LIVE COVERAGE: RISING Australian track star Alex Rowe is out of the Commonwealth Games because of a hamstring injury.

SHATTERED world champion Christian Sprenger fears his chances for a golden Commonwealth Games are all but over after he injured his shoulder.

TWO things came out of Friday’s game: A perfect Storm premiership run is brewing, and it may just have blown the Broncos out of the title race.

AHEAD of the Super Rugby semi-finals, we look at five key talking points that could settle the Waratahs v Brumbies and Crusaders v Sharks clashes.

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Calendar of Events

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v New South Wales

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v New South Wales

Oct 31 - Nov 3, 2014

The Bushrangers host the Blues in the MCG's cricket season opener.

T20 International - Australia v South Africa

T20 International - Australia v South Africa

Nov 07, 2014

Australia plays South Africa in a T20 match on Friday November 7.

ODI - Australia v South Africa

ODI - Australia v South Africa

Nov 21, 2014

Australia takes on South Africa in a One-day International on Friday November 21.

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v Western Australia

Sheffield Shield - Victoria v Western Australia

Nov 25 - Nov 28, 2014

The Victorian Bushrangers host Western Warriors in a Sheffield Shield clash from November 25 to 28.

T20 BBL - Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

T20 BBL - Melbourne Stars v Hobart Hurricanes

Dec 20, 2014

Melbourne Stars host Hobart Hurricanes in a T20 Big Bash League match at the MCG on December 20, 2014.