Richard Hinds Even if the interest of spectators has diminished, that of vested interests is as strong as ever.
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.
Richard Hinds It is compulsory viewing every time David Warner strides to the crease.
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.
RICHARD HINDS Hindsight: Delhi Commonwealth Games disaster? You must be kidding.
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...
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.
Richard Hinds If you caught a whiff of charred peroxide this week, that was Jason Akermanis being burnt at the stake. According to his media paymasters, Saint Aka of Footscray is a martyr.
Richard Hinds RICHARD HINDS The Tour de France kerfuffle highlights a question of honour.
Richard Hinds You listen to the spruiking of the talkback host, inciting listeners to feed the voracious beast that is the round-the-clock sports format.
Richard Hinds With po-faced gravitas, ESPN called the hour-long special The Decision. Yet, throughout the anguished, long-winded lead-up to yesterday's LeBron James verdict, it was possible to forget what was...
Richard Hinds Let's see. You've got an empty rectangle and the entire ridiculous, self-mocking, po-faced and occasionally uplifting world of professional sport with which to fill it.
Richard Hinds In the context of Jana Pittman-Rawlinson-Pittman-Rawlinson's soap operatic career, and a well-publicised silicone enhancement, her latest appearance on the front pages might be considered a mere...
Richard Hinds Dear Prime Minister: There has been a lot written in the past two days about the historic nature of your achievement.
Richard Hinds RICHARD HINDS No one knows better than the sports fan how tough, robust and focused a woman engaged in combat can be.
Richard Hinds The federal government's response to the Crawford Report on sports funding could have been worse. It could have mandated the installation of insulation in change rooms or deemed childhood obesity a...
RICHARD HINDS Hindsight: When there is a heavy hit on the field we now call for a Royal Commission. When tough punishment is meted out by football officials we call it ''strong leadership''.
Richard Hinds In a city where the crowd of 80,645 that attended the game between Collingwood and Carlton at the MCG last Sunday was deemed slightly disappointing, the twist is unmistakable.
RICHARD HINDS My entire childhood autograph collection: former Collingwood great Des Tuddenham, who opened the local sporting goods shop; hyperactive England batsman Derek Randall, who just happened to be at the...
Richard Hinds A few weeks ago you could have received long odds - probably literally - that Brendan Fevola would arrive in the home town of reluctant model Lara Bingle as the victim, rather than the villain.