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Embattled Buckley gets vote of confidence from McGuire

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 10:32pm

Eddie McGuire throws his support behind Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley, saying the Pies "won't turn on our own" despite the team's horrible start to 2017.

From the darkness, a batch of the brightest Bombers have emerged

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:03am

The Bombers have re-emerged in 2017 as a stronger and better club but it is the new generation — not the returning stars — inspiring the rejuvenation.

Bombers beat Pies in Anzac Day clash, as it happened

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:39am

Essendon has too much quality for Collingwood, winning their Anzac Day encounter by 18 points at the MCG. Relive the action as it happened in our live blog.

It's early days, but Richmond is on the march again

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:52pm

Watch out, folks, it's happening again — the drums are beating loudly in Tigerland, and Richmond is 5-0 and on the march.

Richmond explodes late past Demons to make statement in MCG thriller

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 4:45am

Richmond surges from behind to beat the Melbourne Demons by 13 points in a thrilling MCG encounter, starting the season with five straight wins for the first time in 22 years.

Ex-West Coast Eagle jailed for armed robbery, blames drug abuse on team culture

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 9:29pm

Former West Coast Eagles rookie Ben Sharp, who blames his spiral into drug addiction on his ex-teammates, is sentenced to nine years' jail for his part in an armed robbery.

Hawthorn coach Clarkson blasts Carey over 'homesick' Rioli

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:03pm

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is furious at Wayne Carey, claiming the prominent AFL commentator's claims about Cyril Rioli being homesick are "a load of rubbish".

The Final Siren: April 23

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:54am
Corbin Middlemas reviews Round 5 of the AFL season completely so far, including reaction from the MCG following Hawthorn's first win of the season.

The Final Siren: April 23

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:54am
Corbin Middlemas reviews Round 5 of the AFL season completely so far, including reaction from the MCG following Hawthorn's first win of the season.

AFL to aid police over racist rant aimed at Brisbane Lions trainer

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:40am

The AFL pledges to help Victoria Police find an unidentified man who is alleged to have hurled racist abuse at a Brisbane trainer during the Lions' loss to the Western Bulldogs.

In stats: Hawthorn rediscovers its magic, Geelong accelerates past Saints

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:46am

The Hawks rediscover the golden touch in a 51-point trouncing of West Coast as Geelong hold off a spirited St Kilda to win by 38 points.

Sunday Session: April 23

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:02am
Kelli Underwood, Nathan Burke and Richard Hinds talked to Ted Richards about Sydney and why Buddy didn't take return his texts, Danni Roche talked about her beloved Saints and aiming for the top job at the Australian Olympic Committee and Captain Thomas Wickham joined us from deployment in Iraq to chat about footy, his Tigers and how he will mark Anzac Day.

Sunday Session: April 23

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:02am
Kelli Underwood, Nathan Burke and Richard Hinds talked to Ted Richards about Sydney and why Buddy didn't take return his texts, Danni Roche talked about her beloved Saints and aiming for the top job at the Australian Olympic Committee and Captain Thomas Wickham joined us from deployment in Iraq to chat about footy, his Tigers and how he will mark Anzac Day.

The Press Room: April 22

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:00am
Gerard Whateley, Jake Niall, Caty Price and Ashley Browne are in the Press Room ahead of Bob Murphy's 300th AFL match.

The Press Room: April 22

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 12:00am
Gerard Whateley, Jake Niall, Caty Price and Ashley Browne are in the Press Room ahead of Bob Murphy's 300th AFL match.

Record sign-ups for female AFL clubs in WA

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:38pm

It could be due to the popularity of the AFL Women's competition or because they've finally found a way to move out of the backyard and into a club, but there has been an unprecedented surge in the number of girls and women playing AFL this winter.

GWS's Shaw apologises for 'insensitive' on-field comments

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 7:13pm

GWS Giants star Heath Shaw apologises for "insensitive, offensive" remark directed at Swans forward Tom Papley during the Sydney derby.

Big Freeze funds among multi-million-dollar boost to MND research

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 1:14am

AFL legend and motor neurone disease patient Neale Daniher announces a $13-million boost to help discover new treatments or a cure for the disease.

Saturday Agenda: April 22

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:10am
On the Saturday Agenda in round five Gerard Whateley, Mark Maclure, Peter Bell and Jake Niall are joined by Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley, and Chris Grant previews Bob Murphy's 300th AFL match.

Saturday Agenda: April 22

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 12:10am
On the Saturday Agenda in round five Gerard Whateley, Mark Maclure, Peter Bell and Jake Niall are joined by Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley, and Chris Grant previews Bob Murphy's 300th AFL match.