Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

'Enough is enough': the fall of cycling's superhero

Richard Hinds Finally, Lance Armstrong has stopped saying it ain’t so.

Tennis

Murray finally delivers in grand style

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Richard Hinds It is tempting to declare this a shameful day for English sport. To claim that, 76 years after that country produced its last male grand slam winner, even cross-border rival Scotland has one.

Soccer

Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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Football

Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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Soccer

Del Piero draws crowds but not the win

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Richard Hinds Sydney FC left searching for first win of season after going down 3-2 to Newcastle.

A huge test but also an insight into Ashes bid

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Richard Hinds For the home team there is, quite literally, nothing to lose.

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.

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...

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...

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.

Pull the other one, it whistles dixie

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.

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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.

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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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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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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Cricket

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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A-League

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

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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High praise for Gallop as timing is everything

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