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North's Harvey says AFL ban was right

Greg Buckle 10:54pm North Melbourne's Brent Harvey says he has to take the blame for his clash with Liam Picken and says his three-match AFL ban is only fair.

ASADA tables offer to AFL for Essendon players to accept six-month bans

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ROY MASTERS 10:00pm ASADA has tabled with AFL chief executive, Gillon McLachlan, a six-month sanction for Essendon players, on the condition they accept they took performance-enhancing substances in 2011-12.

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Hawks drop Ben McEvoy for AFL blockbuster

Ben McEvoy.

8:50pm Hawthorn has recalled Jonathon Ceglar at the expense of fellow ruckman Ben McEvoy for Saturday night's round-22 AFL blockbuster against Geelong at the MCG.

Hawks drop McEvoy for Cats AFL blockbuster

Greg Buckle 7:14pm Hawthorn have dropped ruckman Ben McEvoy for the AFL round-22 blockbuster against Geelong at the MCG.

Nat Fyfe suspension confirmed by AFL Appeals Board

Nat Fyfe flies high.

JESSE HOGAN 9:03pm Fremantle's second attempt to have Nat Fyfe's two-match ban downgraded finished the same way as the first, with the star midfielder ruled out until the start of the finals.

2014 AFL round 22 teams

Sherrin football

7:06pm The selected teams for round 22 of the AFL season, headlined by Geelong's clash with Hawthorn on Saturday night.

Umpires say Brownlow Medal voting isn't broken, so why fix it?

Brownlow Medal

PETER HANLON 6:30pm Through 215 games and five grand finals as an AFL umpire - and now three seasons on the other side of the fence - Shaun Ryan's confidence in the Brownlow Medal has been unbending. "In my view, the current system's working," he says.

Power out to short circuit electrifying Blues

One of Port Adelaide's sponsors has been embroiled in a controversy over homophobic comments.

MATT MURNANE 8:02pm Port Adelaide will launch a frenzied defensive plan to stop the Carlton quarterbacks who have been so instrumental in the club’s late-season renaissance.

Why Jonathon Patton's injury hurts Victorian clubs

JAKE NIALL 8:53pm When the word passed around that Jonathon Jonathan Patton had gone down with a second knee injury, there wasn't only movement at the station near Sydney's Olympic Park, where the Giants reside.

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Mark Thompson the only coach to hold on to $5000 development subsidy

Mark Thompson is resisting the AFLCA push.

CAROLINE WILSON 6:09pm The cash-strapped AFL Coaches' Association has convinced all but one of the 18 senior club coaches to each sacrifice a $5000 professional development subsidy in a bid to restore the organisation's ailing finances.

Rankings heavily affected by spate of injuries

Footy Prophet, Matthew James 6:00pm Our rankings this week have been dramatically affected by the spate of injuries that swept the competition. 

Umpire Shaun Ryan is back with a bounce

Law man: Shaun Ryan works as a barrister during the week.

PETER HANLON 5:17pm Shaun Ryan has not thumped a football into the turf since the last quarter of the 2011 grand final, and his back feels all the better for it. He has a young family and a career as a barrister that brings him up to the city from Torquay several times a week.

Coaches should get involved in Brownlow Medal voting

Wayne Carey.

WAYNE CAREY 4:46pm Brownlow Medal voting needs an overhaul to give forwards and defenders a chance.

Luckless Giant Patton vows AFL return

Adrian Warren 3:41pm Greater Western Sydney's Jon Patton has vowed to fight his way back in the AFL after a confronting time recovering from a second knee reconstruction..

Crows coach frustrated at inconsistency

Steve Larkin 3:21pm Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson says he's frustrated at the inconsistency of his players, who are scrapping to retain eighth spot on the AFL ladder.

Port told to forget top four spot, for now

Steve Larkin 2:06pm Port Adelaide's players have been told by their coaches to forget their top-four aspirations hinge on Friday night's AFL game against Carlton.

Bradley to retire at end of AFL season

1:46pm Fremantle's Kepler Bradley has announced this AFL season will be his last.

Brendan McCartney praises Liam Picken's 'manliness' after Brent Harvey incident

Liam Picken

1:30pm Western Bulldogs coach Brendan McCartney believes tagger Liam Picken deserves to be commended, not condemned, for his conduct last Sunday.

MCG turf to be fully replaced ahead of cricket World Cup final

Hallowed turf

JESSE HOGAN 1:53pm The MCG will use its month-long break after the AFL grand final to undertake its biggest turf overhaul in a decade, ahead of hosting next year's cricket World Cup final.

Brent Harvey to play a key role behind the scenes

Brad Scott  with Brent Harvey at training on Thursday.

LIAM MANNIX 5:33pm Suspended North Melbourne midfielder Brent Harvey will play a key behind-the-scenes role as the club aims for finals.

Fremantle's Kepler Bradley to retire at end of AFL season

Kepler Bradley

12:23am Fremantle cult hero Kepler Bradley has announced he will retire at season's end.

Brownlow Medal bolters

Richmond's Dustin Martin is 101-1 to win the Brownlow Medal. With 13 chances to poll, he is worth a flutter.

WILL BRODIE 8:14pm This might be the year in which a player unfavoured by punters is awarded the AFL's highest individual honour.

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Tigers eye St Kilda, not AFL finals

Rob Forsaith 11:48am Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says the Tigers' focus is only on bottom-placed St Kilda, not the fate of the two AFL sides above his on the ladder.

Brisbane Lions' Ash McGrath announces retirement

Ash McGrath

11:20am Tough utility Ashley McGrath, the last remaining link to the Brisbane Lions' 2001-03 triple premiership era, will play his last AFL match on Sunday against Fremantle.

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says Tigers are learning to win the tight ones

Reece Conca looks happy at the prospect of a return to the Richmond team.

LIAM MANNIX 11:53am After years of playing as if they didn’t quite know how to win, the Tigers are learning to close out the tight ones, says coach Damien Hardwick.

Fyfe fails in AFL tribunal appeal

7:10pm Fremantle's Nat Fyfe's appeal for his two-week ban for striking has been dismissed.

Carlton's Jeff Garlett charged over CBD incident

Jeff Garlett.

LARISSA NICHOLSON Carlton forward Jeff Garlett has been charged by police over an incident in the city earlier this month.

Timing of priority pick request as ill-judged as the decision to seek one

Caroline Wilson dinkus Dinkus

CAROLINE WILSON The political layers beneath Melbourne's poorly timed decision to apply for a 2014 priority pick appear as complex as the national draft that the AFL is working to simplify.

No AFL return for Eagle Darren Glass

Former West Coast skipper Darren Glass.

Forget the rumblings - West Coast great Darren Glass is not planning on coming out of retirement.

Fremantle appeals Nat Fyfe's two-match suspension

Nat Fyfe flies high.

JESSE HOGAN Fremantle is making a second attempt at beating the two-match suspension given to Nat Fyfe, making a rare appeal to an AFL tribunal decision.

2014 Home and Away

Round 1
Fri, 14 MarTimes shown AEDT
COL 46 vs FRE 116 Report Stats
Sat, 15 MarTimes shown AEDT
GWS 99 vs SYD 67 Report Report Stats
GCF 87 vs RIC 69 Report Stats
Sun, 16 MarTimes shown AEDT
CAR 87 vs PTA 120 Report Stats
Thu, 20 MarTimes shown AEDT
GEE 119 vs ADE 81 Report Stats
Fri, 21 MarTimes shown AEDT
NTH 60 vs ESS 99 Report Stats
Sat, 22 MarTimes shown AEDT
HAW 139 vs BRI 91 Report Stats
STK 68 vs MEL 51 Report Stats
Sun, 23 MarTimes shown AEDT
WCE 134 vs WBU 69 Report Stats
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Round 2
Thu, 27 MarTimes shown AEDT
RIC 98 vs CAR 86 Report Stats
Fri, 28 MarTimes shown AEDT
ESS 86 vs HAW 90 Report Stats
Sat, 29 MarTimes shown AEDT
STK 95 vs GWS 88 Report Stats
PTA 127 vs ADE 73 Report Stats
FRE 87 vs GCF 39 Report Stats
SYD 69 vs COL 89 Report Stats
Sun, 30 MarTimes shown AEDT
BRI 68 vs GEE 93 Report Stats
MEL 30 vs WCE 123 Report Stats
WBU 54 vs NTH 83 Report Stats
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Round 3
Fri, 04 AprTimes shown AEDT
HAW 137 vs FRE 79 Report Stats
Sat, 05 AprTimes shown AEDT
WBU 100 vs RIC 98 Report Stats
ADE 71 vs SYD 134 Report Stats
GCF 114 vs BRI 61 Report Stats
WCE 83 vs STK 58 Report Stats
COL 76 vs GEE 87 Report Stats
Sun, 06 AprTimes shown AEST
GWS 79 vs MEL 47 Report Stats
NTH 97 vs PTA 90 Report Stats
ESS 138 vs CAR 57 Report Stats
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Round 4
Fri, 11 AprTimes shown AEST
RIC 72 vs COL 110 Report Stats
Sat, 12 AprTimes shown AEST
CAR 58 vs MEL 81 Report Stats
PTA 159 vs BRI 46 Report Stats
GWS 83 vs WBU 110 Report Stats
GEE 107 vs WCE 32 Report Stats
GCF 49 vs HAW 148 Report Stats
Sun, 13 AprTimes shown AEST
SYD 48 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
STK 50 vs ADE 136 Report Stats
FRE 113 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
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Round 5
Thu, 17 AprTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs RIC 106 Report Stats
Sat, 19 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 93 vs NTH 58 Report Stats
SYD 92 vs FRE 75 Report Stats
WCE 56 vs PTA 70 Report Stats
ESS 65 vs STK 81 Report Stats
Sun, 20 AprTimes shown AEST
ADE 137 vs GWS 72 Report Stats
MEL 78 vs GCF 86 Report Stats
WBU 91 vs CAR 119 Report Stats
Mon, 21 AprTimes shown AEST
GEE 106 vs HAW 87 Report Stats
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Round 6
Fri, 25 AprTimes shown AEST
COL 83 vs ESS 60 Report Stats
STK 79 vs BRI 82 Report Stats
FRE 61 vs NTH 74 Report Stats
Sat, 26 AprTimes shown AEST
GCF 134 vs GWS 94 Report Stats
CAR 92 vs WCE 89 Report Stats
MEL 38 vs SYD 69 Report Stats
Sun, 27 AprTimes shown AEST
WBU 83 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
RIC 52 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
PTA 107 vs GEE 67 Report Stats
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Round 7
Fri, 02 MayTimes shown AEST
CAR 70 vs COL 104 Report Stats
Sat, 03 MayTimes shown AEST
HAW 175 vs STK 30 Report Stats
GWS 97 vs PTA 132 Report Stats
ADE 67 vs MEL 70 Report Stats
BRI 44 vs SYD 123 Report Stats
ESS 73 vs WBU 65 Report Stats
Sun, 04 MayTimes shown AEST
NTH 77 vs GCF 120 Report Stats
GEE 81 vs RIC 76 Report Stats
WCE 54 vs FRE 73 Report Stats
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Round 8
Fri, 09 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 107 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 10 MayTimes shown AEST
PTA 94 vs FRE 76 Report Stats
BRI 57 vs ESS 65 Report Stats
MEL 83 vs WBU 99 Report Stats
Sun, 11 MayTimes shown AEST
WCE 188 vs GWS 77 Report Stats
Mon, 12 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 69 vs CAR 101 Report Stats
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Round 9
Thu, 15 MayTimes shown AEST
ADE 76 vs COL 55 Report Stats
Fri, 16 MayTimes shown AEST
ESS 64 vs SYD 114 Report Stats
Sat, 17 MayTimes shown AEST
RIC 74 vs MEL 91 Report Stats
NTH 125 vs BRI 38 Report Stats
FRE 96 vs GEE 64 Report Stats
Sun, 18 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 87 vs GCF 125 Report Stats
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Round 10
Fri, 23 MayTimes shown AEST
GEE 111 vs NTH 91 Report Stats
Sat, 24 MayTimes shown AEST
GWS 41 vs RIC 154 Report Stats
COL 109 vs WCE 101 Report Stats
PTA 100 vs HAW 86 Report Stats
Sun, 25 MayTimes shown AEST
GCF 119 vs WBU 74 Report Stats
CAR 81 vs ADE 76 Report Stats
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Round 11
Thu, 29 MayTimes shown AEST
SYD 148 vs GEE 38 Report Stats
Fri, 30 MayTimes shown AEST
STK 54 vs COL 140 Report Stats
Sat, 31 MayTimes shown AEST
MEL 75 vs PTA 95 Report Stats
BRI 98 vs CAR 91 Report Stats
ESS 104 vs RIC 54 Report Stats
Sun, 01 JunTimes shown AEST
ADE 109 vs GCF 77 Report Stats
WBU 51 vs FRE 89 Report Stats
HAW 94 vs GWS 87 Report Stats
WCE 44 vs NTH 82 Report Stats
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Round 12
Fri, 06 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 107 vs CAR 102 Report Stats
Sat, 07 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 123 vs WCE 79 Report Stats
PTA 129 vs STK 59 Report Stats
WBU 87 vs BRI 95 Report Stats
GWS 66 vs ESS 81 Report Stats
Sun, 08 JunTimes shown AEST
GCF 74 vs SYD 109 Report Stats
FRE 90 vs ADE 50 Report Stats
NTH 116 vs RIC 88 Report Stats
Mon, 09 JunTimes shown AEST
MEL 28 vs COL 61 Report Stats
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Round 13
Fri, 13 JunTimes shown AEST
CAR 90 vs HAW 118 Report Stats
Sat, 14 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 85 vs FRE 105 Report Stats
SYD 98 vs PTA 94 Report Stats
WCE 103 vs GCF 100 Report Stats
BRI 80 vs GWS 125 Report Stats
ADE 109 vs NTH 73 Report Stats
Sun, 15 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 133 vs STK 37 Report Stats
COL 98 vs WBU 106 Report Stats
ESS 77 vs MEL 78 Report Stats
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Round 14
Fri, 20 JunTimes shown AEST
RIC 51 vs SYD 62 Report Stats
Sat, 21 JunTimes shown AEST
PTA 128 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
HAW 115 vs COL 86 Report Stats
GCF 118 vs GEE 78 Report Stats
FRE 105 vs BRI 22 Report Stats
ESS 101 vs ADE 92 Report Stats
Sun, 22 JunTimes shown AEST
GWS 100 vs CAR 92 Report Stats
STK 70 vs WCE 103 Report Stats
MEL 66 vs NTH 107 Report Stats
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Round 15
Fri, 27 JunTimes shown AEST
GEE 89 vs ESS 80 Report Stats
Sat, 28 JunTimes shown AEST
HAW 116 vs GCF 63 Report Stats
STK 73 vs RIC 117 Report Stats
FRE 88 vs WCE 81 Report Stats
SYD 106 vs GWS 60 Stats
BRI 70 vs NTH 66 Report Stats
Sun, 29 JunTimes shown AEST
WBU 91 vs MEL 85 Report Stats
ADE 99 vs PTA 76 Report Stats
COL 91 vs CAR 76 Report Stats
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Round 16
Fri, 04 JulTimes shown AEST
NTH 108 vs HAW 88 Report Stats
Sat, 05 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 79 vs BRI 54 Report Stats
GWS 72 vs ADE 140 Report Stats
GCF 80 vs COL 75 Report Stats
MEL 34 vs FRE 97 Report Stats
PTA 60 vs ESS 62 Report Stats
Sun, 06 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 151 vs STK 66 Report Stats
WCE 51 vs SYD 79 Report Stats
GEE 69 vs WBU 56 Report Stats
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Round 17
Fri, 11 JulTimes shown AEST
ADE 92 vs HAW 104 Report Stats
Sat, 12 JulTimes shown AEST
MEL 36 vs GEE 102 Report Stats
NTH 92 vs STK 33 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs GCF 66 Report Stats
BRI 64 vs WCE 76 Report Stats
SYD 122 vs CAR 51 Report Stats
Sun, 13 JulTimes shown AEST
RIC 126 vs PTA 106 Report Stats
ESS 103 vs COL 39 Report Stats
FRE 136 vs GWS 60 Report Stats
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Round 18
Fri, 18 JulTimes shown AEST
CAR 109 vs NTH 86 Report Stats
Sat, 19 JulTimes shown AEST
STK 118 vs FRE 60 Report Stats
GWS 87 vs GEE 94 Report Stats
Sun, 20 JulTimes shown AEST
PTA 72 vs MEL 69 Report Stats
WBU 94 vs ESS 101 Report Stats
Fri, 25 JulTimes shown AEST
WCE 42 vs RIC 59 Report Stats
Sat, 26 JulTimes shown AEST
BRI 110 vs GCF 56 Report Stats
HAW 104 vs SYD 94 Report Stats
Sun, 27 JulTimes shown AEST
COL 82 vs ADE 98 Report Stats
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Round 19
Thu, 31 JulTimes shown AEST
FRE 83 vs CAR 78 Report Stats
Fri, 01 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD 79 vs ESS 57 Report Stats
Sat, 02 AugTimes shown AEST
ADE 105 vs WCE 136 Report Stats
RIC 89 vs GWS 62 Report Stats
GCF 117 vs STK 64 Stats
NTH 79 vs GEE 111 Stats
Sun, 03 AugTimes shown AEST
MEL 51 vs BRI 74 Stats
HAW 107 vs WBU 45 Stats
COL 76 vs PTA 70 Stats
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Round 20
Fri, 08 AugTimes shown AEST
RIC 95 vs ESS 77 Stats
Sat, 09 AugTimes shown AEST
GWS 51 vs NTH 126 Stats
CAR 97 vs GCF 58 Stats
HAW 115 vs MEL 65 Stats
PTA 58 vs SYD 84 Stats
GEE 81 vs FRE 79 Stats
Sun, 10 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI 63 vs ADE 168 Stats
STK 99 vs WBU 122 Stats
WCE 126 vs COL 66 Stats
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Round 21
Fri, 15 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR 76 vs GEE 82 Stats
Sat, 16 AugTimes shown AEST
SYD 127 vs STK 56 Stats
GCF 47 vs PTA 56 Stats
ESS 77 vs WCE 74 Stats
COL 56 vs BRI 123 Stats
ADE 69 vs RIC 79 Stats
Sun, 17 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH 111 vs WBU 61 Stats
MEL 34 vs GWS 98 Stats
FRE 110 vs HAW 91 Stats
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Round 22
Fri, 22 AugTimes shown AEST
PTA vs CAR 19:50Adelaide Oval
Sat, 23 AugTimes shown AEST
NTH vs ADE 13:45BA
ESS vs GCF 14:10ES
GWS vs COL 16:40Spotless Stadium
WCE vs MEL 19:40PS
HAW vs GEE 19:40MCG
Sun, 24 AugTimes shown AEST
BRI vs FRE 13:10G
WBU vs SYD 15:20ES
RIC vs STK 16:40MCG
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Round 23
Fri, 29 AugTimes shown AEST
COL vs HAW 19:50MCG
Sat, 30 AugTimes shown AEST
CAR vs ESS 13:45MCG
FRE vs PTA 15:10PS
SYD vs RIC 16:40ANZ
NTH vs MEL 19:40ES
GEE vs BRI 19:40SS
Sun, 31 AugTimes shown AEST
GCF vs WCE 13:10MS
ADE vs STK 15:20Adelaide Oval
WBU vs GWS 16:40ES
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AFL Home and Away
Overall standings
Team P W L D % Pts
Sydney Swans 20 16 4 0 142.72 64
Geelong Cats 20 16 4 0 112.84 64
Hawthorn 20 15 5 0 138.54 60
Fremantle 20 14 6 0 128.84 56
Port Adelaide 20 13 7 0 126.50 52
North Melbourne 20 12 8 0 116.71 48
Essendon 20 11 9 0 105.84 44
Adelaide Crows 20 10 10 0 111.24 40
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