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Injured Hawthorn caption Luke Hodge says there was no malice in Nat Fyfe’s bump into Gold Coast star Michael Rischitelli.

Injured Hawthorn caption Luke Hodge says there was no malice in Nat Fyfe’s bump into Gold Coast star Michael Rischitelli.

Richardson names players on cusp

ryan LISTEN: Tigers champion Matthew Richardson has named several players on the cusp of being dropped.

Hodge says ‘no malice in Fyfe bump’

Injured Hawthorn caption Luke Hodge says there was no malice in Nat Fyfe’s bump into Gold Coast star Michael Rischitelli. LISTEN: Injured Hawthorn captain Luke Hodge says there was no malice in Nat Fyfe’s bump into Gold Coast star Michael Rischitelli.

Mitchell named in grand final replay

sammy TEAMS: Hawthorn premiership star Sam Mitchell has been named to return from injury in tomorrow night's grand final rematch with Fremantle.

Warner smashes a six, right handed!

David Warner. (Photo: Anthony Johnson) WATCH:Australia’s big-hitting left-hander Dave Warner was spotted during a training session this week hitting the ball out of the park right-handed.

Gold Coast CEO defends McKenna decision

Gold Coast coach Guy McKenna LISTEN: CEO of the Gold Coast Suns, Travis Auld, has defended the decision to give coach Guy McKenna a one-year contract extension.

Lloyd questions Buckley re-signing

Lloydy questions Buckley re-signing (Photo: Sebastian Costanzo) LISTEN: Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd questions whether Collingwood should have re-signed Nathan Buckley on a two-year extension.

Winter Paralympics latest

Australia remains without a medal after three days of the Sochi Winter Paralympics. LATEST: Australia remains without a medal after three days of the Sochi Winter Paralympics.

Will Socceroos get blown off the park?

Ange Postecoglou, Socceroos coach. LISTEN: Mark Bosnich tells Sports Today that the Socceroos management needs to be mindful of the inexperienced players and the “mental scars” a significant loss at the World Cup could have on future competitions.

James Sutherland responds to critics

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke. LISTEN: CEO of Cricket Australia James Sutherland responds to criticism that the Australian cricket team may be winning matches but are losing fans due to their poor behaviour.

Hafey news hits Tigers hard

Trent Cotchin LISTEN: Richmond captain Trent Cotchin tells Sports Today the Tommy Hafey news has hit the Tigers family hard.

Mark Bosnich on Sports Today

Soccer LISTEN: Mark Bosnich discusses the Socceroos 4-3 loss to Ecuador overnight.

Finnis appointed St Kilda CEO

CEO of the AFL Players Association Matt Finnis AFL: As first reported by Fairfax Media last week, Matt Finnis has stood down from his chief executive role with the AFLPA to become St Kilda's new CEO.

Who gets credit for cricket success?

Australia tells the Barmy Army to be quiet after a Mitchell Johnson wicket. (Picture: Cricket Australia) LISTEN: With Australia out to seal the test series against South Africa when play resumes tonight in Cape Town, former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has firm thoughts on who should get the credit for Australia’s resurgence on the cricket pitch.

Brett Emerton to race Grand Prix

Grand Prix WINNER: Recently retired Socceroo Brett Emerton is set to get behind the wheel at this year’s Melbourne Grand Prix.

No superstar treatment for Nadal

An inside look at the life of world No.1 Rafael Nadal LISTEN: Rafael Nadal's uncle and coach says his nephew carries his own bags, and tells Gerard and Dwayne his thoughts on on Bernard Tomic.

The secret to Swiss tennis success

Wawrinka ousted four-time champion Djokovic in five-set thriller. LISTEN: With the prospect of an all-Swiss Australian Open final looming, Gerard and Dwayne spoke to a Swiss journalist to find out the secret to the country's tennis success!

Tennis doctor on 'heat policy'

Tennis Australia implemented their ‘extreme heat policy’ just before 2pm yesterday, three hours after play began. LISTEN: The Australian Open tournament doctor says he expects matches to be suspended again today.

Caro blames 'Buddy situation'

sydney LISTEN: Sydney has hit back at the AFL with news from the equalisation meetings in Adelaide this evening that the league will be phasing out the Swans' cost of living allowance.

Ongoing injuries our weakness

Australia tells the Barmy Army to be quiet after a Mitchell Johnson wicket. (Picture: Cricket Australia) LISTEN Ian Chappell says although the Australian squad for South African tour is strong, ongoing injuries with Shane Watson and Shaun Marsh are a weak spot.

Lehmann: Star batsman 'very close'

White LISTEN: Australia coach says Stars skipper Cameron White is on the verge of selection despite not grabbing his last opportunity with both hands.

Authorities must deal with violence

Poor fan behaviour must be dealt with harshly, according to Les Murray and Mark Bosnich. (Picture: Michael Clayton-Jones) SOCCER VIOLENCE: The recent off field issues of fan violence stems from the passion that soccer engenders, according to SBS commentator Les Murray.

King defies club to see ex-bikie boss

Footballer Jake King was reportedly seen meeting with former Bandidos boss Toby Mitchell this afternoon. LISTEN: Richmond footballer Jake King has been seen with former Bandidos boss Toby Mitchell this afternoon despite repeatedly warned to cut ties.

Collingwood CEO on Sports Today

Collingwood CEO Gary Pert. LISTEN: Collingwood CEO Gary Pert says it's ironic the amount of money spent on altitude training by clubs who say they "can't fully fund their football program".

The 2013 alphabet of sport

Hawks, the 2013 premiers (Picture: Pat Scala) 2013 in sport: Who said sports people aren't good with words? Sports Today's year in sport - alphabetically.

Lehmann backs skipper Clarke

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke. LISTEN: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has thrown his support behind Michael Clarke after the skipper was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for sledging.

Kevin Muscat on Sports Today

Kevin Muscat LISTEN: The new head coach of Melbourne Victory FC says the team needs to play tighter defence is they expect to compete with the league's top teams.

Nic Nat 'a couple of weeks' away

Coach Adam Simpson says Nic Naitanui is only a couple of weeks away from full training. LISTEN: West Coast’s star ruckman is only a couple of weeks from full training sessions, according to new coach Adam Simpson.

'We encourage some competition from the Aussies'

Barmy SPORTS TODAY: On the eve of the first Ashes test in Brisbane, a representative from the world famous Barmy Army cheering squad spoke to Gerard and Dwayne on Sports Today.

Tigers extend Hardwick's contract

Damien Hardwick to stay as coach at Richmond. AFL: Richmond has announced they have extended coach Damien Hardwick's contract until the end of 2016.

Richmond kick profit goals

Richmond CEO Brendan Gale. LISTEN: Richmond CEO Brendan Gale says the club is building towards grand final success after announcing a $3.3 million profit.

Ange Postecoglou on Sports Today

Ange REPLAY: New Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou discusses the honour of becoming the national team's coach and the challenge ahead to inject a winning culture into his sqaud.

Jed Anderson released from Darwin hospital

Hawthorn footballer Jed Anderson is currently being treated for pneumonia. UPDATE: Hawthorn footballer Jed Anderson has been released from a Darwin hospital following his treatment for pneumonia.

Future of Int'l rules series in doubt

Australia SPORTS TODAY: Caroline Wilson has criticised the behaviour of the Australian International Rules team in Ireland, saying it was inappropriate and a 'bad look' for the team to go on an all-night drinking session in Dublin after losing the first test.

‘We’re getting close to fisty-cuffs’

Former cricketer Ian Chappell has slammed reports sledging is part of the game. LISTEN: Former Australian cricket captain Ian Chappell says sledging has become entrenched, and he's concerned where it's heading.

Jonathon Trott departs Ashes series

England batsman Jonathon Trott is returning home. ASHES: England batsman Jonathon Trott is returning to England due to a "stress-related" illness, and the England coach has used the opportunity to take a swipe at David Warner.

Simon Black on Sports Today

Simon Black LISTEN: 322-game Brisbane legend Simon Black joins 3AW Sports Today and discusses his storied career and decision to finally call it quits at age 34.

Matthews says AFL deal no lie

Leigh Matthews. (Photo: Fairfax) LIONS BOARD FIGHT: AFL champion Leigh Matthews says a deal labelled a "lie" by Brisbane Lions chairman Angus Johnson did exist, and would have been good for the club.

Racing giant dies after stroke

A former stockbroker, Mr Ramsden was one of racing's most loved figures. TRIBUTE: The racing industry is mourning Andrew Ramsden tonight after the former Victorian Racing Club chairman died from a stroke.

CCTV: Billy Slater altercation in UK

Billy Slater arrested in Manchester. WATCH: Police say after reviewing CCTV footage, Billy Slater was a victim in a nightclub altercation overnight in Manchester.

Oliver suspended for reckless riding

Jockey Damien Oliver has been suspended for careless riding. RACING: Champion jockey Damian Oliver has been suspended for 12 meets for careless riding putting him out of the Cox plate and the Geelong Cup.

Scott: Williams knows how to win

Adam Scott chats with Gerard and Dwayne. LISTEN: Australian golf champion Adam Scott says the key to success is a great caddie.

Lovett-Murray checks into rehab

Former Essendon player Nathan Lovett-Murray. AFL: Former Essendon player Nathan Lovett-Murray has voluntarily admitted himself into a rehabilitation clinic.

Unlucky champion Hay List retired

Hay List. RACING: The champion who kept coming second, Hay List, has been retired.

Caro: Watters was delusional

Scott Watters at quarter time at Etihad Stadium. LISTEN: Caroline Wilson says sacked St Kilda coach Scott Watters was “delusional” and put himself before the club.

Caro: All Stars series 'was a disaster'

Adam Goodes, Lance Franklin and Coach Michael O'Loughlin at the team announcement. LISTEN: Caroline Wilson has slammed the Indigenous All Stars series, labelling it an outright “disaster”.

Josh Gibson on Sports Today

Josh Gibson LISTEN: Hawthorn club leader Josh Gibson joined Sports Today on Monday and discussed his best and fairest win, admitting he teared up during the presentation.

CEO denies compensation role

Ange Postecoglou during a Melbourne Victory training session. LISTEN: Melbourne Victory says it has suffered a big loss with Ange Postecoglou named the new coach of the Socceroos.

Dockers may have been over-awed

Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich addressing the media. AFL: Fremantle CEO Steve Rosich says the club will be looking to play as many games as possible at the MCG next year.

Dees appoint new football manager

Port Adelaide's Josh Mahoney in action. DEMONS: Melbourne has named 2004 Port Adelaide premiership player Josh Mahoney as its new football operations manager.

Dons saga 'still a long way to go'

Magnay says the Bombers saga still has a long way to go. LISTEN: Journalist Jacquelin Magnay says the Essendon saga still has "quite a lot of play still to come".

Watts signs with Dees

Former number one draft pick Melbourne youngster Jack Watts has signed a deal with the Demons. LISTEN: Former number one draft pick Melbourne youngster Jack Watts has signed a deal with the Demons.

Mackie: A battle of the midfields

Geelong's Andrew Mackie keeps Hawthorn's David Hale at bay. FINALS: Geelong’s Andrew Mackie says Friday night's preliminary final against Hawthorn will be a battle of the midfields.

McEvoy: I didn’t see it coming

Ben McEvoy battles with Hawthorn's Sam Grimley at Etihad Stadium. LISTEN: Ben McEvoy's very candid and insightful interview with Tony Shaw and Caroline Wilson.

'The best interview we've ever done'

Port's Oliver Wines celebrates a goal at the MCG. LISTEN: Port Adelaide young gun Ollie Wines' mum Jane joined the boys for what they described as 'the best interview' they've done in the 'history of the show'.

Nettlefold: There'll be more change

St.Kilda CEO, Michael Nettlefold. LISTEN: The St Kilda best and fairest count tomorrow night will be a low key affair following the media storm over their Mad Monday antics.

Sydney ruckman to GWS

Ruckman Shane Mumford at a Sydney Swans trainging session. AFL: Sydney premiership player Shane Mumford has accepted a three-year deal with Greater Western Sydney.

Simpson thanks Hawks for new role

Newly appointed West Coast coach Adam Simpson. LISTEN: West Coast's newly appointed coach says his experience at Hawthorn helped him beat strong candidates in Peter Sumich and Scott Burns.

Buddy's Swans deal 'problematic'

Geelong president Colin Carter. LISTEN: Former AFL commissioner Colin Carter says Sydney Swans signing Lance Franklin is very “problematic”.

Thompson named Bombers coach

Mark 'Bomber' Thompson appointed as Essendon's 2014 interim coach. CONFIRMED: Essendon has officially appointed Mark 'Bomber' Thompson as the senior coach of the club.

'I want flags - now': Why Buddy chose Swans

Lance Franklin. BUDDY DEAL: Lance Franklin says the 'fishbowl effect' played no role in his decision to leave Hawthorn.

'A draw, what an insult' says Healy

2010 AFL Grand Final Collingwood vs St Kilda at the MCG. GERARD HEALY: I know it’s a bug of mine and I have been here before but I want to address it again.

Publishing of details a 'disgrace'

Players Association boss Matt Finnis has labelled the publishing of Ahmed Saad’s drug test results by Caroline Wilson as a ‘disgrace’(Photo: Chris Hyde) AFL: AFL Players Association chief executive Matt Finnis has labelled the publishing of Ahmed Saad’s drug test results by Caroline Wilson as a ‘disgrace’

Matthew Scarlett on Sports Today

Matthew Scarlett joined the Sports Today boys for a revealing interview. (Photo: Paul Rovere) GEELONG LEGEND: Former Geelong full-back and three-time premiership player Matthew Scarlett has opened up about life, his career and his new book in a rare interview with Sports Today.

Lloyd: I wouldn't take Martin

Richmond's Dustin Martin celebrates a goal. AFL: Matthew Lloyd says Dustin Martin is a player with “issues” and should be let go from Richmond.

Dons coach 'could be a wild card'

Mark Thompson. DONS: Essendon great Matthew Lloyd says his former club's interim coach "could be a wild card".

Leppitsch to coach Lions

Geelong's Matthew Scarlett battles with Brisbane's Justin Leppitsch. AFL: Brisbane has confirmed the appointment of Justin Leppitsch as their new senior coach.

Martin ‘poorly advised’ says Richo

Richmond's Dustin Martin at the MCG. AFL: Richmond legend Matthew Richardson slams Dustin Martin’s management.

Record suspension for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez, baseball's highest-paid player in the United States BASEBALL: Alex Rodriguez, baseball's highest-paid player in the United States and one of the sport's greatest hitters, has been suspended for a record 211 games for doping offences.

Brownlow favourite backs Selwood

Gary Ablett with partner Jordan Papalia. LISTEN: Gold Coast star Gary Ablett says former Geelong teammate, Joel Selwood, was the best player in the game this year.

Liverpool fan explains all the fuss

Lifelong Liverpool fan explains what all the fuss is about. (photo: Sharna Jones) VIDEO: Yet to understand what all the fuss was about at the MCG last night? A lifelong Liverpool supporter explains what it's like to see his club in the flesh and growing up supporting a sporting giant of the world.

Shaw has been 'hung out to dry'

Collingwood's Heath Shaw gets instructions from coach Nathan Buckley at the MCG. AFL: Former Collingwood champion Tony Shaw says he wants the club to clarify what they want to do with his nephew, Heath Shaw.

Liverpool train in Melbourne

Liverpool fans in Melbourne (Photo: Justin McManus) SOCCER: Liverpool fanatics have had the rare opportunity to watch their heroes in action tonight ahead of the English Premier League club's exhibition match with Melbourne Victory.

Martin dealt suspended fine

Richmond's Dustin Martin at the MCG. AFL: Richmond's Dustin Martin has received a $2000 fine suspended for two years for his jailhouse salute on the weekend.

Slater confident for Saturday's clash

Billy Slater and John Sutton in action. LISTEN: Melbourne Storm champion Billy Slater says he is confident going into Saturday night's semi finals clash.

Injured stars named for semis

Geelong's Tom Hawkins in action at the MCG. TEAMS NIGHT: Injured stars Tom Hawkins and Matthew Kreuzer have been named for this weekend.

Bellchambers re-signs at Dons

Essendon's Tom Bellchambers at Etihad Stadium. AFL: Essendon ruckman Tom Bellchambers has signed a new two year deal with the Bombers securing him until the end of the 2015 season.

Sanderson takes 100yo fan to game

Dorothy Harris, 100, caught a lift to Sunday's game with Adelaide Coach Brenton Sanderson. GOOD KARMA: Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson was on the positive end of the karma bus on Sunday when his side won by just two points in a thrilling finish over Geelong.

Mark Harvey doesn't rule out Dons

Interim Brisbane coach Mark Harvey. AFL: Interim Brisbane coach Mark Harvey has categorically ruled out coaching the Lions full time claiming he does not want the job.

AFL injury update: Round 17

Hawthorn is confident Lance Franklin will return from injury on Friday night against Essendon. (Image: Sebastian Costanzo) AFL: Stay on top of all the injury news around the AFL with 3AW Football.

AFL structure gets a shake up

AFL operations manager Mark Evans. SEASON 2014: The AFL Commission has finalised the structure of the regular season in 2014 with a second bye scheduled and a return to some form of representative football.

Worst coaching performance of '13?

Brett Deledio was allowed to roam free against Adelaide at the weekend. SPORTS TODAY: Matthew Lloyd said we have seen one of the worst coaching performances of the year. AND: Is Didak done?

'Mark Williams is Melbourne's man'

Mark Williams: Melbourne's next coach? WHAT'S NEXT?: Caroline Wilson and Dwayne Russell say Mark Williams is the man most likely to take on the task of pulling Melbourne from the bottom of the ladder.

Johnson banned for two weeks

BANNED: Steve Johnson faces two matches on the sidelines. TRIBUNAL: Stevie J tweets his disappointment... But not his surprise.

Healy backs Kennett challenge

Gerard Healy KENNETT COUP?: Former Melbourne champ Gerard Healy has backed a Jeff Kennett challenge.

The umpires didn't call me: Hardwick

Damien Hardwick says he didn't get the same phone call as James Hird. UMPIRE INTERVENTION: Richmond Coach Damien Hardwick says he is bewildered that umpires briefed James Hird about a change of umpiring ahead of the 'Dreamtime at the G' clash in Round 9.

'Time to get tough' on cricketers

David Warner has been stood down for an alleged altercation with an England player. SPORTS TODAY: Malcolm Conn says it's time to get tough on Australia's cricketers, starting with David Warner.

Wells: When Burgoyne made me cry

Daniel Wells LISTEN: North Melbourne star Daniel Wells told how an altercation with Shaun Burgoyne that left him in tears taught him toughen up.

Daisy, Demons, drugs and tax

Sports Today SPORTS TODAY: If you listen to one segment of Sports Today, make it this one.

Matthew Lloyd's AFL weight divisions

Lloydy questions Buckley re-signing (Photo: Sebastian Costanzo) AFL: Matthew Lloyd says only three teams can win the flag - and he doesn't seem to rate Adelaide.

Kewell has the heart

Socceroos star Harry Kewell has signed a one year deal with Melbourne Heart. (Photo: Sebastian Costanzo) A-LEAGUE: Socceroos star Harry Kewell has signed a one year deal with Melbourne Heart in the A-League.

Update: Merrett gone, Jolly safe, AFL makes thousands

Darren Jolly avoided suspension for his bump on Geelong's Matthew Stokes. AFL: Melbourne and Richmond players pay the price for half-time scuffle.

Singleton fined, Gai charged, Tom Waterhouse given some advice

Gai Waterhouse. JOYLESS: John Singleton has pleaded guilty and Gai Waterhouse has been charged after a melodramatic day in the More Joyous inquiry at Sydney.

Melbourne co-captain Nathan Jones on Sports Today

Nathan Jones. VIDEO: Melbourne gun Nathan Jones does his best to explain why he was elevated to the co-captaincy.

New claims in Tomic, Drouet feud

Bernard Tomic's father, John Tomic, arrested in Madrid after assaulting son's hitting partner. (Photo: Vince Caligiuri) TENNIS FEUD: The father of Bernard Tomic has been suspended from the ATP tour following the alleged assault of Thomas Drouet.

Junior Hawk Hill backs Buddy revival

Hawthorn speedster Bradley Hill. RISING STAR: Hawthorn speedster Bradley Hill finds time between computer games with a Collingwood rival to chat with Dwayne and Gerard.

Caro hits back at Eddie over Swan

Caroline Wilson and Eddie McGuire: The feud continues SPORTS TODAY: 3AW Football's Caroline Wilson has hit back at Eddie McGuire after the Collingwood President called her Dane Swan rumour "Puerile, muckraking, red herring, bomb throwing rubbish."

'The little pit bull' on Sports Today

Nathan Jones SPORTS TODAY: Coming off a resounding 41-point win and the highest scoring 4th quarter ever in the history of the Melbourne Football Club, Nathan Jones hopes the Demons are back on track. He joined Gerard, Dwayne and BT on Monday.

Speech filming 'won't happen again'

Brendan Goddard SPORTS TODAY: Last night, Brendan Goddard told 3AW there was a lapse in judgment from the Don's Football Department, which allowed TV cameras access to James Hird and Jobe Watson's emotional post-game speeches.

Lloyd calls for independent panel

Essendon chairman Paul Little with coach James Hird. AFL: Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd joined his former club’s leaders in calling for an independent panel to deal with the AFL’s charges.

Caro rejects Watson claims

Caroline Wilson has defended claims from Tim Watson that she has been briefed by the AFL. SPORTS TODAY: Caroline Wilson has defended claims from Tim Watson that she has been briefed by the AFL in regards to the outcome of the Essendon supplements saga.

Liverpool fan explains all the fuss

Lifelong Liverpool fan explains what all the fuss is about. (photo: Sharna Jones) VIDEO: Yet to understand what all the fuss was about at the MCG last night? A lifelong Liverpool supporter explains what it's like to see his club in the flesh and growing up supporting a sporting giant of the world.

The AFL's most influential people?

AFL's most influential people SPORTS TODAY: 3AW's Mike Sheahan has named who he believes to be the 12 most influential people in the AFL. There are some surprising entries on the list. Have a look and let us know if you agree.

Aussie Surfer Joel Parkinson prepares for world title showdown

Joel Parkinson (FFX) SURFING: Australian Surfer Joel Parkinson says he will be treating the upcoming ASP Season Final like any other event despite it being the closest season finale in the history of professional surfing.

Malthouse uneasy after public spat

Mick Malthouse SPORTS TODAY: Former Magpies coach Mick Malthouse has told Sports Today that recent comments made by himself and Eddie McGuire has made him question his ability to work in the media. He said the pair had not yet spoken after their public spat.

Caro: Kennett is a 'flog'

Jeff Kennett 3AW FOOTBALL: Caroline Wilson has called the Jeff Kennett a 'flog' after saying there was not one independent football journalist. Speaking on the Neil Mitchell program, Jeff Kennett said all AFL journalists were compromised.

Matthew Scarlett on Sports Today

Matthew Scarlett joined the Sports Today boys for a revealing interview. (Photo: Paul Rovere) GEELONG LEGEND: Former Geelong full-back and three-time premiership player Matthew Scarlett has opened up about life, his career and his new book in a rare interview with Sports Today.

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