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sport November 16, 2019

The smashing success of women’s wrestling

The demand for women’s wrestling is growing, and along with it a coterie of ambitious proponents following their squared circle dreams.

tennis November 9, 2019

Alicia Molik eyes Fed Cup glory

As Australia sets itself for its first Fed Cup final since 1993, team captain Alicia Molik reflects on her own on-court highs and lows and assesses what makes world No. 1 Ash Barty so special.

racing November 2, 2019

Andy Gemmell’s life beyond the barriers

As horseracing’s reputation faces yet another blow in the wake of sickening footage of animal cruelty, one owner’s love of the sport – and his thoroughbreds – shines through.

motor sports October 26, 2019

Rick Kelly’s driving forces

Having saluted the chequered flag on many occasions, Supercar driver Rick Kelly knows what it’s like to push himself – and his car – to the limit. The former King of the Mountain talks about ambition, and becoming older and wiser.

netball October 19, 2019

Netball’s Sarah Klau factor

For the early part of her professional netball career, Sarah Klau was lacking in confidence and accustomed to warming the bench. Now, despite managing a chronic illness, the 25-year-old has secured her spot in the Diamonds line-up.

sport October 12, 2019

Pocket rocket Robby Foldvari

Thirty-three years after winning the World Professional Billiards Championship, Robby Foldvari has returned to this year’s tournament, with his passion for the sport – and his hunger for success – as alive as ever.

nrl October 5, 2019

The Koori Knockout success

From humble beginnings in 1971, rugby league’s Koori Knockout has become a key event on the Australian sporting calendar. But the ad hoc running of the tournament has led to urgent calls for professional governance.

afl September 28, 2019

Peggy O’Neal’s eye on the Tigers

As the first – and still only – woman to serve as an AFL club president, Peggy O’Neal is keenly aware of her role as a groundbreaker, and of her responsibility to the future of her beloved Richmond FC.

cycling September 21, 2019

Amanda Spratt’s cycling hopes

Australian cyclist Amanda Spratt had her best season yet in 2018 – but fell just short of the world title. Can she go one better this year?

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?