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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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By George, it could be worse, Shaun!

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TO SAY Shaun Marsh is out of form in Test cricket is beyond an understatement – but it could be, and has been, worse, writes RON REED:   SO HERE’S the good news for Shaun Marsh: Six single-figure scores in a row does not necessarily get you the sack from the A... More »

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Just call him Pat’s patsy

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VIRAT KOHLI, the world’s best batsman, is nobody’s bunny – or is he? One Australian bowler might beg to differ, says chief writer RON REED. More »

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Saluting old heroes – Bill backs a win-winner

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AN UNUSUAL new event on the Victorian flat racing calendar has proven to be a big success for a bush club that knows how to sell a good idea, writes RON REED: BILL Gibbins had only two bets at the Warrnambool races last Sunday – and backed two winners. One was... More »

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Flag honour for old Swan at last

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THERE WAS nothing Bob Skilton didn’t do in footy – except win a premiership, and now even that has been rectified to some extent, writes RON REED. More »

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Sudden death of a too-old ego

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IT WAS the fight that should never have happened, and Australia’s most controversial sportsman will have to live with the humiliating result, says Chief Writer RON REED More »

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Liked or not, it’s a tough game

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FORMER TEST captain Michael Clarke is under fire but hasn’t entirely missed the point with his advice to the Australian cricket team, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Old gold McGrory still out in front

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IT’S BEEN 18 years since track cyclist Scott McGrory formed one half of perhaps the most emotionally challenging gold medal win in Australian Olympic history, and he is still setting challenges for the sport, writes RON REED: AUSTRALIAN CYCLING has a proud Oly... More »

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Cricket civil war flares again

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WITHIN HOURS of the unacceptable culture of Australian cricket being exposed, the ball-tampering scandal has exploded into the headlines again – and it could get ugly, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »