sport

afl September 14, 2019

AFL player and coach Danny Frawley

The full life, troubled mind and untimely death of AFL icon Danny Frawley.

union September 14, 2019

Wallabies look for touch ahead of World Cup

It’s been a roller-coaster Rugby World Cup preparation for the Wallabies – first came the sacking of star player Israel Folau, then a glorious victory against their nemesis, quickly followed by an ignominious defeat. So what are their prospects?

tennis September 7, 2019

The riddle of Nick Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios is fast becoming better known for his tantrums than his tennis. But is he a brat or just a down-to-earth larrikin trying to bring perspective to the hallowed game?

basketball August 31, 2019

Boomers set to take on the world

Fresh from a historic win over the United States, Australia’s basketballers head to the FIBA World Cup in China with their sights set on a medal.

afl August 24, 2019

AFL stalwarts call time on stellar careers

As a star-studded cast of AFL greats get set to hang up their boots, how does the burden of retirement sit with both the players and their fans?

swimming August 17, 2019

Hypocrisy and bad blood

Swimmer Mack Horton’s stand against drug cheats, while admirable, brings into focus the double standard over who is doping and who is seen to have made an innocent mistake.

cricket August 10, 2019

Rising from the Ashes

A stunning win in the first Ashes Test has sparked new-found faith in Australian cricket. But is it the beginning of a renaissance after a period of decline and disgrace, or is it just due to the freakish talents of one Steve Smith?

afl August 3, 2019

AFL recruit Stefan Okunbor

With a Nigerian father and a Moldovan mother, Irish-raised footballer Stefan Okunbor has taken a unique path to Geelong Football Club’s Cattery.

cycling July 27, 2019

Two-time Tour de France stage-winner Caleb Ewan

Once heralded as ‘cycling’s next big thing’, Caleb Ewan was controversially left off his team’s 2018 Tour de France roster. Given a start this year with Lotto Soudal, the Australian sprinter has now rewarded the Belgian outfit with two stage wins.

sport July 20, 2019

The fans and freedom of speech

While sporting bodies vow to embrace diversity and uphold a policy of maximal inclusion, the fans cheering from the sidelines may have very different priorities.

netball July 13, 2019

Lisa Alexander sets Diamonds for World Cup

In this year’s Netball World Cup, Australia aims to bounce back after losing the gold medal to England at the Commonwealth Games. It’s a challenge that Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander is relishing.