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Last updated: 5 July, 2016

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From London Bridge to Edgbaston, there’s no separating sport and politics

From London Bridge to Edgbaston, there’s no separating sport and politics

by , 5 Jun 2017

The night before India plays Pakistan, people are dying in London on a Saturday night out. Up the railway line in Birmingham it’s getting late, past 11pm, and the news creeps in by the soporific glow of phone screens.

The 2017 Lions are up against history and a rugby nation united behind the All Blacks

The 2017 Lions are up against history and a rugby nation united behind the All Blacks

by , 2 Jun 2017

The 12th edition of the British and Irish Lions touring New Zealand in 2017 has most of the elements of an almost mission impossible attached.

Racism and sport: A mirror of our society

Racism and sport: A mirror of our society

by , 5 May 2017

Although I live and breathe Aussie Rules, I am an American citizen, and have lived my entire life in the western United States. It’s also relevant to this article to point out that I am beige in colour, and my ancestry is mostly from the British Isles, many centuries ago.

League man gambling? Knock me down with a king size Tontine

League man gambling? Knock me down with a king size Tontine

by , 18 Mar 2017

And so rugby league man Tim Simona has been de-registered for gambling in a game sponsored by gambling.

India Calling: What it’s like to broadcast cricket in a country with a billion fans

India Calling: What it’s like to broadcast cricket in a country with a billion fans

by , 28 Feb 2017

As a sports broadcaster, very few things can surpass commentating cricket in India.

A tribute to my mate Vicks

A tribute to my mate Vicks

by , 20 Feb 2017 Popular article!

I’d just arrived in Australia when I first met Dan Vickerman at a coffee shop in Canberra. It is no stretch to say that our meeting changed the course of my life.

A long time in sport: Reflecting on the best of the last three years

A long time in sport: Reflecting on the best of the last three years

by , 17 Feb 2017

Three years is a long time in sport. If you don’t believe me, think back to a time when Mitchell Johnson was cracking skulls and taking names on his way to 37 wickets in a five-match Test series to reclaim the Ashes in emphatic fashion for Australia.

Walter Tull: The pioneering footballer who battled racism and gave his life for his country

Walter Tull: The pioneering footballer who battled racism and gave his life for his country

by , 10 Feb 2017

On New Year’s Day, 1918, a detachment of the 23rd Battalion of the British Army stared out across the frozen River Piave in northern Italy. Their mission was to carry out a raid behind enemy lines on the other side.

The Aussie bowling tactic that spells certain doom in India

The Aussie bowling tactic that spells certain doom in India

by , 17 Jan 2017 Popular article! Video

Australia seem to be considering a radical change of approach, playing three specialist spinners in their Test XI in India, dropping Josh Hazlewood and handing the new ball to Mitch Marsh.

Why are so many Australians threatened by the A-League?

Why are so many Australians threatened by the A-League?

by , 16 Jan 2017 Popular article!

The Sydney derby was nothing to write home about, but that won’t stop the keyboard warriors from bashing away furiously about how their sport is supposedly better.


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