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Jon Pierik is a sports journalist at The Age. He covers AFL and has won awards for his cricket and basketball writing.

‘Incredible’: Chris Judd blown away by Nick Daicos’ stunning debut season

‘Incredible’: Chris Judd blown away by Nick Daicos’ stunning debut season

Two-time Brownlow medallist Chris Judd played one of the game’s greatest debut seasons, and even he is blown away by the staggering first-year campaign of Collingwood’s Nick Daicos.

  • by Jon Pierik

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Gamble pays off as Melbourne United star signs with Denver Nuggets

Gamble pays off as Melbourne United star signs with Denver Nuggets

Australian Boomers forward Jack White is joining a growing list of NBA exports, having signed a deal with the Denver Nuggets after an impressive Summer League.

  • by Jon Pierik
AFL round 18 key takeouts and match review news
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AFL round 18 key takeouts and match review news

Our reporters give you the lowdown on all the action from round 18 of the AFL season.

  • by Peter Ryan, Steve Barrett, Jon Pierik, Andrew Wu, Roy Ward, Marnie Vinall and Russell Bennett
‘Richmond killing Richmond’ as Kangaroos pull off miracle win
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‘Richmond killing Richmond’ as Kangaroos pull off miracle win

North Melbourne ended a tumultuous week when David Noble was dismissed as coach by claiming just their second win of the season, and possibly ending Richmond’s hopes of a top-four finish.

  • by Jon Pierik
North boss contacts Clarkson’s manager as Roos snap 14-game losing streak
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North boss contacts Clarkson’s manager as Roos snap 14-game losing streak

On the day that North Melbourne snapped their 14-game losing streak, president Sonja Hood confirmed she has contacted Alastair Clarkson’s management.

  • by Peter Ryan and Jon Pierik
Stress test: Voss delivers warning but Scott says Blues are ‘quite complete’

Stress test: Voss delivers warning but Scott says Blues are ‘quite complete’

Carlton coach Michael Voss has reminded his team what to expect in Saturday night’s blockbuster, but Cats counterpart Chris Scott has lavished praise on the Blues.

  • by Jon Pierik
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McGrath signs contract extension, Heppell still waiting; Hinkley in COVID protocols
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McGrath signs contract extension, Heppell still waiting; Hinkley in COVID protocols

Andy McGrath has inked a contract extension but skipper Dyson Heppell is still waiting. Port coach Ken Hinkley is in health-and-safety protocols, while Roos’ interim coach Leigh Adams has given his players fresh direction.

  • by Jon Pierik
Blues weigh up shock McGovern return; Hurley’s footy comeback; Hodge wary of the ‘Clarko Show’
AFL Briefing

Blues weigh up shock McGovern return; Hurley’s footy comeback; Hodge wary of the ‘Clarko Show’

Mitch McGovern is in line for a shock early AFL return; Luke Hodge has delivered a warning to North Melbourne about Alastair Clarkson; and Michael Hurley is on the verge of a comeback through the VFL.

  • by Jon Pierik, Peter Ryan, Andrew Wu and Russell Bennett
McKay’s snaps a work in progress; Ginnivan given ‘Danger’ endorsement
AFL Briefing

McKay’s snaps a work in progress; Ginnivan given ‘Danger’ endorsement

Carlton spearhead Harry McKay says he is yet to work out distance threshold for using the snap shot, Collingwood forward Jack Ginnivan has won support despite the contentious manner in which he seeks free kicks, while Adelaide veteran Taylor Walker will be a Crow for life.

  • by Jon Pierik and Andrew Wu
The run home: Where the contenders stand in the race for the top eight
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The run home: Where the contenders stand in the race for the top eight

The race for the eight is tighter than a Monaco corner as we head into the home stretch of the AFL season. There are 12 teams jockeying for eight spots, with those finals bound unlikely to have their positions settled until the final siren of the home-and-away campaign. Here’s where things sit, and how we think they will ultimately land.

  • by Jon Pierik
Five key moments from the Djokovic-Kyrgios Wimbledon final
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Five key moments from the Djokovic-Kyrgios Wimbledon final

Novak Djokovic has held on to claim his seventh Wimbledon title, with five key moments helping him to a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 win over Nick Kyrgios on Sunday.

  • by Jon Pierik