Adam Cooper

Adam Cooper joined The Age in 2011 after a decade with AAP, the country's news service. Email or tweet Adam with your news tips.

Lions are treating drug use allegations 'very seriously', Voss says

Michael Voss.

Adam Cooper BRISBANE Lions coach Michael Voss admits he cannot guarantee allegations of drug use levelled at his former teammates are untrue, but says his club is trying to distinguish between "what's fact and...

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Lions, Blues at full strength

Brisbane's Jonathan Brown and Carlton's Marc Murphy hold the NAB cup.14th March 2013.Picture Sebastian Costanzo. The Age.

Adam Cooper Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has forecast more than one role for Chris Judd in his return for Friday night's NAB Cup final against Brisbane in a bid to continue developing greater flexibility in his...

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Bulldogs rue fixture's financial hit

Brad Scott and Brendan McCartney.

Jon Pierik and Adam Cooper Battling Dogs one of five teams banished from the Friday night timeslot.

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Tippett a Swan, as Prismall, Garlett ignored

Kurt Tippett

Adam Cooper Reigning premier Sydney has finally got its man, by recruiting ex-Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett in the AFL pre-season draft on Tuesday.

Watters: no turning back on Gram

Jason Gram.

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters admits he is disappointed the club had to sack Jason Gram last year, but has ruled out any chance of the Saints ever recruiting the player again.

Big guns hit track as the heat goes up

Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Key forwards Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt will play their first games of the pre-season on Saturday.

Brown rejuvenated and optimistic ahead of 2013 season

Veteran Brisbane Lions captain Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could ever be and rejuvenated by the Lions' encouraging showings last year and over the summer.

Brown's fresh approach

Jonathan Brown.

Adam Cooper Jonathan Brown says he enters his first game of the pre-season as refreshed as he could be.

'Pesky cricketers' disrupting pre-season

Adam Cooper Carlton chief executive Greg Swann concedes Lions deserved to host NAB Cup final.

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Rival coaches want to nab some silverware

Adam Cooper Rival coaches Mick Malthouse and Michael Voss are agreed their sides won't be holding back in pursuit of silverware in Friday night’s NAB Cup final at Etihad Stadium.

Bulldog to have X-ray on possible broken rib

Koby Stevens (centre) is helped off the field on Saturday after he sustained an injury.

Adam Cooper and Emma Quayle Koby Stevens will have further tests ahead of round-one clash against Brisbane.

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Brisbane knocks Blues over

NAB Cup Final. Carlton v Brisbane. Brisbane celebrate their win at Etihad Stadium.

Adam Cooper It's been a long time, but Jonathan Brown never lost that taste for silverware.

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Clash jumpers should not be all white

Western Bulldogs in white.

Adam Cooper The standard of some AFL games has never been higher, but some of the teams look like they have been put through the wash. The colour has been drained and white is the new black.

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Tigers break membership record

Tigers roar

Adam Cooper Tiger fans are roaring louder than ever, as Richmond has broken its membership record.

AFL

Live coverage: AFL pre-season grand final

NAB Cup

Adam Cooper Coverage of the AFL pre-season grand final between Adelaide and West Coast from AAMI Stadium.

AFL backs removal of Scully banners

Angry Melbourne fans

Adam Cooper THE AFL has stood by the decision of security staff to remove banners from the MCG stands that accused Tom Scully of putting dollars ahead of loyalty in leaving Melbourne for Greater Western Sydney.