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SILLY SEASON VOTES PILE UP

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SEVEN DAYS IN SPORT: IN a crowded field, the Tiger singalong sinners have put in a three-voter for the dumbest performance of a bizarre footy year, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Daphne was no shrinking violet – on or off the court

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THE doyenne of tennis in Queensland, Daphne Fancutt, is one tough customer. Raised on a remote cattle station, she worked with the men and, when she began playing tennis, she played in the men’s competitions. A feisty competitor on court, she’s been a fighte... More »

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Kiwis the unluckiest losers ever

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BAD LUCK is one thing but a bad rule is something else and that’s what helped bring the New Zealand cricketers undone in a World Cup final they did not deserve to lose, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Drawing ever closer to the edge

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THE WEEK IN SPORT: WE’VE ALL cut Serena some slack because that’s who she is – but it’s going to be harder for her now, says Chief Writer RON REED: COUNT me among those people – an overwhelming majority, at least in this country – who were unable to detect any... More »

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Why tennis is on the nose

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VETERAN sports commentator and writer PETER MEARES has observed many good and bad moments in sport over the years. But he says it’s about time to call time on the behaviour of bad sports like Serena Williams. More »

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Good week for the good guys

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JOHN MILLMAN has changed the conversation about the image of Australian sportsmen and now maybe the cricketers can do the same, says Chief Writer RON REED: REALITY DIDN’T take long to bite back at John Millman. Predictably, Novak Djokovic saw to that with a mi... More »

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No hiding place for the hoops hit-men

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: THE BOOMERS have to take their share of the blame for the great basketball bust-up – but it’s not all bad for Australian basketball, says Chief Writer RON REED More »