KEVIN Pietersen promises to be a big hit after signing with the Melbourne Stars this summer. And he’s warned vocal Aussie critics will only spur him on.

    WHILE two Aussies were enjoying the ecstasy of marathon medals, these compelling pictures show the flipside of the brutally demanding event.

    DANIEL Ricciardo dares to dream this year’s F1 world title is still within reach. And with stunning manoeuvres like this, who could argue with him?

    IF James Magnussen already had it all, including an Olympic gold medal, he doubts he’d have the same motivation for the sport that he has right now.

    GLASGOW marathon champion Michael Shelley admits a 2018 Commonwealth Games farewell holds real appeal.

    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!