OFTEN-maligned Aussie NBA centre Andrew Bogut received some long overdue praise after a huge game for the Warriors in the Western Conference finals.

RUSSIAN powerpuncher Alex Povetkin took just 91 seconds to destroy Mike Perez and earn a shot at the world heavyweight championship.

CONTROVERSIAL Reds star James O’Connor didn’t just make the blooper of the season on Friday - he also had a dressing room blow-up with a teammate.

KANE Williamson’s unbeaten 92 rounded off a fine day’s work for New Zealand in the first Test against England at Lord’s overnight.

IF Australia is unlikely to host football’s World Cup in the foreseeable future, then maybe 2015 will be looked back on as the year that brought the next best thing

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Calendar of Events

AFL Rd 13 - Hawthorn v Essendon

AFL Rd 13 - Hawthorn v Essendon

Jun 27, 2015

Traditional rivals Hawthorn and Essendon go head-to-head at the MCG on a Saturday afternoon at 1.40pm.

AFL Rd 14 - Collingwood v Hawthorn

AFL Rd 14 - Collingwood v Hawthorn

Jul 03, 2015

MCG co-tenants Collingwood and Hawthorn clash at the MCG on a Friday night at 7.50pm.

AFL Rd 14 - Richmond v GWS GIANTS

AFL Rd 14 - Richmond v GWS GIANTS

Jul 04, 2015

The Tigers host the GIANTS at the MCG on a Saturday afternoon at 1.40pm.

Stadium Stomp MCG

Stadium Stomp MCG

Jul 05, 2015

Stadium Stomp, the ultimate stair climbing challenge, is returning to the MCG on Sunday July 5.

AFL Rd 15 - Richmond v Carlton

AFL Rd 15 - Richmond v Carlton

Jul 10, 2015

Archrivals Richmond and Carlton resume hostilities at the MCG on a Friday night at 7.50pm.