Almanac Wheelchair Tennis: Competition half a world away from tragedy

Henry de Cure plays Wheelchair Tennis on the world tour (with a world ranking of 69). And he’s a Crows man. This is Henry’s story of how a tournament in South Africa coincided with news of Phil Walsh, and the ongoing search for meaning.

Pigskin Almanac: The underdogs who won the Superbowl

Some of the most memorable sporting contests in history have been provided by NFL Super Bowl contests. Pigskin fan Logan R. Grayson recalls famous underdog wins in the NFL’s ‘big dance.’

Almanac Rugby: Hands Up If You Saw a Wallaby Flanker Put an Argentinian Merchant Banker on His Ass This Morning?

The sharp eyes of Archie Butterfly hail the “athletic prowess”, shall we say, of Wallaby flanker Michael Hooper during the Wallabies 34-9 rout of the Pumas [A beautiful right cross, but a SANZAR judicial hearing will have the final say on his availability for the rest of the Rugby Championship, after citing Hooper for foul play. – Ed].

Almanac Lacrosse – Under 19 World Championships: Australia 14 England 13 in quadruple overtime

Sudden victory or sudden defeat: coming to terms with a monumental struggle and its denouement.

Tour de France Tragic

Parsimony admits after many bleary eyes and late nights that he is a Tour de France tragic.

All Sports Team of the Week

Phil Smyth takes the “Big Week in Sport” to another level, with his team of the week. (A clever idea – Ed.)

State of Origin 2015 – Game Three: Red Dead Redemption

Callum O’Connor’s first rugby league match sees the Maroons run riot against the shell-shocked Blues.

Footys4All: Connor Evans at the Oceania Wrestling Championships

Footys4All ambassador: Connor Evans

Where in the world is P. Flynn now?

Here’s the evidence that he’s been at Wimbledon…but will he make it to Cardiff?

Crio’s Q? – selection solution

Crio reckons he’s got the answer for the unseemly squabbles within Tennis Australia.

Almanac Tennis – Wimbledon 2015: Can someone explain that Round 4 match to me?

Nick Krygios: dicuss.

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.