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Sam Fisher and Nick Riewoldt at St Kilda training during their playing days. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo

Riewoldt: Drug abuse a ‘massive issue’ in AFL playing ranks

St Kilda great Nick Riewoldt says drugs are a “massive” issue for former and current players, and has taken aim at the AFLPA for its handling of his former teammate, Sam Fisher.

  • by Jon Pierik

AFL

Richmond’s war dance before Dreamtime at the G match

Four Points: The player Carlton cannot afford to lose, Tigers’ quality, Bombers battle hard

Jacob Weitering is the best defender in the competition at the moment and the man Carlton cannot afford to lose.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Charlie Curnow, Max King, Jeremy Cameron, Tom Lynch.

Key forwards have been the feature of the season so far. Which one would you pick?

This week on the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson, Caroline Wilson and Jake Niall discuss which star forward they would pick for their team, if they could only have one.

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Insight & Analysis

‘Cold winners’: The Alcaraz shot tipped to break down the ‘big three’

It’s half Rafael Nadal’s lifetime ago since the legendary Spaniard set the tennis world alight. Now all the talk is about another Spaniard, who could follow Nadal’s path by winning Roland Garros as a teen.

Scott Spits
Scott Spits

Sports writer and editor

Why Andrew Symonds meant so much to us

In a spiritual sense, Andrew Symonds occupied the same wondrous place in Australian cricket dreams as Shane Warne and Rod Marsh.

Daniel Brettig
Daniel Brettig

The Age chief cricket writer

There’s much for my old team to get right, and a few more harsh words might be needed

It really is a question of footy’s old school versus the new generation of footballer and how best to motivate them.

Wayne Carey
Wayne Carey

Two-time AFL premiership captain

Soccer

Basketball

Andrew Wiggins dunks on Luka Doncic as the Warriors take game three.
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Andrew Wiggins' monster dunk on Luka Doncic

Andrew Wiggins dunks on Luka Doncic as the Warriors take game three.

Dyson Daniels knocks down the long range shot in the NBA G League.
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Aussie Dyson Daniels shows his strength from long range in the NBA G League

Dyson Daniels knocks down the long range shot in the NBA G League.

Racing

Tennis

Naomi Osaka reacts after losing against Amanda Anisimova.

Osaka out of French Open, worried motivation might wane at rankings-free Wimbledon

Naomi Osaka is out of Roland Garros and her participation at Wimbledon is up in the air after she said the decision to strip the All England Club of rankings points would likely affect her motivation.

  • by Scott Spits
Centre court Wimbledon.
Opinion
Wimbledon

Wimbledon ban ‘a damaging precedent’? Tell that to the people of Mariupol

By removing rankings points from Wimbledon, the ATP and the WTA are cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

  • by Greg Baum

NRL

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Senator Bam Bam: A warrior for the Wallabies, David Pocock is stepping into the politcal arena.

Senator ‘Bam Bam’: Pocock to enter a whole new ball game

David Pocock joins a growing list of top athletes entering politics. Can he make this transition work?

  • by Georgina Robinson
Justin Thomas staged a remarkable comeback and won the 2022 PGA Championship in a playoff
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Thomas celebrates PGA Championship victory

Justin Thomas staged a remarkable comeback and won the 2022 PGA Championship in a playoff

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