Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Jon Pierik Melbourne-based teams again set to express interest in luring Suns midfielder home.
Jon Pierik Coach Brendan McCartney says plethora of six-day breaks ''challenging'' for his rebuilding team..
Jon Pierik AFL wants Cairns to remain match venue with new club as partner.
Jon Pierik Power accuses the Cats of being disrespectful in their pursuit of Travis Boak.
Jon Pierik Western Bulldogs have already begun to seriously think about their 2013 wish-list.
Jon Pierik Veteran Port Adelaide midfielder Brett Ebert says AFL player culture has changed dramatically.
Jon Pierik Shattered Chris Judd will argue that he was only trying to prevent a handball.
Jon Pierik Carlton's 53-point loss leaves them with a huge task to make the finals.
Jon Pierik Former North Melbourne chief executive says he still loves the club.
Jon Pierik North Melbourne midfielder Leigh Adams hopes Chris Judd escapes punishment after he was reported for a "chicken wing" tackle in Friday night's 53-win against Carlton.
Jon Pierik Ruckman Paddy Ryder and forward MIchael Hurley the latest to be derailed by injury.
Jon Pierik Players' plan involves the NAB Cup being cut from four rounds to three.
Jon Pierik Melbourne coach Mark Neeld says dropped midfielder remains an important player.
Jon Pierik Bomber Dyson Heppell's star is still rising in a crucial season, writes Jon Pierik.
Jon Pierik AFL Players Association confident it can police rapidly increasing number of agents.
Jon Pierik Fremantle does not feel it is at a disadvantage in trying to lure Magpie Travis Cloke.
Jon Pierik Try as Nathan Buckley might, the Cloke issue won't go away until the key forward decides to remain a Pie or accepts the riches on offer.
Jon Pierik As the Travis Cloke contract saga rolls on, Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he does not harbour the same fears Mark Thompson had when Gary Ablett was contemplating leaving Geelong two years ago.
Jon Pierik COLLINGWOOD last night moved to end the impasse with Travis Cloke as the frustrated parties met in an attempt to thrash out his contract.
Jon Pierik Long said to be a suitor, Melbourne has officially emerged as a major player in the fight for Travis Cloke's prized signature, offering the Collingwood premiership forward a contract of $5 million...