motorsport   February 24, 2024

Enzo Ferrari: the man and the movie

In Michael Mann’s biopic Ferrari, the motor racing legend’s fatalism and obsession with winning is hauntingly portrayed. But does it fully capture the callousness of his ambition?

sport   February 17, 2024

Gabba rebuild review could save heritage-listed school

A plan to rebuild the Gabba for the 2032 Olympics has hit a major hurdle, meaning that a beloved primary school – along with a couple of billion dollars – may yet be saved.

cycling   February 10, 2024

Across Antarctica by bicycle

Adverse weather conditions may have prematurely halted Omar Di Felice’s attempt to cycle solo across Antarctica to the South Pole but they did nothing to dampen his drive to raise awareness about climate change.

cricket   February 3, 2024

Can Shamar Joseph help Caribbean cricket rise again?

In the ’80s and early ’90s, the West Indies produced some of the most fearsome cricket teams the world has seen. Can the brilliant fast bowler Shamar Joseph help the Caribbean rise again?

tennis   January 25, 2024

AO silence isn’t golden

Tennis rules requiring hushed silence during play still defer to days of long pants and crinolines, nobility and amateurism. In an era of fiery and petulant stars, surely it’s time to move on.

sport   January 20, 2024

Why the world will be watching Jai Opetaia

Samoan–Australian cruiserweight boxer Jai Opetaia has been battered and broken but as yet has not lost a professional fight. Next month, the prodigious talent will step into the ring on the undercard of the most anticipated heavyweight bout in years.

tennis   January 13, 2024

How Naomi got her groove back

Her drive to become a tennis champion related to family – first she wanted to beat her sister, then to help her parents. Now, after a crisis of motivation, Naomi Osaka is determined to win for her daughter.

basketball   December 23, 2023

Top of the table for 2023

It’s been a year of nailbiting NRL and AFL grand finals, wonderful world cups, Ashes accusations and Novak Djokovic winning yet again. But four things ranked above all others.

afl   December 16, 2023

The coroner’s findings on Shane Tuck’s ‘tortured death’

As a coroner’s report into the untimely death of former footballer Shane Tuck acknowledges the AFL’s attempts to mitigate the risks associated with head knocks, his widow claims the league’s duty of care remains grossly inadequate.

golf   December 9, 2023

Tiger Woods and child prodigies

Elite sport has its share of child prodigy stories, which make compelling reading for ambitious parents. Tiger Woods is a reminder that each is a cautionary tale.

soccer   December 2, 2023

Terry Venables and the Socceroos’ World Cup heartbreak

While eulogies for former England manager Terry Venables describe a colourful character,  in Australia he will be best remembered for one dream-shattering night in 1997.