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Fixture: Finals, week 1

9:15 PM   The AFL has released the fixture for the first week of the finals.

GAME DAY: Hawks v Pies

Hawthorn veteran Shaun Burgoyne was influential in the final term.

6:31 PM   Hear from Luke Hodge and Adam Treloar after the Hawks' thrilling one-point win.

The fans want answers: Richo

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick.

2:28 PM   Tiger legend Matthew Richardson tells 3AW Football Richmond fans deserve answers.

RECAP: North v GWS

It been a big week for Brent Harvey.

1:43 PM   Exclusive audio from Steve Johnson, Devon Smith, and Jack Ziebell after GWS' win over North.

RECAP: Cats v Demons

Demon ruckman Max Gawn was dominant last time these teams met.

Hear from Sam Menegola and Jack Viney after Geelong's crushing win at Simonds Stadium.

Balme may leave: Caro

Graeme Allan.

Caroline Wilson has taken aim at Collingwood's "extraordinary" promotion of Graeme "Gubby" Allan.

Gillon's awkward interview

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.

An interview between Tim Lane and Gillon McLachlan on 3AW Football gets VERY awkward.

RECAP: Crows v Eagles

Josh Kennedy all but sealed the Coleman Medal with five goals.

Hear from Eagles' revelation Tom Barrass after West Coast's 29-point win.

Cornes blasts Sloane suspension

Rory Sloane was a smokey for the Brownlow before his suspension.

Kane Cornes tells 3AW Football Rory Sloane should not have been suspended.

Lloydy's convo with Warne

Matthew Lloyd says Shane Warne made a good point.

Matthew Lloyd has detailed a salient point cricket legend Shane Warne made about this week's North Melbourne saga.

In studio with Neil Mitchell

McLachlan on O'Meara call

Gillon McLachlan joined Neil Mitchell in studio on Friday.

Gillon McLachlan says he isn't concerned by Jaeger O'Meara's decision to leave the Gold Coast Suns.

Stringer no automatic for finals

Western Bulldogs forward Jake Stringer has once again missed senior selection this week.

The Western Bulldogs have left star forward Jake Stringer out of the team for another week.

O'Meara requests trade

Jaeger O'Meara.

Gold Coast has been left furious after Jaeger O'Meara requested a trade.

North timing 'diabolical': Lethal

Leigh Matthews has slammed the timing of North's announcement on its veterans' future as "diabolical".

Boomer's message to fans

Brent Harvey posted to his fans on social media.

North Melbourne great Brent Harvey​ has written a heartfelt message to fans after his shock axing this week.

Did North get it right?

Veteran Brent Harvey won't be playing at North Melbourne next year.

Richo and Gerard have their say on North Melbourne letting its veteran brigade go.

Richo defends Jack Riewoldt

Richmond forward Jack Riewoldt.

Recent discussion regarding the future of Jack Riewoldt is 'staggering', according to club legend Matthew Richardson.

North Melbourne bombshell

Brent Harvey hasn't been offered another contract.

North Melbourne has made the tough decision to part ways with four of its most decorated players.

Swan's book to mention Caro

Collingwood champion Dane Swan announced his retirement today.

Caroline Wilson is expecting a mention in Dane Swan's book, which will be released in October.

Caro concerned by fan behaviour

Caroline Wilson says some of the behaviour was disgusting.

Caroline Wilson admits she's concerned by how some fans are behaving at games.

Billions lost on gambling

Australians lost nearly $23 billion on gambling last year.

Jake Bourke   One of Australia's leading corporate bookmakers has warned against a "blanket ban" on gambling advertisements.

Hawk veterans play on

Josh Gibson and Shaun Burgoyne celebrate a Premiership win.

Decorated Hawks Luke Hodge, Shaun Burgoyne, and Josh Gibson have all agreed to a one-year contract extension.

Dane Swan retires

Dane Swan has retired.

Collingwood champion Dane Swan has retired.

Cricket 'most popular' sport

Cricket is Australia's most popular sport.

Cricket has overtaken Aussie Rules to become the country's most popular sport.

Roos could 'toy' with rd 23

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott.

Joel Brooks   Will the Roos 'toy' with rd 23... Again?

Lloydy's 2016 Rising Star

Caleb Daniel (L) and Callum Mills.

Matthew Lloyd makes his call on the 2016 Rising Star.

Heartbreak for the Boomers

Patty Mills and David Andersen show their disappointment.

The Boomers have been denied a historic first Olympic medal in heartbreaking fashion.

RECAP: Dons v Dogs

Adam Cooney speaks to 3AW after his 250th - and possibly final - game.

Hear from Adam Cooney, Liam Picken and Mathew Stokes after the Dogs' 40-point win over Essendon.

Fan banned indefinitely

Eddie Betts has kicked 65 goals this season.

A Port Adelaide fan has been banned indefinitely after a racist incident at Saturday's Showdown.

RECAP: Blues v Demons

Kade Simpson speaking to 3AW in the rooms.

Hear from Kade Simpson and Dom Tyson after Carlton has ended Melbourne's season.

RECAP: Pies v Suns

Former GWS Giant Adam Treloar played his 100th game.

Hear from power forwards Jesse White and Tom Lynch after the Pies belted the Suns.

Doc's fears confirmed

Sea Eagles fanatic: Nic Naitanui (L).

Doc Larkins' fears that Nic Naitanui and Jonathon Ceglar had done their ACLs have been confirmed.

Experts back Boomer

North veteran Brent Harvey.

Matthew Lloyd and Luke Ball back Brent Harvey to go on in 2017.

RECAP: Roos v Swans

Swans coach John Longmire kicked 511 goals in 200 games for North Melbourne.

Hear from Jarrad McVeigh after the Swans' nine-point win over North.

Lloyd questions Stringer drop

Jake Stringer.

Matthew Lloyd questions the Bulldogs' decision to drop Jake Stringer against the Bombers.

Bombers cut ties

Essendon Coach John Worsfold.

Essendon coach John Worsfold has admitted the Bombers wouldn't re-sign all 12 banned players under normal circumstances.

Prestia nominates Tigers

Dion Prestia wants to play for the Tigers.

Gold Coast midfielder Dion Prestia wants to play for Richmond next season.

Swimmer 'dazed' and robbed

Emma McKeon and Josh Palmer have been disciplined.

Two Australian swimmers have been banned from participating in the closing ceremony after ignoring team security advice.

Captain Lynch next year?

Will Tom Lynch be the Suns captain in 2017?

Joel Brooks   Already 2017 is set to be an incredibly important season for the Gold Coast Suns.

Keep Riewoldt captain

Leigh Matthews says Nick Riewoldt should stay captain in 2017.

Matthews says St Kilda should stick with Riewoldt as captain.

Boomers 'getting better'

Patty Mills was a star (again) for the Boomers against Lithuania.

Ross and John spoke with Aussie basketball ace Patty Mills after the Boomers thrashed Lithuania in style.

Rumour Confirmed

AFL player's gym accident

Sam Gibson hurt himself in the gym!

Looks like the Rumour File has struck again... A North Melbourne player's had a gym accident.

Nevill hits back at critics

The stumping in question.

Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill has hit back at critics of his controversial stumping in Sri Lanka.

Last legs for Leppa

Lions head coach Justin Leppitsch.

Caroline Wilson says she expects Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch to go at the end of the season.

Caro's 'most disappointing' list

Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley.

Caroline Wilson's 'most disappointing' sides this season.

Day, Scott coming to Melbourne

Jason Day will represent Australia at the World Cup of Golf.

The World Cup of Golf returns to Melbourne in November, where Jason Day and Adam Scott will represent Australia.

Club concerned by Metro Rail

The Kangaroos Arden Street facility could be impacted.

North Melbourne has expressed concerns about the possible impact of Melbourne Metro Rail on its training facility.

Cooney to retire

Adam Cooney is calling it quits.

Brownlow medallist Adam Cooney has called it quits.

Paralympic travel concerns

Money set aside for the Paralympics has been spent.

There are claims Brazilian organisers have already spent money set aside for the Paralympics.

The man behind 'that' photo

The photo in question.

The Australian photographer who captured one of the game's all-time greatest photos spoke with Ross and John.

Betts' 'Fev Show' ticket

Crows star Eddie Betts.

Joel Brooks   Eddie Betts explains why he loved playing with Brendan Fevola.

One win means plenty

David Zaharakis embracing the Essendon fans.

What a win means for the fans...

RECAP: Tigers v Cats

Brownlow favourites: Dustin Martin and Patrick Dangerfield.

Hear from Harry Taylor after the Cats' four-point win in his 200th game.

RECAP: Saints v Swans

Saints backman - and Premiership player with the Swans - Sean Dempster.

Hear from Luke Parker and Shane Savage after the Swans' big win over St Kilda.

RECAP: Hawks v Roos

There's always a bit of spice when Hawthorn meets North.

Hear from Luke Breust, Isaac Smith and Jamie Macmillan after Hawthorn beat North by 39 points.

RECAP: Dogs v Pies

Marcus Bontempelli was sensational after half time.

Hear from Liam Picken, Lachie Hunter and Brodie Grundy after the Bulldogs' thrilling win.

Shaw blasts Pies

Tony Shaw.

Tony Shaw has told 3AW Football the 2016 Pies don't have an "identity".

Gold medal advice from gran

Julie watched on proudly as Kyle beat the world!

Jake Bourke   The grandmother of Australia's newest swimming star has revealed the one piece of advice she gave him.

Lethal says salary cap 'isn't serving it's purpose'

Leigh Matthews says the salary cap isn't working as intended.

Jake Bourke   AFL legend Leigh Matthews says the salary cap isn't working.

Chalmers link to GWS success

GWS star Dylan Shiel.

Gerard Healy took particular interest in Kyle Chalmers gold medal, perhaps the Giants will too.

Soccer hooligan crackdown

Melbourne Victory fans.

Melbourne Victory is cracking down on its unruly and violent fans, with tough new rules in place for spectators.

McDonald, Demons agree to terms

Melbourne defender Tom McDonald.

An announcement regarding Melbourne defender Tom McDonald's future is imminent, according to Scoop McClure.

Payne kicked off Cup winner

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 03:  Michelle Payne riding Prince Of Penzance returns to scale after winning race 7 the ...

Last year's historic Melbourne Cup-winning partnership appears to have met a sour end.

Who will be stand in skipper?

Joe Daniher and Zach Merrett are both in line for this week's captaincy at the Bombers.

Merrett, Daniher or Zaharakis for captaincy?

Lloydy's top 3 most improved

Max Gawn is Lloydy's most improved player this season.

Lloydy's top three most improved players.

St Kilda will be 'active' in recruiting

Essendon's Michael Hurley has yet to make a decision on his future with the club.

Joel Brooks   St Kilda continues to loom as a major player in where Michael Hurley decides to play his football next season.

Swim star abused online

Mack Horton celebrates in style after claiming Gold.

Mack Horton has been peppered with a vile wave of abuse on social media after calling his Chinese rival a drug cheat.

Skinner stuns the world!

Catherine with her Gold!

Victorian Catherine Skinner has stunned the world to claim Gold in the women's trap shooting. She spoke with Ross and John.

RECAP: Cats v Dons

James Kelly will play against his old side.

Hear from Harry Taylor and James Kelly after Geelong's 66-point win at Etihad Stadium.

Ling questions Cats coach

Jimmy Bartel.

Cameron Ling has queried the timing of Chris Scott's comments about Jimmy Bartel.

RECAP: Dogs v Roos

Matthew Boyd was exceptional after his week's rest.

Hear from Marcus Bontempelli and Jamie Macmillan after the Bulldogs' 14-point win.

RECAP: Demons v Hawks

Cyril Rioli booted four goals for the Hawks.

Hear from Jack Viney and Jordan Lewis after Melbourne's stirring win.

Vickery as good as Franklin?

Tyrone Vickery is as good as who?

Mick Warner has made an outrageous claim about Tyrone Vickery.

Jack Watts' dad opens up

Jack Watts.

Jack Watts' father admits some of the criticism of his son has been "justified".

RECAP: Tigers v Pies

Alex Rance spoke to 3AW Football after the Tigers' win.

Hear from Alex Rance and Anthony Miles after the Tigers' win at the MCG.

Hardwick 'still the man'

Peggy O'Neal spoke with 3AW Football on Friday.

Jake Bourke   Richmond president Peggy O'Neal has issued her unwavering support to under-siege coach Damien Hardwick.

AFL stacks up with best

Gillon McLachlan is off to Rio.

Jake Bourke   AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says the league's players stack up with the world's best athletes.

Simpson speaks ahead of Derby

Nic Naitanui is back.

Footy fans can expect a new-look Nic Naitanui this weekend, says Adam Simpson.

Richo on Vickery rumours

Like the Tigers, Tyrone Vickery has endured a tough season.

​Richmond great Matthew Richardson says a fresh start might be the best thing for Tyrone Vickery.

Not just a footballer

NAB Rising Star nominee Darcy Moore.

Darcy Moore has plenty of off-field interests.

Turmoil at Tigerland

The Tigers have had a shocking season.

Caroline Wilson had some exclusive details about the turmoil at Tigerland.

Rio can still shine

Shane McInnes will report on the action from Rio.

Shane McInnes   3AW's Shane McInnes is in Rio already and gives his early thoughts days out from the Olympics.

Bulldogs re-sign Bevo

Luke Beveridge.

Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge has re-signed until the end of 2020.

Daniher improved out of sight

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 17:  Joe Daniher of the Bombers celebrates a goal with Zach Merrett (R) during the ...

Joel Brooks   This year was never going to be easy for Joe Daniher.

Hardwick needs 'tactical help'

Damien Hardwick is under growing pressure.

Matthew Lloyd has questioned the tactical ability of Richmond coach Damien Hardwick.

Hardwick safe for 2017

Richmond coach - for 2017 as well - Damien Hardwick.

Richmond CEO Brendon Gale answers the tough questions from the 3AW Football team.

GAME DAY: Boomer's record

Michael Tuck (L) and the man who broke his games record, Brent Harvey.

Hear from Michael Firrito and Tom Hickey after North Melbourne's 23-point win.

Tuck knew record would go

Michael Tuck (L) and the man who will overtake his games record, Brent Harvey.

Michael Tuck tells 3AW Football he always knew the day would come that his games record would be broken.

GAME DAY: Hawks v Blues

Former Hawthorn assistant Brendon Bolton will have plenty of reasons to clap his side.

It's another gallant effort from Carlton, but Hawthorn proved too strong, winning by 19 points.

GAME DAY: Cats v Dogs

It's a special night for Corey Enright and Jimmy Bartel.

Hear from Jimmy Bartel and Tom Hawkins after the Cats beat the Dogs by 25 points.

'A tidal wave of litigation'

Caleb Daniel of the Western Bulldogs.

Gerard Healy thinks helmets may protect the AFL from future lawsuits.

'Retire Boomer's jumper'

North Melbourne should retire the No.29 guernsey in honour of Brent Harvey, says Dwayne Russell.

Banned Bombers' options

North Melbourne v Essendon AFL round 1 Etihad Stadium ,  coach Mark Thompson and captain Jobe Watson celebrate their ...

Will the banned Essendon players sue the AFL?

Dogs' decision stumps Lethal

Leigh Matthews can't understand why the Dogs are staying in Geelong.

Leigh Matthews is stumped by the Western Bulldogs' decision to spend Thursday night in Geelong.

Cornes told to zip it

Port Adelaide champion Chad Cornes.

Port Adelaide runner Chad Cornes has been told by the AFL to zip his mouth, according to Scoop McClure.

Gerard and Richo question Boyd talk

Tom Boyd is under pressure to perform.

AFL greats Gerard Healy and Matthew Richardson have questioned those calling for Tom Boyd to take a pay cut.

'I loved playing with Pickett'

Byron Pickett and Boomer Harvey.

Joel Brooks   When Boomer Harvey was asked to rank his top 3 North Melbourne players during his playing days, the first three names he mentioned were to be expected.

Leppa's future up in the air, says Caro

Justin Leppitsch.

Caroline Wilson doesn't expect Justin Leppitsch to keep his job as Brisbane Lions coach.

Round 23 released

The Crows and Eagles will face off under lights.

Adelaide and West Coast will play in a Friday night blockbuster to end the home and away season.

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