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.

Essendon coach James Hird ready to face WADA

Larissa Nicholson, Stathi Paxinos Essendon coach James Hird said he was surprised by WADA's decision to appeal the AFL anti-doping tribunal's decision on 34 past and present Bombers players.

The indiscretions of Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson

Clarkson claims he felt threatened by the Port fan.

Stathi Paxinos There is little doubting Alastair Clarkson's quality as a coach. But he has throughout this career - both on and off the field - shown that he has a short fuse.

Appeal from ASADA would be 'gross waste' of public money

David Galbally.

Stathi Paxinos Leading legal expert David Galbally says an appeal by ASADA on the AFL anti-doping tribunal's not guilty verdict for 34 past and present Essendon players would be a "gross waste" of public money.

Tim Watson no longer angry at Essendon coach James Hird

Tim Watson says he is no longer angry at Bombers coach James Hird.

Stathi Paxinos and Daniel Cherny Essendon great Tim Watson no longer feels anger towards James Hird and believes he should continue as Bombers coach as long as his players are "prepared to stand up and play for him".

North Melbourne lures Jarrad Waite with two-year deal

New Roo: Jarrad Waite.

Liam Mannix, Stathi Paxinos and Daniel Cherny North Melbourne has made the first moves of the AFL trade period by snaring Jarrad Waite on a two-year deal, along with Shaun Higgins.

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James Hird remains the 'current' Essendon coach, says Bombers chairman Paul Little

Stathi Paxinos James Hird remains as the "current" coach of Essendon with his long-term position to be determined by the Bombers board in coming days, chairman Paul Little has said.

Jason Winderlich in talks with Essendon about reversing retirement but keeps rival options open

Jason Winderlich.

Stathi Paxinos Essendon's veteran midfielder Jason Winderlich has not ruled out returning to the Bombers if he reverses his decision to retire, his manager Marty Pask said on Thursday.

Melbourne and Geelong close to deal on Mitch Clark

Mitch Clark.

Stathi Paxinos Demons confident they can come to a deal with Geelong for Mitch Clark, with football manager James Mahoney saying the clubs are "around about the same page".

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Terrorism alert forces fans to face tighter security going into finals matches

Fans may be forced to wait longer periods before entering AFL grounds.

Stathi Paxinos AFL fans have been warned to expect longer waits for entry in grounds for the preliminary finals in Sydney and Melbourne and the grand final at the MCG as security is stepped up in the wake of...

Brisbane Lions' pre-game stunt will not go ahead after public backlash

The Brisbane Lions chief executive Greg Swann plans to attract crowds with a live lion.

Stathi Paxinos A day after heaping praise on Brisbane Lions chief executive Greg Swann for his "provocative" marketing ploy of parading a caged lion around the Gabba before home games, AFL boss Gillon McLachlan now...

Brisbane Lions' game day proposal may come back to bite them

Stathi Paxinos dinkus

Stathi Paxinos Ladies and gentlemen, let's stand and applaud  the winner of this year's most ill-conceived marketing ploy – Greg Swann and the Brisbane Lions for  spruiking  their proposal to...

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Gillon McLachlan denies knowledge of ASADA offer

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.

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’’.


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.


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 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.


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 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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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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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.