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.

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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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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...

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Injured Storm trio likely to miss England trip

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Stathi Paxinos Storm facing world club challenge clash against Leeds in England without three top players.

Storm receive unwelcome send-off before leaving to Britain

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 08:  Edrick Lee of the Raiders is tackled by Young Tonumaipea of the Storm during the NRL trial match between the Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders at Simonds Stadium on February 8, 2013 in Geelong, Australia.  (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos THE Melbourne Storm will head to Britain for their world club challenge clash against Leeds on the back of not only a poor loss to Canberra in Friday's night's trial game but possibly without three...

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.

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Youngsters storm up the ranks

Mahe Fonua

Stathi Paxinos Mahe Fonua did not have the best of NRL debuts for the Storm last season.

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Storm starts as it left off - with a win

Melbourne Storm

Stathi Paxinos Reigning premiers dispel any thoughts of a premiership hangover with clinical win.

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Cut down on errors, Storm told

Craig Bellamy

Stathi Paxinos Coach Craig Bellamy wants improved showing against North Queensland.

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Slater charge dims victory as Storm flies high

Billy Slater.

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne remains undefeated after holding off Canterbury in a worthy grand final replay.

Injuries hopefully behind him, Quinn ready to play up a Storm

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY LEAGUE The damage to Anthony Quinn's body during the past two years makes for painful reading.

Storm duo may be fit for opener

Stathi Paxinos RUGBY LEAGUE Melbourne Storm's injury crisis might not be as bad as first thought.

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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.

Storm targets Prince

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Stathi Paxinos RUGBY LEAGUE Melbourne Storm will look to exploit absence of injured Gold Coast hooker Nathan Friend and limit kicking game of playmaker Scott Prince when it faces its bogey team.

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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...

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.

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It's back to basics for Storm

Cooper Cronk

Stathi Paxinos Melbourne Storm playmaker Cooper Cronk says no magic remedy for form slump.

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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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Storm's swagger returns with a win

Melbourne Storm

Stathi Paxinos IT HAS been a while since Craig Bellamy had seen such facial expressions and body language on his players.

Storm surge back to form as hapless Panthers roll over

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04:  Billy Slater of the Storm runs with the ball during the round 22 NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the Penrith Panthers at AAMI Park on August 4, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Stathi Paxinos THERE was a feeling that hung around Melbourne Storm's game against Penrith yesterday. It was one of ''surely not''.

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Storm aims to avoid Bellamy's blasts

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Stathi Paxinos There had been talk that Craig Bellamy had last week given his team, which had lost five games in a row, some of the biggest bollockings of his career.