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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".
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 The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has warned if its joint investigation with the AFL into the Essendon supplements program is deemed unlawful it could reacquire the same information within...
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.
Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Battling Dogs one of five teams banished from the Friday night timeslot.
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 Chris Judd is sure he and his Carlton teammates will know exactly where they stand under Mick Malthouse, but has warned against expecting all the Blues’ problems to be instantly solved.
Adam Cooper Carlton skipper warns against expecting all the Blues' problems to be instantly solved.
Adam Cooper Former Hawthorn president says Demons could face a decade in the AFL wilderness.
Adam Cooper Essendon forward hopeful increase in aerobic fitness will make him less vulnerable to injuries.
Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit David Rodan expects his various experiences to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates, but is hopeful he can stay at the club long enough to see the circle of success turn.
Adam Cooper Melbourne recruit expects his experience to be handy in mentoring his younger teammates.
Adam Cooper Second cousin of club great gets the same treatment as his more famous relative.
Adam Cooper Among Melbourne's younger players, Chris Dawes regularly finds himself asked for information.
Adam Cooper AFL says no system effective enough to monitor an entire scoring zone.
Adam Cooper North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has signed a contract extension that keeps him at the club until the end of the 2016 season.
Adam Cooper GWS Giants coach claims some Melbourne clubs have become fat on self-interest.
Adam Cooper Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could ever be and rejuvenated by the Lions' encouraging showings last year and over the summer.