Western Bulldogs have again left out Jake Stringer for their clash against Fremantle, leaving the star forward with no more opportunities to impress for selection before the finals series.
Stathi Paxinos covers rugby league, rugby union, boxing, swimming and Australian Rules football for The Age. He has covered numerous major sporting events including the Sydney Olympic Games (boxing), the 2003 Rugby World Cup, state of origin contests and NRL finals, world title fights and national swimming championships. Stathi also covered boxing and aquatics at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.
It may not have been the way Dane Swan wanted to go out, but the famously laid-back star dominated his farewell press conference as he has so many games.
When it comes to clashes against North Melbourne, Hawks star Jordan Lewis knows what will be coming.
Essendon great Tim Watson has branded Port Adelaide president David Koch as "thoughtless" and "opportunistic" for suggesting if would be a bad look if the Bombers were awarded the No.1 draft pick.
Jordan Lewis has shared many things with Hawthorn teammate Jarryd Roughead.
Leading legal expert David Galbally says an appeal by ASADA on the AFL anti-doping tribunal's not guilty verdict for 34 past and present Essendon players would be a "gross waste" of public money.