Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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

A wait for the ages

Greg Baum In the Melbourne Cup, good things come to those who stay.

Riding a dream into nightmare

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Greg Baum Lance Armstrong knew that in the public eye he could do no wrong.

Romance of Cup pulls worlds apart together

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Greg Baum Nothing or nobody was excised from the migration zone that is the Werribee international horse centre at the break of a brilliant dawn on Sunday.

Lunar eclipse blots out rest of the field

Brett Prebble

Greg Baum FOR all the mystique, hubbub and breathless speculation - and this year the abiding whiff of skulduggery - sometimes it seems that winning the Melbourne Cup is simply a matter of putting yourself in...

Right time and right place to shoot the moon

Brett Prebble celebrates his Cup-winning ride on Green Moon.

Greg Baum What is too easily overlooked in the ever more hyperbolical prelude is that the Cup is first and last a horse race.

Cancer story built a fake ideal of fighting spirit

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Greg Baum TONY Greig, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, Geoff McClure, Simon Townley. Some of these names will be familiar, some less so.

Cycling

Still trying to take us for a ride

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Greg Baum In life and in sport, the Armstrong legend was built largely on the power of drugs.

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Not sweating, crying at record run

Black Caviar

Greg Baum Rarely in the annals of great Australian horse tales has there been movement at the station quite like this.

Black magic strikes again

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Greg Baum RARELY before in the annals of great Australian horse tales has there been movement at the station quite like this.

Swimming

Former swimming chief rails at 'character assassination'

Explosive new claims of Olympic swim-team torment (Thumbnail)

Greg Baum Lawrie Cox infuriated by threat to slash $2 million from Swimming Australia funding.

Swimming

Water torture: former Swimming Australia man can stay silent no longer

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Greg Baum Swimming was hailed by the Australian Sports Commission as a well-run, accountable and progressive sport, says a former Swimming Australia director infuriated by the ASC's threat to slash $2 million...

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Horse Racing

The back of Black

Black Caviar

Greg Baum As on the first day of her career, so on the last, and every day between: Black Caviar was ahead of them all.

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Tennis

Nadal suffers shock first-round Wimbledon exit

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Greg Baum Twelve-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal crashed to one of the most humiliating defeats in Wimbledon history on Monday at the hands of Belgium's world No.135 Steve Darcis.

Tennis

Hewitt takes huge scalp in vintage style

Lleyton Hewitt celebrates his round one Wimbledon win.

Greg Baum Lleyton Hewitt says straight sets eclipse of 11th seed Stan Wawrinka not an upset.

Tennis

No excuses, no tears after Nadal's exit

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Greg Baum 'It was not a war; nobody died out there,'' declared Boris Becker, just 19 but already a two-time Wimbledon champion, after losing in the second round in 1987 to Australian Peter Doohan.

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Tennis

Tomic continues to confound

Bernard Tomic after his win over Richard Gasquet on Saturday.

Greg Baum At Wimbledon on Saturday, Bernard Tomic left top tenner Richard Gasquet, the BBC and the British press shaking their heads in wonder.

Tennis

Grown-ups of game remain after plague destroys seeds

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Greg Baum In Wimbledon's lush paddocks, somehow the wheat has become mixed up with the chaff.

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Tennis

In the slip stream

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Greg Baum In Wimbledon's lush paddocks, somehow the wheat has become mixed up with the chaff.

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Djokovic, Murray look composed

Greg Baum Clue to the likely outcomes of Friday's Wimbledon's men's semi-finals may be found in the eloquent body language at the end of the quarter-finals.

Fallen star quits the ride of his life

Lance Armstrong

Greg Baum About Lance Armstrong, one incontestable fact will remain: he quit.