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Richmond's Trent Cotchin joins greats with three medals

Top Tiger: Trent Cotchin has capped off a stellar year with his third Jack Dyer Medal.

Daniel Cherny Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has ascended into rarefied air at Punt Road, becoming just the ninth Tiger to win three Jack Dyer Medals.

Stephen Dank asks why only Essendon and Cronulla's supplements programs were investigated

Judgment day: Stephen Dank after Essendon's defeat in the Federal Court.

Roy Masters As Essendon's deadline to appeal its loss in the Federal Court approaches, Stephen Dank has explained what motivated his supplements program at the club, claiming it was the outcome of an arms race...

James Frawley not worth pick three, says Brisbane Lions CEO Greg Swann over fears it could impact Dayne Beams trade

James Frawley.

Ronny Lerner Brisbane CEO Greg Swann fears James Frawley’s looming departure from Melbourne could unwittingly hamper the Lions’ ability to complete a trade for Collingwood star Dayne Beams.

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St Kilda ruckman Billy Longer extends contract

Saints ruckman Billy Longer (right) competes with Richmond's Troy Chaplin in round 22.

Daniel Cherny St Kilda has rewarded ruckman Billy Longer for a manful first season by extending his contract for a further year, until the end of 2016.

Four players worth No.1 pick in AFL draft, says Kevin Sheehan

Kevin Sheehan on this year's draft:

Liam Mannix At least four players in this year's draft are worthy of the No. 1 pick, says AFL national talent manager Kevin Sheehan.

Saints ponder No.1 AFL draft pick dilemma

Tony Elshaug.

AFL club St Kilda is keeping an open mind when it comes to the No.1 draft pick.

West Coast Eagles confirm delistings for 2014

Brad Elborough Three out of four changes to West Coast's list this season have come from its defence.

Top AFL draft prospect Christian Petracca proves his midfield credentials

Christian Petracca wants to earn respect.

Emma Quayle You might already know Christian Petracca. If you like football, like coffee and like to grab one inside the MCG then there's a very good chance you might have come across him.

Tigers commit to lead on gender issues

Leading the push for equity: Peggy O'Neal and Brendon Gale.

Samantha Lane Richmond will radically transform the way it recruits, promotes and looks in order to be the AFL leader on gender equity – eventually with an equal male/female staff mix – and become the...

Essendon coach pleads for ASADA issues to be resolved

Bombers coach Mark Thompson looks on during the elimination final at the MCG on Saturday.

Daniel Cherny Outgoing Essendon coach Mark Thompson has made an impassioned plea for the 34 players who have been served show-cause notices by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to have their fates...

AFL

Gary Ablett issues AFL rallying call for Suns

Gary Ablett turns it on against Collingwood.

Dual Brownlow Medallist is eyeing off a return to September football as Gold Coast enter the final third of their campaign clinging to eighth spot.

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I have no issues with Mick Malthouse: Jarrad Waite

Important Blue: Jarrad Waite.

Alana Schetzer Carlton forward Jarrad Waite has hosed down rumours he and coach Mick Malthouse are feuding, despite a reportedly rocky working relationship.

Danny Frawley to reveal health issues after returning to work on Wednesday

Danny Frawley.

Caroline Wilson Danny Frawley will this week end his self-imposed sabbatical from the media, in a return to work which will see him reveal details of the health issues that followed his departure from the top job at...

AFL

Carlton's issues run deeper than poor skills

Jon Pierik

Jon Pierik Relatively content after a fortnight of encouraging performances, but not wins, against Geelong and Hawthorn, Mick Malthouse declared on Friday the Blues were playing their best football in the 18...

Sports bosses to address integrity issues

Samantha Lane Hundreds of Australia’s top sporting bosses, set to gather in Melbourne for an unprecedented integrity symposium, will be encouraged to candidly address an issue billed as one of their most...

AFL

AFL needs to resolve fixture issues, says Eddie McGuire

Eddie McGuire sounded like he was reading slabs of text off the page.

Jon Pierik Collingwood president Eddie McGuire says this season's fixture and match time slots have not generated enough support.

AFL

Stadium issues rile AFL, clubs

Demetriou

Caroline Wilson Andrew Demetriou's parting shot at the MCG on Friday underlines the AFL's long history of hostility with the game's spiritual home.

Shaun Higgins quits Western Bulldogs, seeks North Melbourne deal

Shaun Higgins.

Jon Pierik Western Bulldog utility Shaun Higgins has quit the club and hopes to announce his new home as early as Friday.

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Not just Essendon: issues with supplement use by 12 AFL clubs

AFL supplements.

An AFL survey has revealed that there have been several issues with most clubs’ use of supplements, as the league seeks to formalise changes to its anti-doping code.

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Melbourne puts forward Mitch Clark on indefinite leave over health issues

Jon Pierik Melbourne forward Mitch Clark has been granted indefinite leave from the club to deal with his personal health.