Loving Kobe Bryant: a complicated affair

Kasey Symons loves Kobe Bryant (in a sporting sense), but can’t overlook the dark shadow on his career.

Local Basketball – Two Down? Too Good

In a local Sunday basketball competition, Acceptable in the ’90s pulled off a miraculous victory that sport’s magic is built upon. Callum O’Connor tells the story of four mates – three with five minutes to go – who won a premiership.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Davis dazzles in the Harbour City, Ormsby prevails in HK

The Australian Open was one of several golfing highlights last week, according to Hamish Neal’s news, thoughts and notes.

Almanac Classic: An afternoon in Dusseldorf

Thebeaver has produced one of the more creative pieces of sports writing we’ve published in some time. But you be the judge.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Thompson wins (sort of), Spieth returns to Sydney

Hamish Neal with all the latest golf news as the European Tour and the LPGA seasons draw to a close.

Almanac Athletics: So you want to run the world’s toughest half marathon?

Mick Jeffrey talks us through the experience of the Point to Pinnacle Half-Marathon in Hobart – dubbed the toughest in the world. (We’d rather you than us, Mick! – Ed)

Yoshi in Melbourne: All-in-One City Tour organised by Freddy’s Bike Tour

Yoshi certainly kept busy while in Melbourne. Here he tells the story of the historical tour he did on Freddy’s Tour.

Almanac Baseball: The Other Summer Shield

Almanackers, if you are looking for a new treat this summer keep an eye out for the Australian Baseball League ruminates Brian.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Feng makes history for China, Grace wins ‘South Africa’s major’

This week’s golf wrap from Hamish Neal has a Chinese influence as Shanshan Feng hits the Number 1 ranking.

Almanac Short Story – I love the races

With a keen observer’s eye, Barry Mitchell brings to life another character of the racetrack in this short story. [Have you seen this person floating around the Spring carnival? – Ed]

Almanac League: Race for the Paul Barriere – Week 2, Fiji continue unbeaten run, challenges gain world-wide attention

Hamish gives us the rundown on the opening stages of the Rugby League World Cup with this comprehensive wrap of all that has happened thus far.

The Boxing Journey Of Willie Perez by KB Hill

KB Hill introduces us to Willie Perez, who commenced his boxing career in Madrid as a teenager, rising up the ranks before eventually settling in Wangaratta.

Almanac Baseball: World Series 2017

Houston no longer has a problem. The Apollo has landed and the battered city can take comfort in a well deserved win by the Astros in the World Series as reported by Brian The Ruminator.

Almanac Athletics: The first pro meet of the SA season

Paul Young reports on the first pro meet of the SA season which was organised as a tribute to the late Jack Panuccio.

Almanac Motor Racing – Bathurst (Part 5): The road trip Home

The big race is over and IronMike20 makes his way home…

Almanac Motor Racing – Bathurst (Part 4): The road trip Sunday

On a cold and wet Sunday, Ironmike20 continues his Bathurst report about the trials and tribulations of the great race.

Almanac Motor Racing – Bathurst (Part 3): The road trip Saturday

Matt Watson has made it through to Saturday, even if his mate’s jocks are a bit worse for wear.

Almanac Golf: Golf Capital – Thomas’ fifth win for 2017, WGC heads to China

Justin Thomas continues to dominate world golf reports Hamish Neal in this week’s golfing wrap.

Almanac Motor Racing – Bathurst (Part 2): The road trip Friday

Matt Watson is now on the mountain and taking in the day’s practice – albeit surprisingly light on provisions.

Raving Rulebook No 9

Rulebook doesn’t disappoint this week, covering the AFL Draft, Wallabies, the Women’s Ashes, the Redbacks, Ben Simmons, Wayville Trots (blimey!!!) and Winx v Black Caviar. Who gets a bake this week? [And the backing music is a winner yet again – Ed.]