AN umpiring farce threatens to take some shine off the historic pink ball Test, after New Zealand were robbed of a chance to take a stranglehold on Day 2.

    THERE was the historic nature of the occasion to be handled but in the end it was simple cricket strategy that prevailed, writes Ian Chappell.

    Despite the A-League’s mostly good news story, football fans feel they have not been met half-way. In the past week they have prosecuted a strong case writes Richard Hinds.

    ANOTHER dire performance will heap pressure on Adelaide United coach Guillermo Amor, whose side continued their winless run as Melbourne Victory returned to the top.

    ADAM Scott is standing over his second last shot of the day. If he is to win the 2015 Australian Open, Scott must nail this five iron. Perfectly.


    AFL Round 9 - Hawthorn v Gold Coast SUNS

    May 26, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 9 
    Teams:                  Hawthorn v Gold Coast SUNS
    Date:                     Sunday May 26, 2013
    Start time:             1.10pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 11.00am
    MCC members: 11.00am

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 7.30am
    Gate 5: 9.00am
    Gate 6: 10.00am
    Gate 7: 9.00am (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 25,000

    General admission seating:

    Ponsford Stand

    Olympic Stand
    Q49-Q50 (back of bays)

    Southern Stand
    Q1-Q15 1/2

    Cheersquad allocation:

    Hawthorn - M3 rows A-R
    Gold Coast SUNS - M33 rows A-S

    Tickets:  Available now through Ticketek.

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