Hawthorn premiership player Brad Hill has been charged with assault following an alleged altercation during the pre-season.
North Melbourne might be unbeaten, but Adelaide are top of the ladder. It just depends which ladder you look at.
Alastair Clarkson doubted Hawthorn's poor form and uncharacteristically bad skills were attributable to the emotional impact of the upsetting news of the return of Jarryd Roughead's cancer.
These two modern day rivals go head to head once again. After an emotional week following the news that Jarryd Roughead's cancer had returned the Hawks will be an unknown quantity.
There is a point where a team begins to wonder if an opponent has their measure. Midway through the last quarter Sydney was nearing this juncture. That they did not meet it could prove critical to their fortunes this season.
Hawthorn has gotten by without Jarryd Roughead all season, but this night they severally felt his absence. It was a hollow as palpable as any presence. Roughy was missed.
Two minutes into the second quarter of Hawthorn's match against Sydney, a ripple of claps turned into stadium-wide applause.
Hawthorn swingman Ryan Schoenmakers will make his return from a groin injury for VFL affiliate Box Hill against the Casey Scorpions at Casey Fields on Saturday night.
It has long (and often) been said that a champion team will always beat a team of champions. When Sydney knocked off Hawthorn in the 2012 Grand Final, it was their even contribution across the ground, and teamwork, which got them over the line.
Jarryd Roughead will probably attend Hawthorn's match against Sydney on Friday night, as the team tries to maintain a sense of normalcy after his cancer diagnosis.
Jarryd Roughead is known to the coaches and football staffers at Hawthorn as "the locker room carer".
The latest disturbing news about Jarryd Roughead's health has been a shock for all who know the affable big man even a little. For his Hawthorn teammates, it must be a bombshell.
But club officials say Roughead does not want a fuss to be made over him and are urging well-wishers to instead post their messages of support online.
Treatment which saved Ron Walker's life may be Hawthorn star Jarryd Roughead's best bet.
Former AFL coach Mick Malthouse says the Hawthorn Football Club and its players will have to absorb a lot of pressure in the wake of Jarryd Roughead's latest cancer diagnosis.
Jordan Lewis has shared many things with Hawthorn teammate Jarryd Roughead.
Hawthorn forward Jarryd Roughead's football career has been put on hold indefinitely after a return of the cancer which sidelined him last year.
It's hard to contemplate now but there was a time when Alastair Clarkson was very much a questionable choice as an AFL coach.
Star midfielder Cyril Rioli should be ready to return to the Hawks' team when they play Sydney on Friday night, according to teammate Liam Shiels.