Brisbane Lions

Swans accept one-match bans for Franklin, Tippett

Jesse Hogan   Sydney will only have to cope without Lance Franklin and Kurt Tippett for Thursday's match at home to Port Adelaide after rapidly accepting the one-match bans offered to them by the match review panel for their weekend indiscretions.

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Sloane fractures cheekbone against Brisbane

Crows Brodie Smith and Rory Sloane high-five after a goal.

Andrew Stafford   The Adelaide Crows have suffered a bad blow in the wake of their unconvincing win over the Brisbane Lions, with Rory Sloane re-fracturing the cheekbone originally broken in the match against the Gold Coast Suns in round six.

Leppitsch keeping the faith after Crows loss

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27:  Dayne Beams of the Lions runs the ball during the round 13 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Adelaide Crows at The Gabba on June 27, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Beth Newman   Brisbane Lions coach Justin Leppitsch said there will be no walk up starts for returning players, after a near miss against Adelaide on Sunday.

Crows fly home to rob Lions

Luke Brown of the Crows handballs as he is tackled by Dayne Beams of the Lions.

Andrew Stafford   Brisbane Lions had dominated almost every aspect of this game against Adelaide.

Lions v Crows: the mixed bag

Scott Thompson of the Crows is tackled by Pearce Hanley of the Lions..

Beth Newman   1. Passage for first goal.

Maguire's retirement 'extremely unfortunate': Bennett

Brisbane's Matt Maguire was forced to retire after being knocked unconscious in a clash with Ainslie's Josh Bennett.

Lucas O'Neill   Ainslie full forward Josh Bennett says footballers need to take concussion more seriously.

Concussion forces Brisbane defender Matt Maguire to retire

Matt Maguire is struggling to overcome a concussion suffered about six weeks ago.

Emma Quayle   Brisbane veteran Matt Maguire has been forced to retire, two months after he was knocked unconscious in a reserves game.

Lions defender Matt Maguire calls time after concussions

Lion Matt Maguire has retired from the AFL after persistent symptoms from concussion.

Veteran Brisbane Lions defender Matt Maguire has announced his AFL retirement due to ongoing symptoms from a concussion suffered two months ago.

Dogs good, but could be better, says coach

Justin Clarke and Jordon Bourke of the Lions compete for the ball with Tom Boyd and Jordan Roughead of the Bulldogs.

Larissa Nicholson   The scoreboard showed a thrashing, but Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge saw room for improvement after his team's 72-point win over Brisbane.

Bulldogs record big win over Lions

Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs takes a tumble as he is challenged by Mitch Robinson of the Lions.

Andrew Stafford   What to make of the Western Bulldogs? Are they the quick, skilful, confident side full of young stars that we saw early in this season, capable of upsetting any side on their day?

Hanley confident Lions can turn season around

Pearce Hanley (right) with former Fitzroy champions Gary Wilson and Kevin Murray at the Junction Oval on Friday.

Andrew Stafford   Brisbane Lions playmaker Pearce Hanley was confident his club was on the brink of a turnaround from a disastrous first half of the year, with several injured players returning to the side to take on the Western Bulldogs on Saturday and more to follow in the coming weeks. 

Mixed feelings for old Lions

Alex Ruscuklic takes a screamer for Fitzroy.

Daniel Cherny   Eleven years a Fitzroy player and later an assistant coach, Leon Harris gets pretty quickly to the point when explaining why he embraced the Brisbane Lions.

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Lions head the queue to sign Suckling

Matt Suckling takes a mark during the game against Adelaide on Thursday.

Jake Niall   The Brisbane Lions head the clubs pursuing Hawthorn defender and free agent Matt Suckling, who is weighing up his future.

Dogs' Crameri out for Lions clash

Stewart Crameri will miss Saturday night's game against the Brisbane Lions.

Daniel Cherny   Western Bulldogs forward Stewart Crameri's frustrating season has suffered another hiccup, with an ankle injury relegating him to the sidelines for the Bulldogs' important clash against a bolstered Brisbane Lions outfit at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

Mid-season report cards Lions and Suns

Suns v Lions

Beth Newman   We're halfway through the AFL season and it's been a long one for Queensland. We look at where things stand with the back half of the year to come. 

Maguire's career on line after concussion

Matt Maguire is struggling to overcome a concussion suffered about six weeks ago.

Emma Quayle   Brisbane defender Matt Maguire is battling the serious after-effects of a concussion that may bring an early end to his 14-year career.

Lions must lick their wounds this weekend

Pearce Hanley runs the ball in the round 10 clash with GWS.

Phillip Harsant   After just 10 rounds I am glad that we have the bye this weekend, and it just might end up being my favourite round so far.

Giants fight hard to down undermanned Lions

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 07: Jeremy Cameron of the Giants shouts at team mates during the round 10 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Brisbane Lions at Spotless Stadium on June 7, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Andrew Wu   Greater Western Sydney involved in a match of the round? It seemed fanciful at the start of the season but the Giants' clash with Collingwood is now one of massive importance after the expansion club's victory over Brisbane.

Giants bolstered by return of Wilson

Timely return: GWS defender Nathan Wilson will be back for the Brisbane clash.

David Sygall   The Giants' defensive running stocks will get a boost for the match against Brisbane Lions at Spotless Stadium on Sunday with the return of smooth-moving pinpoint kicker Nathan Wilson.

Giants' gastro almost Steele's Jack for AFL debut

Jack Steele.

David Polkinghorne   It's just a matter of time before the Belconnen junior gets a Giants call-up.