UPDATE: THE live-baiting scandal took another turn on Thursday night when five Queensland greyhound trainers were banned for life and 28 NSW greyhounds were barred from racing.

    AUSTRALIA’S richest woman Gina Rinehart has saved one of the country’s most iconic sports pledging millions to become major sponsor of the swim team.

    MICHAEL Clarke’s current dynamic with Darren Lehmann appears removed from the touching gesture that bound an “old bloke” and young Pup in India a decade earlier.

    SOUTH Africa captain AB de Villiers excelled at a number of sports but ultimately settled on cricket. And isn’t the game - and fans - eternally grateful.

    SOCCER chiefs have enlisted the Victorian Government to convince the AFL to play ball as the codes’ bitter grand final ground dispute heats up.

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    AFL Round 9 - Richmond v Essendon

    May 25, 2013

    Event:                   AFL Round 9 
    Teams:                  Richmond v Essendon
    Date:                     Saturday May 25, 2013
    Start time:             7.50pm

    Curtain-raiser:      Rio Tinto Cup (Northern v Southern) from 4.00pm

    Gate opening:
    Public/AFL members: 4.00pm
    MCC members: 4.00pm

    Car park opening:
    Gate 3: 1.30pm
    Gate 5: 3.00pm
    Gate 6: 4.00pm
    Gate 7: 2.30pm (media, corporate and disabled pass holders only)

    Expected attendance: 85,000

    Tickets: All public seats and standing room have sold out. General admission will not be available in the public areas of the stadium.

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

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