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Manny Pacquiao announces his retirement after signature win over Tim Bradley

Manny Pacquiao has ended his illustrious boxing career in style with an emphatic win over Tim Bradley.

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Spieth leads the Masters, but Langer’s the headline

For the seventh successive round at Augusta, 22-year-old defending champion Jordan Spieth leads the Masters, by two, but the 58-year-old Bernhard Langer and 24-year-old rookie Smylie Kaufman have loomed in contention.

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Jordan Spieth’s Masters lead cut to one at the halfway stage

When Jordan Spieth, one of the best flat-stick operators of all-time, four-putted the fifth hole at Augusta today, it undermined how the greens and variable winds made the second round of the 80th US Masters a hard day at the office.

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Time has finally caught up with Grant Hackett at the Rio Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide.

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WATCH: Ernie Els has a ‘hacker’ moment with a seven putt

Ernie Els had an absolute shocker to start his US Open campaign with the South African scoring a 10 on the opening hole.

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Day and Scott are red-hot chances to wear green at Augusts

The US Masters hasn’t been kind to Australians, with only one winner in 79 editions – Adam Scott in 2013.

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Jason Day almost quit in 2011

Five years ago a young Jason Day sat in his motor home across the road from Augusta National’s Magnolia Lane entrance ready to quit.

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Trans-Tasman Netball Round 1: Socks, crocodiles and English choking

The first round of the Trans-Tasman Netball League has been run and won, with a couple of close games and some good, old-fashioned thrashings. Let’s take a look at how each of the games went down.

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US Masters big guns ready to fire

The stage is set for one of the most anticipated Masters in years, with Australians Jason Day and Adam Scott ready to play big roles.

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Aussie boxing on the ropes

It’s often said that boxing is cyclical, times of prosperity are often followed by hardship, but more often than not the sport always finds a way to climb back into the limelight.

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WATCH: Shane McMahon leaps from a 20ft cage at Wrestlemania

Shane McMahon has brought the WWE to a standstill with this death-defying stunt at Wrestlemania XXXII.

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Hurdler Jenneke pumped to earn Rio berth

Australian hurdler Michelle Jenneke is ready and raring to go to Rio, having cracked the Olympic-qualifying mark for the first time this season to win her first national title.

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Iconic basketballer Lauren Jackson makes top ten list

An emotional Lauren Jackson pulled the pin on her stellar basketball career yesterday, the victim of a recurring knee injury that has cost her a fifth Olympic Games appearance.

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Golf officials hope to restore the Australian Masters to its former glory after the one-time flagship event was canned for 2016.

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WATCH: Did Chris Eubank Sr’s extraordinary advice save his opponent’s life

Chris Eubank Sr told his son to ease off when Nick Blackwell looked in a bad way and the referee refused to stop the fight. The advice could have saved his life.

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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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Two lawn bowlers have been banned for their role in a brawl. (Picture: Mattinbgn/Wikimedia Commons)

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Isn't one of the best things about netball that it is different to basketball?

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Lucas Browne Heavyweight Boxing 2016

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Lucas Browne Heavyweight Boxing 2016

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Kendall Williams

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WADA President Craig Reedie speaks about the tough year for sport (Pic: Reuters screenshot)

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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The Roar of the crowd

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Mack and Jac take on Italian double act

By Brad Cooper, 17 Apr 2016

When rising distance freestyle duo Mack Horton and Jac McLaughlin seek to restore ‘business as usual’ for Australia’s illustrious Olympic 1500m tradition in Rio, they’ll be shadowed by an Italian double act.

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Now that Elvis has left the building, what next for Hollywood’s team?

Was it ever going to end any other way? A thrilling last hurrah from the man affectionately known as the ‘Black Mamba’.

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LCS: Spring 2016 third place and finals predictions

What a weekend in the semifinals! In Europe, fourth place Origen beat out second place H2k in a long run series, while G2 Esports (first) showed their strength and prowess in taking down Fnatic (sixth). Across the Atlantic we saw the opposite story.

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Edwina Tops Alexander is by far the most successful Australian showjumper of the 21st Century, and some consider her to even be the best there is in the showjumping world.

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Friday Funnies: Did aliens steal Spieth’s Masters mojo?

Much to English cricketer Ben Stokes’ relief, Jordan Spieth has been the talk of the sporting world this week.

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Should Australian swimming trials be held closer to the Olympics?

At the national titles in Adelaide this week, the Australian Swimming Team sent a clear warning to Olympic rivals that they will be a force to be reckoned with in Rio.

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Australia’s Trove of sports history

By Edgar Crook, 15 Apr 2016
Australia’s Trove of sports history

Amateur and professional sport historians have a tool that is revolutionising our understanding of how sport developed in Australia.

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Interview with OPL Split 1 Champions Chief EGym and Chief Swip3rR

After the Chiefs eSports Club’s thrilling OPL grand final victory over Legacy eSports, I sat down with Bryce ‘EGym’ Paule, the team’s support, and Brandon ‘Swip3rR’ Holland, the Chiefs’ top-laner.

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Australian Swimming Championships: Night 7 Olympic qualification results, blog

Results: Cameron McEvoy has completed an emphatic treble on Night 7 of the Australian National Swimming Championships, taking out the 50 metres Freestyle to go with his earlier 100 and 200-metre wins, becoming the first ever swimmer to do so.

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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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Jason Day of Australia

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The Queensland Firebirds celebrate after winning the Netball grand final

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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Origen eSports

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The Queensland Firebirds celebrate after winning the Netball grand final

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Basketballer Thon Maker in action

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Australia's Emily Seebohm. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

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