Greg Baum Accompanied by a throaty roar, the ball goes up and the game begins. Immediately, the ball disappears into vast crush, and is not seen again for some time.
Greg Baum Meg Lanning's hero was Ricky Ponting. Her effortless straight drive for six en route to top score in the World Twenty20 final in Bangladesh on Sunday would have done Ponting proud.
Greg Baum Jack Clancy was large in life, and larger than it.
Greg Baum Australia this summer has had the rare pleasure to travel hopefully and to arrive companionably in a rapturous place.
Greg Baum Australians seem not to have grasped how much their nasally catcalling grates.
Greg Baum What began as an exercise in benchmarking has become another triumph in its own right.
Greg Baum Of Graeme Smith, this can be said more accurately than of any other contemporary cricketer: he took block.
Greg Baum If anything is disrespectful in cricket, it is the reconfiguring of the concept of respect.
Greg Baum To the many zeroes on his pay cheque and his scorecards, Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke added another this week.
Greg Baum Win or lose, fun or (momentarily) not, with any luck our future champions will still love their sport.
Greg Baum This is another parable of the pompousness and hypocrisy of the Olympic movement.
Drugs in Sport
Greg Baum Supplements ''inappropriate and unnecessary'' for adolescent athletes, symposium in Canberra will hear.
Greg Baum Before a watching world, the Sochi Olympics are melting away.
Greg Baum There is no Test cricket sound at once so rousing and so depressing as the echo of bat on ball.
Greg Baum Sixes have become so commonplace that the hoisting of one no longer is a self-contained event in any cricket match.
Greg Baum It was, memorably if not officially, the ''blackest day in Australian sport''.
Greg Baum Unfancied Swiss wins Australian Open men's singles title with a dramatic upset victory over wounded world No.1.
Greg Baum Chinese trailblazer has form as a shaky closer, but this time was out of sight of her opponent.
Greg Baum The year is 2025 and the barely twitching body of Test cricket is proving a wonderful host organism for T20.
Greg Baum The plink of Federer's racquet told of exquisite timing, the crump from Nadal's told of furious top-spin. Initially, they were mutually neutralised.