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Hawks shock Crows, overrunning ladder leaders with powerful finish

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:06am

The AFL remains a tipster's nightmare, with Hawthorn the unlikely 14-point victors on the road against the ladder-leading Crows.

AFL live: Adelaide bird fight as Crows take on Hawks

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:06am

Round 14 in the AFL begins in earnest as the Crows take on Hawthorn at the Adelaide Oval. Follow all the action and our live commentary in our AFL ScoreCentre.

Travis Cloke to take indefinite break from AFL due to mental health

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:52am

Western Bulldogs forward Travis Cloke will take an indefinite break from the AFL due to mental-health issues.

Both sides in Australian cricket pay dispute hail AFL deal

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:02pm

Both Cricket Australia and the players' union have hailed a new deal signed by the AFL as backing their cases in a bitter pay dispute.

Aussie rules becoming too much like rugby, Blight warns

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 1:41am

The emphasis on tackling at the expense of skills in Aussie rules is a blight on the modern game, the Australian Football Hall of Fame's newest legend says.

Blight becomes legend before greats at Adelaide Oval

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:44am

Former Adelaide coach Malcolm Blight reaches legend status in front of football greats at the Australian Football Hall of Fame ceremony.

AFL players score big in $1.84b pay deal

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:05am

AFL players will receive a 20 per cent pay rise this season after agreeing to a new six-year deal with the league worth $1.84 billion that ties their wages to competition revenue for the first time.

AFL Tasmania still open to North Melbourne move south

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:29am

AFL Tasmania and the State Government are not closing the door on the idea of North Melbourne relocating to Tasmania beyond 2021.

WA Premier admits mistake over Perth Stadium ticketing stoush

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:43am

WA Premier Mark McGowan will not push for more general admission seating for AFL games at the new Perth Stadium, but has backed away from his claim a deal was finalised by the Barnett government.

The AFL pay deal: What's it all about?

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 9:41pm

The number of AFL players on $1 million a season looks set to double with the announcement of a new pay deal. So what are the main points about this deal?

Stoush over Perth Stadium ticket allocation

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 5:10am

Both sides of politics point the finger at each over a deal which is likely to produce only 7,000 general admission tickets for AFL games at the new Perth Stadium.

Tasmania urged to get tough in talks for AFL women's team

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:51am

Businessman Bob Cheek wants the Tasmanian Government to stop "propping up" interstate teams and get tougher in talks for a women's standalone team.

Pre-match trash talk will become more common after Bugg taunt, Hutchings says

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 2:56am

West Coast midfielder Mark Hutchings labels Tomas Bugg's pre-match Instagram taunt "ballsy", but says the Eagles will not let it slide if he does it again.

The maths that will decide the AFL finals

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 12:15am

Broadcaster and mathematician Adam Spencer explains how AFL fans can calculate their club's chances of making the finals.

Bulldogs searching for answers after Demons loss

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 6:40pm

The Western Bulldogs are a shadow of the team that stormed to the 2016 AFL premiership and coach Luke Beveridge admits something has to change.

Bulldogs' premiership defence in pieces after another drubbing

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 12:39am

The Melbourne Demons add to the Bulldogs' woes with a 57-point demolition of the premiers.

Saturday Agenda: June 17

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 8:07am
On the Saturday Agenda for Rd 13, we look back at the opening two matches of the round, Josh Bruce from St Kilda joins us and we discuss the future of the runner.

The Press Room: June 17

Sat, 06/17/2017 - 8:01am
Gerard Whateley is joined in the Rd 13 Press Room by Michael Gleeson, Ashley Browne and Jake Niall, with Richmond CEO Brendan Gale their special guest.

Carlton, Swans and Port Adelaide claim crucial AFL wins

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:20pm

Carlton holds off the Gold Coast charge after Port Adelaide thumped Brisbane and the Swans came from nowhere to beat Richmond. See how it happened in our AFL ScoreCentre.

AFL live: Tigers battle it out with Sydney Swans

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 11:20pm

Three matches to sate your Aussie rules appetite as Richmond takes on the Sydney Swans, Port Adelaide face off against Brisbane and the Suns play Carlton. Follow it all live in our AFL ScoreCentre.