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 and Daniel Cherny With the next batch of Australian football hall of fame inductees to be unveiled on June 4, the debate has already started on who will be selected in their first year of eligibility.
Jon Pierik When it came to pure cricketing commentary, the late Richie Benaud became a cult of the game.
Jon Pierik Bill Lawry encapsulated what many in the sporting and commentary world felt upon hearing of the passing of Richie Benaud, the voice of summer.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Tributes have begun to flow in for cricketing and commentating great Richie Benaud, who lost his battle with cancer.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny While he no longer bunkers down at AFL House, Andrew Demetriou is still a prominent name in sporting - and business - circles.
Daniel Cherny and Jon Pierik With a decision on the fate of 34 past and present Essendon players to be handed down on Tuesday, the supplements saga's impact is being felt as far down as in suburban practice matches.
Jon Pierik Hall-of-Fame coach Brian Goorjian has ruled himself out of becoming the new coach of Melbourne United.
Jon Pierik Australian motor racing legend Alan Jones says Daniel Ricciardo has the ability to "get the job done" – if his engine is reliable.
Jon Pierik Sam Stosur says heightened media focus has not been the entire reason for her modest Australian Open outings, as she tries to recover from a poor start to the year.
Jon Pierik Serena Williams hopes her burning desire to win the Australian Open helps her to a banish four years of disappointment and claim a record sixth title in Melbourne.
Jon Pierik New National Basketball League chairman Graeme Wade says a second Melbourne-based franchise remains "on the drawing board", as the league looks to make several key decisions to ensure its long-term...
Jon Pierik Stephen Silvagni remains the firm favourite to become Carlton's new list manager after Greater Western Sydney confirmed his departure.
Jon Pierik Richie Benaud, the doyen of cricket commentary, will return to work at Channel Nine on Friday for the first time since he was seriously hurt in a car crash.
Jon Pierik Bruce McAvaney says this year's Brownlow Medal count on Monday night has the potential to be the greatest of all time if Gary Ablett hangs on to win.
Jon Pierik While his winning streak was snapped, Daniel Ricciardo says finishing fifth in the Italian Grand Prix was the "best" he could have done regardless, and hopes team orders will help him remain in...
Jon Pierik While public expectations rise of what had seemed an improbable championship win, Australian Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo has moved to banish such talk, heading into this weekend's race at...
Jon Pierik Just five months out from a home World Cup campaign, Australia's stunning loss to Zimbabwe in the troubled African nation has raised questions about selection policies, team attitude and medical...
Jon Pierik Australian formula one ace Daniel Ricciardo finds himself firmly in the championship hunt after winning the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Jon Pierik and Adrian Proszenko Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority chief Ben McDevitt says Stephen Dank should never again be allowed to work in world sport or even attend events.
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...