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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.

Tim Watson says he can't see why Essendon can't find a specific role for Mark Thompson to keep him at the club.

Essendon great blasts Koch

Essendon great Tim Watson has branded Port Adelaide president David Koch as "thoughtless" and "opportunistic" for suggesting if would be a bad look if the Bombers were awarded the No.1 draft pick.