Letter from the editor

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For sportswriters and sports fans alike, there is nothing like being on the spot when dramatic events happen.

Peter Coster was there Marvin Hagler turned on one of the most hellish fights in boxing history in Las Vegas in 1985, Ron Reed was there when Pat Cash won Wimbledon 30 years ago this week, and John Trevorrow is there right now at the Tour de France.

Coster and Reed relive these landmark days as Sportshounds gets into stride, while Trevorrow takes you inside the Peter Sagan controversy that has had everyone talking for days at the world’s greatest bike race. Trevorrow is arguably Australia’s No 1 cycling expert — a highly successful professional road racer in his day, a prominent commentator in print, radio and TV, a busy promoter of bike races during the Australian summer and one of the great characters and raconteurs of his sport.

He will be one of a number of former athletes who will feature alongside our stable of high-profile writers – another is former Test cricketer Ian Callen, who is also going to have plenty to say, starting immediately. Le Tour, of course, is one of two big-ticket events going on as we begin our innings, the other being Wimbledon _ and we’re tuned into both. Mark Harding brings his superb writing skills to bear in examining the curious case of Novak Djokovic’s fading form while the king of cartoonists Geoff Hook puts an ace past Bernard Tomic.

There’s plenty of fun, games and recreational advice to be had here – more than two dozen articles by 19 great writers.

If you enjoy it, be sure to let us know. — COLIN DUCK, Editor

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Author: Colin Duck

Colin Duck was the last Editor of The Sun before it merged with The Herald. Before that he was Editor of the Sunday Press and Deputy Editor of The Herald. After the Herald Sun merger Duck moved into newspaper and magazine management.

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