Gold Coast Suns

Adam Saad a shining light for the Suns

Adam Saad of the Suns.

Garry Lyon 7:57 PM   He's being described as being, if not the best, then in the top handful of Rising Star nominees since the award began back in 1993. He is ...

Walsh was passionate player: Eade

Rodney Eade.

Kim Stephens 10:27 AM   Gold Coast Suns coach pays tribute to former Brisbane Bears teammate.

Understanding the key in dealing with Harley Bennell

Emma Quayle

Emma Quayle   Harley Bennell needs support from people who understand him, not people who are looking to lecture him.

Pies pick Moore, Rioli back for Hawks

Darcy Moore, seen here with Travis Cloke, was on the cusp of making his AFL debut before sustaining a hamstring injury five weeks ago.

Daniel Cherny   Showtime has finally arrived for Darcy Moore, with the Collingwood father-son pick one of two debutants named by the Magpies to face Hawthorn on Friday night.

AFL could adopt cricket-style drug code

Centre of controversy: Harley Bennell.

Samantha Lane   The AFL's revised illicit drugs policy could resemble the recently implemented new protocols in Australian cricket: a two strikes set-up that does not mandate public release of results and also features regular hair tests replacing urine sampling.

Stop splitting hairs, start testing

Harley Bennell looks for a teammate to handball to as Aaron Mullett of the Kangaroos approaches.

Greg Baum   From club, players' association and AFL, the message was identical: our concern right now is only with the welfare of Harley Bennell.

Bennell is 'going through hell'

'Going through hell': Harley Bennell.

Samantha Lane   Harley Bennell is "going through hell" since the publication of photographs where the Gold Coast footballer appears to be using illicit drugs, AFL Players Association boss Paul Marsh says.

Suns stand by Bennell

Club fears Bennell is 'masking' the impact of the controversy.

Phil Lutton   A defiant Gold Coast Suns have rallied around Harley Bennell in the wake of a damaging series of images that showed him allegedly sniffing lines of speed during a wild night out in Tasmania two years ago.

Is the game a mentally healthy place for young players? Kennett has doubts

Jeff Kennett.

Ronny Lerner   BeyondBlue chairman Jeff Kennett says the AFL's three-strikes drugs policy is "totally out of touch with reality".

Photos emerge of Gold Coast player Harley Bennell allegedly using illicit drugs

Club fears Bennell is 'masking' the impact of the controversy.

Staff Reporters   Photographs appearing to show Gold Coast Suns player Harley Bennell with lines of illicit drugs have surfaced.

CCC pours cold water on further athlete charges

Karmichael Hunt leaves Southport Magistrates Court.

Beth Newman   The Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission has poured cold water on speculation more athletes will be charged in relation to illicit drug use.

AFL players union set for emergency meeting with Suns

Gold Coast Suns.

Jon Pierik   The AFL Players Association is preparing for an emergency meeting with the Gold Coast Suns players on Thursday as it seeks a way of helping those impacted by the cocaine scandal.

Karmichael Hunt and the accidental inside job

Karmichael Hunt.

Greg Baum   According to one conspiracy theory circulating on Monday, the timing of Karmichael Hunt's revelations about the Gold Coast Suns' binges was a rugby league plot, meant to discredit the club on the occasion of their 100th AFL appearance.

Drugs probe to urge Suns players to break mateship bonds

Trouble in paradise: Coach Rodney Eade with Gold Coast players.

Jon Pierik   AFL and Gold Coast Suns investigators are set to urge under-siege players to break their bond of mateship when interrogated over drug allegations.

Swans accept one-match bans for Franklin, Tippett

Lance Franklin will miss the game against Port Adelaide.

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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Blues ruin Suns' 100th game

Patrick Cripps of the Blues fends off a tackle by Andrew Raines of the Suns at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Ronny Lerner   Carlton's resurgence under interim coach John Barker continued on Sunday with a 34-point win over Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium.

Instagram pictures emerge of Karmichael Hunt's post-season golf trip

Karmichael Hunt during his time with the Gold Coast Suns.

Beth Newman   Photos have emerged of a post-season golfing trip on which former Gold Coast Sun Karmichael Hunt alleged cocaine was used by a number of players.

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Ablett declares himself fit to return on weekend

Gary Ablett is set to return on the weekend.

Jesse Hogan   Gold Coast champion Gary Ablett says he is all but certain of making his long-awaited return to playing this weekend as he insisted he did not make a unilateral decision to miss one more week with a shoulder injury against the wishes of the club's coaches and medical staff.

Suns' leaders to test Hunt's cocaine allegations

On the outer: Karmichael Hunt was discarded by the Gold Coast at the end of 2014.

Jesse Hogan   Gold Coast captain Gary Ablett will meet the rest of the club's leadership group and key staffers on Monday to test the veracity of claims of drug use made to police by former Suns player Karmichael Hunt.

Suns may yet face further coke charges

Roy Masters

Roy Masters   Charges against Gold Coast Suns players for the alleged use, and supply, of cocaine are anticipated.

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