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If Steve Smith were a politician …

If Steve Smith were a politician …

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

How the Seven Network is failing the AFLW

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?

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

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

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.

Why didn’t we win more medals in Rio?

Why didn’t we win more medals in Rio?

If Australians want to improve the medal prospects of their athletes in Tokyo and beyond, they've just one solution ...

SBS closes <em>Zela</em>, another door in female athletes’ faces

SBS closes Zela, another door in female athletes’ faces

SBS has quietly announced it is closing its women's sport website, Zela. Sports writer and Zela contributor Erin Riley mourns its passing.

Why does the Olympic Committee want to sue everyone?

Why does the Olympic Committee want to sue everyone?

The International Olympic Committee doesn't like people or businesses co-opting its brand. It doesn't like it one bit.

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven’s salvation on the mount

Glenn Dyer’s TV ratings: Seven’s salvation on the mount

Car racing and talent shows kept viewers glued to Seven, while Nine continues to flounder

Despite corruption, the last thing we need is a world sport police

Despite corruption, the last thing we need is a world sport police

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.

Basketballers on coke, it’s the end of sport as we know it

Basketballers on coke, it’s the end of sport as we know it

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.

The politics of cricket: forget a reshuffle, it’s time to bring out the axe

The politics of cricket: forget a reshuffle, it’s time to bring out the axe

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.