MITCHELL Starc’s radar was off - way off - early on day two against Essex, reprising memories of Steve Harmison’s infamous wide against Australia.

HERALD Sun form analyst Michael Manley previews the nine-race card at Caulfield featuring bold frontrunner Lord Of The Sky in the Group 3 Sir John Monash Stakes.

Lleyton Hewitt and Thanasi Kokkinakis appeared down and out in their first round doubles tie, until the veteran produced a vintage fighting display.

A decade on from arguably the greatest ever Ashes series, we ask one of the men involved what lessons can be passed on to Michael Clarke’s Australia.

AS the Wallabies cool their heels on the Sunshine Coast, 2015’s two best Super Rugby teams go head-to-head in Wellington for the championship.

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Calendar of Events

AFL Rd 17 - Melbourne v St Kilda

AFL Rd 17 - Melbourne v St Kilda

Jul 26, 2015

The Demons host the Saints at the MCG on a Sunday afternoon at 3.20pm.

AFL Rd 18 - Hawthorn v Richmond

AFL Rd 18 - Hawthorn v Richmond

Jul 31, 2015

MCG co-tenants Hawthorn and Richmond do battle at the MCG on a Friday night at 7.50pm.

AFL Rd 18 - Collingwood v Melbourne

AFL Rd 18 - Collingwood v Melbourne

Aug 01, 2015

MCG co-tenants Collingwood and Melbourne do battle at the MCG on a Saturday afternoon at 2.10pm.

AFL Rd 19 - Collingwood v Carlton

AFL Rd 19 - Collingwood v Carlton

Aug 08, 2015

It's a traditional Saturday afternoon at the MCG as Collingwood and Carlton clash at 2.10pm.

AFL Rd 19 - Melbourne v North Melbourne

AFL Rd 19 - Melbourne v North Melbourne

Aug 09, 2015

Melbourne hosts North Melbourne on a SDunday afternoon at the MCG from 1.10pm.