ANGEL di Maria gets hooked again, Vincent Kompany is dropped, while only the Bundesliga’s Wolfsburg have had a better 2015 than Liverpool.

KYLE Coetzer has become the first Scotland player to post a World Cup century but Bangladesh chased down a big total in Nelson.

UPDATE: QUEENSLAND Reds star Karmichael Hunt has been fined $30,000 by the Australian Rugby Union and suspended for six weeks after pleading guilty to cocaine charges.

AUSTRALIA produced a record-breaking thumping of Afghanistan at the World Cup - yet some still need to lift their game. Here’s our verdict on each player’s contribution.

AUSTRALIAN captain Michael Clarke is confident a Shane Watson-less batting order is still strong enough to win the World Cup.

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Calendar of Events

ICC Cricket World Cup Quarter Final

ICC Cricket World Cup Quarter Final

Mar 19, 2015

The MCG will host a Cricket World Cup Quarter Final on Thursday March 19. Teams to be confirmed.

ICC Cricket World Cup Final

ICC Cricket World Cup Final

Mar 29, 2015

The MCG will host the ICC Cricket World Cup final on March 29. Teams to be confirmed.

AFL Rd 1 - Carlton v Richmond

AFL Rd 1 - Carlton v Richmond

Apr 02, 2015

The 2015 MCG season opener sees Carlton take on Richmond at 7.20pm.

AFL Rd 1 - Melbourne v Gold Coast SUNS

AFL Rd 1 - Melbourne v Gold Coast SUNS

Apr 04, 2015

Melbourne hosts Gold Coast SUNS at 1.40pm on Easter Saturday.

AFL Rd 1 - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats

AFL Rd 1 - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats

Apr 06, 2015

Recent rivals Hawthorn and Geelong Cats renew hostilities on Easter Monday at 3.20pm.