Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper joined The Age in 2011 after a decade with AAP, the country's news service. Email or tweet Adam with your news tips.

Stephen Milne repeatedly told 'no' by woman, court hears

Adam Cooper Former St Kilda player Stephen Milne had sex with a woman despite her repeatedly saying "no", a court has heard.

Milne fronts court on rape counts

Milne arrives at court.

Adam Cooper St Kilda footballer Stephen Milne has made his first court appearance since he was charged with four counts of rape last month.

AFL

Bombers doctor 'gravely concerned'

Dr. Bruce Reid.

Adam Cooper Bruce Reid fears AFL Commission would hear charge against him in biased manner.

Supreme Court to hear Bruce Reid's arbiter bid in Essendon supplements case

Bruce Reid

Adam Cooper A Supreme Court hearing in two weeks' time will determine whether Essendon Football Club doctor Bruce Reid will have a charge against him heard by an independent arbiter.

AFL

Clash jumpers should not be all white

Western Bulldogs in white.

Adam Cooper The standard of some AFL games has never been higher, but some of the teams look like they have been put through the wash. The colour has been drained and white is the new black.

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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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Clarkson hit with junior match ban

Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson.

Adam Cooper Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has been banned from officiating in his son's junior football matches for the first four matches of next season after swearing at an umpiring coach during an under-9s...

AFL launches Demons tanking claim probe

Brock McLean

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper AFL launches investigation into claims made by former Melbourne midfielder Brock McLean that Demons tanked in 2009.

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AFL

Goddard made decision that was 'outside team structure': Watters

St Kilda's Brendon Goddard walks with coach Scott Watters during training in July, 2012.

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters has lashed out at Brendon Goddard, accusing the star player of making big money his priority in joining Essendon.

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A timeline on 'tanking' in the AFL

Sherrin football

Compiled by Adam Cooper A timeline on the tanking issue in the AFL

Tanking: now the government is involved

Adam Cooper Victoria's gambling regulator has been asked how to ensure punters have confidence in the integrity of AFL games amid the tanking investigation centred on Melbourne.

AFL

Bulldogs rue fixture's financial hit

Brad Scott and Brendan McCartney.

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Battling Dogs one of five teams banished from the Friday night timeslot.

Current Demons unaffected by tank turmoil: Clark

Mitch Clark

Adam Cooper and Caroline Wilson Melbourne forward Mitch Clark says the tanking investigation circling his club is having no impact on the players as they prepare for the 2013 season.

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Edwards to face wrath of leadership group: Hardwick

Adam Cooper RICHMOND coach Damien Hardwick has indicated recruit Aaron Edwards will face further punishment for being drunk in public last weekend.

Wilderness for Dees: Kennett

Mark Neeld oversees Melbourne's first training run on Thursday.

Adam Cooper Former Hawthorn president says Demons could face a decade in the AFL wilderness.

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AFL

Sheedy weighs in on Demons' woes

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy says he saw "problems coming" at Melbourne when granted a "Clayton's interview" by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Sheedy spotted demons at Melbourne

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper KEVIN SHEEDY says he saw ''problems coming'' at Melbourne when granted a ''Clayton's interview'' by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Tigers won't go easy on Edwards

Aaron Edwards.

Adam Cooper Richmond coach indicates recruit will face further punishment for being drunk in public.

Sheedy saw Dees' problems coming

Kevin Sheedy.

Adam Cooper Veteran coach says he foresaw problems when interviewed by Demons in 2007.

Bomber chief to stay on

Ian Robson.

Adam Cooper Essendon confirms that Ian Robson will stay on as chief executive.