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Over the past 40 years the “modern” sports shoe has evolved from the all-purpose sneaker to an abundance of sport-specific shoes. Given we have so much choice – and with encouragement from big brands and keen shop assistants – it seems logical to select footwear designed specifically for each activity. But what does the evidence say? Do we really need to wear a unique shoe for each activity we participate in?

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Barack Obama played basketball. Bill Clinton and both Bushes liked to go running. Even Donald Trump finds the time to golf. But if you'd like to try something more old-school, here are some of the historical US presidents' favourite workouts.

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The Melbourne Cup is sometimes deplored but the central place it holds in Australian mainstream culture is rarely disputed. And its promotion came quickly. Its first running in 1861 drew about 4000 spectators. In 1870 an estimated 30,000 attended and 100,000 was claimed for the 1880 running – about a third of the population of Melbourne. Even allowing for some boasting spurred by colonial rivalry, these are remarkable figures.

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It's the race that divided the nation. On Saturday October 13, the Everest - AKA that thing that got bunged onto the sails of the Opera House - will take place at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney, Australia.

If you're planning to take a punt or just want to get caught up the action, there are several ways to watch the event live in Australia. Here's everything you need to know.

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It's been nigh on 60 years since the first 'Great Race' in Bathurst's Mount Panorama. On October 4, a new generation of drivers will test their mettle on the one of Australia's toughest Supercar circuits: the Bathurst 1000. Here's how to watch the race live, free and online in Australia.

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It's hard to believe but another footy season is almost behind us. (Where did the year go?) In a few hours, the Sydney Roosters will take on Melbourne Storm to decide the 2018 NRL Premiership. Here's everything you need to know about viewing the NRL Final — whether you're planning to watch on TV, online, down the pub or in the stadium.

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The AFL 2018 Grand Final is about to kick off between the West Coast Eagles and Collingwood. If you're stuck at work this weekend or don't have access to a TV, it's still possible to watch the match live on your tablet or smartphone with just a few clicks. Here are the links.

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Jay Williams is one hell of a high school basketball coach. In 2003 Williams, a record-breaking player at Duke, cut short a promising career with the Chicago Bulls after a motorcycle accident. In the docuseries Best Shot, which premiered on YouTube in July, Williams (now an ESPN host) becomes an assistant coach for the Newark Central High School boy’s basketball team, which involves life guidance as much as it does on-the-court training.

We talked to Williams about his career, how he reinvented himself after his accident, and what he wishes more people knew about sportscasting.

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They don't call it the 'World Game' for nothing: Alongside the Summer Olympics, the FIFA World Cup is the biggest sporting event on the planet. Over four weeks, the best 32 teams in the world will compete in 64 games to determine a winner. Here's everything you need to know about watching the 2018 World Cup in Australia.

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Optus has agreed to let SBS broadcast the rest of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Every remaining match - including the finals - can now be watched on free-to-air television: live, free and in HD. Hurrah!