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Hype and heat: the rise and rise of AFL trade week

Hype and heat: the rise and rise of AFL trade week

The AFL's much-hyped trade week ended last night, but for many fans, it's a welcome reprieve after a "failed" season.

Cristiano Ronaldo and sport's lacklustre Me Too moment

Cristiano Ronaldo and sport's lacklustre Me Too moment

Sport remains largely untouched from the social upheaval of the past year. Will an allegation of rape against Cristiano Ronaldo tip things over the edge?

Can Cricket Australia's new CEO rebuild trust in the sport?

Can Cricket Australia's new CEO rebuild trust in the sport?

New Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts wants to rebuild trust in the organisation. If the last year is anything to go by, he has his work cut out for him.

Bracing for the backlash to women's sport

Bracing for the backlash to women's sport

Despite its successes, the AFLW is in the midst of a wave of ugly backlash and controversy. The attacks are dispiriting and unjust, but is this just the price of progress?

Nine axes the NRL Footy Show after ratings crash. Will the AFL be next?

Nine axes the NRL Footy Show after ratings crash. Will the AFL be next?

Nine jumped at the first opportunity to cancel the terminally under-watched NRL Footy Show. Now it's a question of how much longer its AFL stablemate will last.

Women's cricket scores some cracking ratings

Women's cricket scores some cracking ratings

Thanks to a very savvy programming decision, Seven's first cricket broadcast smashed it over the weekend. But that wasn't the only notable first.

NRL and AFL grand final TV ratings drop to their lowest in a decade

NRL and AFL grand final TV ratings drop to their lowest in a decade

Both games had every reason to be blockbusters, but they rated worse than we've seen in recent memory. Are networks overpaying for the telecasting rights?

The best (worst) political-sporting crossovers

The best (worst) political-sporting crossovers

Will they be opportunistic? Of course. Will they also be cringe-worthy? Almost certainly.

Long-distance running won't make you immortally youthful, but you will feel better

Long-distance running won't make you immortally youthful, but you will feel better

Running is great. Try it. But also know that this exertion will not lead you to a paradise full of ancients. And know that your face is going to wither regardless.

How Collingwood became the most hated team in the AFL

How Collingwood became the most hated team in the AFL

From Eddie McGuire to a "feral" fan base, Collingwood is a spectre that haunts the Australian football imagination. But there's more to this hatred than it may seem.