Scott Spits

Scott Spits

Online sports editor for The Age. Began his full-time career at The Age as an online sports reporter in 1999 before joining Sportal as the Deputy Editor of the AFL-Telstra online network in 2002. Rejoined the online desk at The Age in 2006. Has covered the Sydney Olympics, numerous Australian Open tennis tournaments and several AFL grand finals. Reads the back page first. Hack golfer. Wannabe tennis star.

Melbourne Cup 2014: Patriotic punters coming for Australian-bred horses

Scott Spits The day-before scratching of one of Lloyd Williams’ two major hopes, Sea Moon, has failed to have a big impact on Melbourne Cup markets even though punters are leaning towards Australian-bred...

Cox Plate 2014: Race Day Live

Foreteller's jockey Tommy Berry takes a selfie with the Cox Plate trophy this week.

Scott Spits Welcome to our rolling Cox Plate 2014 coverage. Stay with us for tips, whispers, odds and updates from our trackside experts, plus our roving eye on all the fashion, glamour and fun.

Australian Open prize money increased for 2015

2014 men's champion Stanislas Wawrinka.

Scott Spits Australian Open organisers have increased prize money for the men's and women's winners by 10 per cent, with each winner to pocket a cool $3 million as the tournament champion next January.

AFL grand final: keep it social, please!

Scott Spits Nothing rouses footy fans more than a seemingly unfair or contrived winning environment. All AFL season the jokes about the "Bondi Billionaires" and Sydney's potential dominance of the AFL...

Pssst at the World Cup

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Scott Spits Brazil's latest poster boy for all things World Cup, Neymar da Silva Santos Junior - aka Neymar - has already made a big impact at this tournament after scoring twice in the home team's opening match...

A-League finals: Melbourne Victory v Sydney FC

Alessandro Del Piero

Scott Spits It's time for the A-League finals. Glamour clubs Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC clash in an elimination final.

Cricket

World T20: Australia v Pakistan

Brad Hodge

Scott Spits Track all the action from Australia's opening match against Pakistan at the World T20 in Bangladesh.

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Cricket

South Africa v Australia, Third Test, Day 5

Mitch Johnson.

Scott Spits, Matt Bungard Full, live coverage of the series-deciding Test against South Africa in Cape Town.

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Sochi Winter Olympics: Day 9 events to watch

Scott Spits Some of the main events to watch on day nine of the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Winter Olympics

Sochi Winter Olympics - events to watch today

SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 11: Dorin Velicu of Romania makes a run during a Men's Skeleton.

Scott Spits Enthusiasm is high after the success of Torah Bright in the halfpipe.

Winter Olympics

Day five - events to watch

Torah Bright.

Scott Spits Three spectacular offerings from the fifth day of competition at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.

Sochi Winter Olympics: day two guide

Alexander Ferlazzo of Australia

Scott Spits Australia's Torah Bright is gunning for the first leg of what would be a stunning three-peat in Sochi.

Tennis

Live: 2014 Australian Open - Women's semi-finals

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Scott Spits It's officially the pointy end of the tournament. The women's semi-finals highlight the day session on Rod Laver Arena.

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Tennis

2014 Australian Open - Day 10 updates

Scott Spits The four remaining quarter-finals in the men's and women's draws will be completed. Will we see yet more upsets after some of the bigger names departed in the middle rounds of the tournament?

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Tennis

Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Six

maria sharapova

Scott Spits Cooler weather has been welcomed at the 2014 Australian Open by players and fans alike for the completion of the third-round matches.

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Tennis

Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Five

Serena Williams

Scott Spits The 2014 Australian Open scheduled was slightly disrupted thanks to extreme heat and rain. Some second round matches were finished in the early hours on Friday morning.

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Tennis

Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Four

Thanasi Kokkinakis

Scott Spits The 2014 Australian Open goes into the day four with the local focus centred on Australia's 'Special Ks'.

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Tennis

Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Three

Casey Dellacqua.

Scott Spits The 2014 Australian Open goes into the second round with another day of brutal heatwave conditions forecast to hit Rod Laver Arena and its surrounds.

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Tennis

Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Two

Live: Australian Open 2013.

Scott Spits The 2014 Australian Open is into its second day and characteristic heatwave conditions are forecast for Melbourne with the temperature tipped to reach a high of 43 degrees.

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