Hawthorn wins its third flag in seven years.

Hawthorn wins its third flag in seven years.


SPECIAL COVERAGE: Luke Hodge, Jordan Lewis and Matt Spangher talk us through Hawthorn's remarkable victory against Sydney.

'It's time to earn back respect'

Tom Rockliff says he AFL: Tom Rockliff says Australia means business against Ireland tomorrow night.

'Honeymoon period over'

Ange Postecoglou, Socceroos coach. SOCCEROOS: Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou could be fighting for his job if the team does not perform in January’s Asian Cup, according to Melbourne Victory striker Archie Thompson.

'Trial better to be private': Ryder

Paddy Ryder has been traded to Port Adelaide. ASADA: Former Essendon ruckman Paddy Ryder is happily married and excited to have found himself at Port Adelaide, however the lingering ASADA case still has him feeling a few nerves.

Selwood says Menzel will return

Joel Selwood has backed Daniel Menzel to return. AFL: Geelong skipper says he "can't wait" for luckless teammate to make comeback.

Crowd concerns for MCG

There are fears the MCG could be near empty on Friday. LISTEN: There are fears Friday's ODI at the MCG could be played before a smaller crowd than the much-maligned International Rules.

Mitch Clark ready to roll

Mitch Clark has asked Melbourne fans for compassion. LISTEN: Mitch Clark says he’ll be doing everything possible to play in Geelong's season-opener.

Howe rejects Giant offer

Jeremy Howe. AFL: High-flying Melbourne all-rounder Jeremy Howe rejected a lucrative offer from the GWS Giants in the final hours of the NAB Trade Period, according to Sam McClure.

Senior role was the only fit

Mark Thompson. ESSENDON: The split between Mark Thompson and Essendon was expected, according to club champion Matthew Lloyd.

Mundine full of confidence, again

Anthony Mundine. MUNDINE: If there is one thing you can always bet your bottom dollar on, it’s that Anthony Mundine will be full of confidence ahead of any upcoming fight.

Recruitment cull at Collingwood

Collingwood has lured highly-regarded football boss Neil Balme back to the club. AFL: The signings of Neil Balme and Dr Chris Bradshaw to Collingwood could come at a price for some of the clubs recruiters, according to Sam McClure.

AFL Media could broadcast matches

AFL AFL: AFL fans could be watching one match a week via a pay-per-view service produced by AFL media in the next TV rights deal.

Williams the man for Bulldogs

Mark Williams. BULLDOGS: The Western Bulldogs coaching role is still open and Mark Williams is the man for the job, according to Gerard Healy and Nathan Brown.

'I don't want to know': Petracca

Christian Petracca. DRAFT: The NAB AFL Draft is less than a month away and we expect to see St Kilda select Eastern Rangers tough inside midfielder Christian Petracca with its number one pick.

Make Murphy Dogs captain

Bob Murphy. AFL: Despite criticism for the seven-year, multi-million dollar deal for Tom Boyd, the Western Bulldogs future is now looking strong, according to club great Brad Johnson.

Eade's wife's mixed feelings

Rodney Eade GOLD COAST: The wife of Gold Coast’s newest coach Rodney Eade has mixed feelings about his recent job appointment.

Why Rodney Eade won't think twice

Rodney Eade AFL: The Gold Coast Suns are expected to announce Rodney Eade as its coach for the next four years, according to Sam McClure.

Hird, Bomber to meet

Mark Harvey. BOMBERS: Essendon’s newest assistant coach Mark Harvey is refreshed and excited to join the club, after having a year out of the inner sanctum at AFL level.

Lloyd sledges Warnie

Warnie's Instagram post. SLEDGE: Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd has given Shane Warne a sledge for a ‘selfie’ he posted on twitter over the weekend.

Sanderson opens up after sacking

Brenton Sanderson is looking for a new job in football. EXCLUSIVE: It’s been nearly five weeks since Adelaide made the shock announcement that they would not be going forward with Brenton Sanderson as their coach.

Favourite son returns to Bombers

Mark Harvey. AFL: Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd is excited by the clubs appointment of Mark Harvey as an assistant coach.

McKenna coming to Victoria

Guy McKenna AFL: Former Gold Coast Suns coach Guy McKenna is destined for Victoria, according to Sam McClure.

Healy whacks AFL Commission

AFL EDITORIAL: Gerard Healy tells his strong stance on the AFL's decision to band Sydney from treading in the next two years due to COLA.

Pelchen wasn't sacked: Finnis

CEO of the AFL Players Association Matt Finnis AFL: St Kilda CEO Matthew Finnis insists the club has not sacked Head of Football Chris Pelchen and they aim to make the change a smooth one.

Essendon recruits 'wanted to come'

Adam Cooney AFL: Despite the lingering drugs saga at Essendon, each player who went to Essendon over the trade period wanted to go to the club, according to list-manager Adrian Dodoro.

Collingwood wins trade premiership

Travis Varcoe. TRADE PERIOD: Collingwood has won the premiership of the trade period, according to Dwayne Russell.

Boyd was always coming home

Tom Boyd. AFL: After GWS back flipped on their promise not to trade Tom Boyd ‘under any circumstances’, the Bulldogs were able to convince the Giants make the swap.

Beams delay 'a part of the show'

Dayne Beams. AFL: The Brisbane Lions have emerged from the trade period with nothing but smiles, as they secure two ‘a-grade’ players, according to CEO Greg Swann.

Varcoe, Clark, Lumumba deal close

Travis Varcoe. TRADE WEEK: Travis Varcoe’s manager Tom Petroro expects his client to be wearing the black and white in the next two days, after a long ten days of negotiation with other clubs and management.

Ins and Outs - Finals round 1

Brian Lake of Hawthorn Football Club at the AFL Tribunal INS AND OUTS: The all-important team selections for the first round of the finals.

'Carlisle 100% playing for Essendon'

Jake Carlisle. LISTEN: Jake Carlisle’s manager has denied rumours the Bombers key forward will not be playing for the club in 2015.

'Challenges have brought opportunity'

Brad Scott LISTEN:North Melbourne coach Brad Scott said the Kangaroos are in the strongest position so far this season as they head into Saturday’s elimination final against Essendon.

Taylor a rising star

Brisbane Lions Lewis Taylor took out the 2014 AFL Rising Star award LISTEN: Brisbane Lions Lewis Taylor took out the 2014 AFL Rising Star award by one vote from Bulldog Marcus Bontempelli. He joined Gerard and Dwayne in studio.

Riewoldt pays tribute to Luke Ball

ball LISTEN: St Kilda champion Nick Riewoldt has paid tribute to retiring Magpie Luke Ball, telling Sports Today how he tried to keep his good friend at the Saints.

Hunt experiment 'belittled the AFL'

hunt LISTEN: While much of the AFL world celebrates the end of Karmichael Hunt’s ground-breaking career, league legend Leigh Matthews has slammed the inter-code experiment saying it belittled the AFL.

'Business class better for recovery'

cox LISTEN: Retiring West Coast champion Dean Cox says flying business class is the reason he’s had such a long AFL career.

Ex-Cat sues club doctor

egan LISTEN: Doctor Peter Larkins says former Geelong footballer Matthew Egan’s decision to sue the club’s doctor and orthopaedic surgeon is odd.

Hayes: 'I never said I would coach'

hayes LISTEN: St Kilda's retiring club great Lenny Hayes says he’s yet to make any decision on his future, adding he has never said he will go into a coaching role.

'We won't flirt with form'

danh LISTEN: Sydney Swans midfielder Dan Hannebery says there will be no ‘flirting with form’ so close to September.

Matthews: 'Give them a priority pick'

melb LISTEN: Leigh Matthews says if Melbourne doesn’t get a priority pick, he doesn't know which clubs will.

AFL confirms Etihad shade analysis

etihad LISTEN: The AFL is set to trial a controversial roof policy with Etihad Stadium which would see the roof partially open and closed for different matches.

St Kilda boss on priority picks

stkilda LISTEN: St Kilda CEO Matt Finnis has denied claims the club is interested in applying for a priority pick.

Lloyd: 'I got it wrong with Buddy'

bud LISTEN: Matthew Lloyd says in four weeks Lance Franklin may well be a three-time premiership player, three-time Coleman medallist, five times All-Australian, best and fairest and a Norm Smith medallist.

Cameron Ling: 'Never say never'

ling LISTEN: After much speculation, Cameron Ling has made the decision to stay in the media despite impressive coaching offers.

Lewis Roberts-Thomson retires

Two-time premiership winning defender Lewis Roberts-Thomson has announced his immediate retirement from the AFL. RETIRED:Two-time premiership winning defender Lewis Roberts-Thomson has announced his immediate retirement from the AFL.

Longmire on O'Keefe's future

O-keefe LISTEN: Sydney Swans coach John Longmire says veteran midfielder Ryan O’Keefe is yet to make a decision on his future.

4-year soccer bonanza in Australia

A record-breaking crowd of 95,446 packed into the MCG last night to watch Liverpool record a 2-0 victory over Melbourne Victory. BONANZA: The AFL and MCG are at loggerheads over the stadium's decision to stage three soccer games during the peak of the footy season.

AFL GF clash with Turnbull Stakes

Horse racing was facing strikes if the whip issue was not settled. CLASH: With the 2015 AFL Grand final confirmed for the first Saturday in October, Racing Victoria is in a bind with the pinnacle of the football season clashing with the official start of Spring Racing, Turnbull Stakes Day.

AFL teams: Round 20

Joe Daniher named to make his return from a collarbone injury. Round 20 teams: Daniher in, Fletch and Bellchambers out for the Bombers clash against Richmond on Friday.

Boomer at centre of internal rift*

Harvey LISTEN: Champion midfielder Boomer Harvey is at the centre of an internal rift* at the Kangaroos, which has the potential to split the club down the middle.

Saints, Dogs, Dockers target McCartin

AFL LISTEN: Potential top draft pick, Patrick McCartin has revealed he has been approached by several clubs including Dockers, Saints and Bulldogs ahead of November’s draft.

Stevie J free to play

Geelong look set to be without playmaker Steve Johnson for Saturday night's clash against Fremantle. AFL: Geelong's Steve Johnson has successfully challenged a report for kneeing North Melbourne's Scott Thompson.

Winderlich: The body is packing it in

Jason Winderlich has re-signed with Essendon, but only for one year. LISTEN: Bomber Jason Winderlich has announced his retirement from the game at the end of the 2014 season.

Evans rejects calls for assault charges

Reece Conca was suspended for two weeks for this hit. LISTEN: AFL operations manager Mark Evans has rejected calls by lawyer David Galbally QC for some AFL players to be charged with assault following serious incidents on the field

NRL too boring for Sydney fans?

Philip Rothfield LISTEN: Die-hard NRL tragic and Sydney journalist Philip 'Buzz' Rothfield appears to have made a miraculous conversion to AFL.

Everybody loves Lenny

Lenny Hayes LISTEN: St Kilda veteran Lenny Hayes will hang up the boots at season's end after announcing his retirement on Tuesday. Here he speaks to Sports Today.

'The big issue is not Mick's grumpiness'

Several of Malthouse's former 3AW Football colleagues say Malthouse has crossed the line too many times. LISTEN: Football legend Leigh Matthews says Mick Malthouse's surliness and hostile demeanour may not be his biggest faults at present.

Nick Maxwell on Sports Today

Nick Maxwell. AFL: Collingwood premiership captain Nick Maxwell has announed his retirement, effective immediately.

Dwayne: 'Best goal of all time'

Matt White Port WATCH: Dwayne Russell says Matt White's running goal was the best goal he's ever seen - but the rest of the panel were in furious disagreement.

'We can beat anyone'

Geelong's Tom Hawkins in action at the MCG. LISTEN: Ahead of the Geelong Essendon clash on Friday night at Etihad Stadium, the Cats power forward Tom Hawkins has said when they get everything right they can beat anyone.

Shane Crawford’s weekend focus

Shane Crawford. CRAWF: Shane Crawford joined Gerard Healy and Dwayne Russell in the studio and revealed what he will focus on this weekend.

Dank questioned by police

Former Essendon sport scientist, Stephen Dank. ARREST: Victoria Police have reportedly arrested and questioned controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank over the alleged theft of peptides.

AFL action on head knocks

Geelong Cats LISTEN: AFL Operations Manager has conceded the AFL need to improve consistency around managing on-field concussion incidents, after Geelong’s Allen Christensen was allowed back onto the field just minutes after receiving a head knock against Gold Coast.

AFL Crowds up overall, yet Melbourne lags

After 13 rounds of the 2014 AFL season, it’s been revealed crowds are officially up by 42,000 year on year, but Melbourne figures are still not up to scratch. LISTEN: After 13 rounds of the 2014 AFL season, it’s been revealed crowds are officially up year on year, but Melbourne figures are still not up to scratch.

Sydneysiders flock for Franklin

Lance Franklin LISTEN: After a stressful season start with Buddy Franklin’s contract hogging the headlines, Swans CEO says things have been looking a lot better in recent weeks as record crowds flock to the SCG.

Essendon to fight in Federal Court

Essendon. SUPPLEMENTS SAGA: Essendon has lodged an application in the Federal Court of Australia, challenging the legality of the AFL/ASADA joint investigation process.

'We should have won that game'

soccer DWAYNE RUSSELL: Enough of this beating around the bush, I reckon, and enough of this respectable loss, gallant loss, fantastic effort garbage.

'The media eye is the hardest thing'

dangerfield LISTEN: Adelaide star Patrick Dangerfield says the enormous amount of media coverage affects his enjoyment of the game.

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.

Lloyd: 'I'd let Frawley go'

James Frawley. LISTEN: Matthew Lloyd says Melbourne should take the draft pick and let go of defender James Frawley.

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.

Demetriou predicts grand final clash

Andrew Demetriou says there's only two teams exciting him at the moment. LISTEN: Outgoing AFL chief Andrew Demetriou says there are only two teams exciting him at the moment.

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.

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