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2014 AFL round 23 teams

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The selected teams for round 23 of the AFL season, including Saturday's all-important Fremantle v Port Adelaide clash.

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Steve Johnson cleared by AFL tribunal for kneeing Scott Thompson

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Jesse Hogan and Liam Mannix Steve Johnson's on-field foe from last weekend, Scott Thompson, became his greatest ally at the tribunal when his favourable evidence about carrying a broken rib into the match helped Johnson...

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Scott Thompson happy for GWS to target his ribs

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David Polkinghorne North Melbourne defender Scott Thompson says it is open slather when you run on to the field and he's unconcerned about Greater Western Sydney targeting the AFL's most famous ribs. 

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Adelaide's Scott Thompson craves an AFL premiership

Still hungry for a flag: Scott Thompson.

Adelaide midfielder Scott Thompson says whether he satisfies his craving for a flag depends on his teammates.

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Scott Thompson extends contract with North Melbourne until 2017

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North Melbourne fullback Scott Thompson has been rewarded for the best season of a burgeoning AFL career with a contract extension running until the end of 2017.

Age Footballer of the Year: Round 22 votes

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Round 22 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

AFL injury list ahead of round 22

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The injury list ahead of round 22 in the AFL premiership season 2014.

Richmond resurgence rides on Alex Rance's football smarts

Alex Rance.

Rohan Connolly Athletes who can play football are a dime-a-dozen in the AFL age. What’s perhaps at an even greater premium these days are genuine footballers who happen to be athletic.

Brent Harvey to play a key role behind the scenes

Brad Scott  with Brent Harvey at training on Thursday.

Liam Mannix Suspended North Melbourne midfielder Brent Harvey will play a key behind-the-scenes role as the club aims for finals.

Brownlow Medal bolters

Richmond's Dustin Martin is 101-1 to win the Brownlow Medal. With 13 chances to poll, he is worth a flutter.

Will Brodie This might be the year in which a player unfavoured by punters is awarded the AFL's highest individual honour.

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Hawks drop Ben McEvoy for AFL blockbuster

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Hawthorn has recalled Jonathon Ceglar at the expense of fellow ruckman Ben McEvoy for Saturday night's round-22 AFL blockbuster against Geelong at the MCG.

2014 AFL round 22 teams

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The selected teams for round 22 of the AFL season, headlined by Geelong's clash with Hawthorn on Saturday night.

Brad Scott praises leaders in covering North's player losses

Brad Scott  with Brent Harvey at training on Thursday.

Peter Hanlon, Hobart Brad Scott says suspended duo Brent Harvey and Daniel Wells weren't mentioned at North Melbourne in a week that preceded a "superb" showing by his club's leadership group in a win over Adelaide that...

Jack Ziebell takes his chance as Crows miss theirs

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Peter Hanlon Jack Ziebell has powered North Melbourne to a tense seven-point AFL victory over Adelaide in Hobart that keeps open the race for finals football.

AFL Express: Saturday 23 August

Eddie Betts of the Crows wins the ball during the round 13 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the North Melbourne Kangaroos at Adelaide Oval on June 14, 2014 in Adelaide, Australia.

Ronny Lerner All the action from today's five matches in AFL round 22.

Star Eagles duo Priddis and Mackenzie in line for AFL honours

West Coast midfielder Matt Priddis is shaping as a dark horse to win this year's Brownlow Medal, while Eagles coach Adam Simpson says Eric Mackenzie deserves to claim a maiden berth in the AFL's...

AFL injury list

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The AFL injury list ahead of round 21 in the premiership season 2014.

Age Footballer of the Year: Round 21 votes

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Round 21 votes for the Age Footballer of the Year award for the 2014 premiership season.

Geelong star Steve Johnson in kicking incident with Fremantle's Lachie Neale

Steve Johnson arrives at the tribunal.

Roy Ward Geelong faces another nervous wait for Monday’s AFL match review panel rulings after star Steve Johnson appeared to kick Fremantle’s Lachie Neale on Saturday night.

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Crows coach Brenton Sanderson latest to slam AFL's scheduling

Good advice: Adelaide coach Brent Sanderson talks tactics during a break.

Andrew Stafford The AFL has come under more heavy criticism for its game scheduling this year, with Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson joining the queue.