ADAM Scott is holding firm but world No.1 Rory McIlroy has faltered badly in the third round of the Australian Open.

A DEEPLY emotional Michael Clarke broke down as he delivered a touching but agonising tribute to his friend and former teammate Phillip Hughes.

CRICKET Australia has promised a review into player safety in light of the Hughes’ tragedy, with particular emphasis on helmet regulations.

AS tough as the first steps will be, I hope Sean Abbott’s NSW teammates can coax him back into the practice nets at some stage, writes Allan Border.

CRICKET Australia have handled the awful task that befell them after Phillip Hughes’ tragic accident with exemplary calm and dignity.

Poll Archive

Do you think it's time for Brett Lee to retire from Test cricket?
Nov 23, 2009

Do you think it's time for Brett Lee to retire from Test cricket?

Yes

43.7%

No

50.3%

Unsure

6%

Total votes - 167

Are you looking forward to Australia's First Test against the West Indies in Brisbane later this month?
Nov 04, 2009

Are you looking forward to Australia's First Test against the West Indies in Brisbane later this month?

Yes, I love the cricket - can't wait!

77.3%

Not really interested in the cricket.

4%

No, the West Indies won't be that competitive.

18.7%

Total votes - 299

Was the umpire right in penalising Darren Milburn with a "double goal" to St Kilda in the second quarter of the 2009 AFL Grand Final?
Sep 27, 2009

Was the umpire right in penalising Darren Milburn with a "double goal" to St Kilda in the second quarter of the 2009 AFL Grand Final?

Yes

42.7%

No

57.3%

Total votes - 274

Who do you think will win the 2009 AFL Grand Final?
Sep 19, 2009

Who do you think will win the 2009 AFL Grand Final?

St Kilda

38.8%

Draw

3.9%

Geelong

57.3%

Total votes - 824

Who do you think will win the 2009 AFL Premiership?
Aug 30, 2009

Who do you think will win the 2009 AFL Premiership?

St Kilda

39.4%

Geelong

28.3%

Collingwood

19.3%

West Bulldogs

13%

Total votes - 3092