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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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Bang goes Aussie cricket’s pride

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FORGET THE upcoming Ashes for a moment – both Australia and England have suffered humiliating defeats by long-shot outsiders in quick succession. Chief writer RON REED found some reasons to enjoy watching it: More »

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Poms dining out on one of the worst teams ever

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IT’S BEEN A long time since the gifted cricketers of the Caribbean ruled the world – but they might be going from bad to worse, says Chief Writer RON REED: ARE THE WEST INDIES now the worst Test cricket team in memory? Well, at least – flippancy alert! – they ... More »

Betty Cuthbert wins Gold at the 1956 Olympics
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Betty Cuthbert far from the only golden girl to do it tough

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THE WEEK THAT WAS: Champion sprinter Betty Cuthbert’s death was a reminder that female athletes have always punched above their weight in Australia’s proud Olympic history but a surprisingly large number of them have had to take the bad times with the good, wr... More »