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Overwatch League playoff preview: New York Excelsior

We are looking at all of the teams making it into the Overwatch League playoffs and today we look at the most formidable team in the league, the New York Excelsior.

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Overwatch League playoff preview: Los Angeles Valiant

The Overwatch League playoffs are in full swing. Last week we looked at the wildcard teams and this week we’re looking over the division winners. How will the Los Angeles Valiant, fresh off the week off, fare in this new meta?

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Gfinity Elite Series; Street Fighter grand final as it happened

The first season of the Gfinity Elite Series came to a close this afternoon, with the last of our three grand finals – Street Fighter – taking the stage.

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Gfinity Elite Series; Rocket League grand final as it happened

Grand final weekend continued in the Gfinity Elite Series this morning, with the Hoyts Gfinity Esports Arena hosting the Rocket League final at.

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London Spitfire find their Stage 1 form again; roll LA Gladiators and claim 2-1 series win

The London Spitfire have sent a message to the rest of the competition, finding their lethal Stage 1 form again as they defeated the Los Angeles Gladiators 3-0 twice to claim a stunning 2-1 playoff series victory.

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Melbourne Order vs Perth Ground Zero; Gfinity Elite Series Street Fighter grand final preview

The first 2018 season of the Gfinity Elite Series comes to a close at 4pm (AEST) today, with the third and final title match of the weekend – Street Fighter V.

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Gfinity Elite Series; CS:GO grand final as it happened

The first grand final of the Australian Gfinity Elite Series took place today, with the CS:GO decider entertaining a big crowd at the Hoyts Gfinity Esports Arena at 3pm (AEST).

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Fusion through to semifinals after dual-sniper masterclass

Philadelphia and Boston continued their playoff matches today and after the last matchup, it really was anybody’s game.

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Melbourne Order vs Melbourne Avant; Gfinity Elite Series Rocket League Grand Final preview

$42,500 is on the line, as Melbourne’s two Gfinity Elite Series teams go head-to-head in what shapes to be a spiteful Rocket League grand final on Sunday.

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A catch-up with Custa; Australia’s lone Overwatch League competitor

Australians love to watch our countrymen take their sporting prowess overseas and mix it with the best. Scott “Custa” Kennedy may not have come through the Australian esports scene, but the Adelaide native is still our man in the Overwatch League.

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Melbourne Order vs Sydney Chiefs; Gfinity Elite Series CS:GO Grand Final preview

It’s a mouth-watering first grand final of the Gfinity Elite Series this Saturday, with the two best CS:GO teams going head to head for an $80,000 prize.

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No Fissure, no issues for the LA Gladiators as they smash London Spitfire 3-0

The Los Angeles Gladiators have defied some team controversy earlier in the day to start their playoff campaign with a scintillating 3-0 victory over the London Spitfire in the Overwatch League quarterfinals.

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Philadelphia prove they can mix it with the best after stunning Game 1 display

First off, I’d just like to publicly admit I was wrong about how this series was going to go but the first two matches started out predictably enough.

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The World Cup vs Contenders Overwatch

It’s only Week 2 over at Contenders Overwatch, and with the official Australian line-up for the Overwatch World Cup also having just been announced, I’m starting to wonder if the two events can truly live in tandem.

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Los Angeles Gladiators vs London Spitfire; Overwatch League playoff series preview

The second series in the inaugural Overwatch League playoffs is set to be a thriller – if history is anything to go by – as the Los Angeles Gladiators and London Spitfire do battle in the second quarterfinal.

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Sydney Roar’s topguN discusses their miracle run to the playoffs

The first day of the Gfinity Elite Series playoffs saw some of the most gripping CS:GO action of the calendar year. Among the four teams on stage were the Sydney Roar, a newly-created team who defied all expectations and held their own against some of Australia’s very best.

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Boston Uprising's Stanislav "Mistakes" Danilov.

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Overwatch World Cup Shanghai Qualifier Stage

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The Boston Uprising of the Overwatch League celebrate a victory at the Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles.

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Members of the Melbourne Avant esports team participating in Street Fighter V at the Gfinity Elite Series.

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Can the London Spitfire repeat their Stage 1 heroics in the playoffs?

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A general view of the opening for the ELEAGUE: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major Championship finals at Fox Theater on January 29, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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topguN and Havoc of the Sydney Roar esports team playing CS:GO on the Gfinity Elite Series stage.

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The Roar of the crowd

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2018 Tour de France: Stage 8 live race updates, blog

Today is Bastille Day at the 2018 Tour de France. France’s national day presents another opportunity for a sprint showdown between the fast men of the peloton on stage 8. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:30pm (AEST).

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CFL 2018: Week 4 talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 14 Jul 2018
CFL 2018: Week 4 talking points

We’re a month into the 2018 Canadian Football League season and aside from Calgary (undefeated, with a perfect 3-0 record and the bye this week) there’s been so many ups and downs, it’s difficult to work out which team is a challenger and which is a pretender.

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2018 Tour de France: Stage 7 live race updates, blog

The peloton are on for the longest stage of the 2018 Tour de France tonight, for stage 7. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:30pm (AEST).

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2018 Tour de France: Stage 6 live race updates, blog

The Tour de France says goodbye to Brittany with a stage that sees the first summit finish of this year’s race. As the favourites get their first chance to make their mark, join The Roar for live coverage of Stage 6 from 10pm (AEST).

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2018 Tour de France: Stage 5 live race updates, blog

After a nervy start to the Tour de France, Stage 5 presents an opportunity to attack, a danger for the general classification riders, and a tough day out for the sprinters all in one. Join The Roar for live coverage from 10:30pm (AEST).

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Changes are needed at Magpies Netball

By The Doss, 11 Jul 2018
Changes are needed at Magpies Netball

The Magpies are 3-7 in the second season of Super Netball, have given up the second-most goals in the league, sit second bottom on the ladder, yet is filled with current and former Australian players.

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2018 Tour de France: Stage 4 live race updates, blog

Stage 4 of the 2018 Tour de France sees the race wind its way north into Brittany and barring accidents or weather, it should be one for the sprinters. Join The Roar for live coverage from 9:30pm (AEST).

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2018 Tour de France: Stage 3 live race updates, blog

In what should have been the first major general classification shake-up of the Tour de France, the already nervous peloton will get set to take on a 35.5-kilometre team time trial during Stage 3. Join The Roar for live coverage from 11pm (AEST).

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Which code has progressed most this century?

I got up this morning and made a pot of tea. After drinking the tea and drying out and scattering the leaves on the dining room table, I read the leaves.

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A military tribute at the Greenbrier: Prediction and preview

Last week saw Francesco Molinari blow away the field in the final round to record his first PGA Tour victory at the Quicken Loans National.

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CFL 2018: Week 3 talking points

By Andrew Kitchener, 3 Jul 2018
CFL 2018: Week 3 talking points

Missed all the action from the Canada Day weekend in the Canadian Football League? Here’s everything you need to know.

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The IAAF decision to limit female testosterone levels for certain female track events is stupid

On 26 April, 2018, the International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF) made a significant ruling.

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The five most memorable moments from the 2018 Winter Olympics

The Olympic stage is one like no other. It’s where the best athletes from around the world gather to compete for their place on the podium and in history.

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Eight athletes who fell from fame

By April Sutphen, 27 Jun 2018
Eight athletes who fell from fame

The fame. The money. The victory. Athletes from all walks of life enjoy the attention and fortune that comes with being a superstar. But what about when your empire crumbles?

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Five injuries that shaped the 2017-2018 NBA season

The 2017-18 NBA season was filled with an unpredictable playoff battle that led to seven games in each division and a rather predictable match-up in the playoffs, with the Warriors defeating the Cavaliers in a four-game shutout.

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How I learned to embrace boxing, the thinking man’s sport

By midlife my hamstrings were tearing so easily I had to find a new way to exercise; something that didn’t involve running.

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Brooks Koepka wins back to back US Opens

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Nick Kyrgios

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American Football players line up Canadian football. CFL. Image: Wikicommons generic

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Roger Federer

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Dustin Johnson putting on the 17th green

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Kurt Fearnley has set his sights on competing at the Rio Paralympics in 2016.

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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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Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot on the second hole during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 4, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Joaquin Niemann

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