Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Despite the doubts, Crows in final four

Packing a punch: Jason Porplyzia celebrates with Nathan van Berlo after kicking one of his three goals last night.

Greg Baum, Adelaide Against Fremantle in last night's semi-final, Adelaide did it their way, which is to say the hard way.

Middle East politics enters the sports arena

Greg Baum Moeen Ali is England's latest cricket hero. You might even call him its great white hope, except that in this context, the term doubtlessly would give some offence.

AFL under fire for Gaza ad ban at Adelaide Oval

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Greg Baum, Larissa Nicholson The AFL has been accused of censorship for stepping in to ban a planned advertising campaign at the Adelaide Oval supporting Gaza.

AFL

For the love of a good man

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Greg Baum There are many types of love, says Kevin Sheedy in his tribute to Tom Hafey. Between husband and wife, parent and child, family members; all are distinct forms.

Hawks in the great escape

Lance Franklin.

Greg Baum History nearly repeated for the Hawks until cool hands prevailed.

Bombers put on a winning face

Greg Baum The two faces of Essendon became one in Adelaide on Friday night.

AFL

Battle-weary squads finally play on

Bombers players and coach James Hird.

Greg Baum Despite feel and appearance, this was day one, round one, and so a time of fresh starts.

AFL

How Kochie got Port on a roll

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Greg Baum Port was a basket case when David Koch answered the unlikely call 12 months ago.

AFL

Gunston a Hawk-eye goalkicker

Jack Gunston

Greg Baum He is the AFL's sharpest shooter from set shots, but still rues one that got away.

With a heave and a ho, Freo puts the Cats out

Greg Baum Frequently, the AFL finals are a new and self-contained season, not susceptible to the form or verities of the home-and-away rounds.

Injury concerns for Adelaide

On song: The Crows celebrate their victory last night.

Ashley Porter and Greg Baum Adelaide will go into next Saturday's preliminary final against Hawthorn without another key forward.

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Dockers remain upbeat despite disappointment

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Greg Baum Adelaide rejoiced in its semi-final win on Friday night, but whatever the equal and opposite emotion is, it was not apparent in the Fremantle rooms.

Blurry line in race controversy

Greg Baum Matt Rendell's exit from Adelaide reveals the importance of image in AFL.

The best out of Sydney

Future champion: Lenny Hayes at 18, soon after joining the Saints.

Greg Baum Lenny Hayes was Sydney-born and bred, but into an Australian rules tradition.