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Big-hearted high-school basketballers reveal how glorious sport can truly be

Cynicism about sport has probably never been greater than it is now.

Drugs, occasionally hideous incidents of misbehaviour and selfishness by some sportsmen and women, racism, match-fixing, corruption, have all been in the news, hurting the reputation of nearly every …

Australia’s newest test cricketer late-blooming big-hitting Rob Quiney is powered by KFC

One of the best stories in Australian cricket in recent years is the debut Test appearance of today Rob Quiny, a slightly chubby 30-year-old Victorian bloke who loves his KFC and can whack the cover off the ball.

He’ll be …

Melton South footy fans banned for racial and rape sledging

The Melton South Football Club is known for a robust attitude to the game among terrified opponents. Two of its fans have been black-banned from the first eight rounds of season 2012 after sledging two aboriginal leaders at a match

Sex predator Peter Roebuck’s victims robbed of their innocence now robbed of compensation…

Late ABC/Fairfax cricket writer Peter Roebuck’s friend Nick Kock appears to be on the verge of booting out Roebuck’s sons from his South African property after it was sold.

Despite nearly sanctifying the accused sex predator at the time, Fairfax, …

Fairfax’s desperate whitewashing of their own sex predator continues

While Peter Roebuck will be remembered as an accused and previously criminally convicted exploitative sex predator, his former employer Fairfax is determined to white-wash his crimes with bon mots like these:

“social justice crusader, cricketer, captain, coach, mentor, commentator, writer,

SPINNER: Tim Lane defends Peter Roebuck’s “living circumstances” where he paid 16 youths to call him “Daddy”

There are few sports commentators as well-regarded as Tim Lane. Most of us grew up listening to his well-modulated and sensible observations about the games we love, usually on the ABC before he later went to more vulgar and commercial

THE OMERTA CODE: Sex predator Peter Roebuck preyed on young blokes wherever he went

Peter Roebuck's colleagues at the ABC - and in cricket reporting more generally - saw the sexual predator's conduct at first-hand. They kept his serial sexual harassment of young male employees quiet for decades. They are quiet still.

Bettina Arndt lays bare Fairfax’s double standard on sex abusers

Social commentator Bettina Arndt welcomes Fairfax’s gentle approach to reporting on Peter Roebuck but makes a powerful point that they have a history of not being so kind to sex-predators who work outside their organisation.

SEVEN years ago, the Fairfax

No locks on the bedroom doors in Peter Roebuck’s eight-bedroom “blue house”

One of Fairfax/ABC cricket comentator Peter Roebuck’s “sons” has revealed that in the eight bedroomed “blue house” there were no locks on the bedroom doors and doors were kept open…

Peter Roebuck paid as many as sixteen desperately poor Zimbabwean …

Police will question 16 boys paid to live in Peter Roebuck’s home

The 16 young male Zimbabwean orphans paid by Peter Roebuck to share his home will be questioned by South African police as part of the investigation into his death.


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