Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas

Michael Chammas is rugby league reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Western Sydney Wanderers set for ANZ Stadium for A-League grand final

Michael Chammas Football Federation Australia has moved to lock in ANZ Stadium for this year's A-League grand final should the Western Sydney Wanderers continue their impressive run to reach the decider.

Rio Olympics 2016: Games hopeful Jessica Fox fears Zika virus

Olympic trials: Jessica Fox trains at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.

Michael Chammas Olympic hopeful Jessica Fox has expressed her concern over the Zika virus that has cast a cloud over this year's Olympic Games in Brazil.

San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke says Hayne still has a future at the club

Not disillusioned: Jarryd Hayne.

Michael Chammas San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke has labelled the Jarryd Hayne experiment a success, insisting the organisation is still committed to transforming the 27-year-old into an NFL regular.

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San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke opens up on why Jarryd Hayne was dropped

Jarryd Hayne has battled to prove he belongs.

Michael Chammas From the moment Jarryd Hayne fumbled his first punt in the NFL against Minnesota on Monday night football, he faced a constant battle to prove he belonged. Michael Chammas reports.

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Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic labels his team 'genuine contenders'

Contenders:  Mark Bridge celebrates after scoring his second goal against Melbourne City FC.

Michael Chammas Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has labelled his team "genuine contenders" after the Wanderers produced their best performance of the season to topple Melbourne City.

Western Sydney Wanderers extend A-League lead with thrilling win over Melbourne City

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Michael Chammas The Western Sydney Wanderers survived a mini second half collapse to extend their lead at the top of the A-League ladder in an emotion-charged 4-3 victory over Melbourne City.

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Australian Open 2016: Ex-Betfair exec says mixed doubles suspicion a publicity stunt

Long-time mutterings about the prevalence of match-fixing are now firmly back out in the public domain.

Michael Chammas, Nino Bucci Former Betfair executive Scott Ferguson believes Pinncacle Sports suspended betting on a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open in a "cheap grab at free publicity".

Music to their ears: Where excatly did the music at Rod Laver Arena come from?

Michael Chammas How is it, that on two separate nights inside the same venue, music mysteriously began playing while two of the most controversial Australian tennis players were about to serve?

Australian Open 2016: Nick Kyrgios escapes punishment for answering phone on court

No punishment:  Nick Kyrgios has escaped punishment for answering his phone on court.

Michael Chammas Nick Kyrgios has escaped punishment for answering his phone on court before Saturday afternoon's mixed doubles match at the Australian Open.

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Australian Open 2016: Bernard Tomic takes aim at Roger Federer

Bernard Tomic during his second round match at the Australian Open on Thursday.

Michael Chammas Bernard Tomic has fired a shot at 17-time grand slam champion Roger Federer in retaliation to comments the former world No.1 made in Brisbane a fortnight ago.

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Australian Open 2016: Nick Kyrgios in hot water after answering his phone on court

Grin and bear it:  Nick Kyrgios during a first round mixed doubles match.

Michael Chammas Nick Kyrgios faces the possibility of a hefty fine and could potentially come under investigation for answering his phone on court for a mixed doubles match on Saturday.

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Australian Open: Nick Kyrgios seeks sports psychologist after questioning his commitment to the sport

Nick Kyrgios of Australia reacts after winning a point against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Michael Chammas Nick Kyrgios has been seeing a London-based female sports psychologist since June to help him overcome the mental demons that resurfaced at the Australian Open on Friday night.

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Australian Open: 'I just told him what I thought' - Nick Kyrgios explains tirade at umpire

'I'm so disappointed' ... Nick Kyrgios felt like he let people down after his third-round loss to Tomas Berdych.

Michael Chammas Nick Kyrgios fired a parting shot at chair umpire James Keothavong, describing the official's performance in his third round loss to Tomas Berdych as 'unprofessional'.

Australian Open 2016: I'm good from behind: Daria Gavrilova sees funny side to embarrassing gaffe

Michael Chammas New Australian crowd favourite Daria Gavrilova managed to see the funny side of an embarrassing gaffe during her post-match interview after progressing through to the fourth round.

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Australian Open 2016: Crowd boo and yell abuse at Nick Kyrgios following music complaint

Ugly spat: Nick Kyrgios of Australia argues with the chair umpire during his third-round loss against Tomas Berdych.

Michael Chammas In ugly scenes at Rod Laver Arena on Friday night, the Australian crowd turned against one of their own and booed Nick Kyrgios after a series of complaints from the 20-year-old.

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Tennis: Players were warned of match-fixing allegations

Long-time mutterings about the prevalence of match-fixing are now firmly back out in the public domain.

Michael Chammas Tennis Australia was tipped off about the match-fixing allegations more than a week before the tournament started, warning Australian players of the bombshell that was about to be dropped.

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Australian Open: Lleyton Hewitt blasts umpire as foot fault calls stall fightback

Couldn't mount a comeback ... Lleyton Hewitt was frustrated by foot fault calls during his loss to David Ferrer on Rod Laver Arena and let the umpire know about it.

Michael Chammas Lleyton Hewitt has turned back the clock in his final outing at the Australian Open, taking aim at the chair umpire in an emotional night for the retiring legend.

Australian Open 2016: Tennis legends back Nick Kyrgios to win a grand slam soon

Michael Chammas Nick Kyrgios has some of Australian tennis' biggest names in his corner, confident the 20-year-old is a future grand slam champion.

Australian Open 2016: Bernard Tomic sets up all-Aussie third round clash

Winning ways: Bernard Tomic hits a forehand return during his second round match against Italy's Simone Bolelli.

Michael Chammas Bernard Tomic will square off against John Millman in an all-Aussie third round showdown, and boy isn't he thankful.

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Australian Open 2016: John Millman survives drama to reach career-best third round

Australia's John Millman celebrates after defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg during their second round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016.(AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Michael Chammas A parochial Australian crowd erupted into chants of "bullshit" after a controversial umpiring decision, but the unheralded John Millman overcame the setback to progress through to a career best third...

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