Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

CRICKET

Spark of hope still flickers among the Ashes

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Richard Hinds NO, I didn't have Brad Haddin in my Ashes squad. Thought his time had passed. Didn't believe he had done enough to displace the incumbent Matthew Wade, or even earn a touring berth ahead of Tim Paine.

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Horse Racing

'Singo' and Gai's is a less than joyous jostle in a long run

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Richard Hinds When people say Singleton and the Waterhouse family have history, they are not exaggerating.

Cricket

Nine: better the devil you know

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Richard Hinds You can't help hoping Nine can show Cricket Australia the money.

Subtract Nine from Ten and see what viewers are left with

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Richard Hinds Since it was revealed by Fairfax Media that Ten had emerged as a very real alternative to Nine as the broadcaster of Australian cricket, it has been impossible to ignore a harrowing image.

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Cricket

Why Warner's spray has me yearning for the good old days

Richard Hinds David Warner's ill-tempered Twitter tirade at two cricket writers did not say much we did not know from watching the chunky opener at the crease: there are outback cattle stations where the wireless...

Cricket

Brain snap is just symptom of players' wider malaise

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Richard Hinds It just had to be Joe Root didn't it? Why couldn't David Warner have taken a swing at Kevin Pietersen? At one time or another, most of the South African batsman's English teammates have wanted to.

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Cricket

Ricky, please come back and save us

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Richard Hinds It takes a big man to admit he was wrong. Unfortunately, I don't have one here. So I am going to have to do this myself.

Football

Make room on the Socceroos bandwagon

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Richard Hinds Surely the Socceroos win. Surely they beat Iraq and avoid the tortuous uncertainty of sudden death repechage in Asia and South America. Surely they go straight to Rio.

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Football

What if the great Socceroos gamble had backfired?

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Richard Hinds Even as Josh Kennedy answered a nation's prayers with an affirming nod of the head. Even as relief washed over those with barely a strand of fabric left on the edge of their seats.

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

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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,...