MICHAEL Clarke exclusive column: These are the reasons the World Cup final against New Zealand will be my last ODI.

    THIRTY-FOUR years ago Trevor Chappell bowled a ball that won the game, sparked an international incident and helped define the trans-Tasman rivalry.

    THERE is a seven-letter word on the lips of every Kiwi ahead of Sunday’s World Cup final — and it is not necessarily winning.

    BRISBANE Roar’s A-League title defence is in tatters after a 1-0 loss to top six rivals Melbourne City at AAMI Park. Re-live the game in our Match Centre.

    BILLY Slater is set to sign a $1.8 million deal with Melbourne Storm as he closes in on becoming the NRL’s greatest tryscorer for one club.

    Explanation of power outage - Collingwood v Port Adelaide

    May 31, 2009

    The Melbourne Cricket Ground lost power during this afternoon’s match between Collingwood and Port Adelaide.

    The electricity feed from CitiPower was lost at 4.53pm and restored within a few minutes once the power was switched to an alternative feed.

    The light towers took longer to return to full light as there is a need to wait 15 minutes for the towers to cool down before being switched back on again. 

    The public area of the Olympic Stand, including the coaches’ boxes and light towers one, two and six were affected.

    CitiPower have informed us the outage was caused due to a cable fault which affected a substation that feeds power to the Jolimont and East Melbourne areas.

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