Michael Gleeson is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, athletics, cricket and tennis. He has been awarded the Grant Hattam Trophy for outstanding journalism in football, while his cricket writing has been recognised in twice winning the Cricket Victoria cricket writer of the year award.
Michael Gleeson Brownlow medallist Jobe Watson suffered a knock to the leg in a collision at training Monday morning with the club saying he had avoided serious injury but had suffered a cork.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn chief executive Stuart Fox worried about an unsigned Lance Franklin in 2013.
Michael Gleeson There's a pessimism that Franklin will ultimately do as Travis Cloke did and re-sign with his club.
Michael Gleeson The Marngrook Footy Show, dumped by the ABC at the end of last year, has been given a new life on SBS after a campaign of support from fans.
Michael Gleeson A loophole allowing AFL players to avoid a drug strike by self-reporting is likely to be closed on Wednesday with the AFL also expected to consider a push to significantly increase hair testing of...
Michael Gleeson Days after its club champion was banned for two matches over an out-of-season assault, Carlton's rugged midfielder Mitch Robinson has been involved in a fight at the Big Day Out music festival.
Michael Gleeson Young Collingwood player Marley Williams has been charged with assault following incident in a nightclub in Albany in Western Australia on Wednesday night.
Michael Gleeson For Nathan Buckley, it was a year that was almost good enough, but ultimately amounted to nothing.
Michael Gleeson Three clubs plunge on mature talent, pulling in players from the state leagues in the draft.
Michael Gleeson Just three indigenous players recruited to AFL clubs in this year's national draft.
Caroline Wilson and Michael Gleeson Adelaide has taken the extraordinary step of giving up their first two AFL national draft picks as they brace for heavy penalties from the Kurt Tippett saga.
Michael Gleeson Gary March wants return of state of origin as a means to overhaul the draw.
Michael Gleeson They have made the finals just twice in the last 30 years but Richmond has posted its greatest ever financial profit, making more than $3million this year.
Michael Gleeson ABC axes groundbreaking indigenous program after just two seasons.
Michael Gleeson Matt Campbell is not the first person to go to the casino and lose.
Jesse Hogan and Michael Gleeson Brent Prismall retains a glimmer of hope of earning at least a fifth season at Essendon.
Michael Gleeson Brendon Goddard was a Saint but he's not a saviour.
Michael Gleeson North refused to co-operate with AFL in concussion investigation.
Michael Gleeson Kyle Reimers and his footlocker of fluorescent boots could find a new home at Carlton.
Michael Gleeson On his first day in the job, Michael Malthouse has thrown a challenge to the as yet unfulfilled talent of Bryce Gibbs to become a genuine midfielder next season.