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Saving Jason Cripps

Emma Quayle 7:03 AM   Incredible luck - and the quick thinking of his friends and colleagues - helped saved Jason Cripps' life after he collapsed of a heart attack in Perth last month.

Saints clash key to Port AFL aspirations

Not talking about finals: Matthew Broadbent of the Power.

Port Adelaide's flickering AFL finals hopes hinge on Sunday's home match against St Kilda, defender Matthew Broadbent says.

Ryder leaves Dons lamenting

Patrick Ryder

Rohan Connolly   At three-quarter time on Saturday night, Paddy Ryder's return to an old stamping ground to take on his old side was one he probably preferred to put behind him. Thirty minutes later, it was the stuff of which he might have dreamt.

Essendon v Port Adelaide: A tale of two coaches

Swamped: Port Adelaide's Patrick Ryder tackled by three Bombers.

Larissa Nicholson   The impact of Paddy Ryder on Saturday night was a matter of perspective – ask two coaches and get two very different answers.

A leader steps off Ladder, football's little-known triumph

Essendon footballer Mark Bolton.

Peter Hanlon   The former Bomber who has led football's part in tackling youth homelessness.

Adcock and Chaplin recall long and winding road to 200 games

Afl draft picks from Maryborough heading interstate, Troy  Chaplin,  Port Adleaide  left, and Jed Adcock, Brisbane.   Sunday 23 November 2003  AGE SPORT Picture by SEBASTIAN COSTANZO  scz031123.002.002 SPECIAL 00000

Emma Quayle   The day after they were drafted, Jed Adcock met Troy Chaplin at the Maryborough Oval. After growing up in the same town, sharing rides to basketball tournaments and playing in many of the same football sides the teenagers had been sent in two very different directions: Chaplin to Port Adelaide as a first-round pick and Adcock to the Brisbane side that had just won three premierships.

Bombers do miss Ryder: Hird

Paddy Ryder at his new club in November last year.

Larissa Nicholson   James Hird admitted he missed Paddy Ryder and had considered playing a second ruckman against him in Essendon's clash with Port Adelaide.

Williams grateful for cancer all-clear

All clear: Mark Williams.

Caroline Wilson   Premiership coach Mark Williams said his overriding emotion was gratitude upon learning he had been given the all-clear from lymphoma.

Sentimental Scott confident on Motlop

Heroes: Corey Enright and Steve Johnson are waiting on new contracts.

Peter Hanlon   Geelong won't make cold calls on premiership heroes, affording them due respect.

Hinkley: We can make finals

Coach Ken Hinkley says Port Adelaide will play finals football this year.

Caroline Wilson   Ken Hinkley has declared Port Adelaide can play finals this season but admits his pre-season fears that his team could struggle under the weight of expectation has been realised.

Showdown loss dims Port Adelaide hopes for finals

Taylor Walker of the Crows reacts as the siren sounds for a memorable Crows win.

Ashley Porter   The word "crisis" was not mentioned after Port Adelaide's painful three-point loss to Adelaide, but there is no doubt the Power's chances of contesting the finals series are becoming dimmer by the minute.

Adelaide win showdown in a thriller

The Showdown proved to be one of the best games of the round

Ashley Porter   If only director Steven Spielberg were here to collect the script – a heartbroken club that turned it on against the odds to win a three-point thriller. This was Adelaide's dramatic story in Showdown XXXIX today, and it will be remembered forever.

Adelaide champion Patrick Dangerfield declares its game on Showdown against Port Adelaide is game on

AFL Sherrin

Ashley Porter   While Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak has been spruiking the Showdown rivalry has gone out of the window, Adelaide champion Patrick Dangerfield has delivered the reality – it's game on again.

Crows' minds back on footy: Camporeale

Adelaide Crows stand-in coach Scott Camporeale.

Adelaide's stand-in coach Scott Camporeale said training ahead of grudge match against Port Adelaide had been "unbelievable".

Port, Crows unite for Phil Walsh

Adelaide Oval: Memorial for Phil Walsh service.

AFL clubs Port Adelaide and Adelaide have struck a medal in Phil Walsh's honour as part of a "final salute" to the dead coach.

Pittard unlikely to face Crows In Showdown

Jasper Pittard.

Ronny Lerner   Jasper Pittard is unlikely to line up for Port Adelaide in Showdown XXXIX against Adelaide on Sunday due to an ankle injury.

Bitter rivalry in Adelaide 'out the window'

Travis Boak and teammate Ollie Wines after the win over Collingwood.

Ashley Porter   Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak believes the rivalry shared with Adelaide over the past 38 Showdowns since 1997 has "gone out of the window" after the loss of Phil Walsh, who had such an incredible influence on both clubs.

AFL, review panel admit Schulz blunder

Jay Schulz laid this tackle on Ted Richards.

Jesse Hogan   The AFL and the match review panel have admitted they blundered in not charging Jay Schulz for his tackle that inadvertently knocked out Sydney's Ted Richards, and have vowed stronger action in future to protect players whose arms are pinned in tackles.

Port spirit all about good mate Walsh: Hinkley

Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak and coach Ken Hinkley after the game.

Ashley Porter   For the first time in Ken Hinkley's assistant and coaching life he stood in the players' circle at the end of the game and sang the club's song, but of course, this was no ordinary game.

Port inflict pain on Pies

Too strong: Travis Boak of Port.

Ashley Porter   With a heavy heart in a storm, Port Adelaide mustered all of its will-to-win to upset Collingwood in a three-point thriller at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.