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Adam Cooper Geelong coach Mark Thompson is focused on creating a dynasty at the AFL club, but says it's premature to bestow greatness on it yet.
Adam Cooper Coach Rodney Eade believes growing maturity has his Western Bulldogs better equipped to challenge Geelong in next week's first AFL preliminary final.
Adam Cooper Preliminary finals are rare for the Western Bulldogs, but captain Brad Johnson says there is no sense of achievement among his AFL side at this point.
Adam Cooper Dale Morris and his fellow Western Bulldogs knew there was only one way to make amends for falling victim to Hawthorn last week - don't let it happen again.
Adam Cooper The Western Bulldogs have earned the dubious honour of becoming the first team to incur an interchange penalty in an AFL final, but it wasn't costly.
Adam Cooper Paul Roos was wrong when he declared recently his side would have little impact in the AFL finals but now the tough appraisal must be made of Sydney.
Adam Cooper St Kilda coach Ross Lyon insists his AFL players possess that special something and have put last weekend's humbling well behind them.
Adam Cooper Collingwood's Tarkyn Lockyer says Scott Burns and Simon Prestigiacomo are good chances to play St Kilda in Saturday night's AFL semi-final at the MCG.
Adam Cooper A spin camp with Shane Warne has Michael Clarke ready to become more than just an occasional bowler in next month's Test cricket series in India.
Adam Cooper Jamie Siddons signed up for a challenge, and on that front, coaching the Bangladesh cricket team hasn't let him down.
Adam Cooper Australia are hopeful of enticing a bigger crowd to watch them play Bangladesh in Saturday's third one-day cricket international at TIO Stadium.
Adam Cooper Brett Lee's looming return to bowl for Australia in India has been tarnished by injuries to the cricket side's two main spinning options.
Adam Cooper The promise of Australia's next generation of one-day cricket openers will prompt selectors to discuss Matthew Hayden's ambitions in the shorter game.
Adam Cooper Bangladesh have had two drubbings to Australia in the past week but they have at least won admirers for playing cricket in the right spirit.
Adam Cooper Brett Lee says he is "absolutely" available and ready to play Test cricket in India next month despite the recent break-up of his marriage.
Adam Cooper Bryce McGain took the early lead in the battle to earn selection as Australia's specialist spinner on the tour of India with three wickets in a warm-up game.
Adam Cooper Brett Lee will reunite with his Australian cricket teammates on Thursday for the first time since the break-up of his marriage.
Adam Cooper and Jeff Turnbull Former Australian captain Greg Chappell has some sage advice for troubled star Andrew Symonds - take time out of cricket and learn to deal with the attention.
Adam Cooper Australia's upcoming cricket commitments are gruelling but the perfect chance to enhance their world-best standing, according to coach Tim Nielsen.
Adam Cooper Bangladesh cricket coach Jamie Siddons admits his players will enter Wednesday's second one-day match against Australia lacking confidence.