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Michael Gleeson is an award-winning AFL and athletics writer. He has covered multiple Olympics, Commonwealth Games and world championships. He also covers tennis and cricket, and has written seven books.

Australian Open 2019: Djokovic on song against Tsonga

Australian Open 2019: Djokovic on song against Tsonga

Novak Djokovic and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Rod Laver Arena: this was a storied clash but not a storied match.

  • by Michael Gleeson

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Serene Serena Williams makes short work of Eugenie Bouchard

Serene Serena Williams makes short work of Eugenie Bouchard

The champion bullied her opponent around the court as she continues her quest for a 24th grand slam title.

  • by Michael Gleeson
De Minaur through in five-set epic - but faces tough third round

De Minaur through in five-set epic - but faces tough third round

The fresh likeable face of Australian tennis Alex de Minaur has advanced to the third round of the Australian Open and onto a match against Rafael Nadal.

  • by Michael Gleeson
'Not really': Kyrgios plays down Hewitt controversy

'Not really': Kyrgios plays down Hewitt controversy

Nick Kyrgios offers only equivocal comment on rift with Lleyton Hewitt, but says he is available to play Davis Cup.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Nick Kyrgios knocked out in first round

Nick Kyrgios knocked out in first round

Nick Kyrgios has been knocked out in the first round of the Australian Open.

  • by Michael Gleeson
'No one likes him any more': Bernard Tomic unloads on Lleyton Hewitt

'No one likes him any more': Bernard Tomic unloads on Lleyton Hewitt

Bernard Tomic has unloaded on Davis Cup captain Lleyton Hewitt, saying players all hate him and he will not play for Australia while Hewitt is there.

  • by Michael Gleeson
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Tomic falls to Cilic despite late fightback

Tomic falls to Cilic despite late fightback

Australian Bernard Tomic was eliminated from the Australian Open after losing in straight sets to top 10 seed Marin Cilic. 

  • by Michael Gleeson
Barty sweeps through first round in straight sets
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Barty sweeps through first round in straight sets

Australia's top-ranked woman Ashleigh Barty sweeps effortlessly through first round of the Australian Open.

  • by Michael Gleeson
Jimmy Bartel joins Giants board as footy director

Jimmy Bartel joins Giants board as footy director

Geelong triple premiership star and Brownlow medallist Jimmy Bartel will join the GWS Giants board as their football director. 

  • by Michael Gleeson
AFL star injured in Bolte Bridge incident

AFL star injured in Bolte Bridge incident

AFL player Majak Daw has been injured and is in hospital after an incident on the Bolte Bridge. 

  • by Michael Gleeson, Simone Fox Koob, Jake Niall & Melissa Cunningham
'He is definitely at that level': McSweyn chasing new ground

'He is definitely at that level': McSweyn chasing new ground

Stewart McSweyn could be the next big thing of Australian running. On Thursday night he will chase the first of a string of national records.  

  • by Michael Gleeson