AN amazing hundred by Steve Smith helped Australia pull off a thrilling win over South Africa at the MCG to seal victory in the one-day series.

    JADE North puts the ball in his own net with 15 minutes left as Brisbane Roar’s gallant rearguard action is eventually undone by Melbourne Victory.

    CRICKET Australia chief James Sutherland wants an investigation into why crowd numbers have been so poor for the one-dayers against South Africa.

    ONE of Australian cycling’s most revered figures, Sir Hubert Opperman, has had his pioneering performances recognised alongside the champions of the modern era.

    MICHAEL Clarke will be named in Australia’s Test squad on Monday, but remains a long shot to actually play against India at the Gabba.

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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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