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Boxing has a case to answer over Ali's death

Trauma: Muhammad Ali on the end of a punch from Sonny Liston during his career-making win in 1964.

I loved Ali. His legacy is multi-faceted. So can it be any bad thing that, upon his tragic death, another part of that legacy is for there to be wider recognition that if even one as beautiful, charismatic, courageous and fiercely smart as him can be brought down by getting hit in the head too often, then no one is safe if they ignore the dangers of concussion?

The NRL can't have it both ways on gambling

Eddie Hayson.

Despite the extremely grave nature of the allegations against the Sea Eagles throwing two matches of the NRL last years, there is so little outrage from the punters, on talk-back, on twitter, in letters.

I fair dinkum don't get Nine's apology

Mystery: Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith on The Footy Show on Wednesday night.

We're still no closer to finding out what Nine was sorry for. Was it then, the fact that Sixty Minutes didn't give Smith a chance to tell his side of the story? Well, SAY that! Tell us that was the reason for the apology.

Swimming: an indecent obsession?

Back from the edge: Michael Phelps.

Is swimming now at the point that the only way you get to be world-class is by training to such extremes that life-skills are left in your wake?