Adam Cooper

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AFL

Maxwell reappointed as Magpies skipper

Adam Cooper Collingwood has announced Nick Maxwell as its captain for the 2013 season, with Scott Pendlebury his vice-captain and Dayne Beams elevated to the leadership group for the first time.

AFL

Beams to take footy to a higher plain

Dayne Beams.

Adam Cooper Dayne Beams sensed a greater opposition interest in him over the second half of last year and might have tried to keep his head down, as much as a Collingwood best and fairest winner can.

Nothing to hide: Geelong

Geelong has been drawn into the investigation because Dean Robinson worked previously at the Cats.

Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.

AFL

Malthouse poses concussion sub

Mick Malthouse

Adam Cooper Carlton coach Mick Malthouse wants the AFL to consider a second substitute player.

Call to reveal drug users

Senator Nick Xenophon

Adam Cooper AFL's investigator and one of Australia's leading sports administrators agree this will safeguard against corruption.

AFL

Pies back under-siege pair

Nick Maxwell and Dale Thomas.

Adam Cooper Off-field dealings of Dane Swan and Dale Thomas not distracting Magpies' premiership bid.

Kangas keen to claim Friday nights

Andrew Swallow

Adam Cooper An increased exposure in high-profile games has North Melbourne captain Andrew Swallow convinced the Kangaroos must perform when everyone is watching to take advantage.

Campaigner urges long-term view on sports brain injury

Joel Selwood

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Peter Jess says it is nonsense to suggest no link between concussion and post-career problems.

Dons feel the strain

Captains speaking: Callan Ward (left), Jack Grimes, Jack Trengove, Phil Davis, Joel Selwood and Travis Boak at Etihad Stadium.

Adam Cooper and Matt Murnane Skipper Jobe Watson admits Bombers stressed and flat during a turbulent past six weeks.

AFL

Talent alone won't win us flag: Buckley

Nathan Buckley

Matt Murnane and Adam Cooper Collingwood coach concedes many of his players have been guilty of trying to win premierships on talent alone in the past few years.

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Hawthorn v Collingwood

Hawthorn

Adam Cooper Welcome to our coverage of the round one clash between Hawthorn and Collingwood from the MCG.