Celebrating over 20 years in print, Inside Sport is Australia's most highly awarded sporting publication, including the recipient of the prestigious Walkley Award for sport journalism. But that's not why sports fans love it. Inside Sport consistently tackles modern sporting issues and publishes awe-inspiring sports photography, every month. THAT'S why sports fans love it.
Hoop Nightmare • IN ONE OF THE UGLIEST SCENES WITNESSED ON A BASKETBALL COURT, A FIBA WORLD CUP QUALIFIER BETWEEN AUSTRALIA AND THE PHILIPPINES DESCENDED INTO A SICKENING BRAWL.
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Making it to the NFL • IT’S PRESEASON IN THE WORLD’S RICHEST SPORTS LEAGUE, AND YOU CAN BE FORGIVEN FOR THINKING THAT ALL THE MONEY GOES TO FIGURING OUT JUST HOW MANY PLAYERS EACH TEAM NEEDS. HERE’S THE MATH OF ASSEMBLING AN NFL ROSTER.
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Sports Docos • NEED SOMETHING TO WATCH ON A COLD NIGHT IN? THESE RECENT DOCUMENTARIES WILL FIRE UP SPORTS FANS, AND EVEN GET THE NON-SPORTY TYPES WATCHING.
LEARNING TO BE A PANTHER • THE PENRITH PANTHERS RUGBY LEAGUE ACADEMY IS MUCH MORE THAN A FACTORY FOR PRODUCING FOOTBALLERS. IT SIGNIFIES A MAJOR LONG-TERM INVESTMENT IN THE 13-PLAYER CODE IN WESTERN SYDNEY ... AND BEYOND.
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JORDAN MAILATA • THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES’ 203CM, 157KG SAMOAN-AUSSIE NFL DRAFTEE OUTLINES THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TRAINING WITH THE RABBITOHS’ UNDER-20S AND PREPARING FOR THE GRIDIRON.
EXPECT NOTHING MORE • Every time our footy team loses, we lament our players’ wastefulness in front of goal. But how accurate are they meant to be? Should they have created better – or just more – chances? From a new book on the AFL’s embrace of data analytics, we learn about the concept of xSco, or expected score.
THAT'S HOW HE ROLLS • The Bradman of the lanes? You heard that right – kingpin Jason Belmonte dominates his game the way no other Australian sportsperson does at the moment. And it all started in a bowling alley in Orange …
WOMEN IN SPORT ROUNDTABLE • With our colleagues at The Women’s Game website, Inside Sport hosted a recent conversation with a group of long-standing advocates for women’s sport. The subject before us: how to improve participation rates for girls and women, what the boom in new leagues and pathways meant for the grassroots, and how the media can better cover women’s sport.
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JO WESTON • THE QUICK-THINKING 24-YEAR-OLD HEART OF THE MELBOURNE VIXENS’ DEFENCE PROVIDES AN INSIGHT INTO WHAT IT TAKES TO EXCEL IN PRO NETBALL … ALL THE WHILE KEEPING THOSE PESKY CROSS-TOWN RIVAL MAGPIES AT BAY.
ULTIMATE WARRIOR • ROBERT WHITTAKER SHATTERS THE MOULD OF WHAT YOU EXPECT A FIGHTER TO BE, MUCH LIKE HIS SPORT HAS BROKEN THROUGH THE OLD NOTIONS ABOUT IT. AUSTRALIA’S FIRST UFC CHAMPION – AND ITS BEST FIGHTER, PERIOD – IS NOT ONE TO BE CAGED.
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