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Author Archive for Mike Hytner

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Kieren Perkins says Swimming Australia ‘very concerned’ by Maddie Groves withdrawal over ‘perverts’

Perkins says athlete safety is ‘paramount’ after Australian star swimmer withdraws from Olympic trials citing actions of an unnamed individualSwimming Australia has urged Maddie Groves to provide more information on allegations the athlete made after s…

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Star swimmer Maddie Groves withdraws from Olympics as lesson to ‘misogynistic perverts’

The silver medallist said her decision to pull out of Olympic trials should ‘make them pervs quake in fear’Maddie Groves has pulled out of the Australian Olympic swimming trials just days before the event begins in Adelaide, saying her last-minute with…

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Nathan Buckley quits as Collingwood football coach: ‘nothing lasts forever’

Last game in charge to be against Melbourne on MondaySearch to begin for permanent replacement ahead of 2022 seasonNathan Buckley will leave Collingwood Football Club midway through the AFL season as the winds of change continue to sweep through the cl…

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Richie Porte out to banish bad Olympic memories in Tokyo road cycling team

Tour de France podium finisher headlines men’s teamAmanda Spratt leads women’s team in her third GamesAfter heading to the 2016 Olympics as a genuine medal contender, Richie Porte ended his stay in Brazil nursing a broken scapula in a Rio hospital afte…

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Australian bowlers insist they had no knowledge of Cape Town ball tampering

Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc and Lyon issue joint statement‘Disappointing to see our integrity has been questioned’ Cameron Bancroft interview: ‘I lost control of my values’Australia’s bowling group from the Cape Town Test match in 2018 has responded afte…

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Tony Williams loses contract with US club over comments backing former NRL teammate Jarryd Hayne

Williams targeted Hayne’s victim on Instagram, questioning the woman’s truthfulness and the justice systemFormer NRL player Tony Williams has been sacked by a US rugby league team for comments he made in support of his former teammate Jarryd Hayne afte…

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Former Australian cricketer Stuart MacGill delayed reporting alleged kidnapped out of ‘significant fear’

Four men arrested after MacGill allegedly forced into vehicle on Sydney’s north shore and held for an hour last monthFormer Australian Test cricketer Stuart MacGill was allegedly kidnapped and held against his will for an hour last month, but did not i…

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Stranded Australian cricketers weigh up options as they consider fleeing Covid crisis in India

The Morrison government’s India travel ban has some in the IPL contingent reportedly planning to charter flights to Dubai or MaldivesAs other international cricketers make plans to leave India following the suspension of the IPL, Australian players, co…

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European Super League vows to ‘reshape’ after English clubs pull out

Six Premier League clubs bow to pressure and withdrawESL puts out statement insisting proposal is legally soundThe European Super League has vowed to “reshape the project” after its plans were left in tatters following the withdrawal of the six English…

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European Super League: latest reaction to breakaway football competition – live!

Live reaction and news around Sunday’s announcementEuropean Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign upExplainer: how will the new European Super League work?Jonathan Liew: only those who hate football can back thisEmail Mike with any thoughts | Twe…

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European Super League: latest reaction to breakaway football competition – live!

Live reaction and news around Sunday’s announcementEuropean Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign upExplainer: how will the new European Super League work?Jonathan Liew: only those who hate football can back thisEmail Mike with any thoughts | Twe…

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European Super League: latest reaction to breakaway football competition – live!

Live reaction and news around Sunday’s announcementEuropean Super League: Premier League ‘big six’ sign upExplainer: how will the new European Super League work?Jonathan Liew: only those who hate football can back thisEmail Mike with any thoughts | Twe…

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Bruce Lee DVDs, a backyard dojo and Asif Sultani’s road to Tokyo Olympics | Mike Hytner

War, asylum and near death at sea have shaped a karateka’s journey from Afghanistan to Australia and now the OlympicsPitch black waves crash against the small, overcrowded boat carrying a group of asylum seekers. The fumes given off by the vessel’s eng…

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Bruce Lee DVDs, a backyard dojo and Asif Sultani’s road to Tokyo Olympics | Mike Hytner

War, asylum and near death at sea have shaped a karateka’s journey from Afghanistan to Australia and now the OlympicsPitch black waves crash against the small, overcrowded boat carrying a group of asylum seekers. The fumes given off by the vessel’s eng…

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Matildas lock in first game in over a year against Olympic champions Germany

Australia to meet European powerhouse on 11 AprilTony Gustavsson faces baptism of fire against world No 2 sideDebuts do not get much tougher than playing the two-time world and defending Olympic champions, but that is the challenge facing new Matildas …

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Seventeen-year-old Darcie Brown included in Australia squad for New Zealand tour

Hannah Darlington, 19, also on 17-player listThree T20s and three ODIs scheduled for March and AprilA succession plan for Australia’s dominant women’s team is well under way following the latest injection of youth into the squad for the upcoming white-…

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Australian Open 2021 women’s quarter-final: Ash Barty v Karolina Muchova – live!

Updates from day 10 of tennis at Melbourne ParkSerena Williams to face Osaka in semis after ousting HalepAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 1.12am GMT Second set: Ash Barty* 6-1, 3-3 Karolina Muchova (*denotes server) Barty’s unforced error coun…

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Australian Open 2021 women’s quarter-final: Ash Barty v Karolina Muchova – live!

Updates from day 10 of tennis at Melbourne ParkSerena Williams to face Osaka in semis after ousting HalepAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 1.12am GMT Second set: Ash Barty* 6-1, 3-3 Karolina Muchova (*denotes server) Barty’s unforced error coun…

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Australian Open 2021 day nine: Hsieh Su-wei v Naomi Osaka – live!

Updates from the first day of quarter-finals at Melbourne ParkAsh Barty plays a team game in singular pursuit of home gloryAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 1.52am GMT First set: Hsieh Su-wei* 1-1 Naomi Osaka (denotes server) Hsieh, who has nev…

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Australian Open 2021 day eight: Fabio Fognini v Rafael Nadal and more – live!

Updates from the fourth round tennis clash at Melbourne ParkAny thoughts? Email or tweet @mike_hytner 5.28am GMT Second set: Fabio Fognini* 3-6, 2-1 Rafael Nadal (denotes server) Nice stuff at times from Fognini this game and a far more comfortable ser…