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The US Open tees off this week, featuring a fearsome field of former champs

The biggest sporting event of the week will be the 117th US Open at Erin Hills, where the world number one golfer, Dustin Johnson, will be defending his title.

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Women’s sport weekly wrap: Netball finals are here!

I have a confession to make. Netball has never been a sport I have taken much interest in.

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Tiger Woods arrested on drink driving charge

Former world No.1 golfer Tiger Woods has been arrested in South Florida on Monday morning on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, according to media reports.

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Alex Noren’s final-round 62 clinches the British PGA

While Swede Alex Noren was burning up the famous Wentworth course in England overnight, his challengers were burning cash.

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Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers to have heart surgery

Teenage Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers has pulled out of July’s world swimming championships and is to undergo surgery for a worsening heart condition.

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Why AFL’s Adelaide Crows are investing in esports

AFL’s Adelaide Crows recently announced their acquisition of staple Australian esports organisation Legacy Esports.

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How Athletico is bringing their own flair to the LoL OCS

Athletico Esports is making the jump to League of Legends, and they’re bringing with them a new way to play the esports game.

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Australian sport’s anti-doping agency has added its voice to a chorus of outrage at a gambling ad starring disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson.

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IEM Sydney: Australian CSGO’s ticket to the world

Even off the main stage, Australian CSGO was on show for the world to see during IEM Sydney.

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IEM and the AFL: Providing a great boost for Australian esports

The AFL has expressed interest in running an esports tournament, and that’s a great thing for Australian esports.

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RATHBONE: What does the future hold for sport?

A few weeks ago I was invited to speak as part of a panel hosted by The Roar entitled ‘The Future of Sport’.

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John Coates remains the right candidate for the AOC’s top job

Next Saturday will be one of the most intense moments in Australian sport for a long time when the Australian Olympic Committee presidency will be up for grabs between incumbent John Coates and challenger Danni Roche.

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Magpies starting to live up to their star potential

After a patchy start to the Super Netball season, Collingwood are finally living up to their star potential.

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AOC crisis meeting to focus on bullying claims

A crisis meeting of the Australian Olympic Committee board on Wednesday will be held amid fresh claims of bullying within the organisation.

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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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The Collingwood Magpies and Adelaide Thunderbirds come together after their clash in the Australian Netball League

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Chiefs ESC Win CGPL 10 esports

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Blizzard Estadium

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Anna Meares Australia Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Emma McKeon in the pool

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Counter Strike: Global Offensiv

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The Roar of the crowd

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2017 Queen’s Birthday honours list

By Greg Blood, 13 Jun 2017
2017 Queen’s Birthday honours list

The Queen’s Birthday Honours recognise the achievements of Australians on and off the sporting field.

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NA LCS Summer Week 2: Questions that need answering

I keep having to remind myself that it’s only week one of the North American League Championship Series, but… I can’t help but feel stunned (as a viewer) and a little concerned (as a fan) by what we’ve seen so far.

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NA LCS Spring Week 1: On your marks, get set…

By Jess Carruthers, 2 Jun 2017
NA LCS Spring Week 1: On your marks, get set…

Only one day left until the North American LCS kicks off for Split 2. We have had a few roster changes come out since last week, so before I go into a preview of this week’s matches, here are the late announcements.

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Giving Fox $30m will not help women’s sport

By Alistair Nitz, 31 May 2017
Giving Fox $30m will not help women’s sport

Media reports have indicated that executives of large media organisations are walking the halls of Parliament House this week to convince politicians to vote for the Government’s media reforms that were announced as part of the 2017-18 Budget.

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NA LCS Summer: Roster changes to look out for

By Jess Carruthers, 27 May 2017
NA LCS Summer: Roster changes to look out for

Well, the League of Legends Mid Season Invitational is all wrapped up. Although the eventual winner of SK Telecom T1 (SKT) was not a surprise, I was honestly a bit blown away by the performance of runner-up G2 eSports.

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Update on the Cybergamer OCE circuit for Overwatch

My previous article covered the standings after two weeks of play in the AOC Overwatch Cybergamer OCE Circuit.

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SK Telecom T1 look unbeatable

By Jess Carruthers, 19 May 2017
SK Telecom T1 look unbeatable

With the group stage of the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational over nearly as quickly as it began, the top four teams at the tournament have made their mark.

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The Sydney Ice Dogs faced the Newcastle North Stars on Sunday in a hard-fought game at Macquarie Ice Rink.

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2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational: Group Stage

Well, the end of the 2017 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational play-in stage was more or less as expected; the Flash Wolves thoroughly thrashed SuperMassive eSports in the first bracket stage, and while both Gigabyte Marines and SuperMassive had strong and weak moments, Gigabyte Marines won out 3-1 to progress to the MSI Group Stage.

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Dear Super Netball, don’t let the opportunity pass you by

It is a rarity in the world of netball, so much so that even the most adoring fan of Super Netball would be unsure if there is some sort of match review or tribunal process.

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Breaking down the big Heroes of the Storm update: HotS 2.0

Now that we’ve had some hands on time to play through the highly anticipated launch of Heroes of the Storm 2.0, we can see just how the changes were received by the community and the professional scene.

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2017 Mid-Season Invitational: The squeeze into groups

Only a week into the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational and already we’ve seen so much action!

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The York Hall and how I learned to love boxing again

Take the train to London Bridge station. Get off and walk under the shadow of the bashful Shard Tower.

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What can we expect to see in the RLCS Season 3 LAN finals?

With the end of the RLCS Season 3’s League Play just around the corner – and the soon-to-be arrival of the RLCS Season 3 World Championship Finals – it’s safe to say that a deeper analysis on what potential teams we could be seeing at the Finals is necessary.

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Teams to watch in the Overwatch Cybergamer OCE Circuit

After two rounds of qualifiers for the AOC Overwatch Cybergamer OCE Circuit, Monopoly Club, Scylla eSports, Masterminds (formerly known as Snakes), WillWEED, Plot1, Nemesis, Defuse and Thinking are the eight teams competing for a share of the huge $11,000 prize pool on offer.

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Thunder survive fast-finishing Northstars in AIHL season opener

It is that time of year again: the Stanley Cup playoffs are well underway and live hockey has returned to Australia through the ever-growing domestic competition in the AIHL.

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

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Bob Murphy Western Bulldogs AFL 2017

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

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Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at UFC 196

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

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USA's Jordan Spieth

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Legacy League of Legends Oceanic Pro League

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

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Starcraft II at Blizzcon

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