Broadcaster Les Murray, who has passed away aged 71, was the archetypal team member.
Les Murray helped football transform itself from a predominantly migrant activity in Australia into what he loved to call 'the world game'.
England’s Lucy Bronze (right) and Spain’s Leila Ouahabi (left) battle for the ball during the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017.
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The reality of life as a female sports star.
Big hitter: England’s Tammy Beaumont.
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And they are attracting record crowds: Lord's is a sellout for England vs India in the World Cup Final.
The Australian cricketers’ refusal to work is a potent form of player power, however the potential benefits may be illusory.
Professional sports is bucking major trends in industrial relations, such as a marked decline in both union membership and industrial disputes over recent decades.
The struggles of being a female sports fan.
Scotland’s Erin Cuthbert in action as the team beat Ireland on July 7. Scotland are in the Euros for the first time in 2017.
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The teams and players to watch ahead of the tournament's kick-off on July 16.
Konta is the first British woman to reach a Wimbledon semi-final since 1978.
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Tennis is as much a mental battle as a physical one.
Formula One owners Liberty Media, and perhaps even old-hand Bernie Ecclestone, might hold key to saving a crucial part of the sport's history.
Great Britain’s Libby Clegg and guide Chris Clarke at the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games.
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Can there ever be a truly level playing field when it comes to visually imparied sport?
Try thinking of exercise as fun and something to enjoy with friends.
Sydney’s Lance Franklin is a popular choice for many fantasy AFL coaches.
Fantasy sports began as a niche hobby for statistically inclined sports fanatics. But, with the internet, it has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar industry.
Trinidad’s semi-professional cricket, long a feeder for Caribbean cricketers to play broad, has lost of its lustre.
Once a sport associated with anti-colonialism, cricket in the Caribbean has become a career path for young men with dreams of wealth and glamour.
Cricket Australia has been unable to broker a new pay deal with the Australian Cricketer’s Association.
Business Briefing: following the money in cricket.
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Rather than just admiring a good hit or delivery, there’s another way to analyse what’s happening on a cricket pitch. Cricket players are actually business people, in the sense that they’re weighing up…
Marc in het Panhuis demonstrating that surfers require fins in their surfboards for stability and control during manoeuvres.
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3D printing looms as a gamechanger for the surfing industry as surfboard and fin technology become increasingly high-tech.
Latvian Jelena Ostapenko won this year’s French Open at the age of just 20.
The unpredictability of women's tennis in 2017 should make us strongly question the performance of the official rankings – and not simply the players’ performance.
Neglected and sub-par facilities are one of many barriers to youth participation in sport.
The first step in reviving a lost sporting culture is to involve young Australians in working out why sport has lost its appeal and how to reverse the decline in youth participation.
Best of 32 teams in 2014.
From 2026 there will be more teams, more matches - and more tickets sold.
Controversies over sport, gambling and TV have tended to overshadow changes to the anti-siphoning scheme.
The proposed anti-siphoning changes certainly shift the economic balance from free-to-air to pay-TV, as well as from government intervention in the sport TV market to more open market play.
Esports has become big business.
Beyond the glitz and glamour of the esports arena there are some serious issues with how its economy works and how this affects player well-being.
Indigenous children depicted in an etching playing the game of marngrook, which some have claimed inspired the game of Australian rules.
The revival of the idea of Indigenous influence on the origins of Australian rules football diverts attention from another, much more uncomfortable story about Indigenous relationships to football.