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WATCH: Mike Perry takes 10th KO win against Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 108

American Mike Perry has continued on in his signature style of winning, with a 10th victory by knockout at UFC Fight Night 108, this time against compatriot Jake Ellenberger.

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Raptors defeat Bucks in thriller to even NBA playoffs ledger

Australians Matthew Dellavedova and Thon Maker suffered their first defeat of the 2017 NBA playoffs as Toronto levelled the series with Milwaukee 1-1.

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NBA Playoffs: Bulls, Warriors, Wizards and Rockets win opening game

The NBA Playoffs are in full swing and it was the Chicago Bulls picking up the biggest win of the second day’s action, beating the top ranked Boston Celtics on the road. The Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets all defended home court in the day’s other games.

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Kawhi Leonard dominates as Spurs take 1-0 lead over Grizzlies in NBA playoffs

Patty Mills’ San Antonio Spurs have thrashed the Memphis Grizzlies in their NBA playoff opener, continuing a successful day for Australian players.

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Bucks upset Raptors in Game 1 of NBA playoffs

Australian rookie Thon Maker was an intimidating force and Matthew Dellavedova hit key shots in Milwaukee’s upset win over the Toronto Raptors in game one of their first-round NBA playoff series.

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NBA Playoffs live stream: How to watch the first round in Australia on TV or stream online

A grinding NBA regular season has reached it’s end and the Playoffs get underway on Sunday morning, April 15 with the first game at 5am (AEST) between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Indiana Pacers. This is The Roar‘s guide to live streaming the first round of the playoffs in Australia.

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NBA Playoffs schedule: All the first round matches, times, dates and venues

The NBA Playoffs tip-off on Sunday (AEST) and The Roar have saved you the hassle of working out when the games will be on with our complete guide to the finals.

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NBA Playoffs first-round preview: Clippers vs Jazz

The first round of the NBA Playoffs in the Western Conference features a big series for both the LA Clippers and the Utah Jazz.

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Revisiting my NBA overs/unders predictions

Now that the 2016-17 NBA regular season is over, and we eagerly await the Playoffs, it’s time to revisit my predictions for each team’s individual record.

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Jazz’s Exum, Ingles set for playoff debut

ustralian duo Joe Ingles and Dante Exum will have their first taste of the NBA Playoffs on the weekend when the Utah Jazz take on the Los Angeles Clippers in game one of their best-of-seven series. The Jazz beat Patty Mills’ San Antonio Spurs 101-97 on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) but still fell short of stealing […]

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NBA Playoffs first round series decided

The NBA regular season has reached its conclusion and the first matches of the playoffs will be played on Sunday morning (AEST).

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Aussie stars set for NBA playoff action

Stephen Curry’s Golden State Warriors and LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers appear headed for a third consecutive battle for the NBA title, although rival teams featuring Australian talent are poised to cause upsets.

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Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook broke Oscar Robertson’s 56-year-old NBA record with his 42nd triple-double of the season, and broke Denver’s hearts with a buzzer-beating three-pointer for a 106-105 victory.

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Jeff Horn versus Manny Pacquiao locked in for July 2

After months of speculation, the biggest fight in Australian boxing history has been locked in with Jeff Horn to fight Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium on July 2 for the WBO Welterweight title.

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Horn-Pacquiao announcement due Sunday

Australian welterweight Jeff Horn’s dream fight with Manny Pacquiao has been officially locked in with an announcement on the July 2 blockbuster due on Sunday.

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Goran Dragic is leading the NBA’s best story

There comes a special point in everyone’s basketball watching career when you begin to feel the game and anticipate its cadences.

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Boxer Jeff Horn

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The view from the bleachers at a New Orleans Saints game. (Image: John Billiris)

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Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum

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Jason Day the Players Championship

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Thon Maker Milwaukee Bucks NBA 2016

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Blake Griffin for the Los Angeles Clippers

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New Zealand's Mark Hunt, right, battles against Brazil's Fabricio Werdum

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Atlanta Hawks Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll

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Bucks crush Raptors in dominant performance

By Ben Jeffries, 23 Apr 2017
Bucks crush Raptors in dominant performance

The Milwaukee Bucks have announced themselves as playoff ready in a 104-77 win over the Toronto Raptors at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Bradley Centre in front of their 18,717 rapid fans.

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Painkillers or player-killers? Opiates in sport

By Benjamin Emerling, 23 Apr 2017

Nobody wants to see their childhood heroes as broken humans. People expect professional athletes to show superhuman strength.

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Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

It’s almost a must-win situation for the Oklahoma City Thunder when they return home to host Game 3 of their NBA first round Playoffs series against the Houston Rockets. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the match from 11:30am (AEST).

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Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics: NBA Playoffs Game 3 live scores, blog

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoffs moves to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday, as the red-hot Chicago Bulls face the struggling number 1 seed Boston Celtics. Join The Roar for a live blog of the match, starting from 9am AEST.

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Sydney Kings add St Mary’s forward Dane Pineau for 2017-18 season

The Sydney Kings have continued their pro-active approach to the NBL off-season by announcing the signing of power forward Dane Pineau today.

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James Harden and Mike D’Antoni: Basketball soulmates

Mike D’Antoni is widely regarded is one of the finest offensive minds in basketball.

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2017 NFL pre-draft primer: NFC

By Matt Daley, 21 Apr 2017
2017 NFL pre-draft primer: NFC

Only seven (count ‘em!) days left until the biggest draft day in all of North American sport, and the other half of the league have also been busy in plugging perceived holes in their rosters.

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Fizdale’s fireball: Is blasting umpires a good investment or unacceptable?

In the post-match press conference following his team’s 96-82 NBA playoff loss to San Antonio on Wednesday, Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale took aim at the referees. And he didn’t miss.

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The UFC’s ‘Towel Gate’ incident and Cormier’s popularity dilemma

Last week, on April eighth, during UFC 210 at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York, Daniel Cormier, aka ‘DC’, retained his UFC Light Heavyweight Title against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson via submission during the second round of their main event rematch.

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Houston Rockets vs Oklahoma City Thunder: NBA Playoffs Game 1 live scores, blog

In what shapes as one of the best first round finals series, James Harden and the Houston Rockets take on Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of Game 1 at the Toyota Center from 11am (AEST).

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NBA Playoffs: Jazz stun Clippers, Cavs hang on

The first night of NBA playoff action had a little bit of everything. A buzzer beater, a missed game winner, an upset and an array of superstars doing exactly what they do best.

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Things we learned from day one of the playoffs

By Justin Ahrns, 17 Apr 2017
Things we learned from day one of the playoffs

The Pacers have a chance, but they need to play defence

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No Gobert, no problem as Jazz defeat Clippers

In their first playoff appearance since 2012 the Utah Jazz have capped off a tight 97-91 game one win over the Los Angeles Clippers after losing starting centre Rudy Gobert in the first play of the game.

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NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference preview

By Oscar Moore, 15 Apr 2017
NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference preview

With another NBA regular season in the books, we can now look ahead to the NBA Playoffs.

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Will Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn be Australia’s biggest ever fight?

As confirmed in early April, the boxing world is getting ready for Manny Pacquaio to face Jeff Horn on July 2 at Suncorp Stadium.

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Can Mayweather versus McGregor deliver?

After months of rumours and speculation the potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is set up to be a $100 million fight.

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Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry

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Ben Simmons dribbles

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Manu Ginobili basketball San Antonio Spurs

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Manny-Pacquiao

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Karl-Anthony Towns

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Houston Rockets James Harden

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Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls

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