May, 2018

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

, May 23, 2018

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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

, May 02, 2018

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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

, Apr 19, 2018

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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

, Apr 18, 2018

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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?

, Apr 13, 2018

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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?

, Apr 05, 2018

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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

, Apr 03, 2018

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

Australia faces chin music from the watching world

, Mar 29, 2018

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Whether they're laughing or sharing our outrage, everyone is talking about us.

Crikey’s taxonomy of cricket takes: from the hot and spicy, to the vague and dicey

, Mar 29, 2018

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Confused about the varying commentary on the ball-tampering scandal? Crikey has you covered with our new classification system for takes on major events.

Rundle: cricket is just not cricket

, Mar 28, 2018

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The latest cricket scandal doesn't reveal that we are obsessed with morality but rather the way sport functions in a world where politics is failing.

If Steve Smith were a politician …

, Mar 26, 2018

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Politicians should shut up about the integrity of sport. How would they handle the ball-tampering controversy?

How the Seven Network is failing the AFLW

, Feb 09, 2018

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After a big ratings dip, AFLW coaches are being asked to overhaul the game. With huge crowds and massive interest in the game, is that really the only factor at play?

Why is Tennis Australia receiving millions in government grants?

, Jan 16, 2018

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The Australian Open makes hundreds of millions in revenue, so why has it received tens of millions in government grants?

Titus O’Reily presents A Thoroughly Unhelpful History of Australian Sport

, Oct 25, 2017

Ahead of the spring racing carnival Titus O'Reily, Australia's least insightful sports writer, looks back on some of horseracing's most elaborate and/or idiotic scams.

EXCLUSIVE: Peter Dutton rewrites lyrics to Same Love, asks NRL if he can perform it at grand final

, Sep 29, 2017

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Dutton's version includes the lyric "I’d rather die than live in a gender-fluid world".

Tigers fans are boorish, ungracious bastards. (Oh, and carn the Tiges!)

, Sep 28, 2017

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Measuring your progress by the loathing you inspire may not be everyone’s idea of noble purpose, but it’s important to know, freelance writer David Ward.

Mayne: how does a long-suffering Tigers fan get a grand final ticket?

, Sep 25, 2017

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Stephen Mayne is desperate for a grand final ticket -- and there's not much he won't do for one, including writing this plea.

Why the obsession over the AFL’s stance on marriage equality, when other sports have already said Yes?

, Sep 22, 2017

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Just about every sporting code in Australia has endorsed the Yes vote for marriage equality, so why is the AFL copping all the flak?

Broadcasters worried new online competitors will steal their plays on sports broadcasting

, Aug 17, 2017

Seven CEO Tim Worner says sports broadcasting is at a "tipping point" in Australia, but new online invaders Amazon and Netflix are just following Murdoch's lead.

Farewell to Les Murray, a true Australian gentleman

, Aug 01, 2017

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Les Murray believed in soccer, and we believed in him.