AN ANKLE injury to Australia spearhead Mitchell Starc has soured a positive opening day of the historic day-night Test at the Adelaide Oval.

    PETER Siddle became a worthy inductee into the 200-wicket club on Friday night, and is now just one step away from earning what he truly deserves – a Cricket Australia contract.

    JAMES Pattinson is expected to be playing Test cricket by Boxing Day but a fresh injury drama for Mitchell Starc could see him back in Hobart.

    THE braindead actions of a few have unfairly trashed the standing of A-League fans. But the supporters are exactly what makes A-League unparalleled in Australian sport, writes Matt Windley.

    AUSTRALIA is well placed after bowling New Zealand out on day one of the historic first day-night Test in Adelaide. Re-live Greg Buckle’s blog here.


    AFL Round 17 - Richmond v Fremantle

    Jul 21, 2013

    Event:                    AFL Round 17
    Teams:                  Richmond v Fremantle
    Date:                     Sunday July 21, 2013
    Start time:              1.10pm

    *Please note that the AFL Premier League Cup Grand Final between Essendon Keilor College and Hallam Senior College will commence at 9.55am.

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 9.45am
    MCC members: 9.45am

    Tickets: Reserved seats available now at Ticketek.

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 7.30am
    Gate 5: 9.00am
    Gate 6: 7.30am
    Gate 7: 9.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    **Road closures will be in place in the MCG precinct and the CBD until 12.00pm for the Run Melbourne event. Please allow extra travel time to the MCG.  Refer to the website for road closures information.

    Expected attendance: 52,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand
    M36 rows A-Z (dry zone)

    Olympic Stand

    Southern Stand

    Special ticket offer!

    Richmond FC is giving junior supporters the chance to see the Tigers take on Fremantle for free!

    Any person aged 15 years or younger can receive a complimentary general admission ticket to see the Tigers and the Dockers in action at the MCG.

    Adults can also receive a discount, and pay only $20 for a ticket, if they pre-book.

    To receive your complimentary junior access ticket, or adult discount to the game, register your details here.

    Also, before the game kicks-off, head to the ME Bank Centre, Punt Road Oval from 10:30am for some great kids activities including petting zoo, jumping castle and appearances by Richmond players.

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Richmond - Bay M3 (Rows A-K) and Bay M4 (Rows A-K)
    Fremantle - Bay M33 (Rows A-S)

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