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Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper The pressure Australia's anti-doping authority was under from the former Labor federal government and the AFL to resolve the Essendon supplements scandal last year was laid bare in court on Tuesday,...
Adam Cooper and Jon Pierik A high-ranking federal government figure told a senior anti-doping official that the AFL wanted the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority to appear as "the bad guys" over penalties in the Essendon...
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper James Hird and Essendon chairman Paul Little insist there is no rift between them and that the suspended coach will "absolutely" take the reins in season 2015.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper James Hird has revealed in court he signed a deed of settlement with the AFL last year over Essendon's supplements program under "duress, threats and inducements".
Adam Cooper, Jon Pierik The identities of the 34 Essendon players issued with show-cause notices will not be revealed in the Federal Court after a lawyer representing the group said they would not be joined to proceedings.
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.
Compiled by Adam Cooper A timeline on the tanking issue in the AFL
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.
Adam Cooper Former Hawthorn president says Demons could face a decade in the AFL wilderness.
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.
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.
Adam Cooper Two relative unknowns, Dylan Van Unen and Nick Kommer, could be vying for selection for round one.
Adam Cooper Reigning premier Sydney has finally got its man, by recruiting ex-Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett in the AFL pre-season draft on Tuesday.
Adam Cooper Melbourne footballers Jeremy Howe, James Frawley and Lynden Dunn will have to explain themselves to their club after one was ejected from the cricket during a beer-soaked afternoon.
Adam Cooper Former Geelong forward Shannon Byrnes showed he could be a handy acquisition.
Adam Cooper The AFL has suspended former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and the club's ex-football operations manager Chris Connolly - both will keep their jobs.
Adam Cooper Melbourne president Don McLardy insists his club’s integrity is intact.
Adam Cooper and Deborah Gough Ex-coach blames AFL for creating environment in which teams encouraged to perform poorly.
Adam Cooper Dees slugged $500,000 for being responsible for two former officials who acted outside AFL rules in 2009.
Adam Cooper Jeff Kennett's successor as Hawthorn president says the AFL has made some puzzling rulings.