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afl May 18, 2019

Working to reduce ACL injury rates

Australia has the highest incidence of ACL injuries in the world, with figures soaring in the past 15 years. So what are key sporting bodies and medical experts doing to reduce the risk?

sport May 11, 2019

Australian cycling team’s world stage

How Mitchelton-Scott, Australia’s only World Tour cycling team, is scaling the heights of road racing.

union May 11, 2019

Testing Israel Folau’s faith

As Israel Folau awaits sanction from Rugby Australia over his social media posts, arguments over religious freedoms, hate speech and employers’ rights rage on the sidelines.

soccer May 4, 2019

Soccer duo’s World Cup dream

As firm friends playing soccer in Spain’s women’s league, Australians Aivi Luik and Alex Chidiac both have a higher honour in their sights – a spot in the Matildas’ World Cup squad.

afl April 27, 2019

The self-belief of Ash Brazill

Ash Brazill is a powerful force as a netballer and AFLW player. But her true strength lies in the messages she sends off the court.

racing 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.

tennis 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.

cricket 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.

afl 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?

afl 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.