Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

Cycling

No absolution if confession comes with conditions

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Richard Hinds Move Lance Armstrong's book to the fiction section where it belongs.

Peaking nicely

Bernard Tomic

Richard Hinds ONE set down. Court surface hotter than a well-used wok. A tall, troublesome, big-serving opponent firing bullets from the fourth floor.

Tennis

Another step for Tomic in battle for hearts and minds

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Richard Hinds One set down. Court surface hotter than a well-oiled wok. A tall, troublesome, big-serving opponent firing bullets from the fourth floor.

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Sam's sitcom no joke as Tomic takes lead role

Sam Stosur

Richard Hinds With apologies to James Duckworth, whose continued presence provides the welcome gift of cricket-related weather jokes, this Australian Open is now the Bernie Show.

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Reversal of fortune stings but McNamee has carved new niche

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Richard Hinds Once, at the Australian Open, you would find Paul McNamee prowling the corridors wearing a well-cut suit, running the tournament with the effortless authority of a Vegas floorwalker.

Tennis

Like him or not, fans can't have it both ways on Tomic

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Richard Hinds Around court 16 at Melbourne Park, a large group of fans more interested in seeing Bernard Tomic hone his forehand than watch a real match train their mobile phones on the newly minted Sydney...

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Is winning the way to win us over?

Bernard Tomic

Richard Hinds Rough diamond Bernard Tomic is not the first to ruffle feathers.

Football

Derbies help give A-League traction

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Richard Hinds The derbies might still be the A-league's exceptions outside the finals.

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10 Ashes Tests may give BBL a whack

Richard Hinds The Big Bash League, we were promised, would save cricket. What will save BBL?

Why it's time flares fell out of vogue with A-League fashionistas

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Richard Hinds There is an equation often used by Australian soccer fans to illustrate the victimisation they feel: 11 arrests during a one-dayer at the SCG equals a quiet night out; 11 arrests at an A-League game...

Deserted island: Tassie crowds posted missing

Australia's Ed Cowan reacts as he walks off the ground after being dismissed for four runs during the first days play in the first cricket test against Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval in Hobart December 14, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SPORT CRICKET)

Richard Hinds A QUICK poll. Tasmanians hate a) Test cricket, b) Sri Lankans or c) Ricky Ponting.

Cricket

You don't have to be Einstein to see selectors are testing the laws of relativity in Johnson call-up

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Richard Hinds Einstein strikes me as more of a chess man. But had the great physicist studied the Australian squad for the Perth Test, would he have considered Mitchell Johnson's inclusion a compelling example of...

Oval's demolition crew raise the entertainment bar to new high

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Richard Hinds Ed Cowan's maiden century at the Gabba was one for old-fashioned opening batsmen's values. At what's left of the Adelaide Oval, David Warner, Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey took the game into...

Becks brings sex appeal, but substance is key

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Richard Hinds TV deal worth $160 million gives A-League a chance to consolidate, and grow.

Golf

Scott puts frustrating year behind him with panache

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Richard Hinds There must be times when Adam Scott feels like a concert violinist playing the bongos.

Golf

Yellow jacket will serve as bright reminder of ability to stay cool

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Richard Hinds There must be times when Adam Scott feels like a concert violinist playing the bongoes. There is such a fierce spotlight on the things he cannot do - putt with sufficient reliability, win a major -...

Golf

Scott takes positives out of Lytham meltdown

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Richard Hinds After Adam Scott held a four-shot lead with four holes to play at this year's British Open, he somehow blew his chance to win a first major, but handled the post-round inquisitions about his game and...

Masters of their domain

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Richard Hinds Adam Scott's appetite for success might be gauged by performance at Australian Masters

Many hot spots, but shades of grey dominate in anticlimax

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Richard Hinds After the first day, the Australians were pinned to the canvas with a South African boot on their throats.

One for the real openers, this ton simply a knock to behold

Richard Hinds This was a red letter day for opening batsmen, both accomplished and bog ordinary. Those for whom the only tempting drive is to the nets, and runs are a desirable, but not necessarily obligatory,...