Editor and roving sports reporter signs off with a look back at the big stories and great moments in his time at The Age.
Stathi Paxinos covers rugby league, rugby union, boxing, swimming and Australian Rules football for The Age. He has covered numerous major sporting events including the Sydney Olympic Games (boxing), the 2003 Rugby World Cup, state of origin contests and NRL finals, world title fights and national swimming championships. Stathi also covered boxing and aquatics at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
Close your eyes for a moment. Take a breath. What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about swimming?
Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has done his fair share of spruiking his title fight with Australia's Jeff Horn this week.
Clashes, crashes and controversy. Right from the start, the Melbourne Grand Prix has had it all – on and off the track.
There are so many reasons why the Mayweather v McGregor fight will never happen but then again, who would have foreseen some of these?
Follow live for all the action from the pink-ball Test.
When Monique Murphy awoke from a week-long coma in 2014, she was facing a vastly different life. Murphy had been at a university party when she fell from a fifth floor balcony and landed on a glass roof.
It was a dream assignment. Follow your hero. Stay close to him. Many others felt the same.
In the end it was all quiet on the northern front - or at least terrace - at AAMI Park. And for that, soccer fans, police and A-League and club officials breathed a sigh of relief.
Australia's champion wheelchair racer Kurt Fearnley says from his first Paralympics, in Sydney 2000, he has heard stories about boosting.