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 A banished Kevin Pietersen says he is relieved to no longer be part of an unpleasant English dressing room, has called for back-to-back Ashes series to be scrapped and praised Michael Clarke’s...
Jon Pierik Australian Formula One champion Alan Jones believes Daniel Ricciardo has all the tools to become a world champion within three years after celebrating his maiden victory, in a crash-marred Canadian...
Jon Pierik Andrew Bogut says it won't take long to judge whether the controversial name change made by the 'elitist' Melbourne Tigers 'will be a huge success or a huge flop'.
Jon Pierik Andrew Bogut has praised Dante Exum's strategic tactic of being the mystery man of the NBA draft.
Jon Pierik A push for a second Melbourne franchise in the National Basketball League has gathered pace, with a prospective ownership group moving into its second phase of development.
Jon Pierik On a day Basketball Australia said its chief executive was leaving, and the AFL confirmed the date of Andrew Demetriou's departure, Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey had this hope for his sport.
Jon Pierik Don't look now, but the best team in the eastern conference through the NBA regular season, and a western conference power many had tipped to win it all, are in a deep play-off hole.
Jon Pierik Andrew Bogut is hurt and, according to former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, it could be the difference between elimination and survival for his Golden State Warriors, when the NBA play-offs begin on...
Jon Pierik The late, great Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly always said his favourite time of the basketball year was the play-offs.
Jon Pierik The National Basketball League is officially seeking a second club, with the new team to be based in Melbourne's south-east.
Jon Pierik Australian formula one legend Alan Jones says Daniel Ricciardo has the talent to finish the year as one of the top three drivers.
Jon Pierik Cricket Australia chief is confident next year's World Cup will not be ambushed by the rise of Twenty20.
Jon Pierik Chris Anstey hopeful honesty will help generate greater support for NBL.
Jon Pierik Push is part of a bold plan to have a 16-team competition within five years.
Jon Pierik and Michael Lynch Media strategist claims there are ''worrying dynamics'' in recent weeks, with numbers of viewers slipping.
Jon Pierik CEO cannot remember a time when more clubs were under financial stress.
Jon Pierik Russian prepared to grind her way through her opening Australian Open matches.
Jon Pierik and Sam Lienert Australian wants to enjoy her chance to take on the world's top women's player.
Jon Pierik While she may be one of the game's glamour stars, Maria Sharapova says she is prepared to grind her way through her opening Australian Open matches as she continues her comeback from shoulder surgery.
Jon Pierik Tennis great says he would like to see Federer regain the drive to regularly serve and volley.