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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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For Steve Bracks, sport and politics do mix

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IF HE CAN RUN THE State of Victoria, then he should be able to steer a popular sport in the right direction – at least an army of professional and recreational cyclists are hoping so, writes RON REED: AS MUCH AS any other sport, cycling can be a political hotb... More »

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Test selectors spring a few surprises – again

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There are millions of highly-opinionated cricket selectors in Australia but it’s a fair chance that only four of them would have come up with the exact same XI that will take the field in the first Test, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Keeping it in the family

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Doting Dads are always proud when their sons turn out to be high achievers, especially when it is doing the same thing they do themselves. It’s been a big few days for that, Chief Writer RON REED reports: More »

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Thumbs up for the Socceroos – so far

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AUSTRALIA’S soccer team have emerged relatively unscathed from their highly challenging World Cup qualifier in Honduras, but the job is far from complete yet, writes RON REED. More »

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Oops, my mistakes – by Test captain Steve Smith

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THERE IS NO bigger job in Australian sport than captaining the Test cricket team, especially against England – and the incumbent Steve Smith does not deny he is a work in progress. Chief Writer RON REED delves into Smith’s newly-published autobiography. More »