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 Former Hawthorn and St Kilda list manager Chris Pelchen has some sobering news for Carlton.
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny The most experienced player in Australian Capital Territory cricket history believes Cricket Australia missed an opportunity in not bringing back the Canberra Comets into the domestic one-day...
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny The celebrations were short-lived for Mick Malthouse, whose record-breaking 715th game as a VFL/AFL coach rapidly turned into a nightmare last weekend.
Jon Pierik West Indian great Curtly Ambrose has opened up about one of the defining moments of Australia's rise to world domination when he threatened to "knock out" Steve Waugh during a heated on-field...
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny James Hird has already been involved in a couple of heart stoppers since returning to the AFL coaching ranks.
Chris Barrett and Jon Pierik Cricket Australia are contemplating locking down players to longer-term contracts in the wake of the threat from a proposed rebel league and fears of a raid on their leading stars.
Jon Pierik The man who helped lead the last player uprising over money against Cricket Australia says it's unlikely a rebel Indian behemoth could poach this nation's current stars but has called for an overhaul...
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny Could the AFL premiership captain be heading to Papua New Guinea a week after holding up the cup?
Jon Pierik and Daniel Cherny An orthopaedic surgeon accused of negligence over the treatment of a foot injury that ended for Cat Matthew Egan's career has hit back, according to documents lodged in the Supreme Court.
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...