Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan has been a reporter at The Age since 2004, and has been part of its sports department since 2008. He is primarily focused on cricket and has covered a number of the Australian team's overseas tours, including the 2011 World Cup. He also reports on AFL and soccer.

James Triosi and Pablo Contreras to be rested for Korean clash

James Troisi attempts to deceive Ali Abbas of Sydney FC during the A-League elimination final on the weekend.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory has left key players from each end of the pitch at home as it attempts to qualify in South Korea on Tuesday night for the knock-out stage of the Asian Champions League.

Soccer

All pressure is on Guangzhou Evergrande, says Kevin Muscat

Coach Kevin Muscat during a Melbourne Victory training session at Etihad Stadium on Monday.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory's Kevin Muscat is in the midst of the biggest week of his fledging head-coaching career, but he insists it is big-spending Chinese opponent Guangzhou Evergrande that is facing more...

Cricket

Cameron White rewarded with four-year contract extension

Robust form rewarded: Cameron White (right).

Jesse Hogan Cameron White is to set to finish his Victorian career rivalling Brad Hodge and Darren Berry for most appearances after his robust form was rewarded.

Soccer

Kevin Muscat hails 'momentous' win over Guangzhou

Guangzhou Evergrande coach Marcello Romeo Lippi (left) watches the game as Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat shouts instructions to his players.

Jesse Hogan Elated Melbourne Victory coach Kevin Muscat has hailed the two-nil defeat of Asian club champion Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday night as a momentous achievement for the club - and great preparation...

Soccer

Melbourne Victory begins crucial week on winning note

James Troisi and Kosta Barbarouses

Jesse Hogan The most pivotal week of Melbourne Victory's season began in magnificent fashion, with Nathan Coe's inspired goalkeeping triggering a stirring defeat of reigning Asian club champion Guangzhou on...

Soccer

Melbourne Victory hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for final against Sydney FC

Victory defender Adrian Leijer hoping to be fit for final.

Jesse Hogan Melbourne Victory has not abandoned hopes Adrian Leijer will be fit for Friday night's A-League elimination final against Sydney FC after he was cleared of a serious injury.

Archie Thompson proves there's life in the old dog yet

Archie Thompson celebrates after putting his team ahead.

Jesse Hogan Archie Thompson has earned and long-relished his position as the Melbourne Victory fans' favourite upfront.

Cricket

Aaron Finch commits to Victoria

Staying put: Aaron Finch

Jesse Hogan Batsman Aaron Finch will spend at least the next three years with Victoria after deciding he did not need to move interstate to fix his red-ball woes.

Cape Town, South Africa

Who dares, wins in cricket, says coach Lehmann

Coach of Australia Darren Lehmann.

Jesse Hogan Australia cricketers are not afraid to take risks and play to entertain, says Darren Lehman.

Cricket

Ryan Harris grits his teeth for South African win, vows to return after surgery

Australia's Ryan Harris will have extensive surgery on his return to Australia.

Jesse Hogan Ryan Harris admits he was 'ridiculously sore' in final South Africa match.

Cricket

The African scream: Australia stakes claim to being best in the world

Ryan Harris of Australia bowls during day 3 of the third test match between South Africa and Australia

Chloe Saltau, Jesse Hogan The rankings don't say it yet, but Australia deserves to be considered the best team in the world in the same way Mark Taylor's Australians became unofficial world champions by toppling the mighty...

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Cricket

A.B. De Villiers has no head for figures

AB de Villiers of South Africa

Jesse Hogan De Villiers is not just modest about his achievements - he is downright dismissive of them.

Cricket

A captain's knock to win over doubters

Jesse Hogan

Jesse Hogan When it comes to Michael Clarke he always seems to need to do more to appease the (diminishing) number of people who merely tolerate him as captain..

Cricket

Steve Smith cementing his place in Australian side

Steve Smith

Jesse Hogan Steve Smith is on track to become a permanent fixture of the Australian team.

Cricket

South African captain Graeme Smith is a tower of strength at the top of the order

Graeme Smith.

Jesse Hogan While the South African captain, Graeme Smith did not endear himself to some in the old guard, Mike Hussey says he subsequently earned the Australians' respect.

AB de Villiers unsure whether he wants the Test captaincy of South Africa

South Africa's AB de Villiers

Jesse Hogan The world's best batsman, A.B. de Villiers, is unsure whether he wants to succeed Graeme Smith as South Africa's Test captain, declaring his bigger priority is to help the Proteas end their trophy...

Cricket

South African Test captain Graeme Smith announces his retirement

Graeme Smith

Chloe Saltau and Jesse Hogan, Cape Town Graeme Smith's teammates pushed him through the SCG dressing room door and watched him storm out ''like a cowboy bursting into a saloon''.

Slower pitch won't nullify Mitch Johnson threat for second Test: Morne Morkel

On fire ... a resurgent Mitchell Johnson took 12 South African wickets in the first Test.

Jesse Hogan Morne Morkel says South Africa must not assume the expected slower pitch conditions for the second Test in Port Elizabeth will, in isolation, be enough to nullify Mitch Johnson.

Cricket

Shane Watson must bowl to win back Test place: Michael Clarke

Shane Watson.

Jesse Hogan The ability of Shane Watson to bowl in Tests has always been a preference for national selectors when picking him. Now, it is a prerequisite.

Cricket

We need more from our top-order, says coach Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann.

Jesse Hogan Darren Lehmann says Australia must stop relying on its middle and lower order.