Last week the NRL saw the worst crowds in 30 years, which merely highlights the larger issue: Where have all the players worth watching gone?
As one of the millions who paid to view it, I felt the Mayweather/McGregor fight was little more than two men counting their money, working towards an outcome we all already knew.
The passing of Les Murray is an awful thing to face. However, the seeds of passion that he planted deep within every football fan will bloom forever.
After the Blues’ ugly capitulation to the Maroons in the State of Origin, and indeed the Wallabies inability to compete with the All Blacks, I say it’s time to go back to square one. Worth a try.
Love him or loathe him, LaVar Ball is here to stay. However, it’s how we rose to power that interests me the most. It seems we’ve been here before.
The mind power of Mao’s last dancer, Li Cunxin – and how he is now helping the performance of our Australian swimming team.
With the Golden State Warriors riding into the NBA finals on the back of a toaster, we look back at some other examples of enchanted curio that crippled teams in the past. Because sport is stupid.
An endeavouring few in Sydney’s South-West are bringing football to the huddled masses, giving hope and familiarity to refugees new to our shores.
Yesterday, the coverage of Cyclone Debbie was stopped cold by the arrest of Ben Cousins. In that short moment, we got a larger glimpse at what makes us tick, and it’s time for us to grow up.
As professional sport gathers more articulate data, the concept of sports psychology is evolving, as a winning mindset is established early, especially in the video game realm.
Lonnie Smith’s is your classic Cinderella story…if Cinderella happened to beat up mascots and climb mountains of blow.
We caught up with Gold Medallist, pioneer and Rugby Union Sevens player of the year Charlotte Caslick ahead of her attempt to put Australia back on top of the sevens ladder.
With the second Big Bash semi on tonight, we spoke to former Test spinner Greg Matthews on his adoration, and fear of the short form game.
The 2016 instalment of the historic Sydney Hobart upon us, TBS spoke to the skipper of Wild Oats, and eight-time winner Mark Richards.
Hollywood has a problem. Like the asthmatic kid on the playground, they’re no good at sport. So, in the interest of fairness, we thought we’d pick on them.
Meg Lanning stands front and centre to the growing professionalism of women’s sport. The Big Smoke chats with our only successful test captain.
As the Australian cricket team continues to embarrass us, we may seek pastures new. However beware the bandwagon that takes us there
2016 has been a historic year in lifting sporting curses. But I contend that what they’ve lost outweights what they’ve won.
On the morning of The Race that Stops a Nation, The Big Smoke looks back upon some of our greatest Melbourne Cup wins, with a few pointers on how to pick a winner this afternoon.
Every so often, an actual book passes over The Big Smoke’s sportsdesk. “The Game of Their Lives” chronicles the footballers who fought, and ultimately perished, in the horror of WW1.
The inquest into the death of Phillip Hughes is ideally unnecessary, but unforunately crucial. Whichever way the ruling goes, it remains entirely not cricket.