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Aussies tell pollsters they love women’s sport, but few tune in

Do Australians really love women’s sport? The viewership numbers do not bear this out.

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Rundle: in Walsh’s death, a private act of mourning becomes a media event

Mourning is a private affair, but we have turned it into a ghastly media spectacle.

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Farewell to Phil Walsh from an Adelaide who loved him

A tragedy of this kind has not struck the AFL community before, with no one quite sure how to process it, writes InDaily’s Tom Richardson

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Media waltz right past Matildas, showering loser Socceroos with love

The Matildas have consistently outperformed the Socceroos — but you wouldn’t know it from the pitiful media coverage they get, writes freelance journalist Brihony Tulloch.

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LeBron’s salary a slam dunk, but money dribbles in for Dellavedova

Determining which players deserve colossal pay is relatively easy in sport. But in business it’s a bit trickier, writes economist and journalist Jason Murphy.

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Why you should care about FIFA corruption even if you hate soccer

FIFA has become synonymous with corruption and scandal. And why should you care? Because it’s your money, writes Crikey 2014 World Cup correspondent Django Merope Synge.

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If FIFA wanted to avoid trouble, it should have gone into banking

The US prosecution of FIFA is extraordinary hypocrisy from a country that treats systemic and constant criminality by the world’s biggest banks as the financial equivalent of a parking offence, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

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GUY RUNDLE | SPORT |

And now, for the snooker

Snooker is a struggle against the mute indifference of the universe to your desires, says Crikey’s writer-a-large.

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MYRIAM ROBIN | SPORT |

Racial vilification or ‘bulltish’? Richmond v John Burns fails to make waves

How times have changed as newspapers relegate a terrorist slur allegation to the sport pages.

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Cycling: how do Australian cities compare with Paris?

Cycling along the Seine may have a certain je ne sais quois, but Australia’s inner city cyclists are keen to close the gap.

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FIFA, as expected, are a grubby shower of bastards

Let’s get rid of FIFA all together, writes freelance journalist Django Merope Synge.

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BERNARD KEANE | SPORT |

The official, Pythonesque response to Melbourne Cup deaths

Even after the deaths of two horses at the Melbourne Cup, the racing industry still seems in furious denial about its treatment of animals.

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BERNARD KEANE | SPORT |

Yes, I hate the Cup — and for damn good reason

The horseracing industry is cruel, exploitative, unsafe and reliant on organised crime and rentseeking. It shouldn’t be celebrated.

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Hird doubles down on ASADA ruling

James Hird’s attempt to expedite his appeal to the Federal Court on the grounds that “illegal” evidence could further damage his reputation has achieved limited success, as freelance writer David Ward explains.

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What does James Packer really want with the Rabbitohs?

What does noted Roosters supporter James Packer want with South Sydney? And will the gambling mogul change the working-class, anti-pokies ethos at Souths?

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New TV deals create cash bonanza for US sports industry

The value of new broadcast deals will top sales of sponsorships and merchandise this year, and contribute most to revenue growth in the North American sports industry.

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SALLY WHYTE | SPORT |

Essendon stood by Hird, but enough is enough

James Hird must resign, but his departure will be cold comfort for a club (and its fans) already torn apart by scandal.

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HELEN RAZER | SPORT |

Razer’s Class Warfare: on loving boobs ironically

We abhor strip clubs but love burlesque, denounce the Legends (read: lingerie) Football League but watch equally scantily clad ladies play roller derby. We still want to masturbate to naked women, but now there is a mocking panache.

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Essendon’s wings melt as ASADA brings it crashing back to earth

A judge has found that ASADA’s investigation into Essendon Football Club was perfectly legal. The question is, why did Essendon’s high-powered legal team not consider this possibility? Melbourne-based writer David Ward reports.

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SALLY WHYTE | SPORT |

Time for the AFL to walk the walk (in footy boots)

With the AFL finals season in full swing, it’s time for the league to own and correct its many errors over the past year.

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ADAM SCHWAB | SPORT |

What did Demetriou know and when did he know it?

Former AFL boss Andrew Demetriou has consistently said he did not tell Essendon’s president the club was under investigation. But two high-profile people have testified otherwise under oath.

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Alien abductions aside, chess intrigue can be a deadly game

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s controversial career — and his alleged alien abduction — has not stopped him from being re-elected as President of the International Chess Federation yet again, writes Ian Rogers.

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G’day Glasgow! Australia the Commonwealth Games golden child

The Commonwealth Games begin today in Glasgow, and Crikey infographic designer Jake Stevens breaks down our chances.

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Brazil smirks at World Cup result — before hangover sets in

As the tourists head to the airport,a chastened Brazil is left to pick up the pieces. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.

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Broadcasting the Olympics doesn’t turn a profit, so why do it?

TV networks pay big bucks to broadcast international sport in the middle of the night. Why?

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