MITCHELL Johnson has spearheaded Australia to a 2-0 lead in the Border-Gavaskar trophy, defeating India by four wickets at the Gabba.

A bewildered Australia captain Steve Smith says his side had absolutely no problem with the Gabba practice wickets that had India so enraged.

IT’S an action-packed first half in the Melbourne derby but neither team can find the back of the net. Follow the action - with video - in our Match Centre.

JON Wells and Darren Sammy have saved the Hobart Hurricanes from a batting disaster against the Melbourne Stars at the MCG. LIVE COVERAGE

FIFA will publish a legally ‘appropriate version’ of a report into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption, president Sepp Blatter says.

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Restricted members - 2012 AFL Grand Final

Adam Goodes
Sep 28, 2012

Around 8500 seats and 1000 standing room spaces will be available in the Members Reserve on a walk-up basis at the AFL Grand Final between Hawthorn and Sydney Swans. View a statement about possible access for Restricted members on grand final morning.

The Premiership Party - AFL Grand Final day

The 2011 AFL premiers, Geelong Cats, celebrate on the MCG.
Sep 25, 2012

Celebrate Grand Final day at the MCG on Saturday September 29 from 6pm-8pm. Free public entry from 6pm via Gate 3 in the Olympic Stand. See The Temper Trap and Paul Kelly followed by the presentation of the 2012 AFL Premiers on stage!

Norm Smith statue unveiled at MCG

The Norm Smith statue in Yarra Park, part of the Australia Post Avenue of Legends series.
Sep 24, 2012

Norm Smith, six-time premiership coach and Melbourne Football Club icon, joined an illustrious group of sporting legends today with a statue unveiled in his honour at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

AFL First Preliminary Final - Saturday night

Lance Franklin
Sep 17, 2012

The MCG will host a preliminary final between Hawthorn and Adelaide Crows on Saturday September 22 at 5.15pm.

Dining and passes - AFL Preliminary Final

Sep 17, 2012

Latest update on availability of the Members Dining Room and Long Room/Balcony passes for the Hawthorn-Adelaide AFL Preliminary Final on Saturday night: