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8hChristopher Doerre

Knightmare's AFL draft wrap: Allsop overlooked but still a chance

ESPN.com.au AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre - aka Knightmare - casts his eye over the country's best junior footballers from across Australia.

Usain Bolt arrives in Rio (1:21)
Harlem Globetrotter and SkyCoaster go perfect together (1:34)
Young and restless (1:00)
11hESPN staff

Super Rugby Preview finals team news, tips

Super Rugby has arrived at its final four with the Hurricanes, Lions, Chiefs and Highlanders left fighting for southern hemisphere supremacy. The latest team news, odds and tips here!

Highlights: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool (1:02)
13hESPN staff

Digby Ioane signs on with Crusaders

Former Queensland Reds and Wallabies winger Digby Ioane will return to Super Rugby next season wearing the red and black of seven-time champions, the Crusaders.


Aussie Olympian takes unusual path to Rio

Australian weightlifter Tia-Clair Toomey took an unusual side trip on the way to Rio, competing, and winning silver, at the Crossfit Games in California.

Big names set for Baltusrol battle (1:08)
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1dJeremy Fowler

Manning, Megatron highlight 2016 NFL all-retirement team

There's enough talent retiring from the NFL this offseason to fill out a stellar 22-man roster -- one that would have serious playoff potential if it competed as the league's 33rd team this fall.

Callie Bundy is the trick shot queen (0:26)
Odell Beckham Jr. shows no mercy at his camp (0:22)
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1dMatt Walsh

AFL Power Rankings Round 18: Hawks rise

The reigning premiers have surged to the top of ESPN's AFL Power Rankings, while the injury-hit Bulldogs took a tumble.

1dBrett Okamoto

Hunt calls out 'cheater' Lesnar, UFC over doping

Mark Hunt accused the UFC of not doing enough to fight performance-enhancing drug use in MMA and ripped Brock Lesnar as a "cheater" following the former heavyweight champion's failed drug tests.

Ricciardo set for his 100th Grand Prix (1:55)
Bench-clearing brawl leads police to come on field (0:24)

New Era In Orlando?

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  • The Magic hit reset (again)

    - Zach Lowe

    Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

File Under Easy Listening

Dream Team Focus

No Bull

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  • Bull riders, rodeo clowns are a special breed

    - Greg Growden

    ESPN columnist Greg Growden headed out for a night at the Professional Bull Riders Australian National Finals and discovered being a cowboy isn't easy.

Tying The Knot

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  • Photos: The weddings of the NFL offseason

    - Alisha Miller, ESPN.com

    Russell Wilson, Sam Bradford and Earl Thomas are among the NFL stars who got hitched this offseason. We have the pictures to prove it.

Racing Ahead

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  • How the 2017 F1 grid is shaping up

    - Nate Saunders

    ESPN looks at how the 2017 grid currently looks after Mercedes confirmed two more years with Nico Rosberg at the team.

That's Outta Here


Green And Gold Flavour

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  • Australian players helped raise WNBA to a higher level

    - Mechelle Voepel

    Australians wanted to play at the highest level. But the reality is, they helped raise the bar in the WNBA. And outside of the United States, no country has had a greater impact on the league.

Golden Chance

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  • Boomers a gold medal chance in Tokyo - Goorjian

    - Jake Michaels

    Former Boomers coach Brian Goorjian does not expect Australia to be in medal contention in Rio, but believes they can be a realistic gold medal chance at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Possible No.1?

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  • Knightmare's AFL Draft Power Rankings: July

    - Christoper Doerre

    Each month, ESPN.com.au AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre - aka Knightmare - unveils his power rankings. Who's rising, who's sliding?

Balancing Act

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  • The delicate balance of NBA team building

    - Zach Lowe

    The Mavs and Knicks are learning how quickly the free-agency period can fill a team with positive hope but also create uncertainty about the future.

From The Mag

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  • The Secret History Of Tiger Woods

    - Wright Thompson

    The death of his father set a battle raging inside the world's greatest golfer. How he waged that war -- through an obsession with the Navy SEALs -- is the tale of how Tiger lost his way.