Not only does Racing And Sports have all your horse racing action covered, we have expanded the content we provide to include a massive amount of Sports information.

Both in terms of Audio and Video matter and news articles, Racing And Sports has every sport covered from the main landscape.

These include AFL, Rugby League, Cricket, Tennis, Golf, Rugby Union, Football, Cycling, Swimming and various other pursuits which focus the sporting eyes of the nation.

There will be more features coming as well.

Sports - AFL

Stevie J not done yet: Giants AFL coach    

Despite ongoing injury issues, Greater Western Sydney veteran Steve Johnson still has something to offer according to Giants' coach Leon Cameron

AFL Giants backs against the wall: coach    

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron isn't keen to talk about finals as his out-of-sorts AFL team battles to regain momentum against Fremantle on Saturday.

Carlton unveil McKay to home AFL fans    

Hopes are high for Carlton draftee Harry McKay ahead of his first AFL game in front of home fans - the Blues' clash with Geelong.

Fagan defends call to rest young Lions    

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan says the Lions still believe they can win Sunday's away clash against West Coast despite resting three of their best young players.

Dion Prestia sidelined for the Tigers in AFL

Dion Prestia of the AFL Tigers kicks the ball during their round 13 match against Sydney Swans at the MCG

Suffering Knee soreness, Richmond midfielder Dion Prestia is tipped to miss their Saturday's AFL clash against Gold Coast.

Port punt on defenders to find AFL form    

Port Adelaide's Jack Hombsch and Jasper Pittard are being backed by coach Ken Hinkley to find form in Saturday's AFL game against St Kilda.

Deledio possibly one week from AFL return    

Former Richmond star Brett Deledio could play his first AFL game for Greater Western Sydney next week, if he comes through a NEAFL match on Saturday.

The AFL careers of Mitchell and Priddis

West Coast duo Sam Mitchell and Matt Priddis are both set to retire at the end of the season.

Eagle Priddis retires, Mitchell to follow    

West Coast are set to lose two Brownlow medallists at the end of the year, with Sam Mitchell and Matt Priddis retiring.

North want an AFL fortress at Bellerive    

Kangaroos assistant coach Leigh Tudor says North Melbourne want to make the most of their strong local support in Hobart.

Co-captain May out for Suns in AFL    

Gold Coast will debut Max Spencer against Richmond on Saturday night after co-captain Steven May failed to overcome a hamstring injury.

Lloyd, Rohan late outs for Swans in AFL

Sydney duo Gary Rohan and Jake Lloyd have withdrawn from the Swans' AFL clash with Hawthorn at the MCG.

Son of Pies' Marvel could make AFL debut

Josh Daicos, the son of Collingwood great Peter, is in their squad for Sunday's game against Adelaide.

Fremantle's AFL forwards left starving

Fremantle spearheads Cameron McCarthy and Shane Kersten are aiming to have a big impact in the Dockers' AFL clash with GWS at Spotless Stadium.

Riewoldt joins Prestia on AFL sidelines    

Richmond midfielder Dion Prestia will miss the AFL clash with Gold Coast and Jack Riewoldt is a casualty as well.

Tigers lose Riewoldt, Prestia in AFL    

Jack Riewoldt joins Dion Prestia as high-profile AFL casualties for Richmond's away game against Gold Coast.

Saints' Montagna on course for retirement with injury

Leigh Montagna of the AFL Saints competes with a Tigers’ player in their round 16 clash at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne

St Kilda’s veteran Leigh Montagna has conceded that he may have played his last AFL game after suffering a serious hamstring injury in last week's loss to Sydney.

Eagles’ Simpson under scrutiny on team performance

Adam Simpson, Senior coach of the Eagles addresses his team during the round 18 clash against the Magpies July 23, 2017

West coast AFL coach Adam Simpson is adamant that he is up for the struggle despite the team’s uphill battles this season.

Crows miss Lever, Brad Crouch in AFL

The AFL ladder-leading Adelaide will be without Jake Lever and Brad Crouch for their game against Collingwood.

Dees to name Gawn, Jetta for Roos clash    

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has confirmed Max Gawn and Neville Jetta will line up for Saturday's AFL clash with North Melbourne.

Docker Bennell to stay away from midfield    

Fremantle's prized recruit Harley Bennell will play his third-straight WAFL match, but coach Ross Lyon says he won't spend any time in the midfield.

Brad Scott says AFL tanking talk laughable    

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says his team will be doing all they can to win every remaining AFL game this season and talk of tanking is untrue.

AFL Suns to wait on May and Ablett    

Gold Coast face the prospect of hosting Richmond without injured pair Steven May and Gary Ablett, who are both in doubt to return on Saturday.

Hawks buoyed by last AFL win over Swans    

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his AFL team take confidence from being the last team in 11 games to knock off in-form Sydney.

Hawks hold no fears about surging Swans    

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says his AFL team take confidence from being the last team in 11 games to knock off in-form Sydney.

Saints' Montagna hints at AFL retirement    

St Kilda veteran Leigh Montagna doesn't expect to return from a hamstring injury by the end of the home-and-away season.

Dion Prestia sidelined for Tigers in AFL    

Richmond midfielder Dion Prestia will miss Saturday's AFL clash with Gold Coast after suffering knee soreness.

Sheedy defends Giants, takes aim at Roos    

Inaugural Giants coach Kevin Sheedy has joined in the cross-town Sydney rivalry, saying Paul Roos' criticism should rile the one-time premiership fancies GWS.

Sheedy calls on Greene to curb AFL aggro    

AFL coaching great Kevin Sheedy has a lot of time for Toby Greene, but says the GWS bad boy must be smarter with his aggression.

Swan Kennedy proud to be in AFL 200 club

Sydney AFL captain Josh Kennedy is looking forward to the next chapter of his club's rivalry with his former side Hawthorn in his 200th game on Friday.

Partington not Eagles AFL saviour: Simpson

West Coast coach Adam Simpson admits his team aren't fit or fast enough and those are problems he won't be able to fix this AFL season.

Leading AFL goalkickers have slim pickings    

It's been almost a decade since the goalkicking ton was cracked in the AFL - and it certainly won't happen this season.

Daw laughs off massive AFL coach spray    

Simon and Garfunkel's classic song The Sound Of Silence crossed Majak Daw's mind as North Melbourne coach Brad Scott ripped into him.

Suns behind on Eade’s ambitious plans - Miller

AFL Suns’ coach Rodney Eade talks to his players during the round 18 clash with the Western Bulldogs July 22, 2017

According to Gold Coast midfielder Touk Miller, his side’s performance is often out of line with Rodney Eade's ambitious game plans letting the coach down in the process.

Pies Pendlebury doubtful for the rest of the season

Scott Pendlebury of the Magpies marks the ball during the round 15 AFL clash against the Hawks July 2, 2017

Collingwood’s AFL captain Scott Pendlebury looks doubtful for the rest of the season after a second operation on his broken finger on Monday.

Crows dodge AFL injuries, GWS seek cure

AFL frontrunners Adelaide and Greater Western Sydney have enjoyed contrasting fortunes this season on the injury front.

Eagle Simpson not worried about AFL sack    

West Coast coach Adam Simpson insists he's up for the fight despite his AFL team's struggles this year.

Relief for Johannisen after new AFL deal    

Western Bulldogs defender Jason Johannisen says he never intended to leave the reigning AFL premiers.

Kennedy doubted himself after AFL start    

Sydney AFL skipper Josh Kennedy wondered if he was the right person for the position after their atrocious start to the AFL season.

Jonas admits questions hanging over Port    

Defender Tom Jonas says the big question hanging over Port Adelaide will remain regardless of the result of their AFL game against St Kilda.

Buckley narrows focus as Pies eye future    

Embattled Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says his focus is solely on the club's performance over the remaining five rounds of the AFL season.

Suns not delivering on Eade's AFL plans    

Gold Coast midfielder Touk Miller says his AFL teammates feel some guilt over the spotlight on the future of coach Rodney Eade.

Shiel, Cameron back from injury to face the Dockers

Dylan Shiel of the AFL Giants runs with the ball in their round 18 match against the Tigers July 23, 2017

GWS’ Dylan Shiel and Jeremy Cameron are expected to be fit for their game against Fremantle on Saturday beating injury.

Hawthorn pleased with O'Meara's AFL rehab    

Hawthorn recruit Jaeger O'Meara is on track to play again this AFL season after making strong progress with his rehabilitation.

Dees' Gawn fifty- fifty for the Roos’ game

Max Gawn of the AFL Demons marks during a training session in Melbourne July 18, 2017

Melbourne’s ruckman Max Gawn is racing against time to prove his fitness for the AFL clash with the Kangaroos on Saturday in Hobart.

Cats utility Blicavs out until AFL finals    

Geelong big man Mark Blicavs will be sidelined until September after fracturing his ankle during their loss to Adelaide.

Shiel, Cameron set to face Dockers in AFL

Midfielder Dylan Shiel and forward Jeremy Cameron are expected to be fit for battling Greater Western Sydney's AFL home game against Fremantle.

Cale Hooker riding AFL's bumps with grin    

Cale Hooker will play in game 150 against Western Bulldogs, hoping there aren't too many more before he finally laces up for a final.

Dees' Gawn under cloud for Hobart AFL trip    

Melbourne are hoping ruckman Max Gawn can prove his fitness at training ahead of their AFL clash with North Melbourne in Hobart.

Crows’ Thompson to play only till end of season

Scott Thompson of the Crows handballs during the round 17 AFL match against the Magpies in 2016

Adelaide's Scott Thompson has confirmed his retirement at the end of the season ending a career of over 300 games.

Lions’ Zorko suspended for striking

Dayne Zorko of Brisbane in action during the round 18 match against the Blues at the Gabba July 23, 2017

Dayne Zorko of Brisbane Lions was imposed a one game suspension for striking Carlton's Lachie Plowman.

Docker Logue learns from Riewoldt trickery    

First-year Docker Griffin Logue says his embarrassing blunder against St Kilda earlier this month taught him a valuable lesson.

Pies AFL star in doubt after more surgery    

Collingwood AFL captain Scott Pendlebury will be sidelined for at least four weeks after a second operation on his broken finger.

Crow stalwart Thompson to retire from AFL    

Adelaide's Scott Thompson says he'll retire from the AFL at the end of the season.

Lion Hipwood not just a Buddy AFL clone

Eric Hipwood knows comparisons with Lance Franklin are inevitable, but the tall left-footer hopes to rid himself of that tag and forge his own AFL path.

Port's Wingard could miss month in AFL    

Port Adelaide's Chad Wingard could miss a month of the AFL season because of an ankle injury.

Tom Harley to be next Sydney AFL chief    

Sydney head of football Tom Harley will become the AFL club's chief executive at the end of 2018.

Buddy and co help Rising Star Melican

Training against teammates Lance Franklin, Sam Reid and Kurt Tippett helped Sydney defender and Rising Star nominee Lewis Melican keep Nick Riewoldt quiet.

Swans guns keep racking up milestones

Lance Franklin and Josh Kennedy just keep on keeping on and can end their former club's finals hopes this weekend.

Magpies stars suffer AFL injury blows    

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has needed another operation on his broken finger, while Darcy Moore and Travis Varcoe are out of hospital.

AFL heat starts to rise on ageing Eagles

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says he doesn't regret the decision to recruit 34-year-old duo Sam Mitchell and Drew Petrie to the club.

Lions gun Zorko cops AFL suspension

Brisbane have accepted Dayne Zorko's AFL suspension for striking Carlton's Lachie Plowman.

AFL star needs more surgery on finger    

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury has had another operation on his broken finger.

Montagna, Morris hit with AFL injuries    

Dale Morris has had surgery on his broken arm, while Leigh Montagna's hamstring injury is slightly worse than expected.

Swans' Melican earns AFL Rising Star nod    

The latest AFL Rising Star nominee has only missed one game since his round-five debut.

Bone crack sidelines Cats' Blicavs in AFL    

Surgery looks unlikely, but it is unclear how long Geelong utility Mark Blicavs will be out of action.

AFL season over for Freo's Walters    

Fremantle veteran Michael Walters says he will be raring to go next year after a torn PCL in his left knee ended his 2017 campaign.

Highlights of Pert's time at Collingwood    

Five major flashpoints of Gary Pert's time at Collingwood.

Swans out to subdue ex-teammate Mitchell    

Sydney AFL coach John Longmire concedes it's almost impossible to stop former Swan Tom Mitchell from winning the ball.

West Coast players back AFL coach Simpson    

West Coast's finals hopes are hanging by a thread ahead of Sunday's clash with Brisbane, but skipper Shannon Hurn is still dreaming of premiership glory.

Port braces to lose Wingard in finals run    

Port Adelaide dynamo Chad Wingard could miss three AFL games because of an ankle injury.

Magpie Fasolo well on path to recovery

Alex Fasolo says his health is improving week by week after going public with a depression diagnosis earlier this season.

AFL leaders Crows lose Betts for Pies game

Eddie Betts will miss Adelaide's away AFL game against Collingwood after having his appendix removed.

Dockers coach Lyon denies 'snitch' culture

Fremantle have handed down club-imposed sanctions to three players over the past month, but coach Ross Lyon denies there's a snitch culture at the Dockers.

Magpies boss Pert leaves AFL post

Former Collingwood player Gary Pert is resigning his post as the club's chief executive.

Reid bullish on Bucks, Pies AFL futures

There's plenty to be excited about for Collingwood fans according to Magpies swingman Ben Reid, and that includes Nathan Buckley as the club's coach.

Griffiths hurt, but Houli to return in AFL

While Bachar Houli will slot back into Richmond's senior team after his four-game suspension, Ben Griffiths has had another injury setback.

Simpson devastated by Eagles AFL fadeout

West Coast coach Adam Simpson has rued his side's last-quarter effort against Collingwood that has punctured their finals hopes.

Giants' Greene offered two-game AFL ban

In a big blow for the Giants, Toby Greene is out of action for a fortnight after he punched Richmond's Alex Rance.

Buckley, De Goey savour Magpies AFL win    

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says match-winner Jordan De Goey can become 'real good real quick' if he continues to apply himself.

GWS hunt for mojo after another AFL loss    

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron admits his side don't deserve their AFL top-four status after losing to Richmond.

Nervy Brisbane beat Carlton by 30 in AFL

Brisbane have scored a 30-point win over Carlton in Sunday's AFL clash, putting them in a good position to avoid the wooden spoon.

A snapshot of round 18 of the AFL season

A snapshot of all the action from round 18 of the AFL season.

Toby Greene faces another AFL suspension    

GWS bad boy Toby Greene will come under match review panel for the fifth time this season.

Crunch matches to decide AFL finals fate

We look at every club's crunch match on the road to the AFL finals.

Magpies strike late to down Eagles in AFL

Collingwood's Jordan de Goey was pivotal in the Magpies' comeback eight-point win over West Coast at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Swans' Sinclair not getting carried away    

Callum Sinclair enjoyed a breakout game against the Saints but after several years filled with injury and inconsistency he's taking the plaudits in his stride.

Tigers getting tight AFL finishes right

Richmond showed on Sunday that they are learning the lessons of this season's narrow AFL losses.

Essendon list to influence Jobe's future    

Essendon coach John Worsfold says the club's off-season recruitment will have a bearing on Jobe Watson's AFL future.

Morris, Montagna face uncertain AFL future

Western Bulldogs veteran Dale Morris and St Kilda's Leigh Montagna may have played their last AFL games after suffering serious injuries.

Irishman delivers in Clarkson's milestone    

Hawthorn continued their recent resurgence with a 52-point thumping of Fremantle in Saturday night's AFL clash in Perth.

Saints sweat on Montagna hamstring injury

A hamstring injury for AFL veteran Leigh Montagna and the lack of aggression from his side are concerns for St Kilda coach Alan Richardson.

Returning stars a good problem for Swans

The return to fitness of virtually all their stars and the form of some of their less-heralded players will give Sydney's AFL match committee a lot to ponder.

Freo's Walters grounded by knee injury

Fremantle midfielder Michael Walters will undergo scans after injuring the PCL in his left knee during Saturday night's heavy loss to Hawthorn.

Hawks crush Dockers in Clarkson milestone    

Fremantle midfielder Michael Walters could miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee in Saturday's big loss to Hawthorn.

Sinclair takes five as Swans make it 10    

The first five-goal haul of Callum Sinclair's career has helped Sydney to a 42-point AFL home win over St Kilda, their 10th victory in their past 11 games.

Deledio has first run in Giants' colours    

Former Richmond star Brett Deledio has played for Greater Western Sydney's reserves, his first appearance in his new club's colours.

Morris breaks arm in Bulldogs AFL victory    

The Western Bulldogs' 54-point win over Gold Coast has been soured by a serious arm injury to veteran Dale Morris.

Port hope Wingard makes quick AFL recovery    

Port Adelaide forward Chad Wingard has avoided major damage to his ankle after injuring himself during the Power's 23-point AFL loss to Melbourne.

Daw cops a spray from Kangaroos' AFL coach    

North Melbourne AFL coach Brad Scott says Majak Daw still has some technical shortcomings to overcome in the ruck.

Hard-nosed Demons too good for Port in AFL

Melbourne have notched a 23-point win over Port Adelaide to climb to fifth on the AFL ladder.

Hooker kicks five for Bombers in AFL win    

Essendon have stormed home with a seven-goal final term to beat North Melbourne by 27 points in the AFL clash at Etihad Stadium.

Leadership agrees with Magpies' Sidebottom    

A conversation with then-Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell opened Steele Sidebottom's eyes about the benefits of being in the leadership group.

Bolton tips success for Lions under Fagan    

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton believes the Brisbane Lions have the right man steering their long-term AFL rebuild in Chris Fagan.

Tigers hoping for MCG cauldron against GWS

Richmond and Greater Western Sydney head into Sunday's big AFL game with form lines going in opposite directions and the Giants making a rare MCG appearance.

Crow Brad Crouch suffers AFL facial injury

Adelaide midfielder Brad Crouch faces a stint on the AFL sidelines after fracturing a cheekbone in Friday night's win over Geelong.

Robinson back for Swans from injury

Dan Robinson of the AFL Swans run out to the field with teammates in their round one clash against the Magpies

Luckless Swan Dan Robinson will play his third straight game in an important clash against St Kilda on the weekend beating long standing injury.

Cats star Dangerfield fit to play Crows    

Geelong's Patrick Dangerfield has been deemed fit to play against Adelaide.

Crows stun Cats to stay top of AFL ladder

Adelaide have thrown down the AFL gauntlet in downing Geelong by 21 points in a top-of-the-table clash at Adelaide Oval.

Bulldogs want to keep barking in Cairns    

Western Bulldogs ruck Jordan Roughead says his teammates want to keep playing an annual match in Cairns.

Colyer, Bombers aim for AFL consistency    

After two bad losses and two big wins, Essendon will start favourites against old rivals North Melbourne.

Hawks to play their fourth debutant – coach Clarkson

Alastair Clarkson, Senior Coach of the Hawks addresses his players during a round 9 AFL match

AFL Hawks will play their fourth debutant of the season in Irish rookie Conor Glass against Fremantle on Saturday according to club sources.

Roos veteran Higgins signs new AFL deal    

North Melbourne midfielder Shaun Higgins has signed a one-year AFL contract extension keeping him at Arden St until the end of 2019.

Dees’ Garlett in for Saturday’s game

Jeff Garlett of the Demons celebrates kicking a goal during a round seven AFL game against the Hawks

Melbourne’s Jeff Garlett will play in Saturday's clash with Port Adelaide despite spending time away for personal reasons.

Unlucky Robinson keen to cement Swans spot

Often-injured midfielder Dan Robinson will play his third-straight game when Sydney host St Kilda in a vital AFL clash for both sides.

Tigers coach impressed by Dusty's agitator    

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick believes there's still a place in the AFL for hard tags after Dustin Martin's rough treatment last week.

Eagles rest Mitchell for 'Pies AFL clash    

West Coast coach Adam Simpson says Sam Mitchell is sore and needs a rest this weekend, despite the high-stakes nature of their AFL match against Collingwood.

Ex-cricketer Alex Keath to debut for the Crows

Alex Keath of the Stars looks on during the Big Bash League match at the MCG in 2014

Eight years after initially leaving AFL for a career in cricket, Ex-cricketer Alex Keath will debut for Adelaide against Geelong in Friday night's top clash.

Wood re-signs till 2020 with the Bulldogs

Easton Wood of the AFL Bulldogs marks the ball in a round 14 clash against the Kangaroos

Former captain Easton Wood has committed himself to the Western Bulldogs until the end of 2020 AFL season ahead of their crunch game against Gold Coast in Cairns.

No Riewoldt AFL deadline: Manager    

There's no timeline on a decision around Nick Riewoldt's future according to the St Kilda forward's management.

Dees forward Garlett 'good to go' in AFL    

Melbourne goalsneak Jeff Garlett is expected to line up for Saturday's clash with Port Adelaide after dealing with a family bereavement.

Clarkson reflects on AFL Hawks record    

Alastair Clarkson sees parallels in John Kennedy Snr's tenure at Hawthorn to his current-day AFL fortunes.

No emergency but AFL Hawks break Glass

Hawthorn will field their fourth AFL debutant of the season against Fremantle -- Irish rookie Conor Glass.

North ready to fork out for stars: report

North Melbourne's board have signed off on a $15 million swoop for Richmond star Dustin Martin and GWS young gun Josh Kelly, according to News Corp Australia.

Giants decide against Coniglio AFL return

As Giants star Stephen Coniglio comes back through the NEAFL, teammate Will Setterfield and Carlton's Harry McKay will make their AFL debuts.

Crows coach welcomes Geelong litmus test

Adelaide coach Don Pyke welcomes the challenge presented by Geelong in Friday night's top-of-the-table AFL clash.

Longmire downplays Sheedy's praise

John Longmire doesn't know what he will be doing in 20 years but says the Swans' stable set-up is ideal should he ever resolve to go Kevin Sheedy's distance.

Brown a shining light for luckless Roos

Kangaroos forward Ben Brown is enjoying a late-season goalkicking surge amid a disappointing AFL season for the club.

AFL star Deledio finally back playing

Key GWS recruit Brett Deledio will play his first game of season on the weekend in the NEAFL after overcoming persistent calf muscle injuries.

Swans recall Sinclair in AFL, Reid out    

Callum Sinclair has been recalled to Sydney's senior AFL side, with Sam Reid failing to overcome a groin strain in time to face St Kilda.

AFL round-18 preview panel

Preview panel of round 18 of the AFL.

Lions boss gives 2017 AFL season the tick    

A cultural shift has taken place at Brisbane that stands the AFL club in good stead to move up the ladder, according to chief executive Greg Swann.

Roos’ Ziebell out for a week as a precaution

Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos kicks while being tackled in a round 13 AFL match against St Kilda in Melbourne

According to North Melbourne coach Brad Scott the club will rest battered skipper Jack Ziebell for the clash with the Bombers at the Etihad Stadium Saturday afternoon.

AFL starts search for new footy ops boss

The AFL hopes to appoint a permanent replacement for Simon Lethlean later this year.

Giants lock in coach Cameron for better stability

AFL Giants’ coach Leon Cameron talks to his players during the round 17 clash against the Sydney Swans

Greater Western Sydney have re- signed coach Leon Cameron until the end of the 2020 footy season believing stability will bring consistency to the hi-flying Giants.

Wood re-commits to Bulldogs in AFL    

Ahead of a crunch match against Gold Coast in Cairns, Easton Wood has committed to the Western Bulldogs until the end of the 2020 AFL season.

AFL Bombers to guard against future slip-ups

John Worsfold senior coach of the AFL Bombers addresses his players during a round 16 match against the Collingwood Magpies

According to Essendon coach John Worsfold a more consistent approach is needed in their play by the club If they are to play finals footy.

Magpies have plenty to play for: Buckley    

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley admits the club is under siege as they finish a disappointing campaign but he isn't buying into the gloom.

Ex-cricketer Alex Keath to make AFL debut

Ex-cricketer Alex Keath will make his debut for Adelaide in their home AFL match against Geelong.

Roos captain Ziebell out of Dons AFL clash    

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says he needs to rest Jack Ziebell from their AFL match against Essendon with the skipper battered and bruised.

Magpies expect Pendlebury back soon    

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is confident Scott Pendlebury will overcome a broken finger to play out the last month of the AFL season.

Giants coach Cameron locked until 2020    

Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron has signed a contract extension until the end of the 2020 AFL season.

Sloane OK, Keath to debut for Crows in AFL    

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says the Crows have learnt from harsh lessons delivered by Geelong ahead of their Friday night AFL blockbuster.

Tippett recall a Swans option if no Reid    

Kurt Tippett is expected to line up in the NEAFL again but there's a chance he might even find himself playing AFL football this weekend.

No more Bombers' AFL slip-ups: Worsfold

Essendon coach John Worsfold says the AFL club won't play finals without more-consistent football.

Adelaide's Sloane faces concussion test

Adelaide's Rory Sloane will have another concussion test on Thursday to decide if will front up against Geelong in Friday night's AFL match.

Henderson a key in Cats' AFL defence

Lachie Henderson's versatility is crucial to the success of Geelong's defence.

Demons' three Jacks back for Port AFL game

Gold Coast AFL star Gary Ablett is out again because of a hamstring problem and North have dropped Todd Goldstein.

Docker Bennell gives Lyon AFL butterflies

Fremantle midfielder Harley Bennell could make his AFL return next month if he continues to build form and fitness in the WAFL.

Tale of tape for Adelaide versus Geelong

Tale of the tape for Friday night's AFL blockbuster between Adelaide and Geelong

McGuire committed to stay the full term as president

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire looks on during a game at the MCG July 13, 2014

Collingwood supremo Eddie McGuire has brushed off suggestions that he should leave the biggest AFL club after 19 years as president.

Pell retains honorary AFL role at Tigers

Cardinal George Pell has been a vice-patron at Richmond since the 1990s and signed with the club as a player before joining the priesthood.

AFL Crows’ star Sloane looks for quick return from injury

Rory Sloane of the AFL Crows runs the ball during their round 15 clash with the Demons at the TIO stadium in Darwin

Adelaide's Rory Sloane is likely to play Friday night’s AFL blockbuster against the Geelong Cats after training on Wednesday and passing a concussion test.

Ex-Demon star Jurrah misses AFL    

Former Demons high-flying forward Liam Jurrah admits he misses playing in the AFL as he returns to help the club launch their Reconciliation Action Plan.

McGuire committed to Magpies in AFL.

Collingwood supremo Eddie McGuire has laughed off suggestions he should leave the AFL club after 19 years as president.

Dees’ Viney looks to an early return from injury

Jack Viney of the AFL Demons handballs during their round 15 match against the Swans in Melbourne

Melbourne’s Jack Viney is tipped to return from foot surgery for their clash with Port Adelaide on Saturday in an earlier than expected break.

Saints’ Jack Sinclair to remain till 2019 with the club

Jack Sinclair of the Saints handballs during their round 13 AFL match against the Kangaroos at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne

AFL Saints’ Jack Sinclair has re-signed with the club till end of the 2019 season giving excitement about the ninth placed club’s future as the reason for his extension.

Fans back Saints' AFL Pride initiative

St Kilda's AFL match against Sydney at the SCG will be their second annual Gay Pride match.

Adelaide star Sloane set to play Cats    

Adelaide's Rory Sloane says he's recovering well from concussion and likely to play against Geelong on Friday night.

Viney hopeful of making return for Dees    

Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney is confident of making his return from foot surgery in their AFL clash with Port Adelaide on Saturday.

Dangerfield in race against time for Cats    

Geelong will take no risks with the fitness of superstar midfielder Patrick Dangerfield.

Docker Ballantyne fighting for AFL career    

Fremantle goalsneak Hayden Ballantyne is under pressure after kicking just one goal from eight disposals in Sunday's western derby loss to West Coast.

Watson straight back for AFL Bombers    

Essendon coach John Worsfold says he's facing the enviable task of having to fit too many strong performers into his AFL team.

Saints, Riewoldt weigh up his AFL future    

Saints AFL chief executive Matt Finnis says anyone writing off Nick Riewoldt might be making a premature call.

St Kilda's Jack Sinclair re-signs to 2019    

St Kilda midfielder Jack Sinclair will remain at the AFL club at least until the end of the 2019 season.

Giants get behind reconciliation action

Giants half-back Zac Williams was honoured to help launch a Reconciliation Action Plan as one of three indigenous AFL players at Greater Western Sydney.

Big GWS crowds many years away: Swans CEO

Swans CEO Andrew Ireland says the Giants' supporter base will take generations to build into a force regardless of the team's strong performances.

Young Dog provides spark for AFL premiers

Western Bulldogs youngster Lewis Young has made a positive impression at Whitten Oval after just one AFL game.

Dogs in a show of past brilliance, could achieve more- Coach

Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge talks to players during their round 12 AFL match against the Swans

Western Bulldogs’ coach Luke Beveridge is of the opinion that the club was able to show a glimpse of their brilliance during Sunday’s win over Carlton.

Pies unsure on Pendlebury's AFL return    

Collingwood are yet to determine how long skipper Scott Pendlebury's broken finger will sideline him for.

Swans board gave Horse room to make magic    

Swans chairman Andrew Pridham says his faith in the ability of coach John Longmire to turn around their AFL fortunes never faltered.

Balic given more AFL leave by Dockers    

Young Fremantle Docker Harley Balic might have played his last game for the AFL season.

Dogs coach buoyed by glimpse of AFL form    

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge believes the reigning premiers showed glimpses of their best during Sunday's win over Carlton.

Port’s rise in AFL a team effort - Ebert

AFL Port Power players sing the club song after the game with the Kangaroos at the Adelaide Oval on July 15, 2017

According to Port Adelaide midfielder Brad Ebert the club’s rise to the fourth on the ladder has been a joint effort of the lineup, old and young alike.

Dees veteran Vince suspended on a striking charge

Bernie Vince of the Demons is challenged by a Crows’ player in their AFL round 17 match at the TIO stadium in Darwin

Melbourne veteran Bernie Vince is bound to miss his next two AFL games after accepting a striking charge against Adelaide’s Eddie Betts.

Giants lack intent as AFL season narrows    

Greater Western Sydney half-back Zac Williams says the injury-plagued Giants have not shown the intensity required to win in the AFL in recent weeks.

Breust lauds Clarkson ahead of AFL 300th    

Luke Breust says his favourite Alastair Clarkson memory from nine seasons at Hawthorn involves a punched wall and a failed request for money.

Port old and young behind AFL rise: Ebert    

Port Adelaide midfielder Brad Ebert says the club's youngest and oldest are behind the Power's return to the AFL's top four.

ANZ fair for all-Sydney AFL final: Ireland    

Swans chief executive Andrew Ireland has reminded the AFL they were forced to play last season's home final with GWS at ANZ Stadium instead of the SCG.

Dees veteran Vince takes MRP medicine    

Melbourne veteran Bernie Vince will miss their next two AFL games after accepting his punishment for striking Adelaide's Eddie Betts.

Watson playing AFL waiting game on 2018

Jobe Watson is adamant he'll play this week against North Melbourne but is non-committal on playing on for Essendon in 2018.

Giants may play Coniglio against Tigers

GWS might be set for a big boost with football manager Wayne Campbell admitting Stephen Coniglio could be back to face Richmond.

Shades of Hawthorn in 'unsociable' Dees

Former Hawthorn champion Jason Dunstall believes Melbourne's aggressive style will eventually pay dividends.

Cats coach defends Danger's pain threshold    

Geelong coach Chris Scott says star midfielder Patrick Dangerfield is more than capable of playing through pain.

Fyfe keen for more time in skipper's role    

Brownlow medallist Nat Fyfe is keen to remain skipper of Fremantle for the long term after re-signing with the club for a further six AFL seasons.

Swans’ Tippett to make a comeback from injury

Kurt Tippett of the Swans looks up-field during a round 10 AFL game against the Hawks at the SCG

The groin injury suffered by Sydney’s Kurt Tippett last weekend is a minor issue and he should be back in training and play this week according to the club sources.

Chris Scott to lead international rules    

Geelong coach Chris Scott will replace Hawthorn's Alastair Clarkson as Australia's international rules coach.

West Coast set on a solid future path - Shuey

Eagles’ players celebrate a goal during their AFL round 17 match against the Dockers at the Domain Stadium, Perth

Veteran Luke Shuey of the West Coast Eagles believes that the club’s pool of young talent is capable of guaranteeing the club’s future progress although the clubs aging list has come under fire this season.

Guessing game starts on new AFL manager

Simon Lethlean's abrupt departure creates a problem that the AFL have to fix promptly.

Tippett set for Swans injury clearance    

Sydney's Kurt Tippett suffered a groin injury last weekend but the the AFL club says it is a minor issue and he should train and play this week.

Hawks re-sign young gun Burton in AFL    

Young Hawthorn defender Ryan Burton has signed a new contract to remain at the AFL club until 2020.

Martin's AFL Brownlow hopes remain alive    

Richmond star Dustin Martin looks set to escape with a fine for striking Brisbane's Nick Robertson.

Roos pair ruled out for rest of AFL season

North Melbourne duo Ben Jacobs and Mitchell Hibberd have been ruled out for the remainder of the AFL season.

Fyfe eyes off AFL flag after monster deal    

The focus will intensify on out-of-contract Richmond star Dustin Martin following Nat Fyfe's decision to re-sign with the Dockers on a six-year deal.

Sloane to undergo further testing before Friday

Rory Sloane of the Crows lays injured during a 2017 AFL round 17 match against the Demons in Darwin

Adelaide midfielder Rory Sloane will face a concussion test on Friday morning before their blockbuster clash with Geelong on the same day.

Fyfe to remain with the Dockers till 2023

Nat Fyfe of the Dockers marks the ball during an AFL round 17 match against the West Coast in Perth

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe has re-signed with the Dockers for a six year contract extension taking him up to the end of 2023 season with the club.

AFL injury means surgery for Pendlebury    

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury needs surgery on a broken finger and is unsure when he will return.

Long-term player contracts in the AFL

Fremantle star Nat Fyfe's six-year contract extension signed on Monday is among the longest player deals in recent AFL history.

Dangerfield a chance for AFL Crows clash

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield will be given until the last minute to prove his fitness for Friday night's AFL clash with Adelaide.

West Coast's AFL future is bright: Shuey    

West Coast's ageing list has come under fire this season, but veteran Luke Shuey believes the future is bright.

AFL, ANZ Stadium yet to talk about finals

For now, Spotless Stadium is the only option if GWS host a final this September - even against Sydney.

Port expect Ryder to overcome ankle injury    

Port Adelaide are tipping ruckman Paddy Ryder to overcome an ankle injury in time for Saturday's AFL match against Melbourne at the MCG.

Crows may delay Sloane test until game day    

Adelaide midfielder Rory Sloane could face a concussion test on the morning of Friday night's AFL blockbuster against Geelong.

Fyfe signs six-year deal with Dockers    

Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe has signed a contract extension with the AFL club taking him up to the end of the 2023 season.

Stringer injury opens AFL door for Cloke

A hamstring injury to Western Bulldogs forward Jake Stringer could pave the way for Travis Cloke's AFL return.

Bennell a better man than me: Ross Lyon    

Fremantle midfielder Harley Bennell is set to line up for Peel Thunder again this week after making a successful return from chronic calf issues.

West Coast sweat on Scott Lycett injury    

West Coast ruckman Scott Lycett will be assessed to determine whether he needs more surgery on his troublesome left shoulder.

AFL finals run-in

The run-in for the leading AFL finals hopefuls.

Wayward Dockers get punished by AFL Eagles

West Coast skipper Shannon Hurn won the Ross Glendinning medal as best afield in his team's hard-fought western derby win over Fremantle.

Derbies shake up AFL finals race

Sydney and West Coast have claimed victories in the weekend's AFL derbies, consolidating their places in the top eight.

Lion cubs impress Fagan despite AFL loss

Key defender Harris Andrew led the way as Brisbane tried to repeat their Etihad Stadium miracle.

Stringer injured as Dogs beat Blues in AFL    

A hamstring injury to Jake Stringer has soured the Western Bulldogs' 20-point AFL win over Carlton at the MCG.

A snapshot of round 17 of the AFL season

A snapshot of all the action in round 17 of the AFL season.

Martin stars as Tigers beat Lions in AFL    

Richmond star Dustin Martin had an eventful match and was best afield in the win over Brisbane.

Martin stars in AFL win, but MRP looms

Richmond star Dustin Martin had an eventful match and was best afield in the win over Brisbane.

Liam Jones re-signs with Carlton    

Carlton forward-turned-defender Liam Jones has re-signed with the AFL club until the end of the 2019 season.

Docker Bennell closing in on AFL return

Prized Fremantle recruit Harley Bennell tallied 12 disposals and a goal for Peel Thunder in his first match for 16 months.

Clarkson doesn't care for AFL finals race

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson was flat after his side's three-point loss to Geelong but could see excitement for the club's future.

Cats want next AFL Hawks clash in Geelong    

Geelong want next year's home match with fierce rivals Hawthorn to be played at Simonds Stadium.

Watts, Tyson set for Demons AFL return    

Melbourne are set to welcome back star forward Jack Watts and midfielder Dom Tyson for the AFL clash with Port Adelaide.

Sydney clubs count high cost of AFL derby    

Greater Western Sydney's Matt de Boer was knocked out in the AFL's round-17 derby, while Swans Sam Reid and Gary Rohan both suffered injuries.

Sloane knocked out as Crows down AFL Dees    

Star midfielder Rory Sloane has been concussed during Adelaide's 46-point AFL win over Melbourne in Darwin.

Buckley hails 'courageous' Alex Fasolo    

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has hailed forward Alex Fasolo after his role in their 15-point AFL win over Gold Coast.

Pies ease pressure on Buckley with AFL win    

Collingwood have beaten Gold Coast by 15 points in a thrilling AFL contest to ease the pressure on embattled coach Nathan Buckley.

North to throw players in AFL deep end    

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says he will keep throwing young players into the deep end for the rest of the AFL season.

Franklin helps Sydney Swans win AFL derby    

Sydney have recorded a 13-point win over Greater Western Sydney in the Sydney AFL derby, with Lance Franklin kicking four goals.

Five-goal forward Dangerfield stuns AFL    

Five-goal star Patrick Dangerfield says he doesn't know whether he will be fit to face old side Adelaide next Friday in a top-of-the-table AFL blockbuster.

Port hammer North Melbourne by 70 in AFL    

Port Adelaide have defeated North Melbourne by 70 points in their AFL game at Adelaide Oval.

McLachlan on defence over AFL affairs    

GiIlon McLachlan says the AFL followed the HR rule book in assessing the affairs that have cost senior executives Simon Lethlean and Richard Simkiss their jobs.

Bulldogs go back to the future for AFL fix    

The Western Bulldogs have relived past glory as positive reinforcement to try to arrest their AFL mid-season form slump.

Dangerfield shines as Hawks fall short    

Geelong are temporarily on top of the AFL ladder after clinging on to a three-point win over Hawthorn in Luke Hodge's 300th match.

Tigers aim to bare claws in AFL after loss    

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick went old school after the St Kilda loss, ordering mouthguards at training this week.

St Kilda 'embarrassed' by AFL thrashing    

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson has questioned his players' efforts after their 61-point thrashing at the hands of Essendon.

Buckley could earn new Pies deal: McGuire    

Collingwood president Eddie McGuire has lashed out at the "hysteria" surrounding coach Nathan Buckley's future.

Eagles lose fear factor ahead of AFL derby

West Coast have been boosted by the return of Coleman medallist Josh Kennedy for their crunch AFL derby against Fremantle.

Banned official Lambert departs AFL Lions    

Brisbane Lions official Craig Lambert has left the club, months after the AFL banned him over the Lachie Whitfield affair.

Freo anxious as Bennell nears AFL return    

Prized Dockers recruit Harley Bennell could make his Fremantle debut next month if his WAFL return goes to plan.

Affairs put focus on AFL and inequality

The announcement two male executives have resigned over affairs suggests the AFL still has work to do in embracing women within the industry.

Hardwick wants Tigers to toughen up in AFL    

Richmond AFL coach Damien Hardwick has never lost to Brisbane in his time at the Tigers and he doesn't want that streak to end this weekend.

Resurgent Hawthorn to be tested on the weekend

AFL's Hawthorn Hawks celebrate a goal during a round 16 clash against GWS in Launceston

The resurging Hawks face a major test against third placed Geelong in a blockbuster event at the MCG on Saturday.

Crow Thompson likely to feature again - Coach

Scott Thompson of Adelaide Crows handballs during a match at the Adelaide Oval in 2016

According to Adelaide coach Don Pyke, despite playing only one game at the elite level this season veteran Scott Thompson's AFL career isn't over by a long shot.

Lycett AFL blow good news for Eagle Petrie    

West Coast AFL ruckman Scott Lycett has been ruled out of the western derby against Fremantle after experiencing soreness in his reconstructed left shoulder.

Facts about recently-resigned AFL execs

Facts about the three recently-resigned AFL executives.

Former Docker ready for Sydney AFL derby    

Former Fremantle midfielder Matt de Boer has featured in 14 AFL derbies but Saturday will mark the first time he experiences the rivalry between Sydney's clubs.

Disgraced AFL senior executives apologise    

Simon Lethlean and Richard Simkiss have apologised for inappropriate relationships which forced their resignations as AFL executives.

Clarkson rapt with Hawthorn's AFL rebuild

Hawthorn's mid-season resurgence faces a major test on Saturday against third-placed Geelong in an MCG blockbuster.

Affairs at AFL rocks sport, McLachlan    

The AFL has announced the resignations of high-ranking executives Simon Lethlean and Richard Simkiss.

Futile looking at AFL ladder: Port coach    

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says AFL ladder positions mean nothing ahead of his fourth-placed side's game against 17th-placed North Melbourne on Saturday.

Clarkson stays committed to Hawks in AFL    

Amid ongoing speculation about Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley's future, Alastair Clarkson is emphatic that he's staying at Hawthorn.

How Sydney's AFL rivalry heated up

There is nothing manufactured about the ill-feeling between Sydney's two AFL clubs. A quick look at some recent clashes explains why that is the case.

I'm playing for my AFL future    

Foundation Gold Coast midfielder Michael Rischitelli admits he will be playing for his AFL future for the rest of the season.

Tigers coach Hardwick feeling AFL love    

Damien Hardwick's stoush with Kane Cornes is over and the Tigers coach has urged others in the AFL community to mend wounds as well.

Hardwick wants tough AFL Tigers    

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has never lost to Brisbane in his time at the Tigers and he doesn't want that streak to end this weekend.

Crow Thompson's AFL career not over: coach

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says veteran Scott Thompson's AFL career isn't finished despite being dropped after just one game at the elite level this season.

Crows say no danger in Lynch's AFL return    

Adelaide's Tom Lynch will return to AFL ranks against Melbourne on Saturday night just over a fortnight since being in intensive care with a viral illness.

AFL coaches back Hird to present GF medal

James Hird has been invited to present the Norm Smith Medal at this year's AFL grand final.

Bulldogs swing changes for Blues in AFL

Lewis Young will make his AFL debut in a must-win game for the Western Bulldogs against Carlton.

Daniher stars as Bombers thrash AFL Saints

Essendon spearhead Joe Daniher has booted four goals as the Bombers thrashed St Kilda by 61 points at Etihad Stadium.

Chris Scott wants finals stability at Cats

No team has used more AFL players or handed out more debuts in 2017 than Geelong.

Cats look for solid opposition from the Hawks at the MCG

Chris Scott, Senior Coach of the Cats  addresses his players during an AFL round 10 match in Geelong Australia

Dealing with Hawthorn’s Tom Mitchell and Shaun Burgoyne is top priority for Geelong’s coach Chris Scott in their upcoming clash at the MCG.

AFL round-17 preview panel

A preview panel of round 17 of the AFL.

Scott to stay committed to the Roos

Brad Scott, coach of the Kangaroos speaks to his team during a round 16 AFL match against Fremantle

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has dismissed speculation that he would consider partnering with Collingwood or Gold Coast in the near future indicating his strong affiliation to the Kangaroos.

Bombers rest Jobe Watson for big AFL clash    

Essendon star Jobe Watson will miss only his second AFL game this season, with Craig Bird taking his place.

Hird happy to present AFL medal: report    

Essendon AFL great James Hird is next in line to present the Norm Smith Medal to the grand-final player judged best afield and is apparently open to the idea.

Kangaroos’ Tarrant to play his 100th beating injury

Robbie Tarrant of North Melbourne kicks the ball during an AFL round seven encounter in Hobart

North Melbourne’s top pick Robbie Tarrant will finally hit his 100th game 10 years after being drafted on Saturday beating a long list of career injuries.

Cats plan Mitchell, Burgoyne AFL shutdown    

Shutting down Hawthorn ball-winners Tom Mitchell and Shaun Burgoyne is top of Geelong AFL coach Chris Scott's to-do list for their MCG clash.

Eade looking to stay on with the Suns for a new term

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade talks to players during a round 5 AFL encounter at Metricon Stadium

Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade has reaffirmed his intentions to stay on with the club through the end of the year discounting talks of his departure at the end of the season with a review of the club’s operations.

Eade keen to stay on as Suns AFL coach    

Under-fire Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade has dismissed talk a review of the AFL club's football operations could lead to his departure at the end of the year.

Scott says he's committed to Roos in AFL    

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has dismissed speculation linking him to Collingwood and Gold Coast.

AFL Dees lose Tyson, Watts for Crows clash    

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says Bernie Vince will again be asked to shut down Rory Sloane in Saturday's meeting with AFL leaders Adelaide.

Saints call schoolboy into AFL battle    

Schoolboy forward Josh Battle will make his AFL debut, replacing suspended Tim Membrey in the St Kilda line-up to take on Essendon on Friday night.

I'm at Port for entire AFL career: Wines    

Victorian-born midfielder Ollie Wines says he wants to remain at Port Adelaide for his entire AFL career.

Rebuilt Tarrant enjoying longest AFL run

North Melbourne milestone man Robbie Tarrant will finally notch 100 games on Saturday - 10 years after he was first drafted.

Mumford key in AFL derby midfield battle

Greater Western Sydney ruckman Shane Mumford will have a big say in deciding the winner of the round-17 AFL derby at Spotless Stadium.

Saints' Carlisle excited to tackle Bombers    

St Kilda defender Jake Carlisle will take on Essendon for the first time since leaving with fellow recruit Nathan Brown.

Crows brace for Demon tag on Rory Sloane

Adelaide expect star midfielder Rory Sloane to again face a hard tag from his ex-teammate and now Melbourne player Bernie Vince in Saturday night's AFL game.

Darcy Parish to play for Essendon until 2019

Darcy Parish of the Bombers celebrates a goal during a round 15 AFL game against the Brisbane Lions in Melbourne

Essendon has locked down top midfielder Darcy Parish until the end of 2019 AFL season moving on from his top form and a solid average of 21 disposals a game.

Viney in express mode to beat foot injury

Jack Viney of the AFL Demons handpasses the ball during a round 14 AFL match against the West Coast in Perth Australia

Demons’ skipper Jack Viney is hoping that he could return to play after foot surgery in round 15 to play Port Adelaide in 10 days.

Bombers sign up Darcy Parish until 2019    

Darcy Parish has committed to Essendon until the end of the 2019 AFL season.

No pressure on in-demand teammates: Shiel    

Speculation continues to swirl regarding the AFL future of Greater Western Sydney's Josh Kelly and Jacob Hopper, who are both in demand.

Saints' McCartin to be sidelined in the short term

Paddy McCartin of the Saints Marks the ball ahead of a Bulldogs’ player in their round 10 AFL clash at the Etihad Stadium

St Kilda’s Unlucky top forward Paddy McCartin will require more time to return to play from his sixth concussion in four seasons putting him out of contention for an indefinite time.

Viney puts foot down on quick AFL return    

Jack Viney isn't yet walking after foot surgery but believes he can return for Melbourne in just 10 days in the Demons' AFL match against Port Adelaide.

Thomas looks solid for a deal with the Blues

Dale Thomas of the Blues kicks the ball during a round 16 AFL match against the Demons at the MCG

Carlton Blues chief executive Steven Trigg is positive that Dale Thomas will play the next season with the club if he continues with his current form till the end of this season.

Freo won't hang Hamling out to dry in AFL    

Former Western Bulldogs defender Joel Hamling has enjoyed a good start to his Fremantle AFL career, but he'll be gunning for derby revenge.

Crow Lynch in desperate bid for AFL return    

Adelaide's Tom Lynch is bidding to play in the Crows' AFL clash with Melbourne, just a fortnight after being in intensive care with a viral illness.

No alarm at Lever's contract stance: Crows    

Adelaide forward Josh Jenkins says he's not surprised his sought-after teammate Jake Lever is postponing a decision on his AFL future.

Carlton star Cripps to miss the rest of the season

Patrick Cripps of the AFL Blues comes off injured during a round 16 match against the Demons in Melbourne

Carlton’s star midfielder Patrick Cripps will miss the rest of the season due to a fractured left fibula suffered at Blues’ lost game to the Demons last Sunday at the MCG.

The run to the AFL finals

The run to the finals for AFL contenders.

Injury-returns to spice up Sydney Derby

Leon Cameron Senior Coach of GWS addresses his players during a round 12 AFL match in Melbourne

The return of players from injury for both GWS and Sydney will be a boost for the game at the weekend’s Sydney derby according to Greater Western Sydney coach Leon Cameron.

Pies to look forward to warmer weather against the Suns

Collingwood’s coach Nathan Buckley addresses his players during an AFL round 16 match against the Essendon Bombers

Collingwood’s coach Nathan Buckley admits that their mid-winter escape to the North to play the Suns next week will give a special meaning to their campaign revival after their loss to Essendon in a crunch game on the weekend.

GWS want fans to make life hard for Swans

Greater Western Sydney hope home-ground advantage and the likely return of three AFL stars from injury will help them beat the Swans in their derby.

Thomas on track for new Blues AFL deal

Carlton chief executive Steven Trugg says Dale Thomas is likely to play on at the club next season if he continues his 2017 form.

No AFL return date for Saints' McCartin

Luckless St Kilda key forward Paddy McCartin will be given more time to recover from his sixth concussion in four seasons before making his AFL return.

Swans primed for fiery AFL derby

Sydney young gun Isaac Heeney says his AFL side are ready for a fierce and fiery derby clash with Greater Western Sydney.

Bontempelli delight at Johannisen deal    

Jason Johannisen's five-year deal is a win-win for player and club according to Marcus Bontempelli.

Cats want AFL Monday night stage    

Long-term Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has petitioned the AFL for a Monday night match during round 23 according to Fox Sports.

Geelong want AFL Monday night stage

Long-term Geelong chief executive Brian Cook has petitioned the AFL for a Monday night match during round 23, according to Fox Sports.

Magpies call in reinforcements for Suns

Collingwood are likely to have some handy reinforcements in Darcy Moore and Jeremy Howe for their AFL clash with Gold Coast on Saturday.

Dawson a long shot to revive AFL career    

Fremantle defender Zac Dawson has fallen so far down the Dockers' pecking order, he's playing mostly as a forward in the WAFL.

Suns players want Eade to stay: Swallow    

Gold Coast midfielder David Swallow says he has full confidence in under-fire coach Rodney Eade as a review of the AFL club's operations begins.

Bulldogs still September dreaming in AFL    

Western Bulldogs young gun Marcus Bontempelli has denied a lack of spirit or belief at the defending AFL premiers.

Zorko feeling at home in AFL elite bracket    

Brisbane star Dayne Zorko reckons he is slowly breaking into the top echelon of AFL midfielders after another stunning performance in a losing side.

Buckley safe until end of AFL season    

Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert has addressed the players and told them coach Nathan Buckley's job is safe until the end of the AFL season.

Swans playing quarter-to-quarter: Longmire

Despite their amazing turnaround in form Sydney need to keep their foot on the pedal if they want to be a premiership contender.

AFL wins irrelevant for Hodge as end nears

Hawthorn star Luke Hodge has announced his impending retirement before Saturday's match against Geelong, which is his 300-game milestone.

Three AFL clubs cop MRP whack

Western Bulldogs leader Easton Wood, St Kilda forward Tim Membrey and Collingwood midfielder Levi Greenwood have accepted their AFL suspensions.

Eagles hopeful on Kennedy's silly injury

West Coast's finals hopes are on edge following last week's loss to Port Adelaide, and they face a resurgent Fremantle in Sunday's western derby.

Lyon denies Magpies speculation in AFL    

Fremantle AFL coach Ross Lyon says there is no way he would break his contract with the Dockers if Collingwood made an approach.

Blues' Curnow earns AFL Rising Star nod    

Charlie Curnow took 10 marks in Sunday's AFL loss to Melbourne, earning him the latest Rising Star nomination.

Norm Smith medallist signs new AFL deal    

Western Bulldogs defender Jason Johannisen has signed a new AFL deal keeping him at Whitten Oval until the end of 2022.

AFL season over for Carlton star Cripps    

Carlton have confirmed star midfielder Patrick Cripps has fractured his left fibula and will miss the rest of the AFL season.

Hawks star Luke Hodge to retire from AFL

In the week of his 300th AFL match, Hawthorn veteran Luke Hodge has confirmed this season will be his last.

AFL Eagle Scott Lycett pleads for patience

West Coast AFL coach Adam Simpson faces a dilemma about what to do with his big-man stocks.

Demons’ Bugg ban a lesson for the club- Goodwin

Demons’ Tom Bugg makes a statement after receiving a six week suspension for a striking charge in Melbourne

According to Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin Tom Bugg’s six game suspension on a striking charge is an important lesson for the Demons and the onus is on Bugg to earn back the trust of the team on his return to play.

Hawks great Luke Hodge to retire from AFL    

Four-time premiership player Luke Hodge will end his decorated AFL career after 16 seasons with Hawthorn.

Dees apologise for Clayton Oliver fan spat    

Melbourne have apologised to a Carlton supporter involved in a heated exchange with young midfielder Clayton Oliver during Sunday's AFL game at the MCG.

Injured Giants, Swans plan return at derby

The likely return of a trio of Greater Western Sydney stars and the Sydney captain will help both teams lift for the AFL derby.

Coaches complimentary ahead of AFL derby    

Coaches John Longmire and Leon Cameron were both full of praise for the opposition ahead of Sydney's AFL derby.

Power's Ryder a walk-up for All-Australian

Port Adelaide ruckman Paddy Ryder has starred in Sunday's 32-point win over West Coast and he was receiving plenty of love after the match.

Buckley, 'Pies will welcome AFL trip north

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley admits Saturday's loss to Essendon was a tipping point for his underperforming AFL team.

Membrey, Greenwood offered AFL suspensions

The AFL match review panel have offered St Kilda forward Tim Membrey a two-game ban for striking Richmond's Dylan Grimes.

Demons' Oliver, Blues fan have AFL spat    

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin has defended Clayton Oliver after the midfielder had an animated exchange with a Carlton fan.

A snapshot of round 16 of the AFL season

A snapshot of all the action in round 16 of the AFL season.

Goodwin defends Demons after big AFL win    

The AFL appears certain to look into an animated exchange between Melbourne onballer Clayton Oliver and a Carlton fan on the MCG boundary fence.

Dixon stars in Port win over West Coast

Port Adelaide have surged into fourth spot on the AFL ladder after coming from 24 points down to beat West Coast in Perth.

Demons bounce back for big AFL win

Melbourne kicked the last three goals in a frantic final quarter to beat a gallant Carlton by eight points in the AFL.

AFL debutant turns match-winner for Freo    

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has hailed a match-winning effort from debutant Ryan Nyhuis in the Dockers' victory over North Melbourne.

Freo debutant stars as Dockers down North    

Fremantle debutant Ryan Nyhuis has booted the match-winning goal in the Dockers' four-point win over North Melbourne.

Hardwick fumes after Tigers flop in AFL    

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick was unimpressed with Kane Cornes' thoughts on their poor performance against St Kilda.

Saints show they are good enough in AFL    

The Saints have won four in a row for the first time since 2011, their last finals appearance.

Cats coach Scott wary of Hawks' AFL threat    

Geelong coach Chris Scott feels Hawthorn's recent form means next week's clash between the sides is likely to be another hard-fought battle.

Cats far too good for the Lions in AFL

Geelong have run rampant at the Gabba with an 85-point AFL win over Brisbane.

Swans aren't AFL ugly ducklings: Longmire    

Sydney coach John Longmire says AFL icon Leigh Matthews might have forgotten how hard the game is during his critique of the Swans' "smother you" style.

'Pragmatic' Buckley admits Pies lost hope    

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he's pragmatic about his future after a 37-point loss to Essendon all but ended their finals chances.

Hawks rally late to give GWS another draw    

Hawthorn's Will Langford has kicked a goal at the death to make a thrilling 97-all draw against Greater Western Sydney in Launceston.

Kennedy to miss Swans' clash with Suns    

Sydney will be without skipper Josh Kennedy in their AFL clash with Gold Coast at the SCG.

Sydney Swans belt Suns by 67 points at SCG    

Sydney have boosted their AFL percentage with a 67-point thumping of Gold Coast at the SCG, where Lance Franklin and Gary Rohan combined for eight goals.

Declan mounts strong case for North in AFL    

A week after running with Gary Ablett, new North Melbourne midfielder Declan Mountford could go to Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe.

Essendon down Magpies in fiery AFL clash    

Collingwood's AFL season is all but over after going down to Essendon by 37 points in a fiery MCG clash.

Blues told to keep their cool against Dees    

Carlton coach Brendon Bolton is demanding a mix of muscle and discipline for his side's return AFL 'bout' with Melbourne.

Time to question Bulldogs: coach Beveridge    

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says he is asking hard questions of his players after a 59-point loss to Adelaide on Friday night.

Crows coach hails captain Taylor Walker    

Adelaide captain Taylor Walker has been hailed by coach Don Pyke for his leadership in Friday night's big win against the Western Bulldogs.

Returning Lycett won't have an easy Ryder    

Port Adelaide have been labelled AFL pretenders for their inability to fire against top sides, and they face a huge challenge against West Coast on Sunday.

Carlisle, Brown prove astute picks in AFL    

Jake Carlisle and Nathan Brown have proved inspired recruiting decisions for St Kilda, with the key defenders playing every game so far this season.

Saints blitz woeful Tigers for big AFL win

St Kilda has blown away Richmond with a nine-goal second term on their way to a dominant win which lifted the Saints to fifth on the AFL ladder.

Crows blitz Bulldogs for big AFL home win    

Adelaide have defeated Western Bulldogs by 59 points in Friday night's AFL fixture at Adelaide Oval.

Tigers to give Saints next-level AFL test

St Kilda will meet an in-form Richmond in a big AFL clash that also doubles as a fundraiser for the Maddie's Vision charity.

No Ablett, but Swans on Suns forward alert    

With no margin for error in a tight AFL finals race, the Swans still have cause to be wary against the Suns despite Gary Ablett's absence.

Hawks’ Birchall could miss the season

Grant Birchall of the Hawks has his knee strapped after being injured during an AFL round 7 match

The Hawks will be sans premiership defender Grant Birchall for their Saturday’s clash against Greater Western Sydney at Launceston after he aggravated an ongoing knee injury.

Demons to learn a lesson from Bugg AFL ban    

Melbourne coach Simon Goodwin says suspended forward Tom Bugg has to earn back the trust of the team after his six-game suspension.

Goodwin rapt with Hogan's AFL comeback    

Melbourne key forward Jesse Hogan will return to the AFL on Sunday, two months after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumour.

Hawks gun Birchall's AFL season in doubt    

Hawthorn will take an inexperienced backline to Launceston for Saturday's AFL clash with Greater Western Sydney.

Saints say McCartin will return soon    

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says key forward Paddy McCartin was nearly ready to play this weekend.

Saints confident McCartin will return soon

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson says key forward Paddy McCartin is nearly ready to return.

Hawks backing Vickery after police drama    

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson says ruck forward Ty Vickery has the full support of his club after his arrest on Wednesday.

Beams' return from injury surprises Fagan    

Dayne Beams' early return from a shoulder injury has taken Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan by surprise as he plots another AFL boilover against Geelong.

Bomber mids to decide fate against Pies    

Essendon assistant coach Guy McKenna says Saturday's AFL fixture against Collingwood will be won and lost in the midfield.

Scott hails Lonergan as he joins 200 club

Geelong coach Chris Scott has hailed the career of defender Tom Lonergan as he approaches match No.200 despite a kidney injury that nearly killed him.

Top Dog, star Crow face tagging problems

Adelaide's Rory Sloane and Western Bulldogs defefender Jason Johannisen enter Friday night's AFL game grappling with the same issue.

Ruckman Lycett back for West Coast in AFL

West Coast have made four changes for Sunday's clash with Port Adelaide, welcoming back ruckman Scott Lycett from injury.

Saints' top AFL pick sidelined again    

Paddy McCartin will sit out a second week of football as he recovers from another concussion.

AFL star Dangerfield says it's boy George    

Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield and wife Mardi are first-time parents, with George Patrick Dangerfield born on Tuesday night.

Vickery named in VFL after police drama    

Hawthorn forward Ty Vickery will keep playing in the VFL after he was arrested and released without charge this week as part of an extortion investigation.

Eagles' Kennedy to take a shot at Coleman’s medal after injury

Josh Kennedy of West Coast competes for the ball during a round nine AFL match between the Eagles and the Bombers

West Coast forward Josh Kennedy who has missed last five weeks of footy due to a calf injury will hunt for his third consecutive Coleman medal when he returns from injury to play Port Adelaide at the Domain Stadium.

AFL round 16 preview panel

A preview of all the matches from round 16 of the AFL.

Mills to back up for Swans after Bugg hit    

Sydney AFL coach John Longmire says Callum Mills has progressed well since last weekend's ugly behind-play hit from Tomas Bugg and is fit to play this weekend.

Eagle Josh Kennedy dealt AFL Coleman blow    

West Coast forward Josh Kennedy will need to produce a blistering end to the AFL season if he is to win a third straight Coleman medal.

Hogan set to return to AFL after cancer    

Gary Ablett and Bob Murphy are notable hamstring casualties, while Melbourne's Jesse Hogan and Adelaide's Scott Thompson return to the AFL.

Eagles' Kennedy still in AFL's Coleman mix    

West Coast forward Josh Kennedy has missed the past five weeks of AFL football, but he's still in the hunt to snare a third straight Coleman medal.

May re-signs in big AFL boost for Suns    

Steven May's new deal commits the Gold Coast co-captain to the AFL club until the end of the 2019 season.

AFL boss McLachlan in favour of heavier bans

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan at a media briefing in Melbourne

AFL’s chief executive Gillon McLachlan is in favour of tougher tribunal penalties for serious offences in the backdrop of Tomas Bugg and Ali Fahour controversies in recent times.

Cats’ Selwood uncertain with concussion call

Joel Selwood (left) of the Cats shares a lighter moment with coach Chris Scott during an AFL training session at Geelong

Geelong Captain Joel Selwood is in doubt for Saturday’s game with Brisbane while according to coach Chris Scott the decision to play him stays with the club’s medical staff at present.

Richmond Coach Wary of hi-flying Saints

Damien Hardwick the senior coach of the Tigers addresses the team during their round 15 clash with Port Adelaide

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is conscious of St Kilda’s recent form as the Tigers prepare for their Saturday’s clash against the club.

AFL boss happy to discuss heavier bans    

The Tomas Bugg and Ali Fahour controversies have put the spotlight on the one-punch issue.

Crows to combat stifling tactics: Pyke    

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says his AFL club is close to finding the solution to overcoming negative tactics from rival teams.

Ablett not on Cats' radar during GC stay    

Geelong coach Chris Scott insists the Cats haven't used their training camp on the Gold Coast to approach Suns star Gary Ablett.

Smith gets all clear for rugby return    

Influential All Blacks fullback Ben Smith has been cleared to return to rugby after tests showed he has suffered this year from vertigo, not concussion.

Crows won't rush Lever contract talks    

Adelaide coach Don Pyke says his AFL club won't rush contract talks with Jake Lever as several Victorian clubs bid for the emerging Crows defender.

Selwood situation still headache for Cats    

Geelong captain Joel Selwood's fitness for Saturday's AFL clash with Brisbane is completely in the hands of club doctors, coach Chris Scott says.

Richmond wary of in-form St Kilda in AFL    

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is conscious of St Kilda's recent sound form as he prepares his Tigers for Saturday's AFL clash.

Mills expected to back up from Bugg hit    

Sydney coach John Longmire says Callum Mills has been progressing well since last weekend's ugly behind-play hit from Tomas Bugg.

Ross Lyon defends cunning Nick Riewoldt

St Kilda veteran Nick Riewoldt has been labelled a bad sportsman for tricking young Docker Griffin Logue into giving away a 50m penalty.

Tom Boyd to train away from Bulldogs

Travis Cloke is set to return to action for the Western Bulldogs in the VFL on Sunday.

Fahour suspended, stands down from AFL job    

AFL diversity manager Ali Fahour has stood down from his job after being banned from playing for life following a 14 match suspension from his local league.

Ex-AFL teammates Vickery, King arrested    

Hawthorn player Tyrone Vickery and ex-AFL player Jake King have been arrested as part of an extortion investigation.

Fahour suspended, deregistered from AFL    

AFL diversity manager Ali Fahour has stood down from his job after being suspended for 14 matches from his local football league.

Hits on Johannisen are cowardly: Beveridge    

Star Bulldogs defender Jason Johannisen has been on the receiving end of some physical punishment in recent weeks and his coach is not happy about it.

Social media a big AFL problem: Beveridge    

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says the all-pervasive nature of social media presents big pitfalls for elite sportspeople.

Bulldog Tom Boyd to take break from AFL    

Western Bulldogs star Tom Boyd is being treated for clinical depression and will take a break from the AFL.

Bombers’ Worsfold to back a similar lineup after shocker with the Lions

John Worsfold, Senior Coach of the Bombers addresses the team in an AFL round 10 encounter

Essendon coach John Worsfold will not affect major changes to the side that lost in a shocker to bottom of the ladder Brisbane last week.

High praise for Tigers from Saint Riewoldt

St Kilda veteran Nick Riewoldt says Richmond are playing their best football in years ahead of the Saints' AFL clash against the Tigers.

Priddis headlines Eagles' AFL inclusions    

West Coast coach Adam Simpson faces a huge selection headache as eight players push for AFL recalls.

AFL players who face mental health battles

Western Bulldogs' forward Tom Boyd is the latest AFL player to reveal he is battling mental health issues, taking time away from the game to seek treatment.

Johnson, Green in heavy doubt for Giants

Steve Johnson and Toby Greene were absent from Giants training on Wednesday while Zac Williams is also touch and go to play in the AFL this weekend.

Dockers back injured Sandilands to play on

Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands will undergo surgery after damaging a tendon in his right hamstring in last week's loss to St Kilda.

Clurey re-signs with AFL club Port

Port Adelaide defender Tom Clurey has signed a two-year contract extension with his AFL club.

Bulldog Boyd to take break from AFL    

Western Bulldogs star Tom Boyd is being treated for clinical depression and will take a break from the AFL.

Money not Kelly's AFL motivation: Shiel

Dylan Shiel says there's far more than financial gain at stake for Josh Kelly when the Giants midfielder decides his playing future.

Woosha backing in Dons after AFL shocker    

Essendon coach John Worsfold says he isn't planning major selection changes after last week's shock loss to Brisbane.

Hawks defender Stratton out for season

Hawthorn defender Ben Stratton will miss the rest of the AFL season with a knee injury.

Time ticking away for Tippett's AFL return

Kurt Tippett will spend at least a third NEAFL game on the sidelines recovering from an ankle injury that's further foiled his season.

Lewis denies Dees have discipline problem

Melbourne midfielder Jordan Lewis says the club doesn't have a discipline problem after Tom Bugg copped a six-week ban for a behind-play hit.

Bugg's AFL future uncertain after huge ban

Melbourne forward Tom Bugg's AFL career is at a crossroads after his six-game ban for knocking out Sydney's Callum Mills.

Dockers' Bennell imminent to return from injury

Harley Bennell of the Dockers handballs during NAB challenge match against the Geelong Cats in 2016

The Dockers are excited about the imminent return of Harley Bennell to the side who has been plagued with a series of calf injuries since his arrival at the club in 2015.

Injury woes continue for North with a double whammy

Jarrad Waite of the kangaroos leave the field injured during a round 14 AFL match against the Suns

The North Melbourne Kangaroos have lost two key players to injury in forward Jarrad Waite and defender Jamie Macmillan subsequent to their loss to Gold Coast Suns.

Dockers' Bennell closing in on AFL return    

Fremantle players are getting excited as Harley Bennell closes in on his long-awaited return to the AFL.

Priddis is still valuable, say AFL Eagles    

West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey says Matt Priddis is still a valuable member of the club's on-ball brigade despite the veteran's lack of speed.

Bugg headed for a long ban on striking charge

Tom Papley of the Swans remonstrates with Tom Bugg after an incident involving Swans’ Callum Mills with the Demons’ player in a round 15 match

Melbourne’s forward Tom Bugg is expected to receive one of the heaviest AFL suspensions when he faces the AFL Tribunal Tuesday night on a striking charge against a Swans’ player.

Demons look to bounce back from a weekend of horror footy

Jayden Hunt of the Demons compete for the ball against a Sydney player during their round 13 clash at the SCG

Although the Demons face an uphill battle next month in their march towards the finals, Melbourne recruit Jordan Lewis is confident that Demons’ young blood will deliver when necessary leaving a shock weekend of footy behind.

Double AFL injury blow for North Melbourne    

North Melbourne have lost key forward Jarrad Waite and defender Jamie Macmillan to injuries after their loss to Gold Coast.

Concussed Mills in doubt for Suns match

Despite rediscovering their AFL form, the Swans admit they are on edge heading into the back end of the season.

Saints need to be more disciplined: Geary

St Kilda captain Jarryn Geary says teammates Jimmy Webster and Jack Steven need to be more disciplined.

Bucks happy to wait for Pies coaching call    

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says he's comfortable seeing out the AFL season before learning whether his job is safe.

Lions' plan leaves Bombers grounded in AFL    

When the Lions hatched their plan to restrict Essendon's ball movement, the Bombers simply allowed it to happen.

Hefty ban looms for Bugg at AFL tribunal    

Melbourne forward Tom Bugg is expected to cop a five or six-week suspension when he fronts the AFL tribunal on Tuesday night.

Bugg cops six-week ban from AFL tribunal

Melbourne forward Tom Bugg has copped a six-game AFL suspension for his ugly behind-play hit on Sydney's Callum Mills.

LeCras no certainty to earn Eagles recall    

West Coast coach Adam Simpson will have a major headache this week as eight senior players push for AFL recalls.

'Exuberant' Demons can bounce back in AFL

Melbourne's AFL finals hopes face a major test over the next month but Jordan Lewis is backing his young teammates to deliver.

Bugg to face AFL tribunal on a striking charge

Tomas Bugg of Melbourne clash with Callum Mills of the Swans at their round 15 AFL match at the MCG

Melbourne’s Tomas Bugg has been directly referred to AFL tribunal for his hit on Sydney's Callum Mills with a left hook to the chin.

Force re-sign Lance on one-year Super deal    

Western Force flyhalf Jono Lance says he loves Perth and feels something special is building at the franchise despite its uncertain future.

Dockers’ Darcy to replace Sandilands for the season.

Sean Darcy of the Dockers tackle a St Kilda player during their round 15 AFL Match in Perth

Fremantle’s Sean Darcy will replace ruckman Aaron Sandilands who will be sidelined for the rest of the season after re-injuring a hamstring in their match last week against St Kilda.

Crow Lynch to be sidelined for Dogs’ game

Tom Lynch of the Adelaide Crows celebrates after kicking a goal in a round 9 AFL game against the Brisbane Lions

Adelaide forward Tom Lynch looks an unlikely contender for Friday night’s AFL clash with the Bulldogs after being hospitalized with viral meningitis last week.

Pies face uphill battle for the finals after shock defeat to hawks

Magpies head coach Nathan Buckley speaks to a player during a training session at Gosch’s Paddock last month

Magpies’ hopes for the finals are hanging by a thread after a shock 24 point defeat to the Hawks relegating them to the 15th spot on the AFL ladder.

Surgery sidelines Dees AFL star Jack Viney    

Melbourne prime mover Jack Viney has had surgery on his injured foot and he will be sidelined for up to six weeks.

Eagles wary of fired-up Port in AFL    

West Coast will be aiming to make it two wins on the trot when they take on Port Adelaide in Perth on Sunday.

AFL's Fahour to plead guilty to strike    

AFL diversity manager Ali Fahour will plead guilty to striking an opponent after he was red-carded from a local game on Saturday.

Port's Hombsch set to make AFL return    

Port Adelaide defender Jack Hombsch is tipped to return from a knee injury in Sunday's AFL game against West Coast.

Magpies' De Goey craves AFL consistency    

Collingwood midfielder Jordan De Goey had his best game of the season in Sunday's loss to Hawthorn, with a career-high 32 possessions.

Crow Lynch unlikely for AFL return

Adelaide's Tom Lynch is unlikely to return from illness and play against the Western Bulldogs in Friday night's AFL match.

Crows players honour slain coach Walsh

Adelaide Crows players will have a raw chat about their AFL coach Phil Walsh, who was killed by his son two years ago.

Tigers to move on from Houli ban drama

Bachar Houli of Richmond Tigers speaks to media after receiving a four week suspension at an AFL Appeals trial on June 29, 2017

The Tigers will move on form Bachar Houli’s ban where he was suspended for four weeks on appeal and concentrate on the rest of the season according to Richmond coach Damien Hardwick.

Heppell slams selfish Bombers in AFL loss    

Essendon captain Dyson Heppell has not minced his words after the shock loss to Brisbane left their AFL season on the brink.

Dockers back Darcy to replace Sandilands    

Fremantle ruckman Aaron Sandilands will miss the rest of the AFL season after re-injuring his right hamstring in a nine-point loss to St Kilda in Perth.

Tough questions await Collingwood in AFL    

Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has defended his "developing" side after another loss made an AFL finals berth even tougher.

Demons forward Bugg to front AFL tribunal

A week after Bachar Houli's controversial case, Melbourne's Tomas Bugg has also been referred directly to the AFL tribunal.

Saints in finals mix after ending hoodoo

St Kilda forward Josh Bruce booted two goals in the final two minutes to lift the Saints to a nine-point win over Fremantle on Sunday.

Bombers boss vents after shock AFL loss

Essendon chief executive Xavier Campbell went on Twitter to air his frustrations - and the club's official feed retweeted his post.

Pies AFL season on tilt after Hawks loss

Collingwood have fallen to 15th on the AFL ladder after going down to Hawthorn by 24 points at the MCG.

Season over for AFL Docker Sandilands

St Kilda forward Josh Bruce booted two goals in the final two minutes to help lift his side to a nine-point victory over Fremantle.

Fagan will let young Lions soak up AFL win    

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan was rapt for his players after their comeback win over Essendon.

Snapshot of round 15 in the AFL

Some highlights from the weekend's round 15 AFL action.

Brisbane Lions stun Essendon in AFL upset    

Brisbane have roared back from the brink of defeat in the last quarter to stun Essendon by eight points in their AFL clash.

Booze means AFL ban for Demons quartet

Four Melbourne players were ineligible for AFL selection last week because of a drinking session.

Mitchell stars as Hawks down Pies in AFL    

Hawthorn midfielder Tom Mitchell has done damage again as the Hawks claimed a 24-point AFL win over Collingwood.

Richmond's best is yet to come: Hardwick    

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says his side may be fourth on the AFL ladder, but the Tigers' best is yet to come.

Depleted Cats to be boosted by AFL returns    

Geelong will spend this week on the Gold Coast ahead of their AFL match against Brisbane, with coach Chris Scott set to have plenty of selection headaches.

Port can't deny AFL pretender tag: Hinkley    

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley says poor conversion is the reason why his side are being as labelled AFL premiership pretenders.

GWS content with not tagging Dangerfield    

GWS coach Leon Cameron says his AFL side will learn from the football lesson dished out by Geelong's reigning Brownlow medallist Patrick Dangerfield.

Richmond stun Port with tenacious AFL win    

Richmond have defeated Port Adelaide by 13 points in their AFL clash at Adelaide Oval.

Roos youngster delivered vs Ablett: Scott    

North Melbourne first-year player Declan Mountford has earned his coach's praise after tagging Gold Coast's Gary Ablett in the superstar's 300th AFL game.

Eagles to regain AFL stars from injury

Injury-plagued West Coast have upset the Western Bulldogs to stay in the AFL top eight.

Blues lose but Jones' comeback continues    

Carlton defender Liam Jones continued his unlikely AFL comeback story in the Blues' 12-point loss to Adelaide.

Adelaide down dogged Carlton in AFL

Adelaide have scored a hard-fought 12-point AFL win over a brave Carlton outfit at the MCG.

Eagles hold on for big AFL win over 'Dogs

The Western Bulldogs have kicked four goals to win in the last quarter but West Coast held their nerve to win by seven points.

Henwood likely for Bugg AFL hearing

Wayne Henwood, a member of the AFL tribunal jury that handed Bachar Houli a lenient two-game ban, will likely be involved in any hearing for Tomas Bugg.

Cats ruled out Selwood for AFL clash    

Geelong captain Joel Selwood is a late withdrawal for Saturday night's match against GWS.

GWS, Cats battle to first AFL draw of 2017

Geelong and Greater Western Sydney have battled to a draw in their AFL clash at Spotless Stadium, with Tom Hawkins kicking a behind after the siren.

Hawks aim to replicate winning AFL formula    

Hawthorn will try to use the same defensive system on Collingwood that worked so effectively against AFL highflyers Adelaide last week.

Dons upbeat for Lions despite Swans shock    

Essendon assistant coach Mark Harvey says last week's stunning loss to Sydney will not affect them mentally against the Lions at Etihad Stadium.

Lyon hoping to see Fremantle's good side

Fremantle have been boosted by the return of skipper Nat Fyfe and ruckman Aaron Sandilands for Sunday's clash with St Kilda in Perth.

Swans fuming after Bugg's AFL 'dog act'    

Melbourne midfielder Tomas Bugg is facing a heavy AFL suspension after an ugly behind-play hit on Sydney's Callum Mills.

Viney and Tyson add to Demons' AFL woes    

Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney is facing a stint on the sidelines after suffering a foot injury in the AFL loss to Sydney.