Adam Cooper

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St Kilda delists Winmar

Adam Cooper Second cousin of club great gets the same treatment as his more famous relative.

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St Kilda's second ruckman shows promising signs

Tom Hickey

Adam Cooper The ruckman St Kilda gave up its prized compensation pick for made an encouraging start to the pre-season campaign with his new club and has coach Scott Watters hopeful the Saints won't be caught...

St Kilda stars to miss again

Nick Riewoldt.

Adam Cooper Nick Riewoldt and Lenny Hayes will be again be missing from Sunday's NAB Cup game.

Stephen Milne repeatedly told 'no' by woman, court hears

Stephen Milne.

Adam Cooper Former St Kilda player Stephen Milne had sex with a woman despite her repeatedly saying "no", a court has heard.

Milne fronts court on rape counts

Milne arrives at court.

Adam Cooper St Kilda footballer Stephen Milne has made his first court appearance since he was charged with four counts of rape last month.

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Goddard made decision that was 'outside team structure': Watters

St Kilda's Brendon Goddard walks with coach Scott Watters during training in July, 2012.

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters has lashed out at Brendon Goddard, accusing the star player of making big money his priority in joining Essendon.

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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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Sheedy weighs in on Demons' woes

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper Kevin Sheedy says he saw "problems coming" at Melbourne when granted a "Clayton's interview" by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Sheedy spotted demons at Melbourne

Kevin Sheedy

Adam Cooper KEVIN SHEEDY says he saw ''problems coming'' at Melbourne when granted a ''Clayton's interview'' by the Demons for their then-vacant coaching position in 2007.

Sheedy saw Dees' problems coming

Kevin Sheedy.

Adam Cooper Veteran coach says he foresaw problems when interviewed by Demons in 2007.

Nothing to hide: Geelong

Geelong has been drawn into the investigation because Dean Robinson worked previously at the Cats.

Adam Cooper, Emma Quayle Investigation into Essendon's use of supplements will prompt discussions among conditioning staff at other clubs and is likely to lift the pressure on players to question any substance they are given.

Saint Kilda's new second ruckman shows promise

Intra-club: Beau Maister (left) and Jay Lever battle for possession.

Adam Cooper Coach Scott Watters hopeful the Saints won't be caught short in the ruck this year.

Watters backs medicos

Scott Watters and Nick Riewoldt.

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach committed to letting club's doctors have final say on players' health issues.

Riewoldt, Judd may be rested

Nick Riewoldt.

Adam Cooper and Matt Murnane Carlton and St Kilda are weighing up whether to recall Chris Judd and Nick Riewoldt.

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.

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Big name Saints to sit out NAB Cup clash

Benched Saints.

Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Scott Watters expects to recall several key players for Sunday’s NAB Cup game against Sydney, but veterans Nick Riewoldt and Lenny Hayes won’t be among them.

Blues coach highlights improved flexibility in win over Dockers

Eddie Betts.

Adam Cooper Mick Malthouse has nominated improved flexibility as the most significant step his side took in thrashing Fremantle by 70 points in their NAB Cup match at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

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McEvoy up for new challenge

High hopes: Ben McEvoy believes he is still learning.

Adam Cooper St Kilda ruckman Ben McEvoy is in the best physical shape he has ever been.

TV stands its ground on betting

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Adam Cooper Broadcasters will continue to allow live odds to be shown in AFL television programs outside the coverage of games despite a push for networks to rein in gambling advertising.

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.