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How the LG Dire Wolves aim to put Oceania on a new level at Worlds 2017

The LG Dire Wolves have secured the title of first Oceanic team at League of Legends Worlds.

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No doubts over Korea despite tensions: IOC

Olympics organisers have sought to ease French concerns about next year’s winter Games in South Korea, saying the safety of athletes was their priority and nations in the region had no doubts that the event would go ahead.

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How Assault on Volskaya Foundry may shake up Heroes of the Storm

Heroes of the Storm is adding more Overwatch to the nexus with the arrival of Volskaya Foundry and Ana, but how will this change up Heroes eSports?

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WADA clears 95 Russian doping cases

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has agreed to dismiss all but one of the first 96 Russian doping cases forwarded by sports federations.

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Will the LG Dire Wolves rule the Worlds?

There’s a new sheriff in town, and he wears green.

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Should Destiny 2 finally make the jump to esports?

Bungie is no stranger to esports. In the past they’ve built a successful esport shooter empire in Halo, but the fact that this hasn’t been capitalised on with Destiny is strange.

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Longzhu Gaming: The wrath of Khan

Longzhu are the new LCK champions, and it’s thanks to their newly crowned king in the North.

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Ironman champion Dean Mercer dies in car crash

Former Australian Ironman Champion Dean Mercer has died in a car crash at Mermaid Waters on the Gold Coast.

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Australian sports broadcaster Drew Morphett has died, aged 69.

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John Hill on building Quake Champions esports for QuakeCon and beyond

Quake Champions is looking to put the arena shooter back in the esport spotlight.

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NFL launches esports Club Championship with EA and all 32 teams

The NFL is launching a new eSports competition in the form of the Madden NFL Club Championship, which will give ordinary fans the opportunity to represent their team of choice.

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Why esports doesn’t need to be a part of the Olympics

Esports doesn’t need the Olympics, nor does the Olympics need esports.

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Riot Oceania appoint TLA Worldwide as exclusive sponsorship sales agency

Riot Games Oceania’s latest agency appointment suggests that the Oceanic Pro League is here for good.

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Justin Thomas wins his first major on Ben Hogan’s birthday

Justin Thomas is the latest first-time major winner after taking out the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow by two strokes.

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Overwatch announces new Deathmatch mode, and all hell may break loose

Overwatch gave FPS some fresh air with cartoony action, likeable heroes, dedicated team play, and wonderful strategy battles. Now it’s gone old fashioned, bringing back Deathmatch. Get excited!

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Usain Bolt breaks down in final race

Usain Bolt ended his stellar career in excruciating pain.

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Sally Pearson claims the Women in Sport award

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Jason Day at Torrey Pines

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Jason Day during the first round of the PGA Championship

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StarCraft Remastered Korea

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League of Legends Worlds

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Usain Bolt Athletics Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 200m final

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

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Emily Seebohm of Australia is seen after the conclusion of the Women's 100m Backstroke final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on day three, of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil

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The Roar of the crowd

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Elite Boxing Championship: Week 6

By Darren McCosker, 21 Oct 2017
Elite Boxing Championship: Week 6

As the second half of this inaugural series came to air this episode provided an interesting contrast with some of the favourites for the titles on display, as well as some of the less fancied combatants who are making a name for themselves under the TV spotlights.

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LoL 2017 World Championships: Quarterfinals Preview

Over the last four weeks, the 24 teams that originally qualified for the League of Legends 2017 World Championships have been whittled down to just eight. This week, we’ll see that number halved again.

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Scott Tupper of Schaerweijde Hockey Club, on the outskirts of Utrecht in the Netherlands, scored a goal from a penalty corner after the full-time siren sounded on the last day of the regular season.

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LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 2

By Jess Carruthers, 13 Oct 2017
LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 2

The first week of the League of Legends 2017 World Championships has seen upsets, speed runs and slogs… and we still have another week of best-of-ones to go!

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Elite Boxing Championship Week 5: Road to the finals

This week’s instalment was much talked about on social media as the boxers moved past the preliminary rounds and are now fighting for a spot in the finals.

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My road to the 2017 Melbourne Marathon

By Bayden Westerweller, 11 Oct 2017

Sunday marks the 40th edition of the Melbourne Marathon, and on a personal level it represents the fifth anniversary of this columnist’s voyage into the unknown.

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Hockey: Victoria on top down under

By Andrew Mellor, 11 Oct 2017 New author!

Victoria has claimed both the men’s and women’s Australian Hockey League titles in penalty shootouts after a dramatic final day at the Perth Hockey Stadium bringing to a close both the men’s and women’s Australian Hockey League and the Under 13 boys and girls Australian carnivals.

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The long and winding road to professional boxing

If you follow the boxing scene in Australia, you may have heard the name Matt Davoren mentioned with increasing frequency over the past 18 months.

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LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 1

By Jess Carruthers, 5 Oct 2017
LoL 2017 World Championships: Group stage, Week 1

Enter the big boys. This week, we hit the first round robin of the League of Legends 2017 World Championship group stage.

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Elite Boxing Championship Week 4

By Darren McCosker, 5 Oct 2017
Elite Boxing Championship Week 4

The final of the preliminary rounds finished up the showcase of all fighters in the series last night.

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You can’t keep politics out of sport because sport is politics

Despite the Australian winter sports about to head into their respective off seasons, the debate surrounding sport’s role in society is fiery as ever.

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LoL 2017 World Championships: Play-in knockout stage

With the first round of the 2017 League of Legends World Championships behind us, we’ve already seen tonnes of great games. This stage of the tournament doesn’t necessarily bring the strongest players and teams, but it’s been a hell of a ride!

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Elite Boxing Championship Week 3

By Darren McCosker, 28 Sep 2017
Elite Boxing Championship Week 3

Week three of the Absco Sheds Elite Boxing Championship provided a very interesting mix of highlight reel filling wars and demonstrations of technique over intent.

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Elite Boxing Championship: Week 2

By Darren McCosker, 24 Sep 2017
Elite Boxing Championship: Week 2

After watching week one of the Absco Sheds Elite boxing, the biggest question was: can this three-round format maintain the action across a series? Based on last night’s episode, it’s an unqualified yes.

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Alexa Bliss: WWE’s workhorse

By Nachiket Shirolkar, 24 Sep 2017
Alexa Bliss: WWE’s workhorse

“Only the women’s match was competed seriously, the men seemed more casual” was an assessment of a casual wrestling fan who attended WWE Raw Live event in Melbourne.

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Week 13 wasn’t so lucky for some in the Canadian Football League, with plenty of news on and off the field.

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League of Legends Worlds

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Player Unknown's Battlegrounds

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

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Henry Burris CFL Canada football Canadian Football League American football college football NFL

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Jason Day the Players Championship

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Yankee Stadium MLB baseball

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

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

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