Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

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...

HINDSIGHT

Federer or Nadal? It's going to the fifth set

Richard Hinds ROGER Federer and Rafael Nadal have created such fascination during their parallel careers. How does the Swiss turn a backhand into a symphony? If a nuclear bomb exploded on the first day at Roland...

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Football

Grooming the Socceroos to become the boys for Brazil

Richard Hinds Entering the press conference room, Holger Osieck greets the waiting pack with an ironic reference to the many cameras thrust in his face. ''Strange there are so many.

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Maybe it's Australia's winter of content

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Richard Hinds There's plenty of sport on offer for patriotic Australian fans over the coming months.

Football

Socceroos' old magic back in nick of time

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Richard Hinds Mark Bresciano and Robbie Kruse dominating the midfield and making the usually tight confines of Etihad Stadium look like their personal Simpson Desert.

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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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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.

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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Look at the rap sheet, Tomic deserves a serve

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Richard Hinds As a testament to Tony Roche's sanguine nature, when he mentored Ivan Lendl, the Czech was the more expressive of the pair.

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''.

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.

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.