Peter Hanlon has worked at The Age since 1995, initially as deputy sports editor, subsequently as editor of the Saturday and Sunday Age sports sections, and since 2007 as a senior sports writer. He writes extensively on the AFL, and has also covered the Beijing Olympics and Delhi Commonwealth Games.
Peter Hanlon Roy Higgins left the Flemington mounting yard for the last time on Thursday.
Peter Hanlon Zac Shaw had just returned home from becoming a junior world champion for the second year running when he drove down Colac's main street and saw a group of old school mates.
Peter Hanlon A son opening for Australia and buying their own oval made it a bumper year for the Rogers family.
Peter Hanlon George Bailey is on track to be the greatest six-hitter the game has seen.
Peter Hanlon Manningham Cricket Club extended the hand of friendship - and got plenty in return.
Peter Hanlon Michael Klinger speaks with the benefit of a lifetime of cricket learning, and the optimism of the boy who still lurks beneath the flecks of grey.
Peter Hanlon Tim Anderson soon realised he wasn't going to have the cricket career of his dreams but feels privileged to have still forged a life in the game.
Peter Hanlon Michael Clarke and Brad Haddin captained Australia's under-19 cricket team, but so did many others who, for myriad reasons, didn't keep living the dream.
Peter Hanlon Being good enough to captain your country at 18 is no guarantee of a sporting life lived in the spotlight.
Peter Hanlon Being good enough to captain the Australian under-19 team is no guarantee of later success in the national team.
Peter Hanlon Jaron Morgan captained the Australian team in October, but is more interested in South Africa.
Peter Hanlon Being good enough to captain the Australian under-19 cricket team is no guarantee of later success at national level. Peter Hanlon spoke to five men who held the post.
Peter Hanlon Venus Williams undone by eight double faults and 56 unforced errors.
Peter Hanlon The eccentric reading of Australian Open weather conditions means play could continue through Melbourne's seemingly annual tennis heatwave, but while organisers prepare for a negative effect on...
Peter Hanlon The eccentric reading of Australian Open weather conditions means play could continue through Melbourne's seemingly annual tennis heatwave, but while organisers brace for a negative impact on crowds,...
Peter Hanlon Simona Halep finished 2013 as the most improved player on the women's tour.
Peter Hanlon Canadian Frank Dancevic knew he was in trouble when he saw Snoopy. 'I was starting to hallucinate a bit towards the end of the first set.'
Peter Hanlon Not so long ago, Nikolay Davydenko got the red carpet treatment of the tennis elite.
Peter Hanlon Andy Murray's dire prediction that someone could have a heart attack in the heat didn't fall on deaf ears at one of Melbourne Park's newest spectator areas on Wednesday.
Peter Hanlon Camila and Sergio Giorgi dismiss reports of dubious dealings, writes Peter Hanlon.