Wave of jubilation

Surfers, are you looking for the perfect wave? Patrick O’Brien may just have the answer, an artificial wave pool!

Australian Open Tennis: Courting Kyrgios

Peter Baulderstone takes in his first Australian Open tennis at the Nadal/Kyrgios epic. Nick lost on the tennis court but won in the courts of public opinion and self respect.

Almanac Cycling – Tour Down Under: Stage 3

Peter Baulderstone adds to his long list of expert commentary on sports he knows nothing about. Now adding cycling to his football and cricket portfolios with a week’s visit back to his South Australian roots to see the Tour Down Under.

Brains versus Brawn: What Wins in Sport – an example from the Australian Open

What wins in the end, Power or Skill, Brains or Brawn? It’s the age-old question. JuneeJunction adds a perspective from the freezing tundra of Arctic Canada.

The Tent Hill Tennis Club

A beauty from Glen Natalier; memories of tennis in the Lockyer Valley [One of the kids in the photograph c1948 is Cecil Logan, my (late) uncle. He was as big a character as Uncle Stan. Glen Natalier, is a former teaching colleague of mine – he grew up on the farm just up the road from my grandparents’ spud and watermelon farm. You haven’t played tennis until you’ve played on antbed – JTH]

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.

On This Day – January 23rd

Where’s the cricket? What’s January without Test cricket or at least an international ODI series? To compensate for this programming disaster, today’s “On This Day” series provides a cricket focus – with a few other bits thrown in.

Basketball Almanac – Trailblazer Damian Lillard’s event proposal could rejuvenate All-Star weekend

Mark Miller discusses the proposal by NBA superstar Damian Lillard to add life and excitement to the NBA All-Star Weekend.

Thoughts on the decline of Aussie tennis (and why grinners are winners)

Paul Spinks ponders the reasoning behind Australia’s decline in world tennis since the mid 1970s. This is a longer version of Paul’s article published in The Age recently.

To drive or to walk? That is the question.

Shannon Cole explores getting kids into more exercise by encouraging them to walk to school rather than being driven by their parents.

Almanac History – On This Day: What happened on January 16?

After a bit of encouragement, Ian Hauser continues his ‘What Happened on…?’ series. January 16th throws up the usual mix of images and memories.

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.

State of Origin Canadian style: Edmonton Oilers at Calgary Flames

A fight at the ice hockey set Richard Marlow to pondering the eternal issues around violence in sport.

Why LeBron’s changed his tune on resting

Mark Miller discusses the concept of “load management” and its utilisation by NBA greats as a form to prolonging their basketball careers.

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!

Almanac Flashback – Pier to Pub 2019: Murray won’t be home tonight

From the archives: A tragic day at Pier to Pub 2019.

Neil ‘The Bear’ Button – champion footballer, quality human being

Malcolm Ashwood continues his series of profiles on former Norwood greats. This time it’s Team of the Century member Neil ‘The Bear’ Button.

Blitz Golf – Is it golf’s version of T20?

Blitz Golf is the golfing world’s answer to cricket’s T20. Joseph Ryan examines the concept.

Who’s going to claim the eighth seed in the West?

Mark Miller presents his thoughts about which teams may fight out for a place in the top “eight” of the NBA Western Conference.

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.