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Megan Levy

Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

It was a reflection: Kelly Slater denies close call with a shark

Shark, shadow or other?

Megan Levy Surfing legend Kelly Slater has shot down speculation that he was captured on camera surfing next to a shark in Western Australia, saying he was "100 per cent sure" it was just the reflection of...

Swimming

Grant Hackett's father says his son is in denial over rehab

Hackett

Megan Levy The father of Olympian Grant Hackett says his son is in denial about an addiction to prescription medication, which comes after the champion swimmer endured "two years of hell" including the...

Swimming

Grant Hackett denies rehab claims over Stilnox dependency

Grant Hackett

Megan Levy Olympic gold medallist Grant Hackett has denied claims by his manager that he is entering rehab for an addiction to prescription sleeping drugs, saying instead that he had travelled to the US for a...

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Sochi Winter Olympics: Ayumu Hirano is far from your average 15-year-old boy

Hirano

Megan Levy The view from the medal podium in Sochi is a lot different to the halls of his high school back in Japan, where other kids his age spend their days.

Sarka Pancochova smashes helmet in spectacular slopestyle crash

Sarka Pancochova

Megan Levy A competitor in the women's snowboarding slopestyle final at the Winter Olympics wiped out and slammed her head into the ground so violently that her helmet shattered and she appeared to lose...

Cricket

Ashes: Cricket tragics queue before dawn for seats at SCG

Crowds gather along driver avenue for the Australia vs England in the fith test ashes series at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
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Megan Levy There are no dead rubbers in an Ashes series. Just ask the thousands of members who started queueing outside the Sydney Cricket Ground before dawn on Friday, a good seven hours before the first ball...

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Football

Lucas Neill gestures to crowd after boos during Socceroos win

Neill

Dominic Bossi and Megan Levy Robbie Kruse believes the performance of captain Lucas Neill justified his retention of the armband despite the Socceroos captain's fiery exchange with a section of supporters at Allianz Stadium.

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Shane Warne says Mickey Arthur's $4m claim is 'sour grapes'

Warne

Megan Levy Ousted coach Mickey Arthur's attempt to sue Cricket Australia for $4 million is a case of "sour grapes" and is completely out of order, according to legendary spin bowler Shane Warne.

Wooden racquets and £10 prize money: life when a British man last won Wimbledon

Fred Perry

Megan Levy The world was a very different place the last time a British man blitzed to overall victory on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

Wooden racquets and £10 prize money: life when a British man last won Wimbledon

Megan Levy The world was a very different place the last time a British man blitzed to overall victory on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

Geraint's Tour de Pain: cyclist rides on with fractured pelvis

Geraint Thomas

Megan Levy The Tour de France is gruelling enough, with its punishing mountain climbs and brutal descents in a three-week pursuit of the feted yellow jersey.

'I'm paralysed!': Chloe vows not to attempt record swim again after 'excruciating' pain of jellyfish sting

Chloe

Megan Levy June was meant to be the "magic month", a time when the potentially deadly jellyfish that are notorious in the Straits of Florida are at their lowest concentrations.

'I am sorry. I have listened': Waterhouse cuts back on TV advertising

Waterhouse

Megan Levy Bookmaker Tom Waterhouse has apologised to Australians and has vowed to dramatically cut back his advertising on Channel Nine, saying "the public has spoken and you will see less of me on TV".

She's 'good looking': FIFA boss accused of sexism after comment on Australian candidate

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Megan Levy FIFA president Sepp Blatter has called Australia's candidate for a new woman's place on the executive committee "good and good looking" in an address to the Asian Football Confederation.

'Snob and a failed actress': jockey's lawyer lets fly at Gai Waterhouse

Gai Waterhouse

Kate McClymont and Megan Levy The lawyer for former jockey Allan Robinson has attacked Gai Waterhouse for being a "snob’’ and a ‘‘failed actress’’ after the champion trainer called his client a ‘‘trumped up little jockey’’ during...

'HomeworkGate' meme compilation

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Megan Levy Netizens respond to the standing down of four Australian test cricketers with social media gags.

Cricket

In the naughty corner: online gags flow over cricket's 'homework' debacle

Memes

Megan Levy "Pup ate my homework". Shane Watson had the perfect excuse to give Australia's selectors, according to some online jokesters, when he was in effect sent to stand in the corner with his hands on his...

'Bullet in the chamber': Pistorius Nike ad pulled after model's shooting death

Pistorius

Megan Levy A Nike advertisement featuring Oscar Pistorius and the phrase "I am the bullet in the chamber" has been pulled from the South African athlete's website after he was charged with murdering his model...

'Very twisted and confusing scenario': Te'o's 'fake girlfriend' says she's victim of identity theft

Manti Te'o

Megan Levy A young woman whose image was stolen and used as the face of Manti Te'o's fictitious girlfriend said she had no idea who the football star was until her photograph was thrust into the spotlight last...