Almanac Basketball: The best game ever

Almanac debutant Ethan Stone had a ripper in his basketball grand final, which his team won convincingly. A great story.

Almanac Netball: A Performance for One

Sara Black’s keen observations of the netball parent. Have you seen any like this at your local courts?

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Matsuyama continues to win, Woods goes low on Friday

Hamish Neal’s weekly column: a collection of golf news, including a look at Tiger Woods’ return, plus his thoughts for the weekend’s big tournament – the Hong Kong Open.

Almanac Amateur Boxing – “Keep your heads up; no holding; no low blows; and good luck”

Luke Stegemann, writer, thinker and amateur boxing referee, takes you inside the Queensland scene, inside the ring. And inside his own thoughts; thoughts of boxing and of the role of boxing [Superb – Ed].

Almanac Cycling: Chapeau Jack

Australian Cyclist Jack Bobridge has retired, Dave Parker pays tribute to an extraordinary career.

Opportunity for a young commentator

Keiran Deck presents an opening for an aspiring commentator to try their hand at the Australian Volleyball League finals this Saturday. A great opportunity.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Danish delight in Melbourne, Woods returns

It wouldn’t be Wednesday without Hamish Neal’s comprehensive golf round up, with last week’s World Cup review a feature.

Almanac Classics: And a marathon came calling…

When David Downer’s life hit a few speed bumps, he started running. Those 20 minute runs eventually increased, leading to life as a marathon runner. This is a fantastic tale of a man with a healthy addiction. The full story of the journey of the marathon runner. Originally published in August, David’s epic is both incredible and inspirational, a story even more poignant today. [This the first in a series of ‘Paddy Suggests’. Paddy Grindlay is making his way through the Almanac archives and picking out some of his favourite pieces. Look out for some classics Thanks Paddy, Ed]

Almanac Rugby: No Rest For The Wallabies Ahead Of Ireland Clash

The Wallabies have surprised a few and now face Ireland in Dublin on Sunday in what should be a terrific Test match writes Farris Garrison.

Almanac Boxing: Australian Boxing and the rise of Super Middleweight Zac Dunn

David G sees the emergence of Zac Dunn in the Super Middleweight as a good story for Australian Boxing.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Spieth wins in Sydney again as young English duo win season climaxes

Another bumper collection of Hamish Neal’s golf thoughts, reviewing the culmination of two tours plus the local feature and a look ahead to this weekend’s team event in Melbourne, Australia.

Almanac memoir: Man and Beast Extract – Island Bream

John Harms doesn’t get to Fraser Island with PJ and the crew anywhere near enough. It is paradise.

Almanac Bowls: Canadians cornering the Australian bowls scene

With Australian Premier League and State championships, Lachlan Tighe sees the domestic lawn bowls competition hotting up.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Noren wins in South Africa, Perez salutes in Mexico

Hamish Neal brings us all the latest in the world of golf, including a long iron(y) Mexican observation.

Almanac Lawn Bowls: Black Adder in Blundstones

The Blundstone Melbourne Roys are in a ding dong battle to make the finals of the Australian Bowls Premier League. Peter Hille reports on Black Adder and co.

Dion Fanning – Farewell the GAA summer and all the things I learned

Dion Fanning returns to Dublin after 20 years, to find comfort in the Gaelic games of his youth. [Great piece on the place of sport in lives – Ed].

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Pampling gets the luck in Vegas as Feng wins again

Last week in golf and the week coming up, thanks to Hamish Neal.

Joe Posnanski – Chicago Cubs and the Wonder of Game 7: “Oh my God”

“Some day, after the tears have dried and the hangover has lifted, after disbelief has transformed into nostalgia and the books have all been written, this might go down as the greatest baseball game ever played. It is much too soon for that now…” Check out acclaimed NBC sportswriter Joe Posnanski on an historic, emotional event.

Almanac Cycling – Self-confessed ratbag Jim Coyle

Jim Coyle, amateur cyclist, was a prolific winner – racing for 50 years between 1940 and 1990. His jersey and trophies are part of a collection now showing at Scienceworks. Jim’s story is a beauty.

Almanac Baseball: 2016 World Series – Recommended reading

This piece from ESPN’s Wright Thompson beautifully captures the joy and sorrow that can accompany long awaited success. We highly recommend it.