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.

Soccer

Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

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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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The peloton of truth catches up with Armstrong

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Richard Hinds For those of who had aired doubts about the legitimacy of Lance Armstrong's success, it is tempting to say "I told you so".

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The peloton of truth catches up with Armstrong

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Richard Hinds FOR those who had aired doubts about the legitimacy of Lance Armstrong's success, it is tempting to say, ''I told you so''.

The closer you are, the more you lose focus

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Richard Hinds The 'show must go on' mentality trivialises the potential gravity of the allegations.

Worlds apart but the song remains the same

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Richard Hinds Those facing the allegations are defended as ferociously as a rottweiler's puppy. They are, we are told by the reflexively supportive insiders, ''honourable'' and ''beyond reproach''.

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.

Dossier moments needed

Richard Hinds It is one thing to publish a dossier, quite another to assume the bowlers will read it.

Heads, we lose - and it's all downhill from there for the hosts

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Richard Hinds THE smallest measurable increment of time is that between the appearance of a red carpet and Brynne Edelsten plonking a Manolo Blahnik on the Berber.

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

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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,...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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10 Ashes Tests may give BBL a whack

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

Football

Derbies help give A-League traction

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.