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Hawks

Former coach Schwab backs Silk for board as Hawks ready for election battle

Triple premiership player Peter Schwab has nominated former Australian Super boss Ian Silk to the Hawthorn board as the club face a contested election featuring six candidates. 

  • by Jake Niall
The AFL believes there is only a handful of staff at clubs that remain unvaccinated.

No jab, no play: ‘Handful of players’ to be affected by vaccination policy

AFL players and football staff will not participate in the AFL and AFLW competitions in 2022 unless they are vaccinated under the league’s vaccination policy.

  • by Peter Ryan and Michael Gleeson
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Insight & Analysis

How did the Ben Simmons situation in Philadelphia come to this?

“The Process” that turned Australia’s best basketball export into one of the NBA’s most maligned figures.

Sam Phillips
Sam Phillips

Reporter

Jumping the Ashes gun: let’s end the phoney war now

Do we really need two months of firing blanks at one another? The Ashes series doesn’t start until December and there is a whole World Cup in between.

Greg Baum
Greg Baum

Sports columnist

Why the WBBL is better than the BBL

Comparisons really should be made between the WBBL and the BBL: they reveal how the women’s tournament is superior

Daniel Brettig
Daniel Brettig

The Age chief cricket writer

Soccer

The Matildas are at home for the first time in almost two years, but are training under a cloud of innuendo.

‘We need to face this head-on’: Matildas’ uneasy homecoming

The women’s national team is back on Australian soil for the first time in almost two years. But against the backdrop of a wide-ranging SIA inquiry into abuse within the code, it is not the happy return they’d have envisaged.

  • by Vince Rugari
Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson needed a whiteboard to help him answer one question from the press.

White noise: Matildas boss tells players to embrace the pressure

Tony Gustavsson, a former schoolteacher, reached for a nearby whiteboard to help him answer a question on how he has managed to keep his team’s focus on the field.

  • by Vince Rugari

Racing

Tennis

Novak Djokovic has been reluctant to share his COVID-19 vaccination status.

No thanks Djokovic: Vaccine rules must apply no matter how big a star you are

It will be a shame if Novak Djokovic doesn’t play in Australia because of the government’s vaccination policy, but we’ll live - and that’s the point.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Novak Djokovic is the King of Melbourne Park and perhaps the greatest male player of them all.

Heard immunity: No-vax Novak saying nothing

Australia still treats COVID-19 as an emergency. This attracts criticism here and scorn around the world, but it’s saved thousands of lives. The world’s No.1 tennis player is likely to find that the Australian Open is shut to him.

  • by Greg Baum

NRL

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Emma McKeon, who shot to fame with a record-breaking Olympics, is among the Australians swimming in the ISL in Europe.
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Swimming

Teams set to debate ISL boycott as tensions over unpaid wages increase

The International Swimming League was billed as a rich revolution for the sport. Now some of Australia’s leading swimmers are among those with money at risk.

  • by Phil Lutton
Where art thou, Redcliffe?

Rich history, poor form: The shame about the name of NRL’s newest club

The Redcliffe Dolphins’ decision to callously throw away their history in the pursuit of national prominence is a tragic waste of a proud past.

  • by Peter FitzSimons

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