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Ron Reed

Show BioHide BioRON REED has spent more than 50 years as a sportswriter or sports editor, mainly at The Herald and Herald Sun. He has covered just about every sport at local, national and international level, including multiple assignments at the Olympic and Commonwealth games, cricket tours, the Tour de France, America’s Cup yachting, tennis and golf majors and world title fights.

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No hiding place for the hoops hit-men

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: THE BOOMERS have to take their share of the blame for the great basketball bust-up – but it’s not all bad for Australian basketball, says Chief Writer RON REED More »

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Magpies ready to even an old, old score

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: They’ve been at each other’s throats since the 19th century but two of Melbourne’s oldest footy clubs are still locked in a fight that might be about to heat up even more, says Chief Writer RON REED More »

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Timmy Time – it’s now or never

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HE IS the Socceroos’ best-known and most popular player – and possibly the man most likely to win the crucial match against Peru off his own boot. So surely Tim Cahill’s World Cup will not end in total anti-climax without him even setting foot on the field, sa... More »

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Growing Paines for the new cricket captain

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: NOBODY REALLY expected the massively depleted Australian one-day cricket team to do it easy when their five-match one-day series started this week – and they didn’t. It wasn’t all bad but there were some worrying signs for the captain, says ... More »

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Bronzed Bobby belongs at the MCG

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IT HAS taken a long while for one of Australia’s greatest footballers to be honoured with a statue as many of his contemporaries have, but they’re putting it in the wrong place, writes RON REED: LONG OVERDUE: That’s the first thing to be said about the decisio... More »

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Sheeds – the man whose work is never done

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HE’S THE man who’s done it all in footy – and then some. Now he is being hailed as the game’s greatest servant – ever – and chief writer RON REED agrees: THE WEEK THAT WAS: His lifelong mate Kevin Bartlett introduced Kevin Sheedy as the AFL Hall of Fame’s 28th... More »