THERE are three reasons why Australia captain Michael Clarke decided the World Cup final against New Zealand should be his last game of one-day cricket.

    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.

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    RSS saves time. The MCC uses RSS to deliver the latest news on club activities, MCG sporting events, functions, publications and a range of other developments affecting the club and its members. So instead of browsing the MCC website, RSS automatically tells you when new items are listed in each of those areas.

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    Web-based RSS news readers
    Bloglines
    Feedbucket
    Google Reader 
    NewsGator

    Desktop applications RSS news readers

    Windows
    Feeddemon
    Newzcrawler
    Awasu

    Apple Mac
    NewsFire
    NetNewswire

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