Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

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

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.

Football

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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Soccer

Del Piero draws crowds but not the win

Alessandro Del Piero

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.

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

Graeme Smith

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.

Many hot spots, but shades of grey dominate in anticlimax

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Richard Hinds After the first day, the Australians were pinned to the canvas with a South African boot on their throats.

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.

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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.

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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Cricket

When you've stopped laughing, Arthur's decision does make sense

Richard Hinds There is a serious side to this comic turn on the Indian tour, writes Richard Hinds.

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