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Crows belt Giants

6:52 PM   Adelaide overcame sweltering heat and the flag favourites for a season-opening win.

Richo's Daniher fear

Joe Daniher.

12:45 PM   Matthew Richardson fears Joe Daniher shows no certainty in his goal-kicking routine.

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The Dons have returned

Dyson Heppell had 34 touches and three goals in his first game as captain.

Essendon has returned to 2017 with a bang, beating Hawthorn by 25 points.

Riewoldt suffers knee injury

Nick Riewoldt was stretchered from the ground.

Nick Riewoldt has been stretchered from the ground in St Kilda's first round loss to Melbourne.

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Demons start 2017 strongly

Jordan Lewis

Melbourne has belted St Kilda to the tune of 30 points.

Jimmy's golf cart yarn

Jimmy Bartel has revealed he once injured teammate Cameron Ling by flipping a golf cart the day before a game.

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Cloke beats the Pies

Travis Cloke is already a popular figure at the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs have begun their premiership defence with a 14-point win over Collingwood.

Morris could miss six

Dale Morris.

Dale Morris could miss up to six weeks with a leg injury sustained late in Friday's game.

Caro angry over GF timing

Caroline Wilson has taken aim at Gillon McLachlan.

Caroline Wilson has savaged Gillon McLachlan over this year's Grand Final scheduling.

Beveridge impresses Lloyd

Usually a backman, Jason Johannisen pushed forward against Collingwood.

Matthew Lloyd thinks Luke Beveridge outcoached Nathan Buckley on Friday night.

'They're downhill skiers'

Tony Shaw has hit Carlton's midfield with one of football's most unwanted tags.

Martin must show loyalty

Rex Hunt says Dustin Martin "went to a new level" on Thursday night.

Rex Hunt says Richmond must not offer Dustin Martin an open cheque book to remain with the club.

'No evidence' to act on

Gillon McLachlan spoke with Neil Mitchell over the phone on Friday.

Gillon McLachlan has rejected suggestions West Coast's 2006 premiership and Ben Cousins' Brownlow Medal are tarnished.

Season 2017 begins!

Toby Nankervis spoke to 3AW after winning his first game as a Tiger.

Hear from Toby Nankervis and Matthew Kreuzer after Richmond's win in the season opener.

Bartel bemused by criticism

Chris Scott and Jimmy Bartel.

Geelong great Jimmy Bartel says he's stumped by criticism from his former coach about his exit from the club.

Lingy's footy predictions!

Lingy's expecting giant things from GWS.

Footy's back and Cameron Ling has put himself on the line ahead of the first bounce!

De Goey lies to the Pies

Jordan De Goey.

Collingwood has confirmed Jordan De Goey lied to the club about how he broke his hand.

Worsfold responds to revelations

John Worsfold has hit back at Kevin Bartlett after he said a "black line" should be put through West Coast's 2006 premiership.

Ando addresses Eagles' scandal

A decade of drug abuse, lies and deceit has been revealed at the West Coast Eagles. Jon Anderson had his say.

Gabba fight flares up

The ground recently hosted Adele.

A major fight has erupted after the Gabba was unable to host the AFL Women's final.

Trans footballer debate

Leading sports medico Dr Peter Larkins says there's no doubt a transgender person will one day play in the AFL Women's league.

Kewell likes coaching link

Australian soccer great Harry Kewell says it would be a "privilege" to coach Melbourne City.

Twilight grand final '50/50'

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says the grand final will only be moved if it makes the spectacle better for those there.

Lethal likes the Saints

Leigh Matthews.

Leigh Matthews usually gives pre-season form zero credibility. But in the case of St Kilda, he's making an exception.

Opinion

Focus on Olympics bid

Shane McInnes says the Olympics should be the focus.

Sports reporter Shane McInnes offers his opinion on whether Melbourne should put its hand up for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Gabba turf war

Cricket Queensland wants the first 2 games of the Brisbane Lions season, and the AFLW Grand Final moved from the Gabba.

Hodge to miss Round 1

Luke Hodge.

Hawthorn champion Luke Hodge won't play Round 1 after he was handed a one-game ban by the club for missing training.

3AW Football launch!

The No.1 commentary team in footy is back and ready to roll!

War of words escalates

There was plenty of heat in the contest.

The war of words between Australia and India has escalated, with the head of Cricket Australia hitting back hard at cheating accusations.

Martin walks off on media

Dustin Martin has sensationally walked off on a media conference after being asked questions about his playing future.

TAC cuts ties with Geelong

The TAC will not renew their sponsorship agreement with Geelong after skipper Joel Selwood was caught speeding.

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Beveridge focused on 2017

 Luke Beveridge and Denis Walter in studio.

Western Bulldogs fans may still be celebrating, but for coach Luke Beveridge, the focus is well and truly on season 2017

'They're a bunch of sooks'

Tony Jones has given the Indian cricket team a MIGHTY clip on 3AW Mornings.

Rumour Confirmed

Premiership flag returned

'Macca' and the 1947 flag.

A piece of history has returned to Carlton.

AFL's new footy boss

The AFL has named Simon Lethlean as it's new General Manager of Football Operations, replacing Mark Evans who was appointed CEO of the Gold Coast Suns earlier this week.

'A little bit insulting'

GWS Chairman Tony Shepherd refutes claims Wayne Campbell was installed at the Giants by the AFL.

Swan's swipe over wages

Recently retired Collingwood champion Dane Swan has taken a swipe at the AFL over player wages.

Evans appointed Suns chief

Mark Evans has been appointed CEO of the Gold Coast Suns.

Brisbane's new captain

Dayne Beams is the new captain of the Brisbane Lions.

AFL return for Princes Park?

There is a renewed push for AFL games to be played at Princes Park for premiership points.

AFLW TV Rights

The AFL Women's competition has seen big crowd attendances and high TV ratings.

The AFL may go back to it's television broadcasters to seek a new deal to broadcast AFLW matches.

AFL bounce under threat

The AFL bounce is under threat.

Bartel back at training?

Former Geelong star Jimmy Bartel briefly sent news crews into a spin on Tuesday.

What's wrong with Watts?

Jack Watts didn't play at Whitten Oval against the Bulldogs on the weekend.

Melbourne Demon Jack Watts position for Round 1 is in doubt says Mitch Cleary.

McCarthy a real pacemaker

Brisbane Lion Kate McCarthy has been touted as one of the quickest players in the AFL Women's competition.

There's a new clubhouse leader for the Goal of the Year!

Tim's fight for Tassie

3AW's Tim Lane has taken exception to comments from outgoing AFL chairman Mike Fitzpatrick about footy in Tasmania.

Anger over AFL stream

Furious footy fans have hit out at the screen size of the AFL's new live streaming app.

All not Wells with Daniel

Collingwood recruit Daniel Wells has suffered another injury setback and is highly unlikely to play Round 1, says Mitch Cleary.

Fitzpatrick stands down

Essendon star Brendon Goddard has fired a parting shot at outgoing AFL Chairman Mike Fitzpatrick.

Fyfe on his future

New Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe says his appointment will have "no bearing" on whether or not he stays with the Dockers.

'Clamping down' on media

Sportsday's newsbreaker Mitch Cleary had plenty to report on Tuesday.

Pies need new president

Caroline Wilson says Collingwood needs to come up with a presidential succession plan and fast.

Viney's captaincy gong

New Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney spoke with Gerard and Dwayne.

Surgery for Dogs' star

Liam Picken has had surgery on a fractured cheekbone.

Athletics aiming for young fans

Lord Sebastian Coe in the 3AW studio.

Legendary athlete Lord Sebastian Coe tells Tom Elliott he hopes Nitro Athletics will reignite interest in the sport.

Tension at Arden street

North players fire up in an intra-club match.

Several spotfires have broken out during North Melbourne's intra-club practice match.

Magpies' toughest captain

Is Steph Chiocci the Magpies' toughest captain?

Tony Shaw may have a rival for the mantle of 'Collingwood's toughest captain'.

Watson returns medal

Jobe has returned the 2012 medal, says Caro.

Jobe Watson has handed back his Brownlow Medal to AFL headquarters, says Caro.

'He's the total package'

Dyson Heppell trains.

Matthew Lloyd has backed the "total package" Dyson Heppell as Essendon's next captain.

No concerns over maligned duo

Allen Christensen and Tom Rockliff.

Brisbane's new coach Chris Fagan has no concerns over maligned players Tom Rockliff and Allen Christensen.

Watson to step away

Watson and Dyson Heppell at training.

Jobe Watson has removed himself as a candidate for Essendon's captaincy in 2017.

Dwayne brought to tears

Carlton livewire Darcy Vescio.

Dwayne Russell admits to shedding "half a tear" while watching AFL Women's history on the weekend.

Women's games to stay free

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan admits the first round of the new women's league exceeded all expectations.

Daisy and the Dees

Captain of the Melbourne Football Club women's team Daisy Pearce.

Melbourne will be facing the Brisbane Lions on Sunday and captain Daisy Pearce says they are ready for the challenge.

Sit-down protest 'stupidity'

Dwayne Russell says AFL players would become a "worldwide laughing stock" if they sat down on the field during a game.

Beams in mix for Brisbane captaincy

Dayne Beams has shot to prominence in the race to become Brisbane's next captain, says Mitch Cleary.

AFLW ready to go

The AFL Women's league kicks-off on Friday night with Collingwood taking on old rivals Carlton at Ikon Park.

$10 million horse race

Jake Bourke   The Melbourne Cup is no longer Australia's richest horse race.

Mitchell on his new start

Boom West Coast recruit Sam Mitchell is already noticing the differences between the Eagles and his old club.

Dusty's contract conundrum

Caroline Wilson says Richmond may have a fight on its hands to keep midfield star Dustin Martin.

One of the greatest nights

Roger Federer (R) and Rafael Nadal with tennis legend Rod Laver.

Gerard Healy says the Federer v Nadal Australian Open final was one of Melbourne's greatest nights of sport.

Medical career on hold

Western Bulldogs player Tiarna Ernst in her hospital scrubs.

Bulldog Tiarna Ernst has put her medical career on hold to join the AFL Women's league.

Federer wins Australian Open

Roger Federer won his 18th grand slam title.

Roger Federer has won the Australian Open final in a classic against Rafael Nadal.

Australian Open ticket scam

It's been revealed more than 400 people have been scammed with fake tennis tickets.

Ablett removed from leadership group

Ablett is not in the Suns' leadership group for the first time.

Gary Ablett has been removed from the Gold Coast leadership group.

Roughead named captain

Hawthorn has named Jarryd Roughead captain in 2017.

Lloyd on Essendon captaincy

Essendon legend Matthew Lloyd says Cale Hooker is an outside chance of being appointed captain of the Bombers.

Anger over 'gorilla' comment

A tennis commentator has sparked outrage after he said Venus Williams had turned on the "gorilla effect" during a match.

Eddie Betts signs on

Eddie Betts discusses his latest contract extension, as well as who's impressed him over the summer.

Hird history being 're-written'

Sports columnist Patrick Smith has defended a controversial piece he wrote about James Hird.

Roughy in skipper mix

Hawthorn is "seriously" considering making Jarryd Roughead captain this season, Mitch Cleary has revealed on Sportsday.

Girls tennis in Australia praised

The Melbourne Park precinct.

Andy Murray's mother has praised Australian tennis for its development of girls participation.

Pat Cash's Australian Open predictions

Pat Cash expects Roger Federer to have a big 2017.

Ahead of the Australian Open which begins on Monday, Pat Cash joined 3AW's Sports Today program to give his predictions.

A $35m gap

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.

Whispers believes the gap between the AFL and the players stands at around $35m per year.

Sharks keeping Tom at bay

Tom Hawkins of the Cats.

Six Cats added the Pier to Pub on top of pre-season training, but sharks kept Tom Hawkins away.

Aiming for 100 goals

Cale Hooker (L) will partner Joe Daniher up forward in 2017.

Matthew Lloyd has backed Joe Daniher and Cale Hooker to return a big haul in 2017.

Ziebell hopes for headaches

Jack Ziebell breaks a tackle.

North skipper jack Ziebell hopes the squad gives their coaches selection headaches.

Concerns over Kyrgios injury

Nick Kyrgios.

Doc Larkins tells Sports Today that Nick Kyrgios' knee injury is similar to the one that dogged Rafael Nadal.

Whispers returns with a bang

Dom Tyson celebrates in Melbourne's impressive win over Hawthorn last season.

Sports Today favourite "Whispers" has returned after an extended break with a bombshell on a Melbourne midfielder.

Cam McCarthy 'looking well'

Fremantle defender Tommy Sheridan says he's excited to play alongside Cameron McCarthy this year.

Mack Horton hits the ocean

Mack Horton celebrates his gold medal in the 400m.

Olympic gold medalist Mack Horton is gearing up for the 1.2km Pier to Pub on Saturday.

Hird taken to hospital

Tania Hird has asked for her family's privacy after her husband James was rushed to hospital on Wednesday.

Percentage share the fairest option: Hodge

Luke Hodge.

Players think receiving a percentage share of the game's revenue is the fairest option, says Luke Hodge.

Destanee awaits

Destanee Aiava in action.

Destanee Aiava will soon be the hottest property in Australian sport, and she's excited by the attention.

An 'exemplary' young man

Peter Handscomb celebrates his second Test century.

Peter Handscomb's leadership credentials were on show at a young age, says his former school principal.

Maxwell thrilled for Handscomb

Glenn Maxwell has a message for anybody who doubted Peter Handscomb.

Melbourne soccer superstar

Daniel Di Francesco signs his contract.

Donna Demaio   Melbourne teen has beaten hundreds of other hopefuls from around the world, realising a his dream to play for one of Italy's top soccer teams.

'Kyrgios can win the Open'

Nick Kyrgios.

Roger Rasheed says Nick Kyrgios has the weaponry to win the Australian Open, if everything goes right.

'I see leadership qualities'

Matt Renshaw celebrates his century.

Dean Jones thinks the Australian Test team has found a new leader.

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