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Crowning glory for the Cats and the MCG

Midway through the third quarter, Geelong’s bench players began to bump fists and swap high-fives. Arrogant? Presumptuous? Not really. At that very moment, Tyson Stengle was bending the ball like an unfurling streamer from the boundary line for his fourth goal and Geelong’s 14th, approximately. The grand final was all over bar some very loud shouting from the capacity crowd […]

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A day full of fairytales, but not for Buddy

Halfway through the final quarter of Geelong’s near-walkover of the Sydney Swans, Lance Franklin found the Sherrin high up the ground. Within a few seconds, he had his fourth touch, and a fifth. Bronx cheers followed him from Geelong supporters in the stands, a cruel taunt. For one of the few times in a career spanning 341 games, “Buddy” Franklin […]

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NRL finals 2022 LIVE updates: North Queensland Cowboys v Parramatta Eels – late team change for Brad Arthur

1 of 1 Father’s depression battle driving Lane’s Parra rise Shaun Lane has known chronic depression his whole life. Learning to make the best of a difficult situation has been the catalyst for the career-best form that has him in World Cup contention and 80 minutes from an NRL grand final. Full story Recommended: Meet Federers ex-tennis player wife Mirka […]

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Hawks families engage top lawyer as ‘distressed’ Fagan denies wrongdoing

The four Indigenous families at the centre of Hawthorn’s racism scandal have engaged top troubleshooting lawyer Leon Zwier, who acted for Collingwood on the Do Better report, to represent them in the AFL’s independent investigation into the alleged mistreatment of First Nations players and their partners. As the fallout from the crisis continued, with a third former Hawthorn coach standing […]

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