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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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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 »

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Marsh brothers feeling the desert heat

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THE WEEK IN SPORT: IN AUSTRALIAN cricket, they’re unique – but time is running out for the Marsh family, says chief writer RON REED: BAGGING the Marsh brothers has become almost a national sport in itself – and as unhelpful and unsympathetic as that might be, ... More »

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FOR PETE’S SAKE IT’S ONLY A GAME

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IT’S NOT quite true that there’s no such thing as a likeable Collingwood supporter, admits long time Magpie hater RON REED. But that doesn’t mean he’s barracking for them. More »

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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 »