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 20 - Richmond v Essendon

    Aug 08, 2014

    Event: AFL Round 20
    Teams: Richmond v Essendon
    Date: Friday August 8, 2014
    Start time: 7.50pm

    Curtain-raiser:
    Herald Sun Shield Grand Final
    Box Hill Senior Secondary College v St Patrick's College, Ballarat (4.30pm start).

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 4.00pm (Gate 1, 3, 6) 6.00pm (Gate 4, 5, 7)
    MCC members: 4.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 7.00am (pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 60,000

    General admission seating:

    Great Southern Stand
    M3-M6
    Q1-Q3
    Q4 (Rows F-DD)
    Q5-Q11 (Rows P-DD)
    Q12-Q15 (Rows U-DD)

    Ponsford Stand
    Q29-Q36

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q57

    Cheersquad allocation:
    Richmond - Bay M3 (Rows A-K) and Bay M4 (Rows A-K)
    Essendon  - Bay M33 (Rows A-J)

    Tickets: On sale now through Ticketek.

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