Almanac NFL: Julian Edelman – the perfect big game player

Originally considered too short, frequently injured, Julian Edelman turned himself into a versatile match winner for the New England Patriots. As Edelman announces his retirement, Sean Mortell recounts a storied career.

Round 4 – Collingwood v GWS: Weary bones refuse to work in chilly conditions

Icy conditions descended on the MCG on Saturday night and it was the Giants who handled them better. Sean Mortell explains how the visitors dismantled the Pies game.

Winning in Wyche – Part 2: Combining to survive

Sean Mortell continues his series on footy in Wycheproof way back when. In Part 2 he explains the origins of The Combine and introduces some charcters who go on to make a name for themselves in Wyche and in footy.

Winning in Wyche – Part 1: Growing up in the shadows of a mini landmark

Sean Mortell begins his search for the story of one of Wycheproof’s finest moments: the Under 16 premiership of 1969. [This series is going to be a cracker – JTH]

Almanac Cricket: Getting out of jail – Lower Eltham’s relegation fight

Sean Mortell is a member of Lower Eltham’s first XI team in the Diamond Valley Cricket Association. He has the crazy tale of a rollercoaster season that ended in Lower Eltham fighting to avoid relegation in order to keep a proud tradition alive on the final weekend of matches.

Almanac Tennis: Are Stefanos and Naomi the new faces of tennis?

The Australian Open, against all odds, has continued to power on over the last fortnight. With only three games left in the main draw, both sides hold a chance of changing the guard of world tennis.

Almanac NFL: Tampa Bay – a town and team enduring through all crises

It has been a long road for Tampa Bay to win their second Super Bowl. Sean Mortell looks at the history of the city, and its most famous sporting franchise.

Almanac Football: Collingwood’s darkest day sums up a horror off-season

Sean Mortell casts his thoughts over Collingwood’s day of racial reckoning when the club was found to be systemically racist.

Almanac Cricket – Border-Gavaskar Trophy series review: A special effort disrupts Australia’s cricketing peace

Sean Mortell reviews a Border-Gavaskar Trophy series which began as a disaster for the visitors, only to see them triumph in the end.

Australia v India – The Gabba Test: A scene for history to be changed for the better

Sean Mortell recaps a fascinating Fourth Test in Briabane.

Australia v India – Third Test, Review: A stunning third act marred by upsetting issues

Sean Mortell presents his review of the 3rd Test between Australia and India which resulted in a match saving draw by India after a fascinating Day 5.

Australia v India – Third Test Day 1: Luck, fortune or fair enough?

Sean Mortell reports on all the action from Day 1 of the Third Test, Australia v India, and is impressed by Will Pucovski’s debut.

Australia v India – Second Test Review: Inept Aussies lose a battle of intent

Where did Australia go wrong? Where did India go right? Sean Mortell offers his views.

Australia v India – Second Test Day 1: Australia’s defensive mindset does them in

India bounce back after their humiliating defeat in Adelaide with a sterling performance on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test Australia v India as Sean Mortell reports.

Australia v India – Second Test Preview: Batting headaches

The Boxing Day Test commences tomorrow with India looking to bounce back after their humiliating loss to the Aussies in the First Test. Sean Mortell previews the match.

Australia v India – First Test Review: Wickets, valuable runs and the impact of a pink ball

Sean Mortell reviews the first test, convincingly won by Australia, of the Australia v India Test series with the Border-Gavasker Trophy at stake.

Almanac Cricket – Time to rewind: A recent history of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia

To whet the appetite for tomorrow’s First Test, Sean Mortell looks back at the last decade of Australia v India contests in Australia.

Almanac Cricket: My Australian XI for the First Test

Sean Mortell picks his Australian line-up for next week’s First Test against India in Adelaide. He has a surprise or two for you to consider.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game 3: A deserving finale

Sean Mortell concludes his series of reports on the NRL’s 2020 State of Origin series. He’s getting to understand just what that famous Maroon jersey means!

Almanac Rugby League – 2020 State of Origin, Game 2: Simply Blue

State of Origin in Sydney has a certain feel about it. Sean Mortell taps into it to provide his evaluation of Game 2 of the 2020 Origin series.