Wimbledon: Volatility and security in early-round, late-night tennis punting

The $1-nothing winner and the long shot sit side by side in Grand Slam tennis.

And the long-shot potential quarter finalist can also offer some value.

John Harms explains. [He reckons he’s found the value – your thoughts? Ed]

The spectre of the polo club

The Brisbane Polo Club yesterday went the way of A.B. Paterson’s Geebung counterparts, falling off their ponies to become spectres of the past, when the club officially wound up after having sold its home of a quarter of a century, the notable Naldham House. While the poetic polo club of ‘Banjo’ Paterson fame and their opponents [Read more]

Crio’s Q? Part of the furniture

Crio lauds Ivor, Jack, Nugget and other characters who, without self-promotion, have made an indelible imprint on a sporting occasion. There must be others?

It wasn’t meant to end this way

Ahead of next year’s championships in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Rees Quilford shares his emotionally raw account of chasing World Championship glory representing Australia in Underwater Hockey in 2013.

Did you bring a footy?

A story. The miracle of kick-to-kick. The Li sisters give Taz and Bung a lesson in the execution of the drop kick. All with a little help from their trusty Blundstone footy boots.

We’ve Won! The Firebirds Have Pulled it Out of the Fire! Queenslander! Queenslander!

Archie shares his excitement as the Queensland Firebirds win the ANZ Championship in a thriller.

Next They’ll Be Telling Us That NSW Are Going To Win Origin

The ANZ Netball championship have just released their All Star team and Archie isn’t impressed.

Almanac Rugby League: One for the Maroons

The chant of “Queenslander” is a special part of Maroons origin folklore. Born in the Super League wars of the mid-1990s it is an integral part of one of Queensland’s most improbable series victories.

Almanac Rugby League : One for the Blues

Ahead of tonight’s NRL State of Origin clash at the MCG, The Sydney Morning Herald’s Andrew Webster profiles NSW’s historic 1985 series win heroes. This may go someway to explaining why Origin stirs the blood of League lovers around the country.

Vale Ron Clarke AO, MBE

Legendary Australian Olympian Ron Clarke passed away this morning at his Gold Coast home.

Almanac Boxing: Nigel Benn (first published in The Guardian)

Regular Almanac contributor Patrick Skene on Nigel Benn and his work in Blacktown, published in the Guardian.

The bloody brutality of boxing – Daniel Geale

Iron Mike on the contrasting fortunes between two boxers who met on Saturday: Australian Daniel Geale and Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto.

A Downunder Aussie in King Miguel’s Court.

It’s Daniel Geale v Miguel Cotto in New York and Gregor Lewis previews the fight on Sunday Afternoon (Australian time.)

Poetry: Cadel!

A slick poem from Oscar O’Brien (Grade 4A Gray St PS, Hamilton) on Cadel Evans’ Tour de France glory.

What forced Sepp Blatter’s hand?

Tim Noonan considers the factors which forced Sepp Blatter to resign. [This article was first published in The Equal Times]

Audrey Fithall (Australian Lacrosse player) fundraiser in Williamstown on June 19

Audrey Fithall has been selected in the Australian Under 19 Lacrosse side which is heading to the World Championships in Scotland. It’s an expensive exercise when there is no institutional support, and the girls are doing some serious fundraising. Here’s news of a cracking night in Williamstown on June 19.

Almanac Equestrian: Giddyup

Woodleigh student Lachlan Long has fallen in love with horses and riding. He tells us where it all began.

State of Origin 2015 – Blasphemy, But Origin Ain’t What It Used To Be

As State of Origin begins for another year, Blues supporter Wayne is disappointed that the mystery of Origin is no longer there.

Rugby – Super 15: The Tah’s are Blooming.

Waratahs win in a tough fought contest against the Crusaders in front of a small crowd at Stadium Australia (ANZ stadium) to go top of the Australian Conference in this years Super 15 Rugby season.

Junior Almanac – Skateboarding: Lessons learnt at the Naz

Jack Regan heads to the Naz, gets a few tips from an old hand, and nails a new move or two. [Great use of the lingo Jack – Ed]