THERE was hope for India for as long as MS Dhoni was still at the crease, but in the semi-final of the World Cup the Indian skipper simply gave up.

    STEVE Smith’s graceful 105 off 93 in the World Cup semi-final at the SCG continued his almost unprecedented level of dominance against India.

    DAVID Gallop reflects on the state of Australian soccer during a trip to Germany to see the Socceroos’ epic draw with the World Cup champions.

    WELL we’ve got the great co-hosting grudge match in the final — just like in 2011, when India beat Sri Lanka — and any ANZAC brotherhood will be put aside at the MCG on Sunday.

    TRAINER Kris Lees believes the weight-for-age racing in Sydney this autumn is the strongest he has seen in years.

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    AFL Round 1 - Hawthorn v Geelong Cats

    Apr 01, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 1   
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Geelong Cats
    Date:                     Monday April 1, 2013
    Start time:              3.20pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 1.00pm
    MCC members: 12.30pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 8.30am
    Gate 5: 11.00am
    Gate 6: 12noon
    Gate 7: 11.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 75,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    Q33-36

    Great Southern Stand
    Q1-10

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Hawthorn - M3 (Rows A-R)
    Geelong Cats - M33 (Rows A-S)

    Tickets: It is highly advisable to pre-purchase a reserved seat to this match. They are on sale now through Ticketek.

    Prices: Advanced ticket sales prices - reserved seats

    National Sports Museum: 12.30pm-4.00pm.

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