James Fogarty

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Unlucky or deluded? One man’s attempt to swim the Atlantic

Ben Hooper’s plan to swim 2,000 miles from Senegal to Brazil – complete with sharks, storms and deadly jellyfish – didn’t work out. Alex Moshakis meets him to find out why<p>One sunny morning last November, Ben Hooper, a 38-year-old former policeman, waded into the Atlantic Ocean from a beach in …

Social issues such as same-sex marriage are inextricable from sport | Kate O'Halloran

How sporting bodies react to incidents of homophobia serves as a barometer for how acceptable this kind of behaviour is to the broader community<p>In August this year, on a Friday night with the Western Bulldogs’ season on the line, I experienced one of the more painful incidents of my football-going …

Never surrender: GWS ready to enter MCG bear pit for AFL preliminary final | Craig Little

Amid the yellow and black pandemonium of a packed MCG, GWS will have the support of at least a few hundred raucous and obsessive Giants fans<p>Kath Dell’Orefice has one of the toughest jobs in football this week. As president of the Giants’ cheer squad she will lead a small band of supporters into the …

Enough tiptoeing around. Let’s make this clear: coal kills people | Tim Hollo

Burning more coal, knowing what we know, is a deliberate act of arson. We must urgently come to grips with this fact and reconnect with nature and our communities<p>Coal kills people. This isn’t even slightly scientifically controversial.<br>From the mines to the trains to the climate disruption; from …

Jumper punches, tummy taps and bad tackles: indiscipline can ruin finals hopes | Craig Little

It’s that time of the AFL season when the repercussions of such actions can have consequences well beyond a week’s suspension<p>“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” may be the most famous Beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount, but it has a dubious track record in Australian rules …

Neymar to PSG: how money and Messi led to the sale of the century | Sid Lowe

Barcelona inserted the Brazilian’s €222m buyout clause last year as a Not For Sale sign but playing second fiddle to Messi and the benefits of a world-record transfer have seemingly turned his head<p>At the end of Barcelona’s comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in March, their hero leapt on to the …

Mark Viduka: the Socceroos great whose Croatian roots ran deep | Joe Gorman

In an extract from his forthcoming book, The Death and Life of Australian Soccer, Joe Gorman delves into the striker’s profound connection to Melbourne Croatia<p>The winter of 1992 brought Mark Viduka and Mark Rudan together for the very first time. They were both 16 and had spent most of their lives …

Nick Kyrgios, the Reluctant Rising Star of Tennis

He has been called the most talented player since Roger Federer. But does he even want to win?<p>Nick Kyrgios, the twentieth-ranked tennis player in the world, stepped to the baseline. He briskly bounced the ball and rocked forward to begin his serve, his arms swinging. He has a narrow waist and …

Once More With Feeling

Two decades into his legendary career, Roger Federer is playing with a newfound freedom -- and having way too much fun to quit now.<p><i>Roger Federer</i> …

How Venus Williams roared back at 37: diet, brains and bloody mindedness

It is hard to underestimate someone with seven grand slam and 49 WTA singles titles. But despite this, Venus Williams’ remarkable run at Wimbledon is a surprise not just because of her age – at 37 Williams was the oldest finalist since Martina Navratilova – but because her battle with a chronic …

Let’s treat online abuse as a public health hazard | Sonia Sodha

Social media bullying is getting the parliamentary attention it deserves – but politicians must focus on what’s going on behind this toxic behaviour<p>One of the most important breakthroughs in public health came in 1847, when a Hungarian doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis, discovered that surgeons could …

Implementation of AFLX idea could in the end do more harm than good | Craig Little

It is inherently sensible for the league to try and expand its reach and revenue in a crowded market, but flooding it with an inferior product could be dangerous<p>To hear Roger McGuinn sing it, to everything, turn, turn, turn, there is a season, turn, turn, turn. But with AFLX, the “fast-paced, …

A Son’s Race to Give His Dying Father Artificial Immortality

<b>The first voice</b> you hear on the recording is mine. “Here we are,” I say. My tone is cheerful, but a catch in my throat betrays how nervous I am.<p>Then, …

Women could cycle the Tour de France route, so why give them La Course?

Anyone who watched Annemiek van Vleuten’s sickening, bone-crunching crash as she was heading for gold in the women’s road race at the Olympics last summer will have been roaring her over the line in the concluding stage of La Course on Saturday. Van Vleuten was a worthy winner, having battled back …

This is not 'natural selection': east Africa is in the grip of a famine emergency | Phoebe Williams

The callous response to the famine in east Africa shows that our luxurious lifestyles in Australia have stopped us from exercising empathy<p>Phoebe Williams is a paediatric doctor at Sydney Children’s hospital, currently working in rural Kenya<p>Earlier this month Adam Gartrell’s article flashed up on my …

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The Selfie Monkey Goes to the Ninth Circuit

Twist: There are two selfie monkeys.<p>A selfie-taking monkey went to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday, to fight for his right to own copyrights. Or rather, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) went to court on his behalf, it seems, to make a point about animal liberation. …

Collingwood prove grim times can bring into view hopeful stories | Craig Little

Thanks to Jordan De Goey, the Magpies’ finals hopes have a faint pulse that was almost impossible to find until this late stage of the AFL season<p>Round 18 was promoted as potentially the most pivotal for the season – every game bar the late show on Sunday had ramifications for the top eight, the top …

The politics of personal data: is the government protecting us or neglecting us? | Peter Lewis

Australians don’t seem to mind that authorities can access their data but we still don’t know the role of government in maximising benefits and minimising risks<p>As technology generates new and more complex ways to collect, store and interpret personal data, politics – lacking a clear road map – is …

Silverstone shines and Ricciardo dazzles while Wolff walks a fine line | Giles Richards

1) Silverstone makes its case<p>The chief executive of the Formula One Group, Chase Carey, has now experienced his first British Grand Prix and will have an understanding of the passion for the sport in the UK. At Silverstone over the weekend were 345,000 fans and they created an atmosphere that is …

Men still die before women. Is toxic masculinity to blame? | Haider Javed Warraich and Robert Califf

Many assume that shorter male lifespans are driven by biological factors. Yet the health consequences of traditional male identity cannot be overestimated<p>For much of recent history, men have tended to die earlier than women, though this was not always the case: for many centuries, the perils of …

Vettel on thin ice after Hamilton run-in while Ricciardo restores Red Bull fizz | Giles Richards

1) Hamilton has the high ground<p>There was clear disappointment for Lewis Hamilton after his charge in Baku ended in him dropping a further two points to his title rival Sebastian Vettel but, moving on from it and the acrimonious exchanges between the pair, the British driver emerged looking the …

Alaska's Incredible Shrinking Village

Rising seas are claiming Shishmaref and its Native culture of self-sufficiency<p>IT'S FOUR DAYS before graduation, and 19-year-old Tammy Iyatunguk, a …

In Defectors From the North, Doctors in South Korea Find Hope — and Data

A program tracking the health of North Korean refugees rests on the premise that someday, health care will once again be a shared …

'Random and reckless' the norm in classic round of AFL football | Craig Little

Round 14 provided more of the same in a season that lacks any coherent plot, focus or rhythm<p>This season of AFL football continues to unfold as an epic. On Thursday night, the Adelaide Crows lost a game at home that nobody thought they would. For the second time in three weeks, the top team dropped …

'Rewilding' Australia: not only do we need the outback, the outback needs us

Only a small number of vast natural landscapes remain on Earth – wild regions where ecological processes function normally and movements of wildlife remain largely unfettered by the fragmentation of habitats. These few places include the Amazon basin, the boreal forests of Canada, tundra of …

A game of their own: AFLW causing an amateur football revolution | Russell Jackson

The success of the AFLW’s first season has led to a grassroots football revolution with far-reaching consequences in rural and suburban areas<p>One winter morning a decade ago, a veteran AFL AusKick co-ordinator named Ivo Havard stood surveying a field full of kids at Point Cook, 25km from the CBD in …

‘I was crying, and I was angry’: Hotel Coolgardie's shocking portrait of sexism in the outback

Two Finnish backpackers find themselves under siege when they take jobs behind the bar in this Western Australia mining-town pub<p>It’s a premise right out of Wake in Fright: a pair of penniless down-on-their-luck foreigners arrive in a backwater Australian town located in the middle of sun-baked, …

Explainer: what Islam actually says about domestic violence

Domestic violence is not specific to a particular religious group; Australian statistics indicate that one in six women experience physical or sexual …

The Virus Hunters

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teams of researchers are busy looking for the next deadly virus. The odds are not in their favor.<p>Kimpese, a …

Snapchat Shows: Inside the Plan to Reimagine TV for the Mobile Era

When Elisabeth Murdoch said goodbye to the family business in the wake of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal in 2014, there was considerable …

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