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Megan Levy

Megan Levy is a breaking news reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald, after previous stints at The Age in Melbourne and London's The Daily Telegraph. Email or tweet Megan with your news tips.

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Buddy Franklin interviewed by police after Rose Bay car crash

Saffron Howden, Matt Bungard, Nick Toscano, Megan Levy, Daniel Cherny Sydney Swans star recruit Lance ''Buddy'' Franklin has been issued with a traffic infringement notice for negligent driving after he was involved in a car crash in Sydney's east on Wednesday night.

Goodes abuse: teen didn't know 'ape' was racist, says McGuire

Adam Goodes.

Megan Levy A 13-year-old girl who was ejected from the MCG for racially abusing Adam Goodes had no idea "ape" was a racist slur when she yelled it at the Sydney Swans star during their demolition of...

Scotland couldn't become a firefighter

Heath Scotland

Megan Levy Carlton footballer Heath Scotland escaped conviction on an assault charge after telling the court that it would ruin his chances of becoming a firefighter.

Sherrin child labour disgusting, Demetriou says

Dylan Ferlano's football had a needle left in it.

Megan Levy, Carolyn Webb and Ben Doherty AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou says it is 'disgusting' that child labour had been used to make some Sherrin footballs in India.

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Life-long fan pulls flailing Tigers great from Yarra

John Greene and Neville Crowe.

Megan Levy and Jane Lee Richmond Football Club legend Neville Crowe was rescued from the Yarra River at the weekend after he lost control of his bicycle on a bend and careered into the water.

Fans to spill onto MCG in free finals gig

Paul Kelly.

Megan Levy Football fans will be allowed to stream into the MCG following this year's grand final as part of revamped celebrations featuring Melbourne indie rockers The Temper Trap and music icons Paul Kelly...

Punched, kneed in face, umpire says teen's 10-year ban not enough

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Megan Levy A junior footballer has been banned from playing for 10 years after assaulting an umpire during an under-16s game in Mt Eliza at the weekend.

Boy, 12, left 'terrified' after MCG attack

Young Tigers fan.

Megan Levy A 12-year-old boy was grabbed around the neck and verbally abused by a foul-mouthed football fan as the boy celebrated his team hitting the lead at the MCG on the weekend.

Rocks and abuse all in a day's work for junior umpire

Umpires Tiffany Farrow and Joey Kozina.

Adam Cooper and Megan Levy Goal umpire Tiffany Farrow, 15, has had rocks thrown at her and more than once has been told to 'go back to the kitchen'.

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OPI seeks review of Saints case

Stephen Milne

Megan Levy and Nino Bucci The Office of Police Integrity has called for evidence from a 2004 investigation into rape allegations against St Kilda player Stephen Milne to be reviewed.

Meant to fail: who is Ben Polis?

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Megan Levy "Ben Polis is the kid who was always meant to fail."

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Brothel link amid fears for troubled Cousins

Ben Cousins

Megan Levy AFL chief executive Andrew Demetriou says he fears for the life of troubled former footballer Ben Cousins, who was arrested at a West Australian airport this week on serious drugs charges.

Ben Cousins 'hid drugs inside body'

Ben Cousins

Megan Levy Former AFL star Ben Cousins has been released on bail after appearing in a West Australian country magistrates court charged with breaching bail conditions following a drugs arrest at Esperance...

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'All a bad dream': widow farewells Jim Stynes at emotional Melbourne funeral

Jim Stynes

Mex Cooper and Megan Levy Large crowds are already gathering at Federation Square - most adorning Melbourne Football Club colours - to say farewell to Jim Stynes.

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Daw would have lied to survive: Arocca

Majak Daw

Megan Levy Ground-breaking rookie Majak Daw grew up in world where lying was part of everyday survival and his unique background must be taken into account following his suspension from the North Melbourne...

I'm shattered: Wayne Carey tells of 'nightmare' after cocaine traces are found on him in prison visit

Wayne Carey.

Megan Levy Cocaine traces were allegedly detected on former AFL star Wayne Carey as he tried to visit indigenous inmates at Barwon Prison.

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I love life and I don't want to miss out: ailing Stynes opens up

Jim Stynes

Megan Levy The wife of AFL legend Jim Stynes feared her husband would die two weeks ago when he took a turn for the worse in his two-year battle with cancer.

Ricky Nixon rushed to hospital after 'collapse'

Ricky Nixon

Megan Levy Prominent AFL player manager Ricky Nixon in hospital after he was reportedly found unconscious at his home in Melbourne's east early this morning.