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Lloyd on Essendon captaincy

6:44 PM   Essendon legend Matthew Lloyd says Cale Hooker is an outside chance of being appointed captain of the Bombers.

Anger over 'gorilla' comment

2:16 PM   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.

Misbah 'should be sacked'

Ian Chappell did not hold back on Macquarie Radio.

Jake Bourke   Ian Chappell has launched a scathing attack on Misbah-ul-Haq on day one of the Third Test.

TA hits back at Pratt claim

Steve Healy.

Tennis Australia has responded to claims by Kerryn Pratt that she was "victimised".

Hogg not expecting call-up

Melbourne Renegades star Brad Hogg says he'd never turn down an opportunity to play for Australia again.

Keeping an eye on India

Ashton Agar in action for the Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League.

Dean Jones explains why Australia may play three off-spinners in the Third Test against Pakistan at the SCG.

Aussies win at the G

Australia celebrates the wicket of Asad Shafiq.

Australia has won the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan at the MCG.

Records tumble at the G

Mitch Starc hits one of his seven sixes.

Various records were broken during Australia's first innings against Pakistan at the MCG.

Cricket match fixing warning

International match-fixers are using social media to groom the next generation of corrupt cricketers.

New look Etihad Stadium

Etihad Stadium.

Joel Brooks   The AFL and Etihad Stadium are in discussions about ways to improve the fan experience.

Hanscomb 'the next Bevan'

Peter Handscomb celebrates making a half century at the MCG.

Peter Handscomb's strong start to his Test career has drawn comparisons with Michael Bevan.

Maddinson's future in doubt

Nic Maddinson is dismissed in the First Test against Pakistan.

Nic Maddinson's Test future is in doubt after another poor innings and dismissal.

Will Kyrgios return with right attitude?

Nick Kyrgios.

How far can Kyrgios go in 2017?

Warner's important innings

David Warner during the first cricket test between Australia and Pakistan.

Dave Warner's first innings at the MCG is a big one for him.

Smith's attempted catch is legal

Smith started at slip.

Steve Smith's attempted catch down the leg side is legal, after a rule change caused by a similar incident involving Smith.

Jones responds to caller criticism

Dean Jones hits another four on the way to 82 at the MCG against New Zealand.  Picture by Bruce Postle.

After a frustrating day 2 of the Boxing Day Test, Dean Jones has suggested that wickets should remain uncovered during a match.

Calls for umpires to speed up over rates

Ian Chappell (R) in the Macquarie Summer of Cricket commentary box with Damien Fleming.

Ian Chappell has called on Test umpires to help keep over rates up.

Hazlewood strikes with last ball

Josh Hazlewood celebrates a wicket.

Josh Hazlewood has struck with the last ball of the first session of the Boxing Day Test.

Review costs Pakistan a run

Not out.

Pakistan has lost a run after due to a quirk of the rules after a successful LBW decision review.

Lyon's nice wicket

Nathan Lyon takes a wicket on the delivery intended for a world-record "nice, Garry" attempt.

Cornes slams timing of changes

Marcus Bontempelli won 66 hit outs in 2016.

Kane Cornes has slammed the timing of the AFL's abolishment of the third man up.

GWS penalty 'lenient'

Herald Sun and 3AW Football journalist Mick Warner says the penalty handed down to GWS is 'lenient'.

Giants fined $100,000

Lachie Whitfield.

The Giants have been slapped with a huge fine over the Whitfield affair.

Handscomb's dream come true

Peter Handscomb celebrates his hundred for Australia.

Peter Handscomb talks to Tony Jones before living out his dream, playing for Australia at the MCG.

GWS to face Commission tomorrow

Lachie Whitfield was handed a six-month ban.

Joel Brooks   The AFL cannot confirm whether any final determination will be made tomorrow at the Commission meeting regarding the ongoing affair involving the GWS Giants and Lachie Whitfield.

Third man up banned

Laws of the Game Committee member Leigh Matthews tells Shane McInnes the reasoning behind the AFL's new rule changes.

Disposal efficiency to turn on Power

Travis Boak.

Joel Brooks   Port Adelaide will enter the 2017 with the pressure well and truly on, given the last two years have been below par.

Pregnancy clause 'clumsy' but fair

CEO of Cricket Australia James Sutherland.

Cricket Australia has hit back at critics of the pregnancy clause in its playing contracts.

ACA 'disappointed' with postponed talks

Alistair Nicholson

Joel Brooks   The three major sporting codes in Australia are all currently in the middle of a pay dispute.

Hussey defends the skipper

Relief for Australia's skipper Steve Smith (L).

Mike Hussey has defended Steve Smith's decision not to enforce the follow-on in Brisbane.

Hussey backs Maddinson

Nic Maddinson walks off after being dismissed cheaply.

Mike Hussey has thrown his support behind Nic Maddinson despite a poor start to his Test career.

Saintly goes to heaven

Bart Cummings with Saintly.

1996 Melbourne Cup winner Saintly has died aged 24.

AFL miss curtain raiser wish

AFL fans have missed out on their curtain raiser wish next year.

Joel Brooks   AFL fans have once again missed out on their wish for more curtain raiser's to be played ahead of AFL matches in 2017.

Why you shouldn't boo Cahill

Tim Cahill.

Melbourne City's Nick Fitzgerald has a warning for Victory fans who want to boo Tim Cahill: it only makes him more dangerous.

Chappell discusses 'selfish' Waugh

3AW Cricket Expert Ian Chappell.

Ian Chappell's comments labeling former Australian Test captain as 'selfish' was one of the lead items in the sporting world today.

GWS could escape sanction

GWS players celebrate a goal.

The Herald Sun's Mick Warner says he's starting to think GWS will not be sanctioned over the Whitfield affair.

Hogg opens up on depression

Melbourne Renegades bowler Brad Hogg.

Brad Hogg is a crowd favourite in the world of cricket. He epitomises the fun of the BBL throughout the summer in recent years, however he has had dark times throughout his life.

Hogg wants Christmas cricket

Brad Hogg in the 3AW studio.

Brad Hogg has thrown his support behind cricket on Christmas Day.

Stoush must end with fairly

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan.

Joel Brooks   The current pay stoush between the AFL players and the league itself need to be resolved with a proper balance,a ccording to Brisbane Lions coach Chris Fagan.

Suspend Brandan for diving

Brandan writhes on the floor despite minimal contact.

Shane McInnes says Fernando Brandan needs to be suspended for his simulation against Sydney FC.

Strike 'more likely than not'

Patrick Dangerfield has been talking tough.

Dwayne Russell believes an AFL player strike is 'more likely than not'.

Third man up rule could use a 'tweak'

Marcus Bontempelli goes third man up for the Bulldogs.

North Melbourne big man Ben Brown says the AFL could 'tweak' the third man up rule to help protect the two designated ruckman in the contest.

Soccer boss put 'foot in mouth'

FFA boss David Gallop "embarrassed" himself on Thursday, says Dwayne Russell.

Push for cricket on Christmas

The Big Bash League final match in January.

The Big Bash League is considering playing a Twenty20 match on Christmas Day.

GWS outgrowing NRL premiers

The Giants are coming.

Joel Brooks   The GWS Giants are continuing to grow in the rugby league dominated postcode of Western Sydney.

Players shouldn't rule out striking

Patrick Dangerfield said on Wednesday that players would rule nothing out.

AFL players would be silly to bow to public pressure and rule out a strike, says Mick Warner.

New pre-season released

The Western Bulldogs and Melbourne fight it out in the 2016 NAB Challenge.

The fixture has been released for next year's pre-season.

Caro backs Hutchy

Caroline Wilson and Craig Hutchison on Footy Classified.

Caroline Wilson has thrown her support behind Craig Hutchison as the new host of The Footy Show.

Dwayne slams Impey penalty

Jarman Impey won't be playing in Round 1.

Dwayne Russell pans Port Adelaide for "soft" one-match suspension of Jarman Impey.

Roughead's 'complete response'

Jarryd Roughead has been given the all-clear after 'complete response' to treatment for cancer.

Hussey would be honoured by T20 job

Mike Hussey.

The next coach of Australia's T20 team should be announced in the coming weeks, with Mike Hussey a key candidate.

Calls to help Indigenous players

Jarman Impey.

There have been calls to give more help to Indigenous footballers early in their AFL careers.

Would you listen to Hird?

James Hird with young gun Dyson Heppell.

Dwayne Russell asks 3AW listeners if they would want James Hird as a commentator.

Open ended future for Murphy

Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy.

Joel Brooks   Returning Western Bulldogs captain Robert Murphy says he is keeping his future 'open-ended' instead of conceding 2017 would be his final season.

Clubs expect third man up change

The third man up rule could change next year.

Joel Brooks   Stephen Wells believes a rule could be bought in regarding the third man up.

Ablett request could haunt Suns

Gold Coast star Gary Ablett.

The trade request by Gary Ablett back to Geelong could be a haunting factor for the Suns throughout next season, according to Caroline Wilson.

How does your clubs list shape up?

Line-up: Top picks of the 2016 AFL draft.

We look at the draft and how each team went.

'Winners and losers' of draft

Gerard Healy, Matthew Lloyd and Glenn Luff from Champion Data give their winners and losers from draft night.

3AW's AFL Draft coverage

Essendon chose Andrew McGrath

Andrew McGrath has told 3AW he had no idea he'd be an Essendon player until his name was read out on draft night!

Giants charged over saga

Greater Western Sydney has been charged by the AFL over the Lachie Whitfield scandal.

Brian Lara calls for 'Test Cricket League'

West Indies champion Brian Lara.

Joel Brooks   Brian Lara tells Sports Today how Test cricket can survive.

Ponting open to Chairman role

Ricky Ponting open to the idea of becoming Australia's Chairman of Selectors.

Macquarie Radio Cricket expert Mike Hussey says he's shocked at some of the happenings in Australian cricket.

Petrie to play on

Kangaroo Drew Petrie farewells fans after the loss.

Former North Melbourne big man Drew Petrie will play AFL in 2017, according to Sam McClure.

Essendon 'fully expect' Watson return

Sam McClure and John Worsfold.

Joel Brooks   Essendon coach John Worsfold has cleared up any confusion regarding the future of Jobe Watson, and it';s good news for Bombers fans.

Storm player hit by car

Melbourne Storm player Shem Tatupu.

Melbourne Storm player Shem Tatupu was struck by a car after training on Monday.

Tigers release Yarran

Chris Yarran.

Richmond has released Chris Yarran from his contract to allow him to deal with ongoing mental health issues.

Jumper stoush for China clash

Port Adelaide and the Suns will play in China next season.

Joel Brooks   A jumper stoush could be set to emerge between Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns.

in studio with Denis Walter

'Sky the limit' for new league

Katie Brennan and Melissa Hickey joined Denis in studio.

AFL Women's stars Katie Brennan and Melissa Hickey joined Denis Walter in studio on Monday.

Europe exercise no chore

Jack Sinclair

Jack Sinclair burst onto the AFL scene in 2015 when he played 18 matches for St Kilda after he was elevated from the rookie list.

Is Gary Pert set for change?

Collingwood chief executive Gary Pert speaks to the media on Monday.

Is Collingwood CEO Gary Pert getting set for a change in his job?

Dank to fight lifetime ban

No show: Stephen Dank did not appear at his scheduled hearing.

Infamous sports scientist Stephen Dank is set to front the AFL tribunal to fight his lifetime ban from sport.

Dwayne slams Faf Du Plessis

Faf du Plessis caught polishing the ball with minty saliva.

Dwayne Russell and Gerard Healy are outraged with Faf Du Plessis rubbing sugary saliva into the red ball during the second Test.

Marsh stands down

Rod Marsh with Australian coach Darren Lehmann.

Australia's chairman of selectors, Rod Marsh, has stood down in the wake of Australia's poor Test performance.

Another Docker charged

The trouble at Fremantle continues, with another player charged by police.

Australian cricket in crisis

James Sutherland.

Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland has promised action after the Test team slumped to a fifth consecutive defeat.

Will the AFL sanction the Giants?

Under scrutiny: Lachie Whitfield.

Caroline Wilson says GWS will take on the AFL if the club is sanctioned through the draft.

2012 Brownlow Medal winners

Sam Mitchell and Trent Cotchin are the league's newest Brownlow medallists.

The AFL Commission has awarded Trent Cotchin and Sam Mitchell the 2012 Brownlow Medal.

Freo defender assault claim

Fremantle defender Michael Johnson has been accused of assault.


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