Richard Cooke
is a contributing editor to The Monthly, and the 2018 Mumbrella Publish Award Columnist of the Year.

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Sport January 31, 2015

Sharp shooter: Jordan McRae, 23, basketballer

Melbourne United and Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jordan McRae on college basketball, prayers and doing it for his kids.

Sport January 24, 2015

Quiet achiever: Mile Jedinak, 30, soccer player

Socceroos and Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak on playing for his country and tackling the EPL.

Sport December 20, 2014

King of the high seas: Mark Richards, 46, yachtsman

Wild Oats XI skipper Mark Richards on why he loves wild oceans but dreams of perfect race conditions.

Sport December 13, 2014

Breaking back: Casey Dellacqua, 29, tennis player

Last year marked an amazing turnaround in the fortunes of tennis journeyman Casey Dellacqua. Can she play even better in 2015?

Sport December 06, 2014

Bronzed Aussie: Rachel Jarry, 23, basketballer

Rachel Jarry plays for one of Australia's most successful sporting teams. So where's the recognition?

Sport November 29, 2014

On the back nine: Nick O’Hern, 43, golfer

Nick O'Hern is a picture of calm as he considers stepping back from the greens.

Sport November 22, 2014

Better breaks: Laura Enever, 23, surfer

Surfer Laura Enever tells how she won her battle with anxiety and learned to love her sport again.

Sport November 15, 2014

The big hitter: Meg Lanning, 22, cricketer

Still in her early 20s, Meg Lanning is breaking cricket records around the world.

Sport November 08, 2014

Road to Victory: Nathan Coe, 30, goalkeeper

Nathan Coe on pro soccer in Australia and keeping against the world's best strikers.