MICHAEL Clarke has been ruled out of the first Test against India, after 24 hours of high drama between the Aussie skipper and Cricket Australia.

NICK Kyrgios has crowned a glorious first full grand slam season by winning the Newcombe Medal as Australia’s most outstanding player in 2014.

SUN Yang - who broke Australian Grant Hackett’s 1500m freestyle world record - quietly served a three-month doping ban Chinese officials have denied covering up.

SOUTHAMPTON conceded their first Premier League goal since the start of October as they fought back to draw 1-1 with Aston Villa.

CRISTIANO Ronaldo won’t be coming to Australia in July for the sun and sand, with John Aloisi claiming the Real Madrid superstar will go “full throttle”.

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Club Sport

Action from an MCC baseball matchThe MCC always has been the foremost promoter of sport in Australia. 

In 1859 the MCC drew up the first set of rules for Victorian (later Australian) football. It hosted the first tour by an English cricket team in 1862, the first Test match in 1877 and the first one-day international match in 1971.

An exhibition baseball match was played at the ground between two American teams in 1888, the club laid the country's first asphalt tennis courts in 1879 and bowling greens were established at the MCG in 1894.

Along with the playing of cricket, today's MCC is an umbrella organisation for hundreds of participants in nine sporting sections - baseball, bowls (which includes croquet), golf, hockey, lacrosse, real tennis, shooting, squash and tennis.

Find out more abut the MCC Sporting Sections.