Michael Gleeson is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, athletics, cricket and tennis. He has been awarded the Grant Hattam Trophy for outstanding journalism in football, while his cricket writing has been recognised in twice winning the Cricket Victoria cricket writer of the year award.
Michael Gleeson Carlton's top recruit Kristian Jaksch has a stress reaction in the navicular bone of his foot and will miss the next two and a half months of pre-season training as they seek manage the potentially...
Michael Gleeson The internal review of what went wrong with Australia’s lamentable athletics campaign in Glasgow has been delayed and will now be completed by mid-November.
Michael Gleeson Athletics Australia's year of turmoil off the track has continued with the departure of chief executive Dallas O'Brien as two reviews into the sport are carried out in the wake of the Eric...
Michael Gleeson Sally Pearson never got the chance to have her say to her team. She never got to deliver the speech she wanted to before the Commonwealth Games for circumstances in the UK collided to prevent that.
Michael Gleeson Australian record-holder and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Kim Mickle has beaten athletics team captain Sally Pearson by one vote to be named female athlete of the year.
Michael Gleeson A Melbourne schoolboy high-jumper jumped 2.29 metres, an effort that would have won a bronze at the Commonwealth Games.
Michael Gleeson Australian hurdling champion Sally Pearson has split with coach Antony Drinkwater-Newman.
Michael Gleeson Athletics Australia would continue with its internal review of the high performance department despite president David Grace being confident that problems in the sport did not extend beyond the...
Michael Gleeson Australia's banished athletics coach Eric Hollingsworth has fallen on his sword and quit his job after being asked why he should not be sacked.
Michael Gleeson Australian Sports Commission will hold a swimming-type review into athletics in Australia.
Michael Gleeson In Northam, Boots for Kids made a profound impact on a family's life.
Michael Gleeson Australian pole vault champion Steve Hooker’s Olympian wife Ekaterina Kostetskaya, has been banned after failing a doping test.
Michael Gleeson For saying Pearson sets a bad example, the coach has been suspended and is poised to be sent home from Glasgow.
Michael Gleeson Australia won bronze in the triathlon mixed relay and partly made up for the individual disappointments of Thursday
Michael Gleeson Australia's Emma Jackson fell agonisingly short of claiming a medal in the opening event on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games.
Michael Gleeson Australian runner Alex Rowe has been punished by his sport by having his funding cut by a third for competing in the event in which he equalled a long-standing national record.
Michael Gleeson in Nice For 46 years others have tried. For 46 years others have failed. Alex Rowe might be about to change that.
Michael Gleeson A broken pole would appear to be the only thing standing between Alana Boyd and a gold medal in Glasgow at the Commonwealth Games.
Michael Gleeson Olympic champion Sally Pearson has enjoyed an encouraging performance in her return from injury, defeating reigning world champion Brianna Rollins in Switzerland as she builds towards her...
Michael Gleeson Boots for Kids is a campaign asking Fairfax readers to donate footy boots at the end of the season this year so we can get them to indigenous kids in rural and remote areas who have none.