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1916 – The remarkable tale of when Australian football last faced a massive disruption

2020 isn’t the the only time VFL/AFL footy has been seriously disrupted. Sean Mortell refers to the modified VFL season in war time 1916 as an example.

AFL in the 2010s – snapshot moments that created a decade of greatness and stories

Sean Mortell looks back over the past decade of footy highlighting some of the many key moments during that period of time.

The tuck rule, a fight against all odds and iron-willed determination – the unlikely makings of Tom Brady and the New England dynasty

It might look as if Tom Brady had an easy run to NFL success but the back story tells a different tale. Sean Mortell gives us the full details of Brady’s determined rise to fame and fortune.

AFLW Round 2 – Carlton v Collingwood: Magpies blitz Blues to confirm 2020 revamp.

Sean Mortell went along to the city’s biggest sporting rivalry, Carlton v Collingwood, a clash that has only just begun to fire up in the AFLW as it has done in the men’s comp for over a century.

AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: Dogs washed away by an all-round solid Melbourne performance

Sean Mortell reports on Friday night’s Doggies-Dees match from a wet Whitten Oval.

The 2018 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup – Healy blasts Australia to an unlikely fourth title

As the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup nears, Sean Mortell revisits the 2018 Cup to refresh happenings from that series.

Brexit, and Slovakian handball players: EU impacts on UK cricket and ‘Kolpak’ agreements

With Brexit in place the flow on effects in sport in the UK will soon be felt. Sean Mortell explains the ramifications in his enlightening story.

AFLW Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Blues come away with a mature opening win in Richmond’s valiant debut

In the opening game of the AFLW season, Carlton were too good for a gallant Richmond side making its debut. Sean Mortell reports.

Kansas City – not a part of Kansas: a historical look on the ups and downs of a great American town

Sean Mortell examines the background history of the Kansas City Chiefs who came from behind for a stunning victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 2020.

Super Bowl LIV – Mahomes seizes the moment in a see-sawing contest we’ll never forget.

What a Superbowl for the ages! Backs to the wall, the weight of history and expectations dragging them down, Kansas City Chiefs broke a multi-generational drought to best San Francisco 49ers with an amazing come from behind effort. Sean Mortell has all the details.

NFL Playoffs: Championship Monday – A day of emotion, a display of Super Bowl football

Sean Mortell takes us through the NFL play-offs with a place in Super Bowl LIV up for grabs. His report gives us an insight into what to expect come February 3.

NFL Divisional Monday Review: A crazy comeback, two foes lock horns to the end again

Sean Mortell recounts the action of an engrossing day of NFL playoffs.

NFL Playoffs Divisional Sunday: Two supremely solid performances, another incredible upset for the Titans.

Sean Mortell keeps up his rollicking ride through the NFL Playoffs – with only six sides left and upsets seemingly in vogue, it’s all happening!

NFL Wildcard Monday – More upsets means the Superbowl is as open as ever

Wildcard Weekend provided thrills and upsets for NFL football fans in the lead up to Super Bowl 2020 as Sean Mortell reports.

NFL Wildcard Sunday – Two wins that shook the playoffs

In the early days of a new year some new sides are making a push towards Superbowl glory in the NFL – Sean Mortell takes us into the tension of Wildcard Sunday, where four teams entered and only two left.

The local cricket rodeo – a short story on a batting collapse

Wickets have tumbled, a batting collapse, a cock-a-hoop fielding side, and you walk to the crease nerves a flutter to face the next ball. Sean Mortell sets the scenario emphatically.

Almanac Cricket History – A year of turmoil, capped off in remarkably different ways: the story of Australia v Pakistan in 2009/10

The 2009/10 Test series between Australia and Pakistan provided challenges and opportunities for both teams. Sean Mortell relives the Melbourne and Sydney Tests of that tour.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test – Performance reflective of the ’06 glory days.

With a dominant innings defeat of Pakistan in the books, in this current side Sean Mortell saw some glimmers of the most recent golden era of Australian cricket under the leadership of Ricky Ponting.

Referendums, Gilchrist and a record-breaking run chase – the Australian cricket summer in 1999/2000

1999 was an interesting time in Australia. Sean Mortell tells the story of a nation’s referendum and the connection it had with a famous Australian test match victory.

Collingwood, a season in review: A blur of emotion, success and fighting ‘til the final siren

Hoping to rebound from disappointment, Collingwood’s season had many fluctuations. Sean Mortell reviews the Black and White 2019 season.