SAM Stosur has shunned the opportunity to celebrate a key Strasbourg International victory, instead rushing by train to Paris to prepare for the French Open.

    NICK Kyrgios has been earmarked by John McEnroe as a French Open wrecking ball ahead of a potential third-round clash with Andy Murray.

    THE Melbourne Rebels have failed in their mission to crack their first Super Rugby win on South African soil with a 31-15 loss to the Stormers at Newlands

    DANIEL Ricciardo showed improved pace to finish fourth in qualifying for the Monaco GP, with series leader Lewis Hamilton to start from pole position.

    JAMES Magnussen’s bid for a historic third straight world title has been torpedoed with the sprint king to undergo immediate shoulder surgery in Melbourne.

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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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