Greg Baum Week two of the AFL finals, but the biggest sporting even in town on Wednesday was a press conference at Etihad stadium to promote the first Ultimate Fighting Championship night in Australia in...
Greg Baum There's no easy way to say this, but it's time we took a break. I think we should, well, spend a bit of time seeing others, don't you?
Greg Baum It is improbable that many felt short-changed by this series. Intrigued, puzzled, thrilled, appalled, bewildered, fascinated, but not ripped off, surely.
Greg Baum So this most abstruse and paradoxical of Ashes series is set come to a fitting end, to its only fitting end.
Greg Baum This article first appeared in The Sunday Age in December 2011 after Greg Baum spoke to Australia's oldest living Test cricketer, Arthur Morris.
Greg Baum For the second day in a row, Australia got it right, posthumously, but emphatically.
Greg Baum When Australia were sent in to bat at The Oval, the reasonable fear was that England would again ask awkward and superior questions and the Australians again would embarrass themselves.
Greg Baum Australia drag themselves to The Oval for the fifth Test doubtlessly still wondering what hit them. Forty-three days ago, when England were three down at lunch on the first morning of the series, all...
Greg Baum Michael Clarke's farewell to cricket is shaping up less as a grand exit and more as a kind of note stuck on the fridge.
Greg Baum Ageing Australia's collapse and capitulation in the Ashes series and Michael Clarke's summary pulling up of stumps leaves the Test team on a precipitous threshold.
Greg Baum In the Trent Bridge pavilion, the image was verily Victorian, England on the top balcony, Australia the bottom, upstairs and downstairs, rulers and ruled.
Greg Baum And so, on a blindingly bright Trent Bridge morning, it all ended in tears. The Michael Clarke story, the Ashes series, the golden age, of which Clarke was the last survivor; all were of a piece, all...
Greg Baum The doctrine of Australian exceptionalism has misled the Test team to a point where after two days of the fourth Test, only the formalities in their forfeiture of the Ashes remain.
Greg Baum Considering what was at stake, day one of the fourth Test became the most wretched Ashes day of all for Australia.
Greg Baum If Michael Clarke has said it once in the last month, he has said it a dozen times. No, he hasn't made the runs he would like. But he is working as hard as ever, which is all he can ask of himself.
Greg Baum So, what's the next number out in Ashes lotto?
Greg Baum With typical candour, much-studied all-rounder Shane Watson has admitted that he deserved to be dropped from the Test team after the first Ashes Test in Cardiff.
Greg Baum Although few were watching Michael Clarke's net session at Trent Bridge, everyone was on his case, and Clarke could not help but intuit it.
Greg Baum In the breakfast bars of Birmingham on Saturday morning, everyone was baffled. The Australians were baffled to have lost, and so badly.
Greg Baum As the last ball of this compressed Test match was bowled, Australian captain Michael Clarke was stationed at mid-off, far from his usual second slip cockpit.