THERE was hope for India for as long as MS Dhoni was still at the crease, but in the semi-final of the World Cup the Indian skipper simply gave up.

STEVE Smith’s graceful 105 off 93 in the World Cup semi-final at the SCG continued his almost unprecedented level of dominance against India.

DAVID Gallop reflects on the state of Australian soccer during a trip to Germany to see the Socceroos’ epic draw with the World Cup champions.

WELL we’ve got the great co-hosting grudge match in the final — just like in 2011, when India beat Sri Lanka — and any ANZAC brotherhood will be put aside at the MCG on Sunday.

TRAINER Kris Lees believes the weight-for-age racing in Sydney this autumn is the strongest he has seen in years.

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Heritage

An MCC heritage displaySince its inception in 1838, the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) has regarded the preservation and display of its rich heritage collection as paramount.

The showcasing of this heritage when hosting visitors and significant events at the ground has given the MCC an enviable reputation.

The northern stand redevelopment has provided the club with the opportunity to enhance its commitment to heritage with our much-improved MCC LibraryMCC Museum and other heritage features throughout the ground, including the National Sports Museum.

The MCC Archives is accessible to researchers, by appointment.