Just recently, Sam Kerr, Australia's highest paid female footballer, signed a lucrative contract with Chelsea reportedly worth around $2 million for a two-and-a-half year deal.
The decimated ratings and revenues of American sports codes which have embraced political virtue-signalling is evidence of the truism, 'go woke: go broke'.
For the hardliners, there is no excuse or sympathy for a positive drug test. According to Dick Pound, former head of the World Anti-Doping Agency, 'Everybody who's caught doping says I have no idea...'
In recent years, it is hard to go past basketball as being our most successful male international sport, even though Australia’s team has never won a medal at a global championship level.
He was very much one of those cricketers who made the pulse race, a figure for the advocates of a faster variant of the game. Nothing of the solid blocker in the man, though he could, if needed, linger at the crease.
There are a tangle of issues all together. What are beaches for? Who are they for?
In VFL/AFL football there is a time honoured tradition of the crowd being vocal during matches.
Through the recent summer bushfire crisis sport organisations - specifically Surf Life Saving Clubs - were at the forefront of emergency service efforts.
Cricket is a game played in the open air for long periods, and this cricket season is being overshadowed, sometimes literally, by a long, dangerous fire season.
The game is now a troubling spectacle of physical danger and technological capture.
The English captain, Joe Root, has looked deracinated and listless in his approaches to Australia in the past. Archer was deliverance and opportunity.
The pressure on the captains, Joe Root and Tim Paine, will be intense, with every strategic and tactical decision subjected to rigorous scrutiny by cricket professionals and fans alike.