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 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...
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.