Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

Drugs in Sport

Tough drug rules have put players in tight spots

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Richard Hinds The more details emerge about the supplement programs at Essendon and Cronulla, the more it seems the players were victims. Guinea pigs, pin-cushions, stooges.

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Spark of hope still flickers among the Ashes

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Richard Hinds NO, I didn't have Brad Haddin in my Ashes squad. Thought his time had passed. Didn't believe he had done enough to displace the incumbent Matthew Wade, or even earn a touring berth ahead of Tim Paine.

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One epic fairytale dies as Mariners pen their own story of perseverance

Richard Hinds Sleeping Beauty slipped a Stilnox. Rapunzel with a razor cut. A kissed frog that just croaks. Fairytale denied.

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Red (and black) letter days


Richard Hinds The media have often been accused of sensationalising behaviour of A-League fans.


Wanderers fans deserve their chants at glory

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Richard Hinds THE media has often been accused of sensationalising the behaviour of A-League fans. So here it is: this season, A-League fans have been sensational.

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Job done: the majestic mare exits stage as arguably the greatest

Black Caviar

Richard Hinds Such is Black Caviar's fame, and our cult of personality, the champion racehorse has assumed a human persona that includes a popular Twitter account and a budding romance with the English stallion...

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A day when a nice guy finished first

Adam Scott

Richard Hinds Decades of heartbreak was wiped away with the swipe of an elongated putter.

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Day when a nice guy finished first

Richard Hinds Decades of heartbreak was wiped away with the swipe of an elongated putter.

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The unsure thing: Socceroos must earn berth

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Richard Hinds IT WAS enough to make you yearn for the good old days in Oceania. Back when the Socceroos slaughtered regional minnows American Samoa 31-0.

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The evidence is in, time to sift through Ashes to find a squad

Richard Hinds The ignominious tour of India has drawn to an appropriately calamitous conclusion. The Sheffield Shield - the anachronistic bugbear that complicates the scheduling of Big Bash League games and...

High praise for Gallop as timing is everything


Richard Hinds David Gallop's move to the A-League coincided with its best and brightest season.


Demetriou fights to keep monster chained

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Richard Hinds ALMOST eight years after Andrew Demetriou said the team north of the Murray playing ugly football would not win the premiership, the AFL boss finally had his Fonzie moment.


The headaches of trying to deal with concussion

Richard Hinds When the heads of Australia's four major football codes come together, you might expect a clash of sufficient force to cause concussion. This time, however, they intend to prevent it.

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Leading questions: Watson not committed enough to take reins

Shane Watson

Richard Hinds Dan Quayle was once a heartbeat from the presidency. It seems no less disturbing that Shane Watson is just a bulged disc from the Australian captaincy.

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Ready to kick off: passion of fans both an asset and a danger

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Richard Hinds It is a damp Saturday evening in Melbourne and I am sitting behind the goal at the northern end of AAMI Park with my 14-year-old Main Son. The first half has been tense, if not electrifying.

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We're sporting gods, not plantation workers

Richard Hinds WHAT? You cannot understand why a superstar athlete is sitting on the roof naked drinking a pineapple Vodka Cruiser?

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When you've stopped laughing, Arthur's decision does make sense

Richard Hinds There is a serious side to this comic turn on the Indian tour, writes Richard Hinds.

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Baggy Green phoenix will rise from Ashes

Richard Hinds REGULAR correspondents have claimed this column's glass is usually not so much half-empty as thrown against the office wall and smashed to pieces.

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Rugby League

AFL on 'Shark watch' as players face potential ban

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Richard Hinds Is this vindication? The shocking revelation that justifies the grandiose announcement of the Australian Crime Commission investigation, and leaves the sceptics with more egg on their faces than...

Skipper needs to get his hands dirty

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Richard Hinds For the religious minded, Clarke must suffer for the sins of his fellow batsmen.

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