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Scott Spits

Began his full-time career at The Age as an online sports reporter in 1999 before joining Sportal as the Deputy Editor of the AFL-Telstra online network in 2002. Rejoined the online desk at The Age in 2006 and was online sports editor between 2006 and 2016. Has covered two Olympics (Sydney 2000 and London 2012), numerous Australian Open tennis tournaments and several AFL grand finals. Reads the back page first. Hack golfer. Wannabe tennis star.

Feats on clay: Nadal's sheer and utter domination on the red stuff

Feats on clay: Nadal's sheer and utter domination on the red stuff

Mention Rafael Nadal and clay and one clear subtext come to mind: sheer and utter domination. It’s a pattern that’s enhanced at Roland Garros.

  • by Scott Spits

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Muscles memory: 50 years since Ken Rosewall kick-started the Open era

Muscles memory: 50 years since Ken Rosewall kick-started the Open era

Ken Rosewall's storied career is a tale of sustained success and longevity.

  • by Scott Spits
Mills to miss for Swans after freak accident, Saints' woes continue

Mills to miss for Swans after freak accident, Saints' woes continue

Sydney's flag hopes have suffered a massive blow after gun midfielder Callum Mills broke his foot in a freak off-field accident.

  • by Scott Spits & Andrew Wu
Rosewall: Kyrgios and other young guns must wait

Rosewall: Kyrgios and other young guns must wait

With greats Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer ensconced at the top of the rankings, Ken Rosewall believes a change to the status quo is at least a year away.

  • by Scott Spits
Hodge just one of the ‘22 faceless men' Hawthorn will confront at the Gabba

Hodge just one of the ‘22 faceless men' Hawthorn will confront at the Gabba

Alastair Clarkson took a diplomatic tone when asked about the first time Luke Hodge will take the field in anger against the brown and gold.

  • by Scott Spits
The Royal Wedding ... and footy

The Royal Wedding ... and footy

It's not unusual for players to be referred to as footy royalty, but what about an entire team?

  • by Scott Spits
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Mixed news for Curnow brothers at appeals board

Mixed news for Curnow brothers at appeals board

Carlton's Ed Curnow was suspended for one match by the AFL Appeals Board for his umpire contact charge while Charlie Curnow is free to play Melbourne.

  • by Scott Spits
Wet (weather thoughts) between the ears: Essendon's challenge to overcome bogey opponent

Wet (weather thoughts) between the ears: Essendon's challenge to overcome bogey opponent

They are wallowing in the lower reaches of the AFL ladder but for current battlers Essendon and Carlton, a Saturday MCG clash offers an unexpected twist.

  • by Scott Spits
Top draft pick Jonathan Patton axed by the Giants

Top draft pick Jonathan Patton axed by the Giants

Powerful Greater Western Sydney forward and former No.1 draft pick Jonathan Patton has been axed in the wake of the club's poor defeat to Geelong.

  • by Scott Spits & Daniel Cherny
Demons-Saints battle a reminder of the AFL's streaks and hoodoos

Demons-Saints battle a reminder of the AFL's streaks and hoodoos

It’s the match-up of two of the AFL’s most notorious ‘hoodoo’ teams at a venue which, until quite recently, was nothing but a graveyard for one of them.

  • by Scott Spits
Demons optimistic Hogan and Petracca will take on Saints
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Demons optimistic Hogan and Petracca will take on Saints

Melbourne are confident important duo Christian Petracca and Jesse Hogan will be fit to take on St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.

  • by Scott Spits