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Port Adelaide Power

Port call time out on shot-clock blame game

Seconds out: Charlie Dixon.

Port Adelaide forward Aaron Young has refused to blame umpiring for his side's loss to Geelong on Thursday night despite the game's dying minutes being shrouded in controversy.

Power won't tag Dangerfield, says Hinkley

Patrick Dangerfield continues to prove a hard man to stop. This week it's Port Adelaide's turn.

Ken Hinkley says coaches can go "crazy" worrying how to negate Geelong's potent midfield but he claims he will not send a specialist tagger to the man who could destroy his Port Adelaide side on Thursday night.

Port powers back into finals thinking

Patrick Ryder has been vital around the ball.

Port Adelaide was all but ignored in speculation about potential improvers in 2017. But the pundits appear to have underestimated the Power's capacity to improve with what was already at their disposal.

AFL success could help NFL blaze a China trail

Trailblazer: Port chairman David Koch at Jiangwan Sports Stadium in Shanghai

The successful staging of the inaugural home-and-away clash in Shanghai will not only encourage the AFL to persist with the venture - but could help lay the groundwork for the National Football League to blaze a trail.

Ice claims 'easy' to make: McLachlan

Allegations have been made about AFL players admitting to using ice.

AFL chief Gillon McLachlan says "allegations are easy" amid claims by a National Rugby League television host that she witnessed two AFL players consuming what has been called society's most destructive drug.

Recruit dared to dream before the reality struck

Johann Wagner

Johann Wagner works nightshift these days in the Roxby Downs mines. He embarks on the six-hour drive from Port Lincoln for the seven-day shift on a week-on, week-off basis that makes even country football virtually impossible apart from the odd cameo.