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Why that whack still hurts

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STEVE Smith’s superb Ashes campaign wasn’t enough to have him voted Australian cricketer of the year and there was a reason for that, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

Maurie Plant during the 2018 Commonwealth Games
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Farewell to an off-track titan

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HE WAS one of Australian sport’s most respected backroom operators which is why the biggest names in track and field came from far and wide to honour Maurie Plant, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

Ron Reed chats to the star of Australian baseball Luke Hughes
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Heavy hitter Hughes’ big goodbye

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MOST sports fans wouldn’t recognise the name, but a departing star is giving fans something to remember him by, and Chief Writer RON REED was there to see it: More »

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Big Bomber still kicking goals

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THERE haven’t been many better or more durable footballers than Essendon ruckman Simon Madden, who is still contributing strongly long after kicking his last goal. Chief writer RON REED finds out over lunch what keeps him going. More »

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Right on! Horn’s great escape

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AUSTRALIA’S best contemporary boxer Jeff Horn’s career remains alive after one of the most extraordinary fights in recent boxing history, says Chief Writer RON REED. More »

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Getting inside Don Bradman’s head

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THERE was much more to the legendary cricketer Don Bradman than an unprecedented capacity for scoring runs, according to an insightful new book. Chief writer RON REED reports. More »

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Footy failed a great man, says Magpie hero

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MICK McGuane looks back in sorrow at the unfair treatment he believes was dished out to his celebrated opponent James Hird. Chief Writer RON REED sits down to lunch with him:MICK McGuane looks back in sorrow at the unfair treatment he believes was dished out t... More »