Writer's Articles - Sport

How my book - A Wink from the Universe - got its title ...

Corporate tax cuts: the new ball tampering ...

'Legends want Steve Smith sacked after ball-tampering scandal'

Toughness and unwillingness to back down ...

Neighbours of Fish Farming ... and the Le Tour de Cygnet ...

The Triumph of Iceland ...

Leicester ... !

Ways Jarryd Hayne can make second year in America a success


What Nick Kyrgios could learn from Conor McGregor ...

AFL Tasmania chief Scott Wade quits after 16 years in job

An Open Letter to Shane Warne

Jason Day: Letter to my Younger Self

The death of Tassie Johnson ...

South Africa In India 2015, The Freedom Series: Why Virat Kohli & Co ...

Michelle ...

Barclays Premier League: How Should Manchester City Lineup Against Manchester United At Old Trafford

The Enforcer for India

Footy ... a solution?

The AFL's Governor Arthur Colony ... Tasmania

Show Tassie some respect ...

Will the Aussies claim expenses ...

Reflections on a remarkable Ashes series

Hodgman Liberals Back Football Over Public Services

Booing Adam Goodes – racism is in the stitching of the AFL

Lambie disappointed by loss of Burnie International Tennis Classic ...

Activists target Myer for sponsoring animal cruelty

A fragment of Balmain history

The hypocrisy ... the monumental hypocrisy ... ?

Young female scientist to join international team in Antarctica

FIFA and Blatter: how money and sport are joined at the hip

Flicking footy tipping

Passing of a legend ...

Gone to the dogs ...

Just not cricket – how Channel Nine is destroying a legacy

The Hobart Cup demo ...

Conversations under an acacia tree and at a coal mine blockade

St Andrews - Home of “Golfe”

Elite sport remains a cesspit of casual misogyny

Newcombe on winning

A memory of John Arlott ...

HAWTHORN: It’s a con. A fraud

World War III. Or, A Night at the Opera House

Corporatised Sport: As scandalous as drug-taking ...

Ella and Gould at Murrayfield

Tas Crayfish Robert Wows The World

James Hird's wife Tania reveals details of 'tip-off' phone call. Keeping it all in the AFL 'Family'

ASADA, the AFL and WADA - The Main Game

AFL and James Hird: A sad history of ignorance ... The Love-In

7 Days, 8 Friends, 140km. 1 Rainforest

Farewell to former Mercury journalist David Stockdale, who has died at age 66

Tourism v Racing: You be the Judge

'Lonners' leaves a legacy

The Race That Stops The Nation – A Poem for All Australians

Grassroots footy continues to suffer ...

Why I no longer support the Blues

Keith Dunstan and his place in the Australian sun

Drop the divisive national anthems from the Grand Final introductions

Essendon besieged

Richie's Map of Tassie

The Joy of Six: Ricky Ponting

The ugly side of competitive sport

Eddie the Untouchable

No more taxpayer dollars ...

The Racism Backlash

Old things can be desirable, can't we?

Waterhouse's submission is a joke that's not funny


What a beautiful Pussy you are, you are

What is a Small Mine?

Not just Lance ...

Will the Truth set him Free?

In their own words: carbon price, carbon emissions, national security, Nova Peris

Lance Armstrong: a Bold Deceiver & Cool Tripper

Oprah: Armstrong 'met the moment' with admission

Kookaburra Southern Cricket Association supporting Bushfire Appeal

Rocking like a Hurricane

Farewell Ricky ...

Motorsports Tasmania in good shape

A sure bet? Perhaps not

Boundary Rider no more

Life ban for Lance ... Read for yourself.

Mundine slammed for Geale slur

Aussie sport's ugly culture

And the first ... shall be last

Banned for life! Lance Armstrong disgraced ...

Thanks Coach!

Josh and Jess at the Nationals

The winner is … white elephants

$1.87m pay day for Tote sale handlers

Young focused on championship prospects at Malaysian Rally

Lance: Can it be true ... ?

Hands off our Park!

Leave Our Park Alone

2012 ITF Taekwon-Do Oceania Championships

TOTE execs to face grilling

Wilkie's $8.7 million for the re-development of the KGV

The picture they didn't want you to see ...

When money talks louder than words

The race up the river ...

Why don't they have a handicap race for line honours

Ex-races boss hits TOTE sale

There's something missing ...

Peter Roebuck and the League of Gentlemen

Tote vote splits Greens

Looking forward to a smoking ban on the route of the Tour De France?

The Fallacy of Sporting Attraction

The TOTE Debacle

TOTE'S $5m losing bet

Adventure championships showcase the Tarkine

Greens back bill to stop TOTE sale. Sale on hold

Secret AFL footy deal exposed

World class golf course approved for King Island

Tote sale process is reckless

Booth's Tote question: Was it an under-the-carpet sale?

Minister ignores racing industry concerns

$2.08 million to keep Supercars racing

In Tasmania ... local footy costs cash-strapped ABC $22 per viewer

Loss of more than just a theatre company

Boxing or Foxing?

Rugby’s double Bill

Window to Togatus (6): Nancy v. Warnie

Cadellllllllllllllllll !

Yell for Cadel


Tassie gets large

The Madness of the Ultra-Marathon runner

Spreyton: Green 'under a cloud'

Cloud over $11m racing splurge. Racing Minister loses the plot

For the love of swords

My fury at TT Line. Clever Lara, says Mercury in eulogy. George loves it. Latrobe Speedway doesn't

TT Line - Tasmania's Own Titanic

TT Line and the footy bill ...

After all that parochial jingoism (is that a tautology?)

Cilantro, chlorpyrifos & flying blind

Footy: The North v South War. McKim: Stop the populism. No state funds

Bellerive AFL: Not just populist

My letter to (The Examiner) Editor

A (Tasmanian) legend rises. A legend falls

AFL asked to shed light on oval upgrades. Tunnel collapses

Probity of racing under a cloud

Community consultation on Three Capes applauded

North v South. Footy v Supercars

$600,000 Roos Bellerive-bound?

The night I saved Ricky Ponting’s career

Animal Farm ... and Tasmania

Australia’s best of the best come to Tasmania

Run Ultras... Like a Girl

Harmony through Sport

Clean Across Bass Strait

Croquet – “the best kept secret” has come to Launceston In a big way!

Ryan Foster's record run

A Trail´s Tale: Message to Hobart

Football Fighting Gang Culture

Australian soccer's cultural failure

The Light at the end of the tunnel

Truth is ´´not in the public interest´´ (we want to host the World Cup!)

Ricky Who?

Footy: Another Extension of the Nanny State - Paul´s Response

The Travelling 'Roo-oil Salesman

The continued development of Bellerive Oval should be an economic imperative for Tasmania

Enter the Bruny Island Ultra ...

Sod off Patersons, says Leonard

W(h)ither soccer's A-League

Just not my day - Roger's Run

Premier's winning greyhound saved from execution

Commonwealth Games and journalistic scum


AFL - Economic saviour, or financial disaster?

Shipsterns Magic

Footy fight

Introducing ... the David Foster Stadium ...

Faster. Higher. Stronger: The Olympic Dream Of Hobart ...

Libs' footy fight


Hobart 2020 Olympic Games: A Few Loose Bricks Short ...

Australia’s soccer World Cup Bid Rankings

Futsal fury ... ?

Giro: Rookie Tassie boy in the pink

Here comes Jessica

The Chronicle 46: Vale Alec

A bottle of red, some cheese, prosciutto and french bread? See you there.

Bartlett's sports high school

Footy goes Green or Greens go footy ...


"Respectful” Disrespect at the Winter Olympics and throughout Australia

Collared ... a night at the cricket

Cyclists as a hazard

Media Watch on Mercury Sport

A memorial to Malua

$2.5m Tas Tote bet scam alleged

Chess Boxing

End of innings for 'Stockers'

Oz Opera visit cancels Ten Days on the Island

Not happy

Bruny pain halts Tasmanian Times

Thank god the Mercury isn't like this ...

Tote etc: Labor's Midas Curse (2)

Tasmanian Skaters to Showcase their Skate Talent in Australian Tour Round

Let there be lights

In the Long Run

The biggest dismissal since Whitlam


Racing Minister must provide update on TOTE sale



Crikey: Tasmanians unite to free Jason Krejza

Sheer Terror

Final proof that the Bruny Ultra is good for you ...

The murky history of a Melbourne Cup contender

2010 AFL fixture-Tassie dudded by AFL

Pulp mill protests bend for the world game

World Cup 2018 bidders rated

Top world team nabs gun Launceston cyclist


Labor’s arrogant response to racing concerns

Footy plan must include Hawks

Answers demanded on Elwick

Bugger the Pulp Mill, Sponsor an Idiot!

Fishing Season - Philip Weigall at Fullers

To a man who lost like a champion ...

Thousands flocked to the spectacle; it certainly made their footy crowds look a bit less exciting

Dance daze

Wanna bet?

Well trained ...

Skilled guide shortage

Ralphs Bay: Threat to windsurfing

You are right Cheeky

Le Tour ...

News Ltd: Bias, what bias!

Hawks... the claimed benefits ...

Hawks falling ...

Hawks: Let them fall to earth

Vote for Mikey ...

AFL: No Tassie plan

Shock of TOTE sale

AFL: Give me back my $4,500 in Stamp Duty, Airdy

How much will an AFL team cost?

Racing industry shock

Hawks: Well, she would, wouldn't she?

How true is this?

Local runner gets his Molesworth

More life on Mars

A peculiar zeal

The ghost cyclists

'Tassie' Hawks claim $2m pokies revenue as community benefit

Hawks: Show me the credible figures

Tassie Hawks: Another festering sore

Tassie Hawks: Call for a cost/benefit analysis

Tassie soars on Hawks' wings

The Active Typist

Classic sailing ... a 50th anniversary

Alive and Kicking

Wrong, ABC

Life on Mars

Arrogant AFL pricks!

Watching Warnie

Pots ‘n’ kettles talking colour

Rotten, from start to finish

Ben: the right decision

As a West Coast Eagles supporter ...

EI: Time to vaccinate Tasmanian horses

More on those Elwick pokies ...

A Tasmanian revenant

More payouts ... ?

Derwent dons its skiffies

The Bishop's Finger (2)

A Tassie vote needed

Brock dies

Hawthorn: what Lennon signs away

Hot air wrecks Taj window

Floyd samples infamy

Reign of fear

Why I now loathe this sporting life

Elwick: when a blowout is not a blowout

Elwick ...

Le Tour: I'm no dope, says Landis

Mr Lennon upsets Freo

Le Tour latest

It took the world champs to beat the Socceroos

My German road trip

Lygon St ...

Falling over a parked car

My World Cup in Paramaribo

And we did ...

Targa: Nick's off!

Get Targa off the teat

Targa ...

V/AFL one-club 200-gamers!

Another take on gold


Double standards at the top

The Bishop's Finger

HAG-lets: A yachtie's jibe

A Pinnacle of Experience

Playing with globalised balls

Beersheba's great race

The football god

Ashes: The View from Hobart

Where's Doug?

Le Tour

Footy ... and the good old days

Hockey one, Hockey Two

ICC backyard cricket rules