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Sport January 29, 2022

David Campese, the last dream seller

The on-field exceptionalism of Wallabies great David Campese has been somewhat overshadowed by his difficult off-field personality. A new biography hopes to shine fresh light on the legend.

Sport January 22, 2022

Novak Djokovic and government double standards

The deportation of tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic is the triumph of a terrible system over a terrible person.

Sport January 15, 2022

Dylan Alcott on changing the narrative and his next move

After securing a golden slam at Flushing Meadows last year, Dylan Alcott plans to hang up his tennis racquet at the Australian Open. That doesn’t mean he’ll be stepping out of the spotlight.

Sport January 8, 2022

Sports films to keep the summer alive

In no particular order, here are five sports films to watch this summer.

Sport December 18, 2021

Hannah Mouncey on the court of public opinion

In 2017, trans athlete Hannah Mouncey looked set to be drafted into the AFLW. Tackling the scrutiny surrounding the bid, and the subsequent rejection, was to prove her biggest challenge.

Sport December 11, 2021

Hannah Mouncey on finding herself

As a member of the Australian handball team, Hannah Mouncey felt at home on the court. But off it, she was in turmoil knowing she was about to ‘set fire’ to her life.

Sport December 4, 2021

What the ghostwriters really think about sports memoirs

The supposedly candid memoirs of elite athletes serve as a money-making promotional tool. Despite the name on the cover, they are usually written by someone else.

Sport November 27, 2021

Tim Paine and the danger of redemption narratives

The man brought in to replace a shamefaced Steve Smith as Australia’s Test cricket captain has now also resigned in tears – but is he a victim of the inflated reverence placed on the position?

Sport November 20, 2021

Muggsy Bogues on family ties

As his own career began to decline due to injury, Muggsy Bogues adopted a new game plan – to save his older brother from drug addiction.

Sport November 13, 2021

NBA player Muggsy Bogues on channelling grief

As the shortest man ever to play NBA, Muggsy Bogues managed to tenaciously transform his perceived disadvantage into one of his greatest assets.

Sport November 6, 2021

Muggsy Bogues, the NBA’s shortest player

In a league dominated by men built like skyscrapers, 160-centimetre Muggsy Bogues went from being the butt of jokes to the stuff of legend.