Scott Spits

Scott Spits

Online sports editor for The Age. Began his full-time career at The Age as an online sports reporter in 1999 before joining Sportal as the Deputy Editor of the AFL-Telstra online network in 2002. Rejoined the online desk at The Age in 2006. Has covered the Sydney Olympics, numerous Australian Open tennis tournaments and several AFL grand finals. Reads the back page first. Hack golfer. Wannabe tennis star.

Jeremy Cameron reported as Greater Western Sydney snap their Crows hoodoo

Scott Spits The report of Jeremy Cameron for forceful front-on contact on Adelaide Kyle's Cheney was one of the few blemishes as Greater Western Sydney notched a sixth win, broke their duck against the Crows and...

Jumper swap: Chris Judd agrees to unusual swap request from Geelong opponent

Now the walk off: Chris Judd leaves the field with his unexpected souvenir.

Scott Spits You could have easily joked about Chris Judd happily giving up his Carlton jumper after the Blues suffered another inglorious defeat on Friday night, but his guernsey swap with his Geelong opponent...

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WADA appeal: CAS temporarily names the Essendon 34

Essendon

Scott Spits The goalposts moved at right angles in the long-running Essendon doping saga overnight when WADA appealed the AFL anti-doping tribunal's not guilty verdict to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Live AFL: Essendon v Collingwood on Anzac Day

Essendon v Collingwood

Scott Spits Follow our live coverage of the iconic Essendon-Collingwood Anzac Day clash at the MCG.

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Will Minson dropped, but Marcus Bontempelli back for Western Bulldogs

Will Minson competes for the ball with Ben McEvoy of the Hawks in round three.

Scott Spits The Western Bulldogs have dropped ruckman Will Minson but welcome back star youngster Marcus Bontempelli for Sunday's tough assignment against Adelaide at Etihad Stadium.

Adam Goodes set to play in twos again

Down to reserves: Adam Goodes.

Scott Spits Adam Goodes' mission to find form and fitness in the seconds will last at least another week after Sydney coach John Longmire confirmed the veteran would again play in the NEAFL this week.

Familiar faces among St Kilda's promoted rookies

Adam Schneider is not your usual promoted rookie.

Scott Spits Ordinarily an AFL rookie promoted ahead of round one would be a young player who has been particularly sharp and eye-catching during the pre-season.

Jack Grimes relinquishes co-captaincy of Melbourne

Sherrin footy

Scott Spits Jack Grimes has decided to step down as a co-captain of Melbourne Football Club.

Paddy Ryder could be forced into retirement, says his manager

Paddy Ryder.

Scott Spits Paddy Ryder’s manager has confirmed the star ruckman could retire from the AFL should he not get his wish and switch from Essendon to Port Adelaide.

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AFL grand final: keep it social, please!

Social media - Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp.

Scott Spits Nothing rouses footy fans more than a seemingly unfair or contrived winning environment. All AFL season the jokes about the "Bondi Billionaires" and Sydney's potential dominance of the AFL...

Brownlow Medal 2014: Live coverage

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: Matt Priddis of the Eagles celebrates a goal  during the round 10 AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 24, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Scott Spits Track footy's night of nights with our round-by-round coverage of the 2014 AFL Brownlow Medal.

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We played no role in Brenton Sanderson's sacking: Patrick Dangerfield

Patrick Dangerfield is adamant the players played no part in Sanderson's demise.

Scott Spits Adelaide star Patrick Dangerfield has vehemently denied that the club’s decision to sack coach Brenton Sanderson was driven by senior players.

Essendon vows they won't trade Paddy Ryder

Paddy Ryder celebrates a  goal but  may face legal complications in quitting Essendon.

Scott Spits Essendon has hit back at Paddy Ryder’s management for publicly discussing the star ruckman’s playing future on the eve of the club’s first finals series in three years.

Mitch Robinson suffers fractured eye socket in early morning altercation

Chris Yarran (L) Mitch Robinson (C) and Zac Tuohy celebrate Carlton's win over North Melbourne.

Scott Spits Carlton’s Mitch Robinson has a fractured eye socket and has been fined $5000 by the club after being caught up in the same early morning brawl that saw teammate Jeff Garlett punished by the...

AFL

Collingwood vows to support Marley Williams after guilty court finding

Marley Williams

Scott Spits Collingwood's Marley Williams deeply regrets the one-punch assault that could land him in jail.

AFL

Demetriou gives Tigers a King hit

Richmond's Jake King

Scott Spits AFL boss Andrew Demetriou is at odds with Richmond over the issue of Jake King's links with former Bandidos biker club sergeant-at-arms Toby Mitchell.

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AFL

Fans, clubs, players challenged by new pre-season format

NAB Cup

Scott Spits The NAB Cup, despite its status as a semi-serious lead-up to the home-and-away season, at least had a fraction of credibility and enough interest for fans thanks to its knock-out format.

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AFL

Darren Jolly and Lindsay Gilbee join St Kilda coaching panel

New Saint: Darren Jolly will be a part-time ruck coach.

Scott Spits St Kilda has put a tumultuous off-season to one side by finalising its coaching structure for 2014.

AFL

James Hird's lawyer confirms pay issue would have been a 'deal breaker'

Essendon Bombers coach James Hird

Scott Spits James Hird's lawyer believes the suspended coach would have a legitimate case against the AFL for inducing a breach of contract if Essendon stops paying him.

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Live coverage: 2013 AFL draft

Sherrin football

Scott Spits It's that one-and-only night on the AFL calendar. No, the Brownlow Medal count hasn't been delayed a couple of months. It's draft night.

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