newcastle, as two fighters at very different points in their careers challenge for IBO world titles.

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Federer and Nadal: Who is the greatest?

By Lucky Malicay, 10 Apr 2015
Federer and Nadal: Who is the greatest?

Pete Sampras has revived the old debate on who is the greatest in men’s tennis. For him, Roger Federer is the simply best we have ever seen in the history of the sport.

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WBC and Lineal World light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson successfully defended his title with an at times hard fought unanimous decision over former super middleweight title holder Sakio Bika in Quebec.

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Can Valentino Rossi make 2015 the year of the G.O.A.T?

It’s difficult to fathom that at 36 years of age, Valentino Rossi is still riding at the peak of his abilities.

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How Netflix can give traditional TV sport the flick

The most important thing about sports journalism is that is has to be current. Well, I’m an idiot – I’ve downright failed in that regard.

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Lewis Hamilton quits Formula One for career in rap

By Bayden Westerweller, 1 Apr 2015 Popular article!
Lewis Hamilton quits Formula One for career in rap

Lewis Hamilton has stunned the world following news that he is retiring from Formula One in order to pursue a career in rap.

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Game on in Malaysia as Vettel shocks the field

By Rodney Gordon, 31 Mar 2015
Game on in Malaysia as Vettel shocks the field

Two weeks ago at the Melbourne Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg taunted Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel by inviting him to sit in on Mercedes’ strategy meetings.

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Five thoughts from the V8 Supercar Tasmania SuperSprint

After the street festival that the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide has become, the V8 Supercar Series swapped the concrete canyons for the tight, fast Symmons Plains racetrack in Tasmania for the second championship event of the year.

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Marc-Marquez-MotoGP

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Daniel Ricciardo driving for Red Bull

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South Korean swimmer Park Taehwan

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Nick Kyrgios celebrates winning

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Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP stands on the podium with Nico Rosberg of Germany and Mercedes GP and Sebastian Vettel

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Jorge Taufua making a run for the Manly Sea Eagles

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Pacquiao vs Bradley: Ringside photo

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Roger Federer

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