Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald


Adam Scott one shot off lead

Adam Scott on the fifth hole at the British Open.

Richard Hinds Adam Scott could hardly have a better chance to win the British Open victory. After opening rounds of 64-67, the Australian was just one shot behind the surprise leader, American Brandt Snedeker, and...


Great Scott: Aussie Adam leads the way at British Open


Richard Hinds Adam Scott turned 32 last Monday and, somewhat strangely, his parents gave him a golf bag. That is about the only thing that has not gone to plan for the Queenslander at Royal Lytham and St Annes so...

Confident Scott off to brilliant start

Richard Hinds At his last start on the US PGA Tour, Adam Scott had incorrectly set the alarm clock on a new mobile phone, almost missed his first round tee-time and shot a very ruffled 75.


Scott shines on day one at the Open

Adam Scott

Richard Hinds At his last start on the US PGA Tour, Adam Scott had incorrectly set the alarm clock on a new mobile phone, almost missed his first round tee-time and shot a very ruffled 75.


Straight shooter likes his chances

Adam Scott

Richard Hinds, Lytham For Adam Scott, major championships have proven far too elusive to suggest he should win. But at the British Open venue that suits his game better than any other, and with Scott looking almost...

Plenty of rain, but Lytham will bring thunder, lightning and fireworks

Richard Hinds dinkus

Richard Hinds The best measure of how bleak the English weather has been is the formidably plucky response it has aroused from the natives.

Once exhaled, time to exalt

Royally rueful: A pensive Luke Nolen heads to the winner's enclosure on Black Caviar.

Richard Hinds It will take time for the magnitude of Black Caviar's achievement to sink in.

It's Woods or Harris for LeBron when Heat is on

Richard Hinds dinkus

Richard Hinds Mike Harris's right boot has sent the ball spinning between the uprights with a strike so sweet it would make Willy Wonka sick. Yet Harris does not pump his fists or raise his arms in triumph.

'Noisy neighbours' have key to the city


Richard Hinds So often in sport, the details bear little relationship to the manner in which they were accumulated.

Clarke grows into a fiercely loyal leader

Brad Haddin

Richard Hinds For Michael Clarke, the tour of the West Indies presented its share of challenges.

Pugnacious Punter has chosen to finish with his pads on

Richard Hinds The former skipper has lost none of his self-belief despite one-day axing.

It's League TV – tackling today's big issues

Richard Hinds FOX Sports will launch this week a 24-hour channel devoted exclusively to AFL. Which begs an obvious question: why not a channel for those NRL fans who are so socially inept that they, too, would...

TV in no rush to pull the plug on one-dayers

Richard Hinds Even if the interest of spectators has diminished, that of vested interests is as strong as ever.

Olympics: time to put pee back in podium

Richard Hinds The men's pole vault at the London Olympics has concluded. It is time for the presentation. Out marches Steve Hooker to collect his gold medal.

Cross-hitting star should be given his head

High and wide: David Warner goes for broke.

Richard Hinds It is compulsory viewing every time David Warner strides to the crease.

Fans should appreciate Woods for what he is - a player in rehab

Generic golf

Richard Hinds GOLF History is conventionally written by the victor. But the history of last year's Australian Masters is no longer the version scripted by Tiger Woods.

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The Cousins blueprint for airing the dirty laundry


Richard Hinds As promised, the documentary Such Is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins delivered a chilling message that no potential drug addict could ignore: The X Factor begins on Seven next week.

At least there's some colour in the chaos

RICHARD HINDS Hindsight: Delhi Commonwealth Games disaster? You must be kidding.

With so much variety, we really are the lucky country

RICHARD HINDS Hindsight: The commercial imperatives driving the football war no doubt seem as compelling to the administrators of the feuding codes as the desperation to keep open Arabian oil pipelines was for...

Don't mind the grovel rash if we win '22 Cup


RICHARD HINDS Hindsight: 'How high?'' ''How high?'' ''How high?'' Our family had been reciting that phrase a thousand times every morning before gulping down the last of the FIFA-approved, South Africa 2010 muesli.