March 26, 2018 19
Politicians should shut up about the integrity of sport. How would they handle the ball-tampering controversy?
February 9, 2018 11
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?
October 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.
August 23, 2016 7
If Australians want to improve the medal prospects of their athletes in Tokyo and beyond, they've just one solution ...
August 15, 2016
SBS has quietly announced it is closing its women's sport website, Zela. Sports writer and Zela contributor Erin Riley mourns its passing.
July 18, 2016
The International Olympic Committee doesn't like people or businesses co-opting its brand. It doesn't like it one bit.
October 14, 2013 1
Car racing and talent shows kept viewers glued to Seven, while Nine continues to flounder
February 14, 2013 8
Given the corruption in sport, we must wonder -- why is the reality so far from the ideal? Sport is not beyond the foibles of mere mortals -- it is just like the rest of the things we do. And we should certainly not allow further investigative bodies, beyond national control, to police it.
February 13, 2013 9
The very existence of drugs has sucked the life out of sport. The era of the glorious four-minute mile is drawing to a close -- although sport will stagger on because big media needs it.
December 12, 2011
It’s fitting that on the day Gillard announced a cabinet reshuffle, a devastating loss to New Zealand in the Second Test at Hobart may be the catalyst for the axe to be applied to the Australian cricket team, writes Leigh Josey.
October 24, 2011
Well done New Zealand. Winning the Rugby World Cup is clearly the nation's greatest achievement since it through the ring into the fires of Mordor, writes Leigh Josey.
October 24, 2011
By night Labor apparatchik Mark Arbib counts numbers. But by day he's paid to help decide which sporting bodies get what cash, how much punters can bet and what high-performance drugs are illegal, writes Tom Cowie.
September 23, 2011
Like most live sporting events, grand slam tennis is shaped to a large degree by the character of the crowd. Writing from the US Open, tennis buff Julie Zhou reports on the joy of watching her third "Roger (Federer) slam."
April 28, 2011
The AFL has announced its broadcast rights for 2012 through to 2016. The amount was a staggering $1.253 billion for that five year period -- the biggest deal in the history of Australian sports broadcasting, writes Leigh Josey.
March 29, 2011
In this week's Game-in-a-box, Pat Byrne covers the Newcastle Knights vs the Manly Sea Eagles.
October 22, 2010 1
Bookies are rarely seen as charitable organisations, so any time they cough up early on a wager there could be reason for suspicion. Crikey examines the marketing stunt and increasingly pervasive nature of betting agencies.
October 12, 2010
Corruption is a way of life in Pakistan and India, so why are we surprised and punish cricketers when they do it? Because sport needs to exist on a higher holier ground or the entire notion of it collapses, argues Rahul Bhattacharya.
August 24, 2010
Ruby Murray headed out for a theatrical, thrilling night of roller derby, with tats, sex and physical strength. Finally, a sport that elevates women to the same level as the fellas.
July 9, 2010
It was the decision that rocked the world of US sports, but why did freelance journalist Jim Gray ask LeBron James sixteen random questions before getting the basketballer to confirm he was moving to Miami?
July 9, 2010 7
How thinly can ABC journalists' butter be spread over the ever increasing bread of news? Staff in the ABC newsrooms suspect that sports presenters will be scrubbed from the evening bulletins in favour of a reel of clips.