Jon Pierik is a sports writer with The Age, focusing primarily on AFL football, cricket and basketball. He has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.
Jon Pierik Just five months out from a home World Cup campaign, Australia's stunning loss to Zimbabwe in the troubled African nation has raised questions about selection policies, team attitude and medical...
Jon Pierik While public expectations rise of what had seemed an improbable championship win, Australian Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo has moved to banish such talk, heading into this weekend's race at...
Jon Pierik While his winning streak was snapped, Daniel Ricciardo says finishing fifth in the Italian Grand Prix was the "best" he could have done regardless, and hopes team orders will help him remain in...
Jon Pierik Australian formula one ace Daniel Ricciardo finds himself firmly in the championship hunt after winning the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Jon Pierik A banished Kevin Pietersen says he is relieved to no longer be part of an unpleasant English dressing room, has called for back-to-back Ashes series to be scrapped and praised Michael Clarke’s...
Jon Pierik Australian Formula One champion Alan Jones believes Daniel Ricciardo has all the tools to become a world champion within three years after celebrating his maiden victory, in a crash-marred Canadian...
Jon Pierik Andrew Bogut is hurt and, according to former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy, it could be the difference between elimination and survival for his Golden State Warriors, when the NBA play-offs begin on...
Jon Pierik The late, great Detroit Pistons coach Chuck Daly always said his favourite time of the basketball year was the play-offs.
Jon Pierik Don't look now, but the best team in the eastern conference through the NBA regular season, and a western conference power many had tipped to win it all, are in a deep play-off hole.
Jon Pierik On a day Basketball Australia said its chief executive was leaving, and the AFL confirmed the date of Andrew Demetriou's departure, Melbourne Tigers coach Chris Anstey had this hope for his sport.
Jon Pierik Andrew Bogut has praised Dante Exum's strategic tactic of being the mystery man of the NBA draft.
Jon Pierik Andrew Bogut says it won't take long to judge whether the controversial name change made by the 'elitist' Melbourne Tigers 'will be a huge success or a huge flop'.
Jon Pierik Top NBA draft prospect will decide by February whether to nominate for premier competition.
Jon Pierik While she may be one of the game's glamour stars, Maria Sharapova says she is prepared to grind her way through her opening Australian Open matches as she continues her comeback from shoulder surgery.
Jon Pierik Chris Anstey hopeful honesty will help generate greater support for NBL.
Jon Pierik Cricket Australia chief is confident next year's World Cup will not be ambushed by the rise of Twenty20.
Jon Pierik Australian formula one legend Alan Jones says Daniel Ricciardo has the talent to finish the year as one of the top three drivers.
Jon Pierik As Dante Exum prepares to make a decision on his basketball future, former NBA top pick Andrew Bogut has suggested the "smart" decision would be for him to turn professional next season.
Jon Pierik Tennis great says the sport should consider adding a fifth blue-chip event.
Jon Pierik Tennis great says he would like to see Federer regain the drive to regularly serve and volley.