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Fremantle starts warming to Bennell trade

Deal could still be some days away: Harley Bennell.

Emma Quayle, Michael Gleeson 7:35 PM   A meeting between Fremantle coach Ross Lyon and Harley Bennell has helped ease some of the Dockers' nerves about taking the midfielder on.

Hartlett re-signs with Port until at least 2021

Locked in: Hamish Hartlett has signed a lengthy deal with Port.

Port Adelaide midfielder Hamish Hartlett has ensured he'll spend at least the bulk of his career at Alberton Oval after signing a five-year contract extension with the Power.

AFL clubs fined by ASADA

Four AFL clubs have been fined.

Essendon are among four AFL clubs to have been fined by the AFL for failing to provide up-to-date information on the whereabouts of their players to the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority.

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Grand final not a level playing field: Koch

David Koch.

Daniel Cherny   Saturday's one-sided decider should compel the AFL to ensure that non-Victorian teams play more games at the MCG, says Port Adelaide chairman David Koch.

Last chapter in Hodge's year of living dangerously

Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon   Hawthorn's captain will enter another grand final after a season tinged with regret.

Burgoyne reaps the benefit of September smarts

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 21:  Shaun Burgoyne of the Hawks celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 21 AFL match between the Hawthorn Hawks and Port Adelaide Power at Etihad Stadium on August 21, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Peter Hanlon   The veteran Hawk plays his 30th final on Friday night, more than all bar two players in the game's history.

Schulz re-signs at Port Adelaide

Staying on: Port Adelaide's Jay Schulz.

Jay Schulz is set for at least a seventh season at Port Adelaide - matching his time at former club Richmond - after ending speculation he was destined for another club by re-signing with the Power.

TV recruit cut by Power

Johann Wagner was drafted by Port Adelaide after winning the reality TV contest on The Recruit.

Port Adelaide have axed forward Johann Wagner, the winner of Fox Sports' The Recruit program after just one season on the club's list.

Power had more lows than highs

Power half forward: Chad Wingard had to carry too much responsibility.

Ashley Porter   Port suffered more lows than highs in the season and boosted their membership beyond 60,000.

No bans for finals-bound players

Jordan Lewis is free to face the Eagles.

None of the eight AFL finalists will be sweating on suspension to players after the match review panel ran the rule over round 23.

Power's seven indigenous players share some history

Port Adelaide players pose for a photo after the match against Fremantle.

Emma Quayle   There were only two other indigenous players on the Port Adelaide list when Brendon Ah Chee was drafted there almost four years ago. On Saturday night he was one of seven, playing in the same side.

Dixon leaves Suns, nominates Port

Charlie Dixon is leaving the Suns.

Daniel Cherny   The home and away season still had two games to go as the first moves began on what is set to be another manic trade and free agency period.

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Anywhere, anyone, anytime, says Lyon

Ross Lyon.

Ashley Porter   Coach Ross Lyon expects almost everyone in his squad to be available for Fremantle's most anticipated launch of a finals series.

Port take the points in lacklustre affair

Balls up: Robbie Gray of Port Adelaide competes for the ball against Chris Mayne of the Dockers.

Ashley Porter   Port won. Given that the Dockers took their absentee tally to a dozen with Zac Dawson a late withdrawal there is not much else to tell really.

Pavlich, McPharlin, Mundy to be rested against Port

Matthew Pavlich was wearing a moonboot but says he has no serious injury concerns.

Brad Elborough   Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has announced several of their big-name players will miss the clash with Port Adelaide this weekend.

Betting agencies react to Lyon's rest request

Melbourne coach Paul Roos and Fremantle coach Ross Lyon exchange views on SUnday.

Betting agency Ladbrokes has suspended betting on Fremantle's clash with Port Adelaide in the wake of Ross Lyon's announcement that the Dockers hoped to give some players a week off before finals begin.

Port coach proud of team's efforts despite missing finals

Coach Ken Hinkley speaks to his players during the round 22 clash.

Andrew Stafford   Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley said he was proud of his team's efforts in continuing to play out the season strongly, despite it being clear for many weeks that the Power would be unable to make the finals.

Power too slick for Suns in dour affair

Off-load: The Suns’ Touk Miller gets the ball away under  pressure.

Andrew Stafford   Both Port Adelaide and the Gold Coast Suns had little but old-fashioned pride to play for.

Degree of difficulty multiplying as Hawks chase their three-peat

Jake Niall

Jake Niall   The Hawks were nothing less than lethargic against Port Adelaide. It is not the only time this season that they've been unable to produce their full throttle intensity.

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Hawks in damage control over Hodge bump

Luke Hodge and Chad Wingard exchange words during Friday's match.

Jon Pierik   Hawthorn star Jarryd Roughead says the Hawks would have no fear beginning a finals campaign in Perth, as the Hawks went into damage control over Luke Hodge's head-high bump on Chad Wingard which threatens his finals campaign.

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