Hawthorn Hawks

Hawks coach in altercation with fan outside hotel

Jesse Hogan and Ashley Porter 9:20 PM   South Australian police are investigating an altercation between Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson and a Port Adelaide fan outside the team hotel as Clarkson said he "didn't think it was too much of an incident".

Lake, Puopolo injured in Hawks' loss to Port

Hawthorn defender Brian Lake leaves the field with an injury.

Ashley Porter   Hawthorn were dealt a severe blow with defenders Brian Lake suffering medial ligament damage to his left knee and Paul Puopolo a hamstring strain during Saturday night's eight-point loss to Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Port Adelaide turn on the power against Hawthorn

Travis Boak of the Power clears the ball from the centre during the match against Hawthorn on Saturday.

Ashley Porter   Port Adelaide on Saturday produced its most stunning opening to a game ever, flooring Hawthorn and producing further proof the current champions are not invincible.

2015 AFL round four: Saturday night footy

Power midfielder Jared Polec competes for the ball with Cyril Rioli.

Lee Crossley   It's a compelling Saturday night of footy with last year's preliminary finalists Hawthorn and Port Adelaide meeting at the Adelaide Oval, and Fremantle hosting Sydney out west.

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No point in looking back, says Hinkley

Power players look dejected after losing the preliminary final to Hawthorn.

While the pain still lingers, Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley won't reopen old wounds ahead of Saturday night's blockbuster against Hawthorn.

Puopolo/umpire collision called into question

Paul Puopolo was the victim of a bizarre incident.

Daniel Cherny   Hawthorn forward Jarryd Roughead has called into question an incident on Sunday in which small forward Paul Puopolo was knocked over by an umpire.

Roughead denies Hawks are 'bullies'

Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead is predicting a physical match against Port Adelaide.

Daniel Cherny   They've just beaten the Bulldogs but Hawthorn are no bullies, according to star forward Jarryd Roughead.

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Attacking football scores a hit

Powerful: Kane Mitchell celebrates his winning goal.

Rohan Connolly   Saturday night's North Melbourne-Port Adelaide game was a classic. But could it also prove a template to other AFL clubs about how the game should be played?

Bulldogs facing fresh injury worries

Bulldog Dale Morris marks ahead of Paul Puopolo of the Hawks.

Emma Quayle   The Western Bulldogs early-season momentum has been halted by a back-in-form Hawthorn side and a fresh set of injuries, with Mitch Wallis and Dale Morris both likely to miss a number of weeks.

Hawks too good for depleted Bulldogs

Luke Hodge put in a masterful performance.

Emma Quayle   Luke Hodge leads Hawthorn to a convincing 70-point win over an injury-depleted Western Bulldogs side in Launceston.

Whitecross back after 19 months

Hawthorn's Brendan Whitecross competes for the ball with Brett Goodes of the Bulldogs.

Emma Quayle   The first time Brendan Whitecross organised a post-season trip with his father, he wrecked his knee in a qualifying final. The second time they teed something up, he did the same thing in a preliminary final.

Live: Hawks v Bulldogs

Hawthorn v Bulldogs.

Ronny Lerner   Follow the action live as the Hawks host the Bulldogs in Tasmania.

Hawks, Dogs injury worries

Out: Bradley Hill of the Hawks.

Michael Gleeson   Both Hawthorn and the Western Bulldogs are confronting injury problems to key players for their clash in Launceston on Sunday.

Alastair Clarkson likely to be one-club AFL coach

Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson.

Hawthorn's coach says he is unlikely to consider coaching any AFL club other than Hawthorn in his career.

The brown-and-gold bent to two teams on the rise

GWS Giants' Callan Ward, left, and the Bulldogs' Marcus Bontempelli are making their marks.

Opposition Analyst   GWS and the Bulldogs are displaying different traits that have taken Hawthorn to the top

Hawks lose time trying to find seconds

Dejected Hawthorn players leave the field after losing to Essendon.

Matt Murnane   Hawthorn supporters were jibed to "just let it go" as a quirky talking point emerged from the thrilling finish to the Bombers-Hawks match at the MCG.

Hawthorn just part of pack: Gunston

Jack Gunston gets a handball away under pressure on Sunday.

Daniel Cherny   Despite their premiership favouritism, Hawks forward Jack Gunston believes his team is “just with the main pack”.

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A victory for the ages as Essendon prevail over Hawthorn

Essendon players celebrate their as Jarryd Roughead of the Hawks sits dejected on the ground.

Daniel Cherny   The tactical masterstroke that clinched a thrilling two-point win for Essendon on Sunday had been rehearsed throughout the pre-season.

Bombers victory more than just a win

Captain to captain: Luke Hodge of the Hawks handballs while in the grip of Essendon's Jobe Watson.

Michael Gleeson   This was victory as release more than joy. It was an emotional unburdening and a physical relief that spoke to years of frustration more than a week of disappointment.   

Clarkson shocked team did not close out game

Alastair Clarkson counsels his players during a break.

Matt Murnane   Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has described mixed emotions in the fallout from Sunday’s surprising two-point loss to Essendon.