sport

afl May 14, 2022

The resurrection of Wayne Carey

First came the uncanny talent, then the veneration, then a series of outrages followed by a criminal conviction – then a resilient career in media.

surfing May 7, 2022

A gender-equal wave in the World Surf League

Since taking the reins as head of competition for the World Surf League, Sydney-born Jessi Miley-Dyer is barrelling ahead with plans to make the sport more gender equal.

union April 30, 2022

David Pocock’s next battleground

Never a believer in the adage that sport and politics shouldn’t mix, David Pocock has made it his mission to charge down the dysfunctionalities of government. But can he distinguish himself as a true independent?

union April 23, 2022

David Pocock’s duelling loyalties

As a rugby union player, no one questioned David Pocock’s dedication to his sport. It soon became apparent the Zimbabwean-born Wallaby brought the same fierce commitment to other causes close to his heart.

motorsport April 16, 2022

Welcoming back the Australian Grand Prix

Following the last-minute cancellation of the 2020 Australian F1 Grand Prix, calls went out for the race to be dumped altogether. But rather than fall victim to Covid-19 and naysayers, the event is now well and truly back on track.

cricket April 9, 2022

Loud, indulgent and fitting: Shane Warne’s MCG memorial

The state memorial service for cricketer Shane Warne juxtaposed the personal grief of immediate family with a boisterous public celebration of a life lived large.

afl April 2, 2022

Beveridge v Morris in the court of public opinion

The outburst by Luke Beveridge illustrates the problem when a coach’s duty of care to his players comes up against the media’s pursuit of information in the ‘public interest’.

soccer March 26, 2022

Roman Abramovich’s crumbling web

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown soccer powerhouse Chelsea FC’s future into limbo, with its billionaire saviour, Roman Abramovich, entangled in sanctions against his homeland.

basketball March 19, 2022

The chutzpah of the Showtime Lakers

It can sometimes feel like a frenetic comic book, but the new HBO series on the Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s encapsulates the entertainment value of the team itself.

cricket March 12, 2022

Shane Warne, thanks for the memories

As a man, Shane Warne was no stranger to controversy and scandal. As a cricketer, he was the stuff of legend. Now his untimely death has left millions of Australians in mourning for a deeply flawed and deeply gifted stranger they felt they knew.

sport March 5, 2022

The dark history of Russian sport

If powerful nations are allowed to get away with blatant cheating and corruption in the sporting arena, it’s no wonder their bullying tactics are at full force in international politics.