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 Having lost its own football manager to the AFL on the eve of the season, Hawthorn has responded by poaching the Western Bulldogs' football boss two rounds into the new year.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn small forward's knee will not force him to miss round one.
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 Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell may miss do-or-die semi-final next week.
Michael Gleeson Tom Hawkins leads the race for the Coleman Medal. He has 24 goals.
Michael Gleeson Whether he is rested or not quite fit enough after rolling his ankle at the weekend, Jack Riewoldt is unlikely to play against GWS on Saturday.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn captain finally expected to end long recovery program and resume playing.
Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin was given an early rest as Hawthorn cruised to a near-record 162-point win over Greater Western Sydney at the MCG.
Michael Gleeson The Tigers were the equal of the Hawks for pressure at the ball and the man.
Michael Gleeson Jack Gunston was brought in to play a lead-up role for Hawthorn.
Michael Gleeson Lance Franklin played on a wing and was more involved but less influential.
Michael Gleeson and Peter Hanlon They were only abbreviated pre-season games, but Richmond had reason to cheer.
Michael Gleeson Hawthorn moves to eliminate off-field distractions that could sabotage premiership plans.
Michael Gleeson The Buckley years have begun without obvious punctuation. At least little punctuation.