Greg Baum

Greg Baum

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


Haunting future just not cricket

Greg Baum The year is 2025 and the barely twitching body of Test cricket is proving a wonderful host organism for T20.

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.

Two chances - rain and Billy Cooper's trumpet

Alastair Cook and Michael Clarke

Greg Baum Andy Murray delivered. So did the Lions. Chris Froome might and Kate Middleton is about to, any royal minute now. This is a fecund time in Britain.

Cool-hand Luke's chilly reception takes a deafening toll


Greg Baum For Luke Nolen, this was back to earth after a thud. But the descent was bumpy, too, and in some ways, it showed.

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