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To refer, or not to refer

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The test series about to begin between South Africa and Australia looms as being significant not just because the winner will end up as the world number one ranked cricket team. The introduction of the new referral system (also here) promises to add further intrigue to an already absorbing contest. Over the recent home series, the Australians struggled to come to terms with tactics for the batting power play that was used in the one-day…

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Serena Williams

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What is it with Serena Williams? Yes, she’s a damn fine tennis player. But please, dear, do stick to what you’re good at. Looking at the article and photo shoot in The Age this past weekend made me cringe in an “oh my god, becky” moment. The bikini is a wonderful thing, but like on alcoholic beverages, it ought to be accompanied with a label that says “we support the responsible use of this garment”….

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