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How do esports athletes prepare for big events?

Playing video games for several hours a day may seem like the epitome of ill discipline but, for a growing number of people, this is the strict training regime required to compete in some of the biggest sports events on the planet.

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Tiger, Tiger but Burns shines bright

There couldn’t be a greater contrast than Tiger Woods, one of the best-known sportsmen on the planet, and an unknown like Sam Burns.

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A good Winter Olympics for Australia, but not a great one

The fact Australia finished with its equal-best medal haul at a Winter Olympics speaks in part about the external factors that come into play in snow sports.

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All eyes on Russia after latest scandal

Russia’s appeasement mission to make it to the Olympic closing ceremony has been shaken by a new doping case while there were shocks on the PyeongChang ice as Germany qualified for their first-ever gold medal hockey game.

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Overwatch Contenders competition announced for Australia

A pathway for Australian Overwatch players to become professional esports athletes was unveiled earlier this week, with Blizzard announcing the expansion of the Overwatch Contenders competition to Australia and New Zealand.

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Splatoon 2 is the esport you’re missing

While wildly popular in Japan, Splatoon as an esport is practically unheard of on our shores. In Japan, Splatoon 2 recently became the first home console title to exceed two million sales in the last decade.

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North Korean skater involved in tripping controversy at the Winter Olympics

North Korean skater Jong Kwang Bom has been slammed for bad sportsmanship after appearing to try and trip an opponent after crashing at the beginning of the men’s 500m short track.

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Sydney and Melbourne to reignite their rivalry in the esports arena

Australia’s oldest cultural and sporting adversaries are set to add another chapter to their storied rivalry, with the first two teams revealed in the upcoming Gfinity Elite Series being the Sydney Chiefs and Melbourne Avant.

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The best golf courses you should play before you kick the bucket

When I was playing golf professionally on the American tour I used to get wrapped up in the one-week tournament schedule, moving from one course to the next.

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Skier performs zero tricks to finish last in halfpipe

American skier Elizabeth Swaney made a mockery of the women’s halfpipe by performing zero tricks on her way to a last-placed finish.

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A definitive ranking of Winter Olympic sports: An armchair expert’s guide

Last week, I read this article on The Ringer which ranks each category of Winter Olympic sports according to viewing experience.

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A definitive ranking of Hearthstone’s Death Knights

With the Hearthstone Championship Tour in Sydney this weekend, we’ve been going through some of the game’s more prominent cards and working out just which ones are true match winners. Today, it’s the Death Knight hero cards.

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A definitive ranking of Hearthstone’s legendary weapons

Kobolds and Catacombs bought a number of new mechanics to Hearthstone when it launched in December, namely, the Recruit keyword, Dungeon Run and a legendary weapon for each class.

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Aussie Morris out in controversial Olympic aerials final

Aerial skier David Morris has refused to let a judging controversy overshadow his exit from a likely final Winter Olympics campaign.

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Aussie wins Games snowboard cross silver

Snowboard cross racer Jarryd Hughes has taken Winter Olympic silver, Australia’s third medal in PyeongChang.

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Esports are just as social as traditional sports. Here’s why

I’m almost surprised we are here again, but it seems the shackles of stereotypes and misunderstanding still weigh down the esports name.

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Scotty James winter olympics

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The Hearthstone Championship trophy, to be presented to the winner of the Hearthstone Championship in Amsterdam.

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Britt Cox moguls final 2018

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Overwatch World Cup team Australia

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Australian aerials skier Lydia Lassila. (AAP Image/Julian SMmth

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Overwatch World Cup Stage

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The Roar of the crowd

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Australian Hockeyroos vs Canada: Commonwealth Games Women’s hockey live scores, blog

The Australian Hockeyroos will look to get their Commonwealth Games campaign off to a strong start when they take on Canada. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 4:30pm (AEST).

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2018 Commonwealth Games: Men’s triathlon live updates, blog

Results: South African Henri Schoeman has claimed gold in the men’s triathlon, with Australia also getting their first medal as Jacob Birtwhistle took home the silver.

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Don’t sleep on The Masters

By Jump Ball, 5 Apr 2018
Don’t sleep on The Masters

For a nation long enchanted by The Masters, this week’s event looms as another compelling instalment.

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Winning isn’t everything

By hardsy, 5 Apr 2018
Winning isn’t everything

The recent ball-tampering scandal that has rocked cricket throughout the world wasn’t just about winning at all costs – if it was, the suspensions handed down to the players would’ve been dramatically shorter.

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2018 Commonwealth Games: Women’s triathlon live updates, blog

Results: Bermudian world number one Flora Duffy has claimed the first gold medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, putting in a dominant performance during the women’s triathlon.

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2018 Commonwealth Games: Swimming heats, day one: live results, blog

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games get underway with the first of the events in the pool – eight swimming heats at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. We’ll have coverage, results and a live blog on The Roar from 10:30am AEST.

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Sports gambling advertisements still need further regulation

The controversial nature of gambling advertisements throughout Australia is undisputed. In May 2017, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed the Australian Government will ban gambling advertising before 8:30pm during live sporting events, and for five minutes before and after the start of play.

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An Australian’s guide to the 2018 NHL playoffs

One of the best periods in the sporting calendar is almost upon us.

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2018 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony live updates, photos, blog

The biggest sporting event to hit Australian shores in a decade is here, with the Gold Coast set to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Join The Roar from 7pm (AEST) for all the live action, photos and updates from the Opening Ceremony.

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Australia’s best medal chances at the Commonwealth Games: Swimming

Swimming is, without doubt, one of Australia’s most successful sports when it comes to events like the Commonwealth Games, and the team for the Gold Coast 2018 edition is brimming with medal chances.

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Australia’s best medal chances at the Commonwealth Games: Team sports

Some of Australia’s best medal chances will be in team sports for the 2018 Commonwealth games, but on home soil with high expectations, that’ll bring with it plenty of pressure from the media and public.

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Australia’s best medal chances at the Commonwealth Games: Athletics

When it comes to Athletics, Australia have never been at the top of the tree on the global stage, but a Commonwealth Games on home soil gives some of the nation’s superstars a chance to shine.

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Masters preview: What do the stats say?

By Nicholas Richardson, 2 Apr 2018 New author!
Masters preview: What do the stats say?

Whether an avid golf fan or not, many remember key moments, such as Tiger Woods’ chip-in on 16 in 2005, Adam Scott’s putt on the second extra hole in 2013, or Jordan Spieth’s seven on the 12th in 2016. Moments such as these are the reasons why The Masters is so cherished and anticipated.

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Australia’s best medal chances at the Commonwealth Games: other sports

Steering clear of the major sports, there is plenty to see at the Commonwealth Games, and Australia’s overall medal tally and final position on the table will be defined by athletes competing in a multitude of different sports.

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Big tick for Mick

By Tessa Hoult, 1 Apr 2018 New author!
Big tick for Mick

After a week filled with ball tampering, shattered egos and a generally miffed sporting public, how about we look at one of Australia’s greatest ever athletes?

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Australia’s best medal chances at the Commonwealth Games: Cycling

Cycling has long been one of Australia’s best sports at either the Olympics or Commonwealth Games, with our track and road teams putting in strong performances, and there are plenty of big medal chances on the Gold Coast.

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Golf ball

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16: University of WA (UWA) v Wesley South Perth (WASPs), Men Hockey WA Grand Final, Perth Hockey Stadium - Saturday 16th September May 2017 in Perth, Australia.

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Golf ball

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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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Kelly Slater

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Scotty James winter olympics

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