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2018 AFL – Round 5 Preview  >  AFL

Carlton are under pressure

Racing and Sports aims to provide you with analysis of each game from the 2018 AFL Season.

Broncos' Thaiday OK as No.9 'just in case'  >  Rugby League

Brisbane forward Sam Thaiday has made himself available to fill in as hooker but is almost no chance of being selected there for the NRL clash with Souths.

Hasleby angry after derby trophy scrapped  >  AFL

A 17-year tradition will be brought to an end this weekend after it was revealed the Ross Glendinning western derby medal has been scrapped.

Burton-Higgins clash revives AFL bump talk  >  AFL

Opinion is divided over whether Hawthorn defender Ryan Burton should have been charged for the bump that concussed North Melbourne's Shaun Higgins.

Cats set to take Selwood to AFL tribunal  >  AFL

JOEL SELWOOD (left) and Chris Scott, Senior Coach of the Cats share a laugh during a Geelong Cats AFL training session at Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia.

Geelong coach Chris Scott says he is proud of how captain Joel Selwood responded to his brother Scott's concussion.

More Manly NRL players facing fines  >  Rugby League

DALY CHERRY-EVANS of the Sea Eagles passes during the NRL match between the Sydney Roosters and the Manly Sea Eagles at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

A News Corp report claims six more Manly players will cop fines on Tuesday for defying team orders and going on a night out in Gladstone.

Harford to take over as Blues AFLW coach  >  AFL

Former Hawthorn and Carlton player Daniel Harford will take over as Carlton's AFLW senior coach.

Boogaard gets green light for Jets' semi  >  Football

NIGEL BOOGAARD of the Jets reacts to a free kick during the A-League match between the Newcastle Jets and the Western Sydney Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle, Australia.

In a huge boost for the Newcastle Jets, Nigel Boogaard and Ronny Vargas are set to play a part in the A-League semi-final against Melbourne City.

Raiders Bateman defends Whitehead for hit  >  Rugby League

LUKE BATEMAN of the Raiders runs the ball during the NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the St George Illawarra Dragons at GIO Stadium in Canberra, Australia.

Canberra lock Luke Bateman has defended his teammate Elliott Whitehead for his hit on Souths prop Tom Burgess, saying it's not his nature to go for a low blow.

NBL Wildcats sign former Hawk Mitch Norton  >  Basketball

MITCH NORTON of Australia controls the ball during the Preliminary Basketball round match between Australia and Nigeria on day five of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at on the Cairns, Australia.

The Perth Wildcats have added Commonwealth Games gold medallists Mitch Norton and Nick Kay to their squad.

Manly take another NRL hit with Parker out  >  Rugby League

Sea Eagles coach, TRENT BARRETT looks on during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Manly Sea Eagles at Pepper Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Young Manly winger Brad Parker has been ruled out for between four to six weeks with a knee injury, adding to Manly's horror month on and off the NRL field.

Victory at mental disadvantage: Brosque  >  Football

ALEX BROSQUE of Sydney shows his dejection during the A-League match between Sydney FC and the Brisbane Roar at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney FC skipper Alex Brosque says he won't make a final call on whether to retire until the end of the A-League season.

Cordner gives hope to injured Pearce  >  Rugby League

BOYD CORDNER of the Blues runs the ball during the State Of Origin series between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Boyd Cordner says former teammate and close friend Mitchell Pearce is "shattered" after his season-destroying pectoral rupture.

Port fume as AFL player probe drags on  >  AFL

Power President DAVID KOCH speaks to the media during an AFL announcement at The Chinese Museum Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia.

Port Adelaide chairman David Koch has voiced his concerns over the AFL's handling of an investigation into an incident involving Sam Powell-Pepper.

Dragons relish familiarity for Anzac Day  >  Rugby League

New Dragons coach PAUL MCGREGOR watches over his players during a St George Illawarra Dragons NRL training session at WIN Stadium in Wollongong, Australia.

Having not trained properly since their previous NRL game, the Dragons will rely on this season's most stable side when they take on the Roosters on Anzac Day.

Miller takes high ground after Zorko snub  >  AFL

TOUK MILLER of the Suns handballs away from Jack Crisp of the Magpies during the AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Gold Coast Suns at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia

Gold Coast's Touk Miller admits his post-game brushing by Dayne Zorko proved the plan to agitate Brisbane's star AFL midfielder had paid off.

Docker Kersten to find out where he fits  >  AFL

Dockers head coach ROSS LYON looks on while players warm up during the AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Fremantle coach Ross Lyon faces a tough selection call this week when he decides how to replace injured forward Matt Taberner.

Time for Reds to get physical: Rodda  >  Rugby Union

IZACK RODDA of the Reds during the match between DHL Stormers and Reds at DHL Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa.

Queensland lock Izack Rodda says the Reds must get physical or they'll be bullied by Super Rugby leaders the Lions at Suncorp Stadium on Saturday.

Roosters forwards fit for Anzac Day  >  Rugby League

SIO SIUA TAUKEIAHO of the Roosters is tackled by the Panthers defence during the NRL match between the Penrith Panthers and the Sydney Roosters at Pepper Stadium in Sydney, Australia.

Jake Friend and Sio Siua Taukeiaho are tipped to beat concussion and knee injuries respectively to play for the Sydney Roosters on Anzac Day.

Tougher City ready for A-League semi  >  Football

LUKE BRATTAN of Melbourne passes the ball during the A-League match between the Perth Glory and Melbourne City FC at nib Stadium in Perth, Australia.

Luke Brattan believes Melbourne City have an improved resolve under Warren Joyce than in previous A-League seasons and they're primed for a maiden grand final.

Eagles prepare for giant Sandilands battle  >  AFL

NIC NAITANUI of the Eagles continues his rehabilitation during a West Coast Eagles AFL training session at Domain Stadium in Perth, Australia.

West Coast ruckmen Nic Naitanui and Scott Lycett will receive their toughest test of the season in Sunday's western derby against Fremantle.

Bogut's NBL arrival a Tokyo boost: Heal  >  Basketball

ANDREW BOGUT #6 of the Dallas Mavericks poses for a portrait during the Dallas Mavericks Media Day held at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Playing in the NBL will allow Andrew Bogut a chance to play a significant role at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, according to former Australian legend Shane Heal.

Demons coach demands more against Tigers  >  AFL

JAYDEN HUNT of the Demons in action during the 2017 AFL match between the Melbourne Demons and the Collingwood Magpies at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia.

Jayden Hunt, Dom Tyson and Sam Weideman will return for Melbourne in the AFL's Anzac Day eve match with Richmond.

Harris joins Johnson as wounded Warrior  >  Rugby League

TOHU HARRIS of New Zealand is tackled by Shannon Boyd (R) of Australia during the Four Nations Final between New Zealand and Australia at Anfield in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Warriors will be without former Melbourne forward Tohu Harris - and Shaun Johnson for another week - when they face the Storm on Anzac Day.

Walters backs Munster for Qld No.6  >  Rugby League

CAMERON MUNSTER of the Storm is tackled during the NRL Qualifying Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels at AAMI Park in Melbourne, Australia.

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has given his strongest indication yet that Cameron Munster has locked up the Maroons No.6 jersey for the State of Origin opener.