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Lake, Puopolo injured in Hawks' loss to Port

Hawthorn defender Brian Lake leaves the field with an injury.

Ashley Porter 12:49 AM   Hawthorn were dealt a severe blow with defenders Brian Lake suffering medial ligament damage to his left knee and Paul Puopolo a hamstring strain during Saturday night's eight-point loss to Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

Port Adelaide turn on the power against Hawthorn

Travis Boak of the Power clears the ball from the centre during the match against Hawthorn on Saturday.

Ashley Porter 12:09 AM   Port Adelaide on Saturday produced its most stunning opening to a game ever, flooring Hawthorn and producing further proof the current champions are not invincible.

2015 AFL round four: Saturday night footy

Power midfielder Jared Polec competes for the ball with Cyril Rioli.

Lee Crossley 11:31 PM   It's a compelling Saturday night of footy with last year's preliminary finalists Hawthorn and Port Adelaide meeting at the Adelaide Oval, and Fremantle hosting Sydney out west.

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No point in looking back, says Hinkley

Power players look dejected after losing the preliminary final to Hawthorn.

While the pain still lingers, Port Adelaide coach Ken Hinkley won't reopen old wounds ahead of Saturday night's blockbuster against Hawthorn.

Pittard is Port's artful dodger

Jasper Pittard of the Power celebrates after kicking a goal last weekend against North Melbourne.

Daniel Cherny   Jasper Pittard would always choose art classes at school, and when Port Adelaide offered to help him organise a work placement, graphic design appealed.

Port Adelaide ruckman Matthew Lobbe to return to play Hawthorn

Port Adelaide's Matthew Lobbe will return against Hawthorn.

Tom Cowie   Port Adelaide ruckman Matthew Lobbe is set to play his first game for the season for the Power this weekend, after missing the opening rounds with a quadricep injury.

Roughead denies Hawks are 'bullies'

Hawthorn's Jarryd Roughead is predicting a physical match against Port Adelaide.

Daniel Cherny   They've just beaten the Bulldogs but Hawthorn are no bullies, according to star forward Jarryd Roughead.

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Yarran to face tribunal over Chapman strike as Mumford cleared

Chris Yarran throws his punch.

Jesse Hogan   Chris Yarran will face the tribunal on Tuesday night after the match review panel deemed his punch that felled opponent Paul Chapman was too serious for a pre-determined penalty, while a match-day report against GWS ruckman Shane Mumford was thrown out due to lack of evidence.

Attacking football scores a hit

Powerful: Kane Mitchell celebrates his winning goal.

Rohan Connolly   Saturday night's North Melbourne-Port Adelaide game was a classic. But could it also prove a template to other AFL clubs about how the game should be played?

Riewoldt, Ziebell in doubt for next weekend

Jack Ziebell leaves the field injured, with blood coming from his mouth during the match against Port Adelaide.

Jesse Hogan   Nick Riewoldt and Jack Ziebell are each facing a stiff battle to overcome injury in time to play next weekend, while Ollie Wines, Adam Cooney and Chris Knights are facing longer stints on the sidelines.

Power downs Roos after tough fight

Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos is tackled by Justin Westhoff of the Power.

Jake Niall   This was a game that Port Adelaide simply had to win and, as circumstances unfolded, it didn't seem possible that North Melbourne could win.

Kangaroos ready to turn on the Power

'One thing I know is that if we don't pressure well enough, Port Adelaide will use the ball really well,' coach Brad Scott said on Friday.

Jon Pierik   The Power may have yet to open their account for the season, but that hasn't changed what North Melbourne coach Brad Scott thinks of his next opponent.

AFL supporting Port's decision to align with Panthers

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Michael Chammas   The AFL has backed the marriage between Port Adelaide and NRL club Penrith Panthers.

Port ponders the price of a paucity of pressure

Worrying times: Port's situation is hardly a crisis, but they need to turn things around quickly.

Rohan Connolly   At 0-2, Port Adelaide don't yet have a crisis on their hands. But they soon might unless they fix some fundamentals pronto.

Panthers and Power in groundbreaking alliance

Digital illustration: Kevin Kearney.

Michael Chammas   The Penrith Panthers and Port Adelaide shock the NRL and AFL with revolutionary cross-code partnership.

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No worries yet at Port: Brad Ebert

Brad Ebert.

As Port Adelaide grapple with a winless start to the season, vice-captain Brad Ebert insists there's nothing to worry about - yet.

Port feel pinch from AFL losses: Jonas

Port Adelaide are feeling the pinch from consecutive AFL losses, defender Tom Jonas says.

Ruthless Swans tear Port apart

Ted Richards is carried off the field by Heath Grundy and Mike Pyke after a win in his 200th game for the Swans on Saturday.

Ashley Porter   This wasn't only about four premiership points, but two teams seeking to make an early statement, with Sydney seeming to shout, "How dare anyone suggest we are falling from grace".

Longmire has nothing but praise for his team

Keep up the good work: Swans coach John Longmire encourages Luke Parker during a break.

Ashley Porter   Coaches are usually coy about praising their own players, but Sydney Swans coach John Longmire couldn't hold back after beating Port Adelaide.

Port plan for thrice yearly hair-testing rejected

David Koch.

Samantha Lane   Port Adelaide's plan to conduct hair tests on the majority of its list three times this year has been rejected by the AFL Players Association, despite the endorsement of Port's leadership group, which says the code's approach to illicit drug use is too lenient.¬†