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 Former Geelong defender Matthew Egan has quietly dropped his legal case and settled out of court against the Cats' former club doctor and an orthopaedic surgeon for negligence after a foot injury...
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny To say the effects of the bans handed down to 34 current and former Essendon players were far-reaching would be an understatement.
Jon Pierik We have heard of airing one's laundry, but Maria Sharapova put a different spin on it during her sometimes light-hearted press conference ahead of the Australian Open.
Jon Pierik Having banished thoughts of a potentially rugged draw, defending champion Serena Williams has declared she has "nothing to lose" as she seeks to regain her groove after a knee injury.
Jon Pierik Cricket Australia has been urged to treat this week's pink-ball Test as an experiment and to tread cautiously before it looks to lock in another day-night clash next summer.
Jon Pierik Mitchell Johnson has declared Australia's fast-bowling conveyor belt is carrying plenty of good stock as it prepares to be without the man who had steered it so well for so long.
Jon Pierik Mitchell Johnson says he was mentally worn out from the rigours of long days in the field and has no doubt he made the right call to retire, declaring he only ever wanted to bowl fast.
Jon Pierik Mitchell Johnson's retirement overshadowed the final day of the second Test between Australia and New Zealand at the WACA. Here are five thing we have learnt.
Jon Pierik Perhaps there is something in the Perth water, which could explain the recent batch of Test retirements either directly, or indirectly, made in Perth.
Jon Pierik Australian bowling coach Craig McDermott has hailed Mitch Johnson for dragging Test cricket "back to life", but has taken a swipe at the state of the pitches rolled out this summer.
Jon Pierik Mitchell Johnson says the time is right to "say goodbye" to international cricket after one of Australia's greatest fast bowlers declared he could no longer be a consistent force.
Jon Pierik New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor insists he had not felt slighted despite the Australians failing to shake his hand after his brilliant double-century had opened the door for the tourists to "have a...
Jon Pierik New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor posted the highest score by a touring batsman on Monday as the Black Caps turned the spotlight on to Australia on day four of the second Test at the WACA.
Jon Pierik The case of this summer's "balls up" continues, with Cricket Australia now keen to get to the bottom of what's gone wrong with the latest batch of red balls.
Jon Pierik Mitchell Johnson's reign as Australia's spearhead and "go-to" man appears over, as speculation intensifies the veteran fast bowler is on the cusp of retirement.
Australia v New Zealand second cricket Test: Mitchell Starc challenges Black Caps batting coach to face him in the nets
Jon Pierik Australian pace ace responds to doubts over his 160km/h thunderbolt.
Australia v New Zealand cricket second Test: Australian Mitch Starc deliveries fastest ball in Test history
Jon Pierik A searing Mitchell Starc revived memories of the WACA pitch at its fearsome best when he delivered the fastest recorded delivery in Test history on Sunday.
Jon Pierik Mitch Starc conjured the fastest recorded delivery in Test history on Sunday but it was New Zealand, through centuries from Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson, who took the honours.
Jon Pierik Former Australian allrounder Tom Moody has called on the Australian selectors to resurrect Shaun Marsh's Test career as they debate who should replace the injured Usman Khawaja.
Jon Pierik The Tonk: Kookaburra Sport managing director Brett Elliot will attempt to get to the bottom of what's gone wrong with the latest batch of cricket balls when he returns from an overseas trip.