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Sport April 10, 2021

Fight plan

Sick of a sedentary lifestyle, white-collar workers are taking a swing at sanctioned fighting, with gyms offering a moment in the ring for these otherwise placid desk jockeys.

Sport April 3, 2021

Melbourne Storm forecasts

During a chaotic few years, Melbourne Storm remained the NRL’s benchmark side. But can the reigning premier retain its dominance following the retirement of Cameron Smith?

Sport March 27, 2021

Oceana Mackenzie’s ascent

The addition of sport climbing to the Tokyo Olympics line-up sees Melbourne teen Oceana Mackenzie on an upward trajectory in international competition.

Sport March 20, 2021

Soccer coach Arthur Papas

Melbourne-born soccer coach Arthur Papas has plied his trade in the far corners of the globe. Will his current stint in Japan set him up for a prominent future on the world stage?

Sport March 13, 2021

Australian swimming and the Tokyo Olympics

With disruption and doubt still surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, now scheduled to start in July 2021, can the Australian swim team stay in their lane and remain focused on the quest for gold?

Sport March 6, 2021

Australian Sports Commission chair Josephine Sukkar

She may not have played much sport as a kid, but Josephine Sukkar has always been a keen sideline supporter. Now the Sydney businesswoman has jumped in the ring as the first female chair of the Australian Sports Commission.

Sport February 27, 2021

Athletes and mental health

Where once elite athletes were encouraged to show no chinks in their armour, today’s sporting heroes are keen to share their vulnerabilities in the hope of reducing the stigma surrounding mental health challenges.

Sport February 20, 2021

Rugby league All Stars align

For many Indigenous rugby league players, the experience of representing their culture in the All Stars team fosters better knowledge and appreciation of their heritage and reinforces the NRL’s position as Australia’s first majority non-white sport.

Sport February 13, 2021

The real reason Kyrgios cops flak

Nick Kyrgios pushed the world number three to the brink at the Australian Open on Friday night, riding the raucous support of the crowd. But some still don’t like what he brings to tennis.

Sport February 6, 2021

Stage set for Australian Open

First in doubt and then delayed, the Australian Open is set to begin. But can the drama of coronavirus-positive international arrivals, hotel quarantine fears and social media volleys be eclipsed by actual action on the courts?

AFL February 6, 2021

Collingwood and racism in the AFL

After a long history of AFL players of colour being abused and left unsupported by the league, it was not surprising when a report into Collingwood FC this week found systemic racism. Can Eddie McGuire start the process of doing better?