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Ash Barty with winners trophy, Wimbledon, 2021


Ash’s to Ash’s

From stepping away from tennis as a youth before returning to dominate Wimbledon and the Australian Open, to retiring as world No. 1 at the age of 25, Ash Barty has always owned her career path

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese arrive in the Ahmedabad stadium, carried by a strange vehicle decorated with crickets bats and stumps


Technocrats are ruining Test cricket

Why does the Australian men’s team bother to play Tests overseas?

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Journalism on steroids

How being attacked for considering testosterone supplements led to a (brief) reflection on the wisdom of immersing oneself in the story

Image of test cricket captain Tim Paine announcing his resignation. Image via ABC News


Cricketing institutions are on a sticky wicket

Tim Paine’s sexting scandal reveals more about institutional failures than personal ones

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Suspended from the rock

Rock-climbers at Arapiles/Dyurrite say the parks department has misled traditional owners over climb closures

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

Racing against time

The I-Kiribati Olympic sprinter hoping to draw attention to his nation’s climate catastrophe

Image of England players lining up during the penalty shoot-out following the UEFA Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium, London. Image © Nick Potts / PA Wire

Football’s coming home

Home truths from the Euro 2020 tournament

Illustration by Jeff Fisher


Once a male-heavy sport contested by dynastic families, competitive woodchopping is increasingly attracting strong women

Image of a Tottenham fan taking part in a protest over the planned creation of a European Super League. Image © Clive Rose / Pool via AP

One for the fans

After an extraordinary week in football, fans of all stripes have something to celebrate

Illustration by Jeff Fisher

A more enlightened deathmatch

Deathmatch Downunder is making wrestling progressive, accessible and inclusive