Almanac Poetry: In the Heartland

Politics can be funny at times, and members of the electorate can express themselves in a variety of ways. Kevin Densley recalls a time when George Bush Senior, on the US Presidential campaign trail, was mooned by an entire family!

Almanac Poetry: Mickey Mouse’s Cranial Vault

In this week’s poem, Kevin Densley parallels modern American history with the evolution of Mickey Mouse.

Australia’s Role in the making of Jack Johnson – opinion piece in the ABC by Daryl Adair

Daryl Adair has written a piece on the boxing champion Jack Johnson and how Australia influenced his career

International Cup Day Five – Is There Solace in Third Place?

Jack Banister caught the 3rd place playoffs at the International Cup, and some cracking commentary from Brian Barrish.

AFL International Cup 2017 – USA Freedom v European Crusaders

USA Freedom crushed the European Crusaders on Sunday afternoon writes Jarrod Landells.

Identity Calling

How do modern Aussies define themselves, and is increasing nationalisation changing our identity?

Banning headers: Why a decision in California matters to your sports club.

Hamish Neal giving us the heads up on the real issue behind soccer’s ban of headers.

Kentucky Derby 141: A two-horse race, and then some

Our man in Kentucky, Glenn Brownstein, previews the strongest field assembled in a generation to Run for the Roses. Get up early Sunday morning and make yourself a mint julep and settle in to watch one of the world’s great horse races.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 33-USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!

Dennis Gedling tells the story of one of the greatest World Cup upsets – the USA’s win over England in Brazil 1950.

The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live

Our international correspondent Yvette Wroby lets us into the secrets of the world’s greatest sporting events. What, no St Kilda premiership dance?

Murderball – it’s a killer of a game

After watching the Wheelchair Rugby Tri-Nations tournament while in Sydney, Ramon Dobb is hooked on Murderball.

AFL Round 5 – Essendon v Collingwood: Pies play ketchup

The Essendon fans are loving their team again, writes Andrew Else.

It’s footy, Jim, but not as we know it

(AFL Quebec Preseason Cup: Concordia University, Loyola Campus, Montreal, Saturday April 28) A few things I’d never encountered in over 40 years of footy-going: snow en route to a game; a bagpipe medley of Advance Australia Fair and Waltzing Matilda; a rule forbidding goals kicked from beyond the 30-yard line; a field of artificial turf; [Read more]

International footy: Knacker pulls the boots on for the San Jose Hornets

by James Mackay Some of you may be aware of the footy leagues in the USA.  Each area has a few teams and then once a year each district sends a team to the Nationals (Colorado Springs in ’08). The district around San Francisco includes teams from the bay city (known as the knights), the [Read more]