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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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Barassi takes Sam out on a high

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THE WEEK IN SPORT: LOVE HIM or loathe him, Sam Newman was never boring on The Footy Show, from which he has now foreshadowed his exit. Chief Writer RON REED is a fan. More »

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Drawing ever closer to the edge

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THE WEEK IN SPORT: WE’VE ALL cut Serena some slack because that’s who she is – but it’s going to be harder for her now, says Chief Writer RON REED: COUNT me among those people – an overwhelming majority, at least in this country – who were unable to detect any... More »

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One man’s long ride into his own soul

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WHY WOULD anybody decide to spend weeks riding a bike all the way from one side of Australia to the other, risking life, limb and sanity? Chief writer RON REED looks on in admiration as an old mate sets out to discover whether he is capable of conquering half ... More »

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Good week for the good guys

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JOHN MILLMAN has changed the conversation about the image of Australian sportsmen and now maybe the cricketers can do the same, says Chief Writer RON REED: REALITY DIDN’T take long to bite back at John Millman. Predictably, Novak Djokovic saw to that with a mi... More »

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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 »