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.

Rugby League

Melbourne Storm deserved more from Brian Waldron's 'apology'

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Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm fans, players and officials have waited four years for some sign of contrition from Brian Waldron about the role the former chief executive played in the salary cap cheating that...

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Inclusions to boost Storm

Melbourne Storm has backed the recovery powers of its players, naming four who missed its dominant qualifying final.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm has backed the recovery powers of its players, naming four who missed its dominant qualifying final win against South Sydney in the team for Friday's preliminary final clash against...

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Storm ready for Manly onslaught

Melbourne Storm.

Stathi Paxinos Todd Lowrie knows all about the rivalry, possibly to some extent even hatred, that will be present when Melbourne Storm plays Manly in a preliminary final at AAMI Park.

Fierce Storm lashes Sea Eagles

Melbourne Storm celebrates after beating the Sea Eagles at AAMI Park.

Stathi Paxinos It has taken far less time than many had thought but Storm now has the chance it has been craving.

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Hard work earns Storm grand final slot

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy insists there is no place for any reference to the club's recent history.

Stathi Paxinos Craig Bellamy insists that there is no place this week for any reference to Storm's recent history.

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Bellamy praises grand final foe Hasler

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has no doubt what Bulldogs mentor Des Hasler is capable of.

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Storm wary of Hasler factor

Craig Bellamy and Des Hasler

Stathi Paxinos MELBOURNE Storm coach Craig Bellamy has said that he does not know, or had not really thought about, what sorts of tricks Canterbury counterpart Des Hasler could pull in Sunday's grand final.

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Saluting Storm's odd couple

The Melbourne Storm's, Cooper Cronk, Cameron Smith (Captain) and Billy Slater. The NRL Grand Final Breakfast at Daltone House, Pyrmont. photo by Marco Del Grande on September 27, 2012

Stathi Paxinos Coach Craig Bellamy and skipper Cameron Smith somehow form a perfect union.

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Storm clouds gone as stars celebrate win

Billy Slater on the run.

Stathi Paxinos It seems fairytale endings do happen. Two years after Melbourne was locked in the darkest days of the club's history, the Storm proved too strong for Canterbury in the grand final.

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Storm's celebratory homecoming delayed

Melbourne Storm supporters celebrating after the Storm won the grand final.

Stathi Paxinos Among the Melbourne Storm players who will be departing the NRL premiers in coming weeks, New Zealand-bound Todd Lowrie and Dane Nielsen are hoping - and only half jokingly - that memories and...

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Slater cops an earful from Bulldog

James Graham allegedly bit Billy Slater's ear.

Stathi Paxinos In the end, no one was talking about James Graham's Mike Tyson-moment after the Storm's 14-4 grand final win.

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After a hard road, Storm's pride gets to shine

Cameron Smith and the team celebrate after the Storm's win.

Stathi Paxinos A special team is home to share its success.

Bennett backs Bellamy to stick with Storm

Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy.

Stathi Paxinos Wayne Bennett could not see any reason why Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy would want to leave this year's NRL premier when his contract was up next year, the seven-time premiership coach said...

Storm 'fan' re-signs as coach

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Coaching supremo Craig Bellamy has announced he is staying with NRL premiers Melbourne Storm until at least the end of 2016.

Slater set to make a point

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY LEAGUE Melbourne Storm full-back declares full confidence in repaired shoulder for NRL opening-round clash against Manly Sea Eagles.

Cronk melodrama comes to a close

Cooper Cronk.

Stathi Paxinos The melodrama that Cooper Cronk's playing future had become was finally put to its conclusion this morning with the talented half-back announcing that he had signed a four-year deal to remain at the...

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Happy days for Storm

Cooper Cronk.

Stathi Paxinos Storm is where the heart is for playmaker Cooper Cronk.

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Modest Bellamy reflects on Storm career ahead of 250th game

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Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy has praised his team and the players he has had at his disposal during his 10 years at the helm of the club as he heads towards his 250th NRL game as a coach this...

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Melbourne Storm appoint new CEO

Stathi Paxinos, Scott Spits Melbourne Storm have appointed a new chief executive, filling the vacancy created by the departure of former acting chief executive Matt Hanson, who left the club in the wake of the salary cap...