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Sport April 20, 2019

The Winx effect

During an unprecedented period of scandal in Australian racing, one horse carried on her back the hopes and dreams of a sport-obsessed nation.

Sport April 13, 2019

Ash Barty’s rise to world tennis’s top 10

While the bad boys of Australian tennis have been grabbing the headlines and squandering their talent, Ash Barty has been quietly climbing the rankings by way of hard graft, deft skills and old-school modesty.

Sport April 6, 2019

Spinning the sandpapergate scandal

As Steve Smith and David Warner’s 12-month ball-tampering ban ends, what lessons have been learnt from Australian cricket’s darkest hour?

Sport March 30, 2019

Bodyboarder Lewy Finnegan’s battle back to good health

When Lewy Finnegan became gravely ill in 2016, doctors delivered a startling diagnosis. Now, after at one point fearing he might die, the professional bodyboarder has regained his strength – both physically and mentally.

Sport March 23, 2019

Illicit drugs and the AFL

Recent calls for a stricter AFL drug policy have again fomented debate around changing societal values, mental health and harm reduction. So can a perfect balance be struck between protecting players and safeguarding the integrity of the game?

Sport March 16, 2019

Life as a diehard Carlton fan

As a girl, the author grew up knowing three things were certain – death, taxes and Carlton FC success. So when, suddenly and shockingly, the Blues became a team that let her down, she had to find new ways to keep the love alive.

Sport March 9, 2019

How cyclist Peter Milostic got back on track

When chronic fatigue threatened to stop him competing at an elite level, masters cyclist Peter Milostic turned his focus to nutrition and health, and was able to step up another gear.

Sport March 2, 2019

Lawn tennis’s real forerunner

The centuries-old sport of real tennis is still compelling for 27-year-old Jo See Tan, with its demands of speed, strength and chess-like strategy.

Sport February 23, 2019

Darren Weir and integrity in racing

Trainer Darren Weir’s fall from grace over the possession of electronic shock devices has stunned horse-racing enthusiasts both here and overseas. But could it help efforts to clean up the sport?

Sport February 16, 2019

‘I want us girls to learn self-defence’

For 11-year-old black belt Evie Cassel, taekwondo has provided an education in life as well as sport.

Sport February 9, 2019

AFLW brings positives for sport

Season three of AFLW has kicked off, but beyond the on-field results and player performances, there’s a lot at stake for women in general.