Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

Launch aside, let's get back to the future

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Richard Hinds WHEN Jennifer Lawrence fell down the stairs at the Oscars, you half expected her to flash a pair of Cronulla undies.

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Evasive on the pitch, Del Piero refreshingly expansive off it

Richard Hinds In the Palladium room at Melbourne's Crown Casino, Lou Sticca has marked Alessandro Del Piero as hard as any ankle-kicking Serie A defender.

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Swimming must focus on problems at the top, not the tomfoolery

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Richard Hinds Australian swimming's nationally televised visit to the headmaster's office did nothing to address the real problem with swimming: lack of leadership.

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Time to brush off penchant for tar

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Richard Hinds We lurch from one crisis to the next and now we face the real danger of a national tar shortage.

A once-great sport sinks to new low

The 2012 Australian swimming team at the London Games.

Richard Hinds Not long ago Australian swimmers were beacons of athletic supremacy and models of wholesome virtue.

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Proud sport's belly-flop at Games such a toxic waste

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Richard Hinds It does not seem long ago that Australian swimmers were beacons of athletic supremacy and models of wholesome virtue.

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Wrestlers lose grip on new-look Games

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Richard Hinds For those whose affection for the Olympics was never rekindled after the scandalous removal of Tug of War from the program at Paris 1924, this is the final straw.

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Pundits must remain wary until truth is out

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Richard Hinds The federal government, the Australian Crime Commission, the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority and the chief executives of five major sports were as one.

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Did our own demands create this monster?

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Richard Hinds If we demand the product, what right do we have to be outraged about the consequences?

Damning report points finger of blame at leaders of each game

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Richard Hinds The Australian Crime Commission's report into sports corruption is unflinching in its rhetoric. It evokes images of organised crime, match-fixing and, disturbingly, ''drugs not approved for human...

Damning report points finger of blame at leaders of each game

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Richard Hinds The Australian Crime Commission's report into sports corruption is unflinching in its rhetoric. It evokes images of organised crime, match-fixing and, disturbingly, "drugs not approved for human use"...

Hell for leather as out come the Sherrin, Steeden, Gilbert, et al

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Richard Hinds Swans chairman Richard Colless has often described Sydney as the most competitive football market anywhere in the world.

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Deeds not words, Mundine

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Richard Hinds As he choked on bitter defeat, in some ways you could not help but admire Mundine.

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Win or lose, Man is boxing’s big hit

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Richard Hinds You don’t have to like Anthony Mundine. As if you didn’t know. Not before he lost to Daniel Geale. And certainly not after.

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Super skills and A-grade entertainment

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Richard Hinds Samantha Kerr's joyous somersault after scoring the second goal in Sunday's W-League grand final deserves a place in the hall of fame, writes Richard Hinds.

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Getting bang for your buck never guaranteed, even on centre court

Richard Hinds As of Thursday afternoon, after four months, the women's final was still not sold out.

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Plenty left in tank for champagne Sharapova

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Richard Hinds IF MARIA SHARAPOVA looks particularly fresh when she walks onto the court for her Australian Open semi-final against Li Na on Thursday, do not give credit to the lotions from which the lavishly...

Pull the other one, it whistles dixie

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Richard Hinds It is number, not necessarily gravity of issues that has created impression cricket is in turmoil.

Inverarity's knickers in a twist as little things add up to turmoil

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Richard Hinds John Inverarity announced Australia's Twenty20 squad on Monday wearing vintage Y-fronts with badly stretched elastic.

No middle ground as Open inevitably hits annual flat spot

Richard Hinds The middle Sunday at the Australian Open is, traditionally, flatter than Geoff Boycott's vowels. It is the day after the Great Australian Hope has been eliminated in a heavily promoted...