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Piracy of live sports the next big challenge for TV networks

Piracy of live sports the next big challenge for TV networks

Increasingly sophisticated piracy operations are threatening sports broadcast arrangements.

We should nationalise Australia’s major sporting codes

We should nationalise Australia’s major sporting codes

Sports fans are fed up with corporate capture of the leagues we follow. It's time to fight back.

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?

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.

Doping in sport is endemic and unstoppable — so what next?

Doping in sport is endemic and unstoppable — so what next?

Yes, athletes take drugs. No, we can't stop them. So where do we go from here? Dr James Connor , sports researcher and sociological academic, explores the options.

Keane: grand final or no, funding sport is a complete waste of money

Keane: grand final or no, funding sport is a complete waste of money

Australia wastes billions of taxpayer dollars on elite sports funding and major sporting events for no benefit whatsoever. It's time to end it.

Cycling, golf … and quidditch: Aussies are world champion sportspeople after all

Cycling, golf … and quidditch: Aussies are world champion sportspeople after all

Australian athletes have been beating the world lately. But you wouldn't have read about it until now.

Media briefs: Abbott loses <em>The Oz</em>? … mix-ups at <em>The Age</em> … Murdoch’s Prince …

Media briefs: Abbott loses The Oz? … mix-ups at The Age … Murdoch’s Prince …

Which News Corp columnists are bagging Abbott, and which ones are holding firm? And other media tidbits of the day.

New TV deals create cash bonanza for US sports industry

New TV deals create cash bonanza for US sports industry

The value of new broadcast deals will top sales of sponsorships and merchandise this year, and contribute most to revenue growth in the North American sports industry.

Razer’s Class Warfare: pissing in one’s mouth is a traditional value

Razer’s Class Warfare: pissing in one’s mouth is a traditional value

We should quit expecting the unlikely convergence of great talent with great moral courage. Plus, what's so wrong with bubbling?