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Thon Maker kicks out at his ban for role in basketbrawl

Thon Maker disagrees with the international match ban handed down by FIBA for his role in the basket-brawl against the Philippines, saying a lack of security at the World Cup qualifier meant he needed to protect his teammates.

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FIBA issues 13 suspensions from Australia-Philippines brawl

FIBA has issued a whopping 13 suspensions from the infamous ‘basketbrawl’ between Australian and the Philippines in their recent World Cup qualifier.

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Reports: Kawhi Leonard traded to Raptors, DeRozan to Spurs

Other than LeDecision out of Cleveland, it’s been the biggest story of the NBA off-season: just where will want-away San Antonio Spur Kawhi Leonard end up?

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FIBA findings from Boomers brawl imminent – with one caveat for fans

Basketball Australia will find out penalties for Boomers players caught up in the infamous Philippines brawl as soon as Thursday.

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NBL grants license for new expansion team

Swansea City co-owner Romie Chaudhari has been awarded a licence for a new NBL team, with the location for the competition’s ninth franchise yet to be determined.

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Cormier creates history with UFC 226 win

Daniel Cormier added the UFC heavyweight championship to his light heavyweight title after he stopped Stipe Miocic in dramatic fashion during the first round of their UFC 226 superfight.

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Miocic vs Cormier UFC 226 live stream, start time, full card, schedule, date

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will battle for the heavyweight title, headlining a busy card at UFC 226. The main card is advertised to begin at around 12pm (AEST) on Sunday, July 8, with the battle taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Holloway vs Ortega UFC 226 live stream, start time, full card, schedule, date

Max Holloway defends his featherweight title against the unbeaten Brian Ortega in the co-main event of UFC 226. The main event is scheduled to start at around 12pm (AEST) on Sunday, July 8, with the contest being held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Thon Maker makes statement; stands strong after Australia-Philippines basketbrawl

The fallout from Monday night’s punch-up between Australia and the Philippines is only just beginning, with FIBA launching disciplinary action into both teams, but Australian big man Thon Maker has released an excellent statement following the incident.

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The King comes to Hollywood

Yesterday, NBA superstar LeBron James signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year deal worth $153.3 million.

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Cousins joins the Warriors for pocket change

New Orleans Pelicans centre DeMarcus Cousins has signed a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors for a paltry $5.3 million (USD), according to multiple outlets in the US.

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The Decision (again): LeBron James picks his new NBA team

NBA superstar LeBron James has made his decision on which team he’ll be playing for in the 2018-19 NBA season.

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James, Baynes and Exum enter contract frenzy

The NBA’s annual multi-billion dollar free agent market frenzy is about to erupt with Australians Aron Baynes and Dante Exum joining A-listers LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Paul George and Chris Paul seeking new contracts.

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LeBron becomes NBA free agent

LeBron James is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and officially becoming an unrestricted free agent, according to multiple reports.

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NBL locks in seven pre-season games against NBA teams

The NBL have announced an extended pre-season schedule against NBA teams on Wednesday morning, with five teams, including defending champions Melbourne United and Andrew Bogut’s Sydney Kings, set to feature in a tour of the USA.

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Ben Simmons wins NBA rookie of the year

Australian Ben Simmons has been officially named rookie of the year after a stunning debut season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Michael Jordan with the Chicago Bulls

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Terence Crawford

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Jeff Horn

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Robert Whittaker

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Steph Curry

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LeBron James

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Robert Whittaker

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Robert Whittaker UFC 2017

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Crawford Horn

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FIBA’s Australia-Philippines basketbrawl sanctions simply don’t cut it

FIBA’s rulings after Australia and the Philippines’ massive brawl in Manila are not good enough and questions must be asked of the governing body. Questions like, do they even care?

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Is Kevin Durant an all-time top-ten player?

By Jett Hatton, 17 Jul 2018
Is Kevin Durant an all-time top-ten player?

Back-to-back finals MVP, Kevin Durant is arguably playing the best basketball of his career and making a case to be considered as one of the legends of the game.

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There should be no debate: Ben Simmons is the Rookie of the Year

The moment Donovan Mitchell threw shade at Ben Simmons with his “Rookie?” sweatshirt was the moment he admitted Simmons had a better season.

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Melo to the Rockets? Houston, we have a problem

It’s been a tough off-season for the Houston Rockets, who finished last season in frustrating fashion, left wondering what could have been if CP3 stayed healthy.

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From boos to yews for the New York Knicks

By Jett Hatton, 11 Jul 2018
From boos to yews for the New York Knicks

For the second time in the last five years, New York Knicks fans have booed one of their lottery picks.

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The shining light left in Cleveland

By Jett Hatton, 11 Jul 2018
The shining light left in Cleveland

It’s next to impossible for a franchise to be left with anything at all after the departure of the greatest player in the world, LeBron James.

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Theatrics stand out as the ticket for the UFC to generate profits

With post-fight antics likened to a pro wrestling event, I cannot help but wonder if the younger generation of fans know what they are witnessing. Are they too feeling as though they are being force-fed a steaming pile of nonsense for the sake of ensuring interest in future match-ups?

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Isaiah Thomas and his fall from grace

By Jett Hatton, 10 Jul 2018
Isaiah Thomas and his fall from grace

The 60th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Isaiah Thomas, may have had the quickest fall from grace in NBA history.

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The next team of the East?

By Jett Hatton, 10 Jul 2018 New author!
The next team of the East?

After trading away their lone all-star in Paul George last season, the Indiana Pacers were perceived to enter a rebuilding stage.

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Miocic vs Cormier UFC 226 live blog, round-by-round

UFC 226 is the big one – the biggest and baddest superfight in company history. Join The Roar for a live blog of the event, starting from 12pm AEST.

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UFC 226 Miocic vs Cormier preview and predictons

UFC 226 was set to see two title fights, however featherweight champion Max Holloway was ruled out of his championship defence against Brian Ortega earlier in the week.

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Boogieing his way to a ring?

By Lachlan MacCorquodale, 7 Jul 2018
Boogieing his way to a ring?

Like most of you, I was in shock when I heard DeMarcus Cousins had signed for the Golden State Warriors. ‘Boogie’ signed with the current NBA champions on a taxpayer mid-level exception contract worth $5.3 million for one-year.

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Basket-brawl the best thing to happen to to Australian basketball in years

Members of the Australian basketball team involved in the vicious all in basket-brawl with the Philippines have apologised for their role in the melee, but I ask: what for? The fight has been the best exposure the NBL has received in years.

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How will the Golden State Warriors be remembered?

Wow. Just wow. NBA free agency has been crazy. Perhaps the craziest since Kevin Durant’s choice to leave Oklahoma City, or maybe LeBron’s choice to leave Cleveland the first time.

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Australia aren’t guilt-free, but FIBA should throw the Philippines out

Thon Maker and Daniel Kickert might be looking at time on the sidelines, but if FIBA are serious about protecting the game, the Philippines coach will be banned for life and the team thrown out of the 2019 World Cup qualifiers.

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It’s time to pull the trigger on Kawhi, Los Angeles

There is no time like the present.

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LeBron James drives past Lonzo Ball

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Australia Boomers FIBA Asia Cup victory

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LeBron James and Steph Curry, NBA Finals.

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Angus Brandt and Jason Cadee.

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

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Michael Porter Jr.

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Luka Doncic in his time with Real Madrid

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DeAndre Ayton

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Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James

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