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Banned Bombers Lose Appeal

 by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago

The Swiss Court For Arbitration in Sport (CAS) has dismissed the appeal filed by the 34 former and current Essendon players. The player were initially cleared by the AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal, but WADA's appeal to CAS overturned that verdict and the players then launched their appeal against the banishment. With the penalty backdated to account for procedural delays, the players were effectively ruled out of the entire 2016 season.

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World Court: Essendon 34 Guilty

by Lisa Albergo reporting for AFANA from Chicago 

Essendon's worst fears were realized on January 11 with the Court of Arbitration for Sport finding 34 past and present players guilty of taking banned substance Thymosin Beta-4. Even with backdating and time served during the provisional suspensions, the active players in both the AFL and at other levels of competition are banished until mid-November. The suspensions also mean no contact whatsoever or training with their respective clubs.Twelve of the 34 are still at Essendon while the others have either retired, been delisted and gone elsewhere or traded.

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Round 17 Injury Update

ST KILDA
David Armitage, knee, indefinite
Raphael Clarke, hamstring strain
Nick Dal Santo, back tightness
Robert Eddy, knee soreness
Steven King, hamstring

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Round 13 Week 2 Injury Update

ADELAIDE
Brett Burton, knee, ongoing assessment
James Craig, hamstring, indefinite
Chris Knights, foot, indefinite
Andrew McLeod, knee, ongoing assessment
Brad Moran, knee, indefinite
Andy Otten, knee, season

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