Almanac heart – Running a 6 hour 33 minute Gold Coast marathon

Emil Zatopek said: “If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.” Here is a wonderful account of her Gold Coast marathon 2018 experience, by Jacqui Wilson.

Almanac Baseball: 2018 MLB All Star Game

‘American exceptionalism can often be a distorted caricature but on this night in DC it was indeed exceptional and quite beautiful.’
Brian The Ruminator gives a run down of the 2018 MLB All Star Game which took place yesterday in Washington DC.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Three upsets for 25-year-old trio in rankings shock, Thorp’s Torrey triumph

A couple rookies and a Canberra junior highlight Hamish Neal’s world golf round-up for this week ahead of the 147th British Open to be played later this week at ‘Carnasty’ – remember Jean Van De Velde?

Almanac Rugby League – Kangaroos Merit Team

Our rugby league editor runs his eye over the Kangaroo Merit Team selected over the weekend. He has one or two bones to pick.

24 Horrible Hours

A trifecta of the worst kind! Tennis, footy and World Cup matches all dissected in this report by Marcus Holt.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Kim’s record in Wisconsin, Knox and Fox in Irish playoff

Scotland’s Russell Knox taking out the Irish Open highlights Hamish Neal’s comprehensive wrap of the week in golf.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game 3: the aftermath

Everyone’s a winner after Game 3 of the 2018 State of Origin series. And there really is no such thing as a dead rubber in this pinnacle clash of the code – here’s why.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin: Game 3 Teams

The 2018 State of Origin series, the showpiece of the NRL, concludes next week with Game 3 in Brisbane. Although the series has been won and lost, there’s still a lot to play for. Check out the team selections and our rugby league editor’s thoughts here.

The Wangaratta Flyer by KB Hill

This week’s KB Hill take us away from the footy field to around the track – featuring the indomitable Wangaratta Flyer, Thomas Cusack.

Almanac Rugby League: State of Origin – where now for Queensland?

In which direction will the Maroons selectors go when they choose their squad for Game 3 of this year’s State of Origin series? Father and Son sorted it out over lunch the other day.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game 2 – the aftermath

Take your chances and you’re likely to win; miss the moment and you’re likely to lose. Ian Hauser looks at last night’s State of Origin Game 2.

Women’s Rugby League: Origin surprise

Georgina watched the start of the Rugby League Women’s Origin because a piece of HISTORY was happening. In fact, Georgina ended up watching the whole game, not only for the fact that finally women were playing footy on such a stage but because she thoroughly enjoyed the football.

Almanac Rugby League: Reflections of a Rugby League Internationalist…..

The Almanac welcomes first-time contributor LeaguePartisan, a true devotee of rugby league and its international cause. How a Toowoomba kid’s start in footy became an addiction to the wide world of rugby league. (Welcome aboard, Damian, and may this be the first of many. – Ed.)

Almanac Rugby League – 2018 State of Origin Game 2: comparative modesty abounds

Game 2 of this year’s rugby league State of Origin series will be played in Sydney on Sunday night but there seems to be an unusual modesty about the way each side sees its prospects. What’s it all about?

Almanac Rugby League: State of Origin – Game 2 selections

This weekend, selectors choose their squads for State of Origin Game 2 in Sydney on 24 June. Ian Hauser thinks the two selection committees face contrasting challenges.

Sponsorship and Donation – Yarra Wildbeasts

The South Sudanese community is using basketball as a means of strengthening families and community. This is a worthy program in search of further support: find out about this great, local initiative and how you can help.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Johnson’s Memphis title, Shot Clock stories

Hamish Neal brings us up to date with the world of golf in the lead-up to the US Open.

Almanac Rugby League: 2018 State of Origin – Game 1: what on earth should we expect?

It’s Game 1 of the 2018 State of Origin series tonight. Almanac rugby league editor Ian Hauser ponders what’s possible but can’t quite read the tea leaves.

Almanac Other Sports – Roller Derby in New Zealand

Get outta the way – across the ditch Miss Jellyfish Stings and her Queenstown Roller Derby teammates have hit the track rolling

Almanac Rugby League: A character from another era

On a day celebrating characters from a bygone era, FNQ Almanacker Peter Hulthen came across this obituary in ‘The Townsville Bulletin’ recently. The wharf, the hustle and the footy – what a combination!