SHARKS captain Paul Gallen and the other 16 players under investigation have accepted guilty pleas for taking prohibited substances.

    JAMES Magnussen is ready to accept Michael Phelps’ challenge in swimming’s blue riband event as Cate Campbell re-established her claim as the world No.1.

    NICK Kyrgios will have to reprise the magic of Wimbledon to survive the US Open’s first week after copping a horrid draw.

    TOTTENHAM Hotspur wins to close in on a place in the group stage of the Europa League while Hull City has plenty of work to do to join them.

    SEBASTIAN Vettel was the F1 superstar and Dan Ricciardo just the rookie. Now Vettel says any comparisons are “unfair”.

    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!