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New Netball Australia board? No worries. Netball State of Origin – I’d like to see that!

Netballers past and present have thrown their passion behind the outcome of Netball Australia’s AGM meeting this week.

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Players to consider industrial action after Netball Australia board elections

Super Netball players will consider industrial action after former national captain Kathryn Harby-Williams failed in her bid for re-election to the Netball Australia board.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Netball threatens to hurt itself from the inside out

When it comes to success stories in women’s sport in 2017, netball has been one of my favourites to talk about.

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Super Netball in strife as player strike looms

The weekend’s Super Netball fixtures are under a cloud as players contemplate strike action over a feud with Netball Australia.

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The playstyle transformation’s that could define a Chiefs OCE CS:GO era

Over the back half of 2016, many of the formerly great Australian CS:GO rosters were in flux.

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How the Blizzard Estadium aims to bolster APAC esports

When you think of esports in the Asia Pacific, you probably don’t think of Taiwan.

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Regional Victorian bid set to shake up Commonwealth Games

A Victorian bid for the 2030 Commonwealth Games is attempting to revitalise the stuttering event by hosting it across 11 regional cities.

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Emma McKeon set for big World Championships

Lessons learned from the Rio Olympics have steeled Emma McKeon to become Australian swimming’s Iron Maiden at the world titles in Budapest.

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Blank Esports: The best in the Pacific?

Blank Esports are the best Overwatch team in Australia. Now, they’re out to prove they’re the best in the Asia Pacific.

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Team Immunity and missing a piece of the OCE CS:GO puzzle

For most teams within the OCE CS:GO space, victory in the top echelons of domestic play is an unreachable goal.

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Sergio Garcia has won the Masters, finally snapping the second-longest active winless streak in major championships when he beat England’s Justin Rose in a sudden-death playoff.

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Melbourne Vixens have rolled to their fifth straight Super Netball win after thumping the Adelaide Thunderbirds 75-54 at Priceline Stadium on Saturday night.

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Esports needs more jeers, not just cheers

Watching WrestleMania 33 last Sunday reminded me of how much pro-wrestling and pro-gaming have in common.

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Stars stay top of leaderboard at the Masters

Some of golf’s biggest names have joined the top of a crowded Masters leaderboard during a thrilling round two at Augusta National on Friday (Saturday AEST).

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WATCH: Jordan Spieth has horror 15th hole at Augusta

A promising opening round in the Masters from Jordan Spieth was suddenly brought to a halt, when he shot a shattering quadruple-bogey on the 15th hole at Augusta.

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Adam Scott delighted with Masters preparation as windy start looms

Adam Scott is itching to begin his Masters conquest, with the 2013 Augusta champion giving his preparation the tick of approval despite three days of stormy weather.

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Snowy town in Norway

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Australia's Sally Pearson celebrates

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Cameron McEvoy in the pool

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The Collingwood Magpies prepare for their battle against the Adelaide Thunderbirds in the Australian Netball League.

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NA LCS spring playoffs: Closing the split

By Jess Carruthers, 22 Apr 2017
NA LCS spring playoffs: Closing the split

I tried to avoid using the word ‘stomp’ last week, but that’s really the best word to describe both of the semifinal series. Both series went 3-0, not a single game was over 35 minutes long, and no losing team took more than three turrets.

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Why UFC will only get bigger Down Under

And we think our Yankee friends can be a little insular…

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NA LCS spring playoffs: Semifinals and the top four

The two series this weekend were everything so many of us expected, but completely the wrong way around. Team Dignitas and CounterLogic Gaming are both now finished their split, and will each receive ten championship points, while Phoenix1 and FlyQuest will progress to the semifinals.

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2017 US Masters final day: Golf live updates, blog

The final round of the 2017 US Masters at Augusta is set for a thrilling and climactic end. Join The Roar for live score updates and a live blog of all the action from the final day, starting from 5am AEST.

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Rocket League Oceania: Open Qualifiers Recap

By Joshua Creighton, 8 Apr 2017
Rocket League Oceania: Open Qualifiers Recap

On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017, ThrowdownTV announced their collaboration with Psyonix and RLCS to host the Rocket League Oceania RLCS Open Qualifiers.

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NA LCS spring playoffs: Quarterfinals and qualifiers

After a weekend full of clutch plays, steals, and long series, the NA LCS will look exactly the same next split as it did in spring.

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Where Heroes of the Storm stands in Oceania

Heroes of the Storm has enjoyed much success in America, Europe and Korea, dominating the playing field. Australia is now starting to emerge as a region to watch.

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Hockey in Western Australia must restructure: Part 2

Recently on The Roar, I proposed a major shake-up to the top grade’s of hockey in Western Australia.

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On March the 28th 2017, fabled Australian showjumper and three-time Olympian Edwina Tops-Alexander has decided it’s time to call it quits – at least for a while.

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NA LCS Spring/Summer Promotion Tournament: A Primer

The last week of the North American LCS is now behind us, and although it had some surprise outcomes in store, the final standings were more or less where most of us expected.

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Is Oceania ready to take on the Rocket League World Championships?

Rocket League has seen an incredibly exponential rate of growth over the last year, jumping roughly 40 per cent over the entire year’s worth of players in 2016 – just in the first three months alone.

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NA LCS Spring Week 9: Who, when, where and how

By Jess Carruthers, 24 Mar 2017
NA LCS Spring Week 9: Who, when, where and how

I can’t believe how quickly we’ve reached the end of the spring split. It feels like I was so recently saying, “it’s too early to make calls on the standings,” and now here we are with just one week of play left.

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ACL injuries are tearible

By Heather Williams, 23 Mar 2017
ACL injuries are tearible

It is every sports person’s worst nightmare. An injury that for has such a diabolical effect on the body and a sporting career.

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With a bold new logo, the Adelaide 36ers finally have an identity

Whether the fans like it or not – and it seems that they don’t – the Adelaide 36ers have finally rebranded.

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Ten years from now we’ll still recall Bryce Cotton’s destruction of the Illawarra Hawks in Game 3 of the 2017 NBL grand final series.

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On April 10th, the hearts and minds of international showjumping will come together to debate the new Federation Equestrè Internationale proposed entry fee system in Lausanne, Switzerland.

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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Daniel Beale Australia Hockey Kookaburras Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Marco Simoncelli

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Grassroots esports scenes matter just as much as the international circuits.

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