Statistics show that while more kids have played more sport, they still fall short of the recommended activity levels, and it seems the parents are to blame.
Recently, we’ve excoriated Israel Folau for his comments, but history is awash with examples of us giving sports stars a free pass.
The NRL stands at a pivot point, it must seek borders anew if it wants to remain relevant. While PNG might seem a radical proposition, their love for the game might re-ignite ours. Worth a try.
Last week the NRL saw the worst crowds in 30 years, which merely highlights the larger issue: Where have all the players worth watching gone?
With the Golden State Warriors riding into the NBA finals on the back of a toaster, we look back at some other examples of enchanted curio that crippled teams in the past. Because sport is stupid.
As professional sport gathers more articulate data, the concept of sports psychology is evolving, as a winning mindset is established early, especially in the video game realm.
Lonnie Smith’s is your classic Cinderella story…if Cinderella happened to beat up mascots and climb mountains of blow.
We caught up with Gold Medallist, pioneer and Rugby Union Sevens player of the year Charlotte Caslick ahead of her attempt to put Australia back on top of the sevens ladder.
It goes without saying that 2016 has claimed many people of genius…but we’re saying it anyway. We’ve combed the writing staff to see who they miss the most. Bring a hankie and a beverage to raise in respect.
Hollywood has a problem. Like the asthmatic kid on the playground, they’re no good at sport. So, in the interest of fairness, we thought we’d pick on them.
Meg Lanning stands front and centre to the growing professionalism of women’s sport. The Big Smoke chats with our only successful test captain.
As the Australian cricket team continues to embarrass us, we may seek pastures new. However beware the bandwagon that takes us there
Every so often, an actual book passes over The Big Smoke’s sportsdesk. “The Game of Their Lives” chronicles the footballers who fought, and ultimately perished, in the horror of WW1.
With Tim Tebow the latest ex-NFL player to try his hand at the MLB, it’s only fair to look back at the man who came before – Bo Jackson. The multi-sport athlete is usually consigned to one of two categories. A) the washed up attention seeker who’s wasting his/her/their time, and thusly, bringing the game into disrepute,…
Many an NBA player has been challenged by a nobody. But, as they’ve destroyed us, forever documented on the Internet, we should not to be too quick to judge the outcome.
For the latest in our Fitspo series, Kayla Itsines talks about her journey and the lasting effect of her humble, transformative approach to fitness.
The ceaseless criticism of our Olympic athletes is off the mark, and daresay it, rather un-Australian indeed. So, while you click your tongues, I’ll wave the flag.
Morning! What happened while you were asleep? Well, Abbott recounted his actions and was excoriated for doing so, the ABS nagged us, and the EPL launched.
Now that Michael Phelps has retired, we need to ensure that such dominance never happens again. To achieve that, we’re calling for a fairer use of steroids.
Sport is defined by those who win. But for those who cannot, the method of losing to win comes to the fore – otherwise known as tanking.
This week we step into the upside down world of BMX impresario Nathan Philps, who takes us through the communal nature of his Instagram, unfiltered.
For those who didn’t understand the fuss about State of Origin last night, we’ve done our best to explain it.