Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos

Stathi Paxinos covers rugby league, rugby union, boxing, swimming and Australian Rules football for The Age. He has covered numerous major sporting events including the Sydney Olympic Games (boxing), the 2003 Rugby World Cup, state of origin contests and NRL finals, world title fights and national swimming championships. Stathi also covered boxing and aquatics at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

Gillon McLachlan denies knowledge of ASADA offer

Stathi Paxinos AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has denied that he has officially received an offer from the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority that proposed a six-month sanction for Essendon players on...

Paul Little denies knowledge of Essendon players' legal action, seeks circuit-breaker

Suspended Essendon Bombers coach James Hird (L) and Bombers Chairman Paul Little outside the Federal Court.

Stathi Paxinos Essendon chairman Paul Little says he wants to work with the AFL and the Federal Government to make the supplements scandal ‘‘go away’’.

AFL

Petrie could have been asphyxiated, says sports medico

Hawthorn expects this incident to face match review panel scrutiny.

Jon Pierik and Stathi Paxinos Leading sports medico Dr Peter Larkins was so concerned by Brian Lake's alleged choke on Drew Petrie that he feared the Kangaroos forward could have been asphyxiated.

AFL

Magpies sign American college basketballer Mason Cox

The Magpies will be looking to develop Mason Cox as a potential ruckman or key position player.

Stathi Paxinos Collingwood has won the race to recruit giant American college basketball player Mason Cox.

AFL

AFL Good Friday games proposal delivers hate mail for Andrew Demetriou

Andrew Demetriou received plenty of feedback from the community about Good Friday footy, including

Stathi Paxinos Outgoing AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou has revealed that he has received hate mail in response to the league's consideration of playing games on Good Friday.

AFL

McLachlan 'should do it his own way', says Andrew Demetriou

Incoming AFL chief Gillon McLachlan.

Stathi Paxinos Outgoing AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou said the best advice he could give successor Gillon McLachlan was to stay true to himself.

AFL

AFL defends, tries to explain ticketing system

Ticket simplicity, 1980.

Stathi Paxinos AFL commercial operations manager Darren Birch maintains the league was not greedy despite an avalanche of criticism from fans about its new variable ticketing system.

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AFL

Port Adelaide president David Koch slams Richmond over Jake King

Port Adelaide President David Koch.

Stathi Paxinos Port Adelaide president David Koch has joined AFL boss Andrew Demetriou in slamming Richmond for allowing promising talent Jake King to continue his friendship with bikie identity Toby Mitchell.

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AFL

Frustrated Jack Riewoldt places a media ban on himself

Jack Riewoldt

Stathi Paxinos Richmond spearhead Jack Riewoldt says the media's handling of his omission from the club's leadership group has led him to place a media ban on himself.

AFL

It takes more than money - Demons CEO

Peter Jackson.

Stathi Paxinos Culture and list management – and not how wealthy the club was – were the keys to winning premierships and were forming the basis the Paul Roos-led era at Melbourne, chief executive Peter Jackson...

AFL

Melbourne pleased with injured trio's progress

Melbourne coach Paul Roos watches Mitch Clark during training.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne is confident that its three injured big men Mitch Clark, Chris Dawes and Jesse Hogan will take part in pre-season games, and are set to be fit for the first round of the AFL season.

Alan Richardson departs Port Adelaide with Ken Hinkley's full blessing

Ken Hinkley.

Stathi Paxinos There was a simple reason why it did not occur to Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley to stand in the way of Alan Richardson taking the St Kilda coaching job: Richardson's post-playing career had in many...

AFL

David Koch vows to retain Alan Richardson, St Kilda coach-in-waiting

Port Adelaide President David Koch.

Will Brodie and Stathi Paxinos Don't spread your turmoil to us, says Port Adelaide chairman David Koch to St Kilda, vowing to fight for contracted director of coaching Alan Richardson, whom the Saints want to unveil as their new...

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Brendan McCartney has high hopes for new Bulldog Stewart Crameri

Stewart Crameri.

Stathi Paxinos Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney says new recruit Stewart Crameri could be the component the Bulldogs were missing last season.

AFL

Scott Watters denies disharmony

Scott Watters

Stathi Paxinos St Kilda coach Scott Watters has maintained that there was "massive upside" and a "a very optimistic feel" about the Saints team he was leading despite reports that the club's football department was...

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AFL

The No.48 pick has a story to tell

Stathi Paxinos Apologies to song writer Harry Nilsson and the American band Three Dog Night who had a hit with Nilsson's lyrics, but AFL draft pick No.48 may now lay claim to being the "loneliest number".

AFL

AFL trade period updates: Thursday, 24 October

AFL List Manager

Edited by Scott Spits and Stathi Paxinos The deals are expected to flow as the trade period enters its final stages.

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AFL trade period updates: Wednesday, 23 October

Edited by Stathi Paxinos and Scott Spits The deals are expected to flow as the trade period enters its final three days.

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AFL

AFL trade period updates: Friday 18 October

Scott Spits and Stathi Paxinos All the moves and rumours of moves on day ten of the official AFL player movement marathon.

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AFL

AFL trade period updates: Thursday 17 October

Scott Spits and Stathi Paxinos All the moves and rumours of moves on day nine of the official AFL player movement marathon.

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