Will Brodie

Will Brodie

Help The Age's online sport reporter, Will Brodie, further his sporting education. Put him straight.

Cricket

Is Australia the world's best Test cricket team?

Will Brodie Clearly Mitchell Johnson is currently the most destructive bowler in world cricket. But is Australia the world's best team? Right now?

This sporting love

AFL Grand Final 2008. Geelong v Hawthorn at the MCG.  Pic By Craig Sillitoe  27/09/2008

Will Brodie With the feats of champions and the passion of fans, AFL wins hearts and minds.

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Winter Olympics

Sochi Winter Olympics: Exposed - the mad, bad, dangerous world of winter sports

Skeleton helmet

Will Brodie The 2014 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury and Illness in Sport was not the usual dull but worthy talkfest.

When winning, and losing, is all in the mind

Mark Mercuri and Steve Alessio

Will Brodie When the previously unbeaten Melbourne Stars lost their Big Bash semi-final, I experienced the feeling of someone walking over my grave.

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Cricket

Shane Warne, England coach? He'll think about it

Shane Warne.

Will Brodie Australian spin legend was considering taking over beleaguered arch-rival, if you believe what he tweeted at 2.16am.

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Winter Olympics

Faster, higher, gaudier: Sochi Winter Olympics fashions not for the faint-hearted

Will Brodie What is the point of the Winter Olympics, apart from the elite sport?

Winter Olympics

Faster, higher, gaudier: Sochi Winter Olympics fashions not for the faint-hearted

Team USA

Will Brodie What is the point of the Winter Olympics, apart from the elite sport?

Tennis

Booing Nadal: Why tennis exposes the idiot in every crowd

Nadal

Will Brodie What makes fans boo sportspeople?

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Tennis

Superstitions and idiosyncracies of tennis players

Rafael Nadal.

Will Brodie The unnerving physical and mental tension of tennis makes neurotic heaps of its best players.

Cricket

Ashes 2013: Will rain help England on the final day of the Second Test at Adelaide?

Weather Test.

Will Brodie Light rain has fallen for two hours early on the final day, and a delay to the start of play is expected.

Cricket

On the sledge: cricketing insults to aspire to

Merv Hughes.

Will Brodie Most verbal banter on the cricket field is banal, predictable and dumb. So the few on-field statements that are smart and amusing soon percolate through the cricket community like exotic urban...

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Cricket

Australia's Ashes confidence doesn't stack up

Mitchell Johnson

Will Brodie Why the hell does anyone think Australia can get close to England, let alone win this Ashes series?

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Cricket

Ashes 2013: Peter Siddle wants pacemen to be kept fresh

Siddle

Will Brodie Stalwart spearhead Peter Siddle has defended the resting of fast bowlers before a busy Ashes schedule, saying critics of the decision don't understand the demands on modern pacemen.

Cricket

Peter Siddle backs controversial resting policy: Geoff Lawson is wrong

Peter Siddle.

Will Brodie Australian stalwart Peter Siddle defends resting of fast bowlers ahead of a busy Ashes Test schedule, saying that critics of the decision don't understand the demands on modern pacemen.

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Oaks Day 2013: live coverage

Racegoers at Oaks Day.

Edited by Will Brodie and Scott Spits Thousands of well-dressed patrons are expected to flock to Flemington for 'Ladies Day', featuring the staying classic for three-year-old fillies.

Horse racing

Gai Waterhouse's Fiorente wins the 2013 Melbourne Cup

Fiorente.

Will Brodie Fiorente has won the 2013 Melbourne Cup in a thrilling finish from Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos.

Ice Hockey

Nathan Walker, Australian ice hockey's NHL prospect

Nathan Walker in 2011.

Will Brodie While Australia's best players vie to represent their country, in the US a local star has a shot at reaching the NHL.

Ice Hockey

Australian Ice Hockey League finals 2013: who will win and how

AIHL finals.

Will Brodie On the eve of the AIHL grand final, ice hockey experts tell who they think will win and why, and give their season highlights.

Melbourne Ice star Matt Armstrong talks straight about the AIHL finals

Matt Armstrong.

Will Brodie Melbourne Ice scoring star Matt Armstrong is not one for hiding.

Ice Hockey

Australian ice hockey finals promise a wild ride

Australian Ice Hockey League.

Will Brodie After such a hard-fought regular season, featuring so many thrillers, which of the four semi-finalists is best placed to take out the Goodall Cup at Melbourne's Icehouse?