COMMONWEALTH GAMES DAY 1: THE first gold medal has been won, but it was an Englishwoman celebrating as Emma Jackson faded in the triathlon.

    GLASGOW’S track and field program has been dealt a massive blow with track superstar Mo Farah withdrawing from the Commonwealth Games.

    AUSSIE squash player Zac Alexander has dramatically departed Glasgow after a successful appeal from fellow player Matthew Karwalski.

    CIARON Maher, the mop-topped kid and an ex-motocross and jumps rider from three generations of dairy farmers, has become a rising star in training ranks.

    THERE he was at a Brisbane hotel, the showman Kurtley Beale, grabbing a hotel vacuum cleaner and producing an incredible didgeridoo sound.

    Members' Dinner

    Master of ceremonies Tim Lane, Mark Nicholas, MCC president David Meiklejohn and Peter Baxter at the 2009 Members' Dinner on December 11.