Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

A guide to the unwritten rules of sport

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Richard Hinds RICHARD HINDS The Tour de France kerfuffle highlights a question of honour.

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Soul owners: Wealthy men with a passion

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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.

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Don't laugh, we may see Ablett doing a LeBron

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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...

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Plenty to talk about in weird world of sport

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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.

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Under any flag, Jana equals drama

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...

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Be a good sport, Julia: dust off the Crawford report

Richard Hinds Dear Prime Minister: There has been a lot written in the past two days about the historic nature of your achievement.

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New PM has a sporting chance at greatness

Richard Hinds RICHARD HINDS No one knows better than the sports fan how tough, robust and focused a woman engaged in combat can be.

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Game remains the same as Coates gets his chocolate frog

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...

Swift, tough decisions have stopped with the Storm

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''.

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One out of the box - fans have a window seat on 'rectangular codes'

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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.

Robertson goes where Charlton couldn't

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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...

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All bets are on as the money changers crowd into the temple

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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.

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Objectivity the first casualty as current affairs shows get with the tennis, Olympics programs

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Richard Hinds Most notorious propaganda is not renowned for its subtlety. But two recent sporting examples make Tokyo Rose seem the invention of the most adroit modern spin doctor.

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Careful the spin doesn't get in the way of your viewing pleasure

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Richard Hinds RICHARD HINDS Sport spreads its propaganda via the small screen.

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Porky Pies: fork-tongued Mick digs deeper hole

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Richard Hinds After Collingwood coach Mick Malthouse wrote that he had lied about calling St Kilda's serial pest Stephen Milne a ''f---ing rapist'' during a quarter-time altercation last Friday night for the...

True fans driven to distraction by not-so-live broadcasts

RICHARD HINDS You saw it, right? The dramatic, race-defining moment when favourite Sebastian Vettel slid off the track and into the gravel during the Australian Grand Prix last Sunday.

Why the AFL should be wary of a code on the up and up

RICHARD HINDS Tell the bloke from Adelaide in Sydney to watch the Crows play the Swans. Tell the Melbourne businessman rushing back to the airport because he doesn't want to miss the Essendon game.

Someone call Oprah - this mess is just not cricket

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RICHARD HINDS Hindsight: We are used to seeing dirty laundry aired here in the shallow end. You should get a whiff of the discarded uniforms we walk past in the locker room on the way to gather our press...

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Summer of fun a certain win for the good sports

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Richard Hinds No doubt you would rather work in public relations for the Newcastle Knights or shower with Brendan Fevola than know what I did last summer. But try to indulge me.

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AOC's graceless whingeing an embarrassment to us all

Richard Hinds That some of Australia's Winter Olympics coaches and officials are willing to drag the nation's sporting reputation through the Vancouver slush by whingeing about the not-particularly-contentious...