JAMES Magnussen is back where it all started and he wants Australia to know he has become a better man for the journey he has taken to this moment.

    HURDLES champion Sally Pearson has conceded her interrupted preparation means she won’t be able to chase further glory in the 100m.

    MELBOURNE City is on the verge of signing decorated Slovenian midfielder Robert Koren as its international marquee player.

    ALASTAIR Cook is in the midst of the worst slump of his career, and Australia is at the heart of both the pinnacle and nadir of his career.

    CRANBOURNE trainer Shawn Mathrick doesn’t believe his talented mare Gig is simply making up the numbers in Saturday’s $150,000 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield.

    Footy Launch Lunch delivers again

    Mar 23, 2011

    From left: Tim Lane hosts a panel comprising Nick Maxwell, Danny Frawley and Tim Watson at the 2011 MCG Footy Season Launch Luncheon on March 23.More than 300 members and guests enjoyed the build up to the 2011 AFL season at the MCG Footy Season Launch Luncheon today in the Members Dining Room.

    Hosted by broadcaster Tim Lane, new MCC president Paul Sheahan addressed his first official function, before Collingwood premiership captain Nick Maxwell gave some forthright and insightful views on the state of the game and what his team was doing to avoid the dreaded premiership hangover.

    Later, former Essendon champion Tim Watson and decorated St Kilda defender Danny Frawley joined Maxwell for an entertaining chat about the big issues in the game - and some very funny anecdotes from yesteryear!