Opinion: Pickleball, surfskating, sandboarding … Teqball? Why hybrids are the future of sports

Opinion: Pickleball, surfskating, sandboarding … Teqball? Why hybrids are the future of sports

This year, I’ve surfed on some unexpected surfaces. Sure, I checked off the usual water, but I also surfed on concrete with a surfskate, in an ice rink with a pair of blades under a board, and off a dirt hill on a mountainboard. In June, I was surfskating in Santa Monica when I skidded…

‘Really tough one for me’: Cats coach still holds out hope Ratugolea’s ‘future is at Geelong’

‘Really tough one for me’: Cats coach still holds out hope Ratugolea’s ‘future is at Geelong’

Geelong coach Chris Scott still holds out hope Esava Ratugolea will remain at the Cats, admitting the prospect of the key defender being traded is “not something I’m comfortable with” in the inflated key defender market. Ratugolea reportedly informed Geelong earlier this month of his wish to be traded to the Power – 12 months…

Key contract change looms for top draftees; Dogs utility weighs up future: Trade Whispers

Key contract change looms for top draftees; Dogs utility weighs up future: Trade Whispers

A key change is looming to contracts for the game’s youngest stars. Plus a Dogs utility may be set for a move as he weighs up his future. Get all the latest player movement news in AFL Trade Whispers! Watch every match of the 2023 Toyota AFL Finals Series before the Grand Final Live &…

Seven Eagles ‘facing the axe’ as big ruck decides future, Crow set to stay: Trade Whispers

Seven Eagles ‘facing the axe’ as big ruck decides future, Crow set to stay: Trade Whispers

Sydney CEO Tom Harley has refused to reveal whether his club has met with out-of-favour Demon Brodie Grundy. After Grundy met with Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley and a couple of the Power stars last week when the group were in Melbourne for the AFL Awards, Harley said his club would not be commenting on…

After stellar Colorado debut, Travis Hunter talks future NFL team

After stellar Colorado debut, Travis Hunter talks future NFL team

Colorado receiver/defensive back Travis Hunter had a great debut. He followed the impressive showing by taking a peek ahead into the future. Via Jelani Scott of SI.com, Hunter touched on the places he would, and wouldn’t, like to play at the next level during the first episode of his Bleacher Report show, 12 Talks. Hunter…

Sports apparel store near Empower Field ready for new Broncos season but curious about future

Sports apparel store near Empower Field ready for new Broncos season but curious about future

Dino Reyes Jr. is excited about the new Broncos gear his store has in stock. Reyes is a sales associate at Sportsfan on Federal just outside of Empower Field in Denver. “Black on black letterman is really dope. This bomber right here is really fresh too,” he says, as he shows off their newest products….

Great North Shore Sports Debates: Will high school sports exist as we know them in the future?

Great North Shore Sports Debates: Will high school sports exist as we know them in the future?

Editor’s Note: Eighth — and final — in a series of columns by Executive Sports Editor Phil Stacey and Assistant Sports Editor Matt Williams on our ‘8 Great North Shore Sports Debates’ series. Two of life’s greatest truths: the status quo is impossible to maintain, and change is inevitable. This applies to all facets of…

‘Solid chance he remains’: Eagles’ secret meeting had coach’s future on agenda as details revealed

‘Solid chance he remains’: Eagles’ secret meeting had coach’s future on agenda as details revealed

Details of a West Coast Eagles board meeting have been revealed after the club declared no decision would be made on coach Adam Simpson, or any staffers, until after the season. The Eagles met for what the club says was an “informal” discussion at chairperson Paul Fitzpatrick’s home. The West Australian captured images of several…