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Nowhere men: The suffocating nothingness of the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are not good and they are not bad – they are an enduring, bitterly resilient nothing.

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Brady’s jersey recovered, FBI alleges media member the thief

The jersey worn by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in last month’s Super Bowl has been recovered after apparently being stolen, the NFL has said in a statement.

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Golovkin edges Jacobs to keep titles

Genady “GGG” Golovkin has outlasted Danny Jacobs in an exhausting 12-round defence of his middleweight titles at Madison Square Garden.

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Dana White won’t stand in the way of a Mayweather-McGregor fight

One of the biggest obstacles standing in the way of a potential boxing bout between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather has been cleared, with UFC boss Dana White saying he won’t prevent McGregor from stepping into the ring against Mayweather.

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Behind Bradley Beal, the Wizards have emerged as a contender

Bradley Beal’s jump shot is effortlessly smooth – the ball comes out of his hand like his last name comes out of one’s mouth.

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Mayweather “out of retirement” as McGregor bout draws closer

Floyd Mayweather has declared himself “out of retirement” to fight Conor McGregor and demanded the Irish mixed martial arts champion commit to a crossover bout in June.

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WATCH: Barboza KOs Dariush with one incredible move

Edson Barboza has claimed a victory in his lightweight UFC fight night 106 match-up against Beneil Dariush.

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WATCH: Dante Exum scores career-high 22 points against the Thunder

In a difficult week for Australian basketball with Andrew Bogut going down, Dante Exum has stepped up, scoring a career-high 22 points in the NBA for the Utah Jazz.

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Yet another Pacquiao fight bites the dust

Jeff Horn’s promoters aren’t giving up on him fighting Manny Pacquiao, with announcements around the Filipino boxing great’s planned bout with Amir Khan proving premature.

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WATCH: Bogut injured less than a minute into horror Cavs debut

Andrew Bogut has had a horror start at the Cleveland Cavaliers with a leg injury after just 58 seconds on the court.

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The Butler who does it all: Chicago’s superstar continues to keep them afloat

Even on a team more notable for its headlines than its play, Jimmy Butler remains basketball’s most underrated superstar.

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Cotton delivers Wildcats NBL championship as NBA awaits

The Perth Wildcats are the NBL champions once again after winning an eighth title among 31 straight finals appearances and as hard as the Cairns Taipans and Illawarra Hawks fought, the exploits of the NBA-calibre Bryce Cotton proved too much.

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Dan Kelly: Australia’s cage fighting underdog

39-year-old father of two Daniel Kelly continued his improbable climb up the middleweight ladder at UFC 209, defeating former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.

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Highlights: Cotton stars as Wildcats win NBL crown

The Wildcats have secured their eighth NBL title, with star import Bryce Cotton draining 45 points to lift his side to a 95-86 win over Illawarra in Sunday’s grand final clash at Perth Arena.

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Wildcats on the brink but Hawks not done in NBL

The Illawarra Hawks feel they can play free and loose with no expectations on them to win the NBL grand final series now, but it will take something special to stop the Perth Wildcats claiming the championship on Sunday.

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LeBron: Bogut will make the Cavs better

LeBron James likes Andrew Bogut’s will to win, the depth he will add to the already loaded Cleveland Cavaliers’ roster and the potential to reveal inside knowledge about their great rivals, the Golden State Warriors.

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Damian Martin of the Perth Wildcats

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Casey Prather of the Perth Wildcats

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Australia Boomer Andrew Bogut celebrates with Matthew Dellavedova

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Spanish basketballer Ricky Rubio.

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Rob Beveridge clashes with ref.

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Ben Simmons dribbles

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Andrew Bogut after the loss to Serbia in the Rio Olympics

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Serge Ibaka has catapulted the Raptors into Finals contention. (Image: Augustas Didžgalvis CC BY-SA 3.0)

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The Roar of the crowd

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Horn back in with a shot at Pacquaio

With Manny Pacquaio’s promoter Bob Arum indicating in an interview with LA Times that negotiations for a fight in the UAE with Brit Amir Khan were dead and buried, Aussie boxer Jeff Horn is back into the mix as the WBO’s welterweight champ’s next fight.

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NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen preview

By Lochie Hackett, 23 Mar 2017
NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen preview

The first two rounds of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament have been completed and the madness continues this weekend with the Sweet Sixteen bracket filled out.

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What is the point of a competition when the winner has already been decided? After writing my baseball-cricket article, inspired by my son’s dual American and Australian identity, the thought crossed my mind with the World Baseball Classic now underway.

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The curious case of the Miami Heat

By Vince Massara, 21 Mar 2017
The curious case of the Miami Heat

The Miami Heat have been asking a lot more questions than they have been answering this season.

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Rajon Rondo: Misunderstood and undervalued

By Justin Ahrns, 20 Mar 2017
Rajon Rondo: Misunderstood and undervalued

Rajon Rondo is not the same player he used to be. He is not the player that scored 40 points in the playoffs against Miami, and averaged 12 assists in the 2011-12 playoffs.

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The Golden State Warriors can still win the title

The Golden State Warriors are currently 55-14 and while they remain top of the Western Conference, Steph Curry and some other teammates have come under fire after a few recent losses.

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What to expect when Golden State head to Oklahoma

The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Oklahoma on March 21 (AEDT), in what will be the most watched match of the round.

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Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs: Boxing live blog

This Sunday, March 19 join The Roar live from the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden, New York for the World Middleweight Championship bout between Unified Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, (36-0, 33 KOs) and WBA Middleweight World Champion and Mandatory Challenger Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs, (32-1, 29 KOs).

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We’ve all witnessed one or two in our time in junior sport: the dad who won’t stop yelling criticism from the sideline, who seems to forget he’s watching 13D cricket.

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Floyd all but confirms Vegas fight with McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has all-but confirmed his showdown with Conor McGregor is set for Las Vegas on June 10.

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A Kiwi Cub: The story of a Chicago baseball tragic

“It was horrible. I was jetlagged. I remember drinking nasty and expensive beer before stumbling home in the wrong direction, vomiting everywhere and eating overgrown KFC full of hormones.”

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Are we set for a Cavs vs Warriors rematch in the NBA finals?

The teams who clashed in last year’s NBA finals, the Cavaliers and the Warriors, have really tanked up in the second half of the season, acquiring the pieces needed to return to the biggest stage.

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Dear NY Jets, I have considered you part of my family since birth, and expected to die whispering “J!-E!-T!-S! JETS! JETS! JETS!” Unfortunately, this just can’t go on any longer.

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Ricky Rubio is finally realising his potential

By Justin Ahrns, 16 Mar 2017
Ricky Rubio is finally realising his potential

Ricky Rubio has long been the Minnesota Timberwolves’ scapegoat.

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2017 NFL pre-draft primer: AFC

By Matt Daley, 16 Mar 2017
2017 NFL pre-draft primer: AFC

March heralds the beginning of the silly season in the NFL. Just like the Boxing Day sales, teams are given a catalogue (i.e. permission to talk to agents) 48 hours before the sale commences.

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Hey snobs, you’re killing Australian sport

I was at the pub last week, meeting some friends to watch Australia take on baseball powerhouse Cuba in a critical World Baseball Classic group match.

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Houston Rockets James Harden

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Los Angeles Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell

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Andrew Bogut disappointed at the Boomers performance against Serbia

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Kawhi Leonard

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San Antonion Spurs' Kawhi Leonard.

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