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Breaking up the boys' club: is sports media finally facing its reckoning?

Breaking up the boys' club: is sports media finally facing its reckoning?

Former AFL great Barry Hall was fired on the spot from Triple M for a joke about sexual assault. Can the station, and the rest of Australian sports culture, live up to this welcome new standard?

How to survive the World Cup if you know nothing about the world game

How to survive the World Cup if you know nothing about the world game

Prefer your footballs oval shaped? Couldn't pick Cristiano Ronaldo out of a line-up of one? Here are five things you can say to get you through the next month.

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

Forget the underdogs, FIFA wants the big players in the next World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup has already had its fair share of David and Goliath moments. But with hundreds of millions of soccer fans missing out on representation, won't somebody think of the advertisers?

Marngrook at the MCG: the hope and conflict of the AFL's Indigenous round

Marngrook at the MCG: the hope and conflict of the AFL's Indigenous round

The Indigenous round is an important gesture but, even in the celebration, we can't escape the politics of the surrounds.

The end of greyhound racing? On the track at the ACT's final race meet

The end of greyhound racing? On the track at the ACT's final race meet

This week, greyhound racing became illegal in the ACT. Depending who you're talking to, that's either worth celebration or it's total "bullshit".

Schwab: fans are the losers in Cricket Australia's broadcasting deal

Schwab: fans are the losers in Cricket Australia's broadcasting deal

The winners in Cricket Australia's most recent rights deal are easy to spot: they're the ones smiling to the camera.

Rundle: Israel Folau's homophobic comments are a flashpoint for players and power

Rundle: Israel Folau's homophobic comments are a flashpoint for players and power

Folau's fundamentalist comments reveal some of the contradictions that are tearing apart competitive team sport around the world.

Is this $1 billion cricket deal all it's cracked up to be?

Is this $1 billion cricket deal all it's cracked up to be?

After four decades, Nine has lost the broadcast rights to the cricket. But the deal might not be total cause for celebration for new rights holders Foxtel and Seven.

What does the Commonwealth Games media boycott actually mean?

What does the Commonwealth Games media boycott actually mean?

Fairfax and News Corp are both 'boycotting' the Commonwealth Games' official media accreditation process, but that hasn't stopped them dedicating an enormous amount of pages to the event.

No balls: how Cricket Australia lost the media game

No balls: how Cricket Australia lost the media game

The on-field actions of players created a crisis for Cricket Australia, but its own mishandling of the affair added to an unfolding debacle.