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 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 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 and Sam Lienert Australian wants to enjoy her chance to take on the world's top women's player.
Jon Pierik Russian prepared to grind her way through her opening Australian Open matches.
Jon Pierik Tennis great says he would like to see Federer regain the drive to regularly serve and volley.
Jon Pierik Tennis great says the sport should consider adding a fifth blue-chip event.
Jon Pierik Weeks after a call on big business to back women's sport, the WNBL has become a beneficiary.
Jon Pierik Top NBA draft prospect will decide by February whether to nominate for premier competition.
Jon Pierik As Dante Exum prepares to make a decision on his basketball future, former NBA top pick Andrew Bogut has suggested the "smart" decision would be for him to turn professional next season.
International Rules First Test: Australia beaten by Ireland in series opener as Lance Franklin's attitude fails to impress
Jon Pierik Australia had been urged to bring a "razzle dazzle" style to its opening international rules Test, but it was the Irish who shone after a 22-point victory at Breffni Park on Saturday night.
Jon Pierik Basketball Australia to announce expanded broadcasting rights agreement with ABC.