It's that one-and-only night on the AFL calendar. No, the Brownlow Medal count hasn't been delayed a couple of months. It's draft night. The big occasion when the 18 clubs make vital decisions about new personnel .... decisions that can eventually result in premierships.
Australia has been let off the hook in Adelaide after England dropped three key catches that would have left Michael Clarke's side in deep trouble in the second Test.
England gambled on two spinners in an effort to conjure a result in Adelaide, turning to a bowler who has been a brilliant performer and a figure of fun at times in his career.
Heavies from Macquarie Street to Moore Park were fuming when the Herald revealed last month the SCG's $186 million revamp would not be finished in time for the Ashes Test in early January. It appears the truth hurt so much it cost popular media man Greg Campbell his job.
After the fire and brimstone of Brisbane, the quality of the first day at the Adelaide Oval was more akin to a meeting of two household pets, half-butting, half-nuzzling, with intent, not affection, but nor the incivility of the Gabba. The effect was completed by an initially showery and always breezy day, cooling all ardours, and the generally gentler polity of the Adelaide crowd, sections of which booed Stuart Broad but remembered itself enough to applaud team milestones. The ground is much changed, but its soul is intact.
At least 46 beds meant for children at the Royal Children's and Austin hospitals are shut at the moment, despite long waits for emergency care and surgery, doctors and nurses say.
Leading V8 Supercars drivers express concerns over the safety of the new generation cars.
The three title contenders are more than ready to swap rhetoric for racing in this weekend's Sydney 500.
The possibility of match-fixing on the international women's tennis circuit has been raised via telephone intercepts.
The famous No.23 at Hawthorn has been passed on to young key-position player Tim O'Brien.
A WORKER complained about the extreme dangers of a metal fabrication machine at an Albury factory eight months ...
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