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 Carlton ruckman Matthew Kreuzer is in doubt for Saturday night's semi-final against Sydney as he battles a calf complaint.
Jon Pierik Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has reminded his men they ''can stand up anywhere''.
Jon Pierik Battered Swans secure four-goal win and book preliminary-final berth against Fremantle.
Jon Pierik Carlton stars Chris Judd, Heath Scotland and Brock McLean trained well on Saturday, but the Blues maintain they won't take any injured players into Sunday's blockbuster elimination final against...
Jon Pierik Dual Brownlow medallist is not the consistent force he once was.
Jon Pierik Carlton president Stephen Kernahan declares Blues have regained respect of rival clubs after win.
Jon Pierik Carlton utility Nick Duigan was munching on a homemade salad sandwich and almost heading into the MCG crowd when he realised teammate Brock McLean may be a late withdrawal on Sunday.
Jon Pierik Tigers legend Francis Bourke wants success for his three-year-old grandson.
Jon Pierik Demons' co-captain Jack Grimes breaks his collarbone in 10-goal loss to Blues.
Jon Pierik Player agent Peter Jess says players must have a ''safe harbour'' clause.
Jon Pierik MELBOURNE great Gerard Healy has hit out at AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou and the AFL Commission and fears the Demons could be left financially depleted if found guilty of tanking.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE Lawyers for Demons and ex-coach Dean Bailey ready to take AFL to court if found guilty of tanking.
Jon Pierik When this entire ugly episode is over, there won't be a winner.
Jon Pierik EXCLUSIVE AFL investigators focus on the final three minutes of Melbourne's after-the-siren loss to Richmond in 2009 as part of explosive probe into tanking.
Jon Pierik Lawyers acting on behalf of the Melbourne Football Club have confirmed they have received evidence in the tanking claims lodged against the club.
Matt Murnane and Jon Pierik Explosive allegations about Adelaide overshadowed all other developments during the week.
Jon Pierik Melbourne's defeats in rounds 17, 18 and 22 to Sydney, Richmond and St Kilda respectively under scrutiny.
Jon Pierik Decision on 188-game veteran may not come until Blues announce new coach.
Chloe Saltau, Jon Pierik and Jared Lynch Mick Malthouse ridicules Eddie McGuire's claim that accepting Carlton coaching job would endanger his health.
Jon Pierik Melbourne vows to be major player during trade and free agency periods and calls on supporters to help.