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Funding for Horn-Pacquiao 2 withdrawn – for now

Brisbane City Council has for now withdrawn its financial support for a rematch between Australian WBO welterweight world champion Jeff Horn and Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao.

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Australia beat New Zealand! (In basketball)

The Australian Boomers have served some revenge to New Zealand after the Bledisloe Cup disaster, defeating them by 27 points in the semi-final of the FIBA Asia Cup.

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PRICHARD: The biggest sporting event I’ve attended

A revered sports journalist with more than 40 years experience would have attended some pretty big events.

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Boomers bounce into Asia Cup semi-finals

The Boomers have continued their unblemished Asia Cup campaign with a dominant 97-71 quarter-final win over China.

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Smaller gloves for Mayweather and McGregor

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor have got their wish to fight in smaller gloves.

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WATCH: Conor McGregor’s controversial sparring session

After Conor McGregor’s recent sparring partner Paulie Malignaggi complained about misleading images being released, UFC boss Dana White has now uploaded video of the sessions.

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McGregor plans to rule the fight game

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor says he has become “the face of the fight game” ahead of his multi-million dollar boxing match against Floyd Mayweather later this month.

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NBA schedule: Ben Simmons to debut against Washington, finals replay on Christmas Day

The NBA has begun to announce their season schedule, with five games to be played on Christmas day, a possible preview of the conference finals on opening day and Australian Ben Simmons to debut with the Philadelphia 76ers on the second day of the season.

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Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor undercard announced

Two world title fights will make up part of the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight later this month.

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I’m ready to play NBA, says Ben Simmons

Ben Simmons has declared he’s a better player than before breaking his foot and is ready for the upcoming NBA season.

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NBL teams to take on NBA teams in the US

NBL players could be pitted against basketball superstars Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Rudy Gobert during a trio of NBA pre-season matches in the United States.

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Selfish and sympathetic: Defending Kyrie Irving’s trade demand

Kyrie Irving is an artist. Let him paint. If his artwork is 30 points per game on a 40-win team, so be it.

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Derrick Rose headed to Cleveland on one-year deal

Free agent Derrick Rose and the Cleveland Cavaliers have reached an agreement on a one-year NBA contract.

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Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself.

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Andrew Bogut signals intention to play in Tokyo

Australian basketball coach Andrej Lemanis is thrilled with Andrew Bogut’s plans to push on until Tokyo 2020, saying he would involve the veteran NBA centre in his Olympic plans even if he was hopping on one foot.

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Jeff Horn ‘wins again’ in the Battle of Brisbane

Champion Jeff Horn won seven rounds to Manny Pacquiao’s five, according to a World Boxing Organisation review of their welterweight title fight in Brisbane.

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Ben Simmons dribbles

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Robert Whittaker UFC 2017

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Jeff Horn Boxing 2017

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Jeff Horn wins Boxing 2017

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Damian Martin of the Perth Wildcats

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College football 2017: Week 2 games to watch

By Andrew Kitchener, 9 Sep 2017
College football 2017: Week 2 games to watch

Need a primer for the college football week ahead? Look no further! Here are a few of the games worth checking out in week two.

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New England Patriots vs Kansas City Chiefs: NFL live scores, blog

The New England Patriots host the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL season opener on Friday morning at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 10.30am (AEST).

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Patriots take on Chiefs to open the NFL season

With the regular season merely a few days away, let’s take a look at the opening game of the 2017 season where Alex Smith and the Chiefs travel to Foxborough to take on Tom Brady and the 2016 Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

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Your American college football forecast: Part 2

By Gordon P Smith, 7 Sep 2017
Your American college football forecast: Part 2

In Part 1, we looked at the expected final records for every one of the 68 teams in the Power Five conferences, So today, let’s look at the other 62 teams.

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Your American college football forecast: Part 1

By Gordon P Smith, 7 Sep 2017
Your American college football forecast: Part 1

With the prelude underway, let’s save you the suspense and tell you up front what the final records will be for each of the Power Five conferences in 2017.

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College football 2017: Week 1 villains

By Andrew Kitchener, 7 Sep 2017
College football 2017: Week 1 villains

In college football, for every hero, there’s a villain, and week one didn’t disappoint in that regard. Here, then, is a collection of teams and individuals who didn’t exactly cover themselves in gridiron glory this week.

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NFC East season predictions

By Adam Schultz, 6 Sep 2017
NFC East season predictions

The NFL season starts on Friday (Australian time), with the Cowboys looking to do something no team has done in the NFC East since the 2004 Eagles – go back-to-back winning the division.

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Ten things from American college football this week

Welcome to this weekly review of the world of NCAA Division I American college football! Here are ten quick stories from the ‘Following Football’ news desk that you might find interesting.

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First down under: Aussies who made the cut in the NFL

By Christopher Spinks, 6 Sep 2017
First down under: Aussies who made the cut in the NFL

On Sunday morning (Australian time), all 32 NFL teams had to cut their squads from 90 players to the required 53. That’s a massive 1184 players who are now without a job.

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College football 2017: Week 1 heroes

By Andrew Kitchener, 6 Sep 2017
College football 2017: Week 1 heroes

It’s September, and that means college football is back! There were plenty of memorable performances by teams and individuals this week, and I’ve collected the best of those here, my Week One heroes.

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Meet Jonah Bolden, the next Aussie NBA superstar

While the Australian sporting community jump on the Ben Simmons bandwagon, hoping and praying that the number one draft pick can successfully return from injury, not much has been said about his teammate and fellow Aussie Jonah Bolden.

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Can the Cowboys cope without Zeke?

By Adam Schultz, 5 Sep 2017
Can the Cowboys cope without Zeke?

At the time of writing, the Dallas Cowboys are still unsure of Ezekiel Elliott’s playing status heading into the regular season.

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Finally the NFL is back

By Christopher Spinks, 5 Sep 2017 New author!
Finally the NFL is back

After 208 days, 30 Mondays (Australian time) and copious amounts of off-field indiscretions, we can finally say it’s football season again.

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Sophomore slump for Dak?

By Adam Schultz, 4 Sep 2017 New author!
Sophomore slump for Dak?

Will there be a sophomore slump for Dak Prescott? This is a question that has many NFL pundits in disagreement about the Cowboys upcoming season and potentially their Super Bowl hopes.

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How the ‘Battle of the Egos’ captivated the world

After months of build-up and trash talk, the Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor extravaganza is now over.

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College football 2017: Week 1 games to watch

By Andrew Kitchener, 2 Sep 2017
College football 2017: Week 1 games to watch

Need a primer for the college football week ahead? Look no further! Here are a few of the games worth checking out in Week 1.

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Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James

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Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather Boxing 2017

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