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.

Poll Archive

Who is more important to their respective teams in this year's AFL Finals Series?
Sep 07, 2008

Who is more important to their respective teams in this year's AFL Finals Series?

Gary Ablett Jr

23.1%

Lance Franklin

76.9%

Total votes - 524

Which of the two MCG finals next weekend are you most looking forward to?
Aug 31, 2008

Which of the two MCG finals next weekend are you most looking forward to?

Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs

53.4%

Geelong v St Kilda

46.6%

Total votes - 1057

Do live telecasts of MCG events deter you from attending when you would otherwise do so?
Aug 21, 2008

Do live telecasts of MCG events deter you from attending when you would otherwise do so?

Yes

9.8%

No

90.2%

Total votes - 600

Do you believe your membership represents good value for money?
Jul 31, 2008

Do you believe your membership represents good value for money?

Yes

46.5%

No

43%

Unsure

10.5%

Total votes - 1070

What are your thoughts on the club’s current dress code?
Jul 16, 2008

What are your thoughts on the club’s current dress code?

About right

47.5%

Not strict enough

30.2%

Too strict

22.2%

Total votes - 1300