Greg Baum

Greg Baum

Greg Baum is chief sports columnist and associate editor with The Age

Cricket

Cricketers break the silence on problem of depression that has struck down so many

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Greg Baum Jonny Bairstow, the man best qualified to replace Jonathan Trott in England's top six, might have shivered a little in the circumstances by which the vacancy has appeared.

Cricket

Early strike not always the best form guide

Greg Baum Cricket loves precedents, but in this case they are not especially helpful.

Cricket

Seeing is believing... just

Greg Baum It doesn't get any rosier for Australians than an Ashes series walkover.

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Record-breaking legend will be remembered for sublime style as much as statistics

Greg Baum Sachin Tendulkar played Test cricket at 16, made a century against England at 17 and two against Australia in Australia at 18, with Merv Hughes, Craig McDermott and Bruce Reid trying to knock his...

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Football

Socceroos in Kruse control

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Greg Baum Tonight, the Socceroos looked back, and heard an echo, and forward, and heard a call, and felt nothing but rapture.

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Socceroos in Kruse control

Greg Baum Last night, the Socceroos looked back, and heard an echo, and forward, and heard a call, and felt nothing but rapture.

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Johnson revives Thommo terror days

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Greg Baum Sri Lanka was rudely manhandled back to the beginning, suffering at Australia's hands its third heaviest defeat in Test cricket.

A blow against common sense

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Greg Baum It was in some ways a sporting week of driving to the periphery of the matter.

Cricket loses a gifted all-rounder

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Greg Baum Tragedy far greater than 47 all out has struck cricket, and this should be a Roebuck column. But it isn't one, and can't be one, and never will be one again, because the tragedy is Peter Roebuck.

Let's back up a clear line on 'run-outs'

Greg Baum Sri Lankan batsman Lahiru Thirimanne clearly crossed one line when he was run out.

Cricket

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Australian batsman David Warner

Greg Baum Resurgent interest in 50-over cricket this summer has both delighted and confounded authorities.

Laws relax, and T20 knows its limitations

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 01:  David Warner of Australia switch hits for six during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and India at ANZ Stadium on February 1, 2012 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Greg Baum The ICC is about to relax the restriction on the number of Twenty20 internationals.

Windies star ahead of his time

Greg Baum AFL coaches could learn from the free-flowing performances of Viv Richards.