QUEEN Elizabeth starred at the Commonwealth Games’ opening ceremony this morning, but the subtext of her appearance was awkward to say the least.

RAFAL Majka has climbed to his second mountain stage victory of the Tour de France, as Simon Gerrans calls it quits.

JAMES Magnussen is back where it all started and he wants Australia to know he has become a better man for the journey he has taken to this moment.

MELBOURNE City is on the verge of signing decorated Slovenian midfielder Robert Koren as its international marquee player.

AUSTRALIAN champion Simon Gerrans did not start the 17th stage of the Tour de France and has pulled out with an injury.

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Events at the MCG

Geelong celebrates the 2007 AFL premiershipMCC members have unrestricted access to domestic and international cricket matches scheduled by Cricket Australia at the MCG as well as to AFL fixtures at the ground, (although Restricted membership does not carry automatic grand final attendance rights).

AFL

In the 2014 AFL season, the MCG will host 45 home and away matches and some finals in September, including the grand final.

CRICKET

The 2013/14 cricket season at the MCG is coming to a close, with a highlight being a world record crowd of 91,112 for the first day of the Boxing Day Test.

View the latest MCG season fixtures