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AFL coach Ross Lyon sacked by Fremantle

Eight-year tenure at helm comes to an endChief executive Steve Rosich also expected to leaveCoach Ross Lyon and chief executive Steve Rosich have been sacked by Fremantle in a significant shake-up at the struggling AFL club. The decision to show Lyon t…

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Gabba gears up for most significant game in a decade as AFL season gets serious | Jonathan Horn

The spirit of the Gabbatoir lives on as the Lions prepare to make life difficult for Geelong in BrisbaneIn one of Chris Judd’s first games, six months out of school and playing at the Gabba, he had his chin split open by Chris Scott. A minute or so lat…

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Indigenous AFL trailblazer Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer dies aged 84

Considered one of the true greats of the game, Farmer played 101 games for Geelong in the 1960sGraham “Polly” Farmer, widely regarded as Australian rules football’s greatest-ever ruckman, has died aged 84.Farmer, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dise…

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Essendon’s latest calamity heaps pressure on Worsfold

Consecutive heavy defeats towards the end of the AFL season have enraged Bombers fans This has not been the best couple of weeks for the Essendon Football Club. Not since the club’s crisis was at its pee-in-a-cup high tide has the Twitterverse, or at l…

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Young Richmond player Jack Higgins in hospital with brain bleed

20-year-old has had headaches since SundayPlayer ‘in good spirits’ as he receives treatmentRichmond player Jack Higgins is in hospital after being diagnosed with bleeding on his brain.According to media reports, the cause is unknown and the AFL club wi…

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Young Richmond player Jack Higgins in hospital with brain bleed

20-year-old has had headaches since SundayPlayer ‘in good spirits’ as he receives treatmentRichmond player Jack Higgins is in hospital after being diagnosed with bleeding on his brain.According to media reports, the cause is unknown and the AFL club wi…

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Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield happy to give brain to concussion research

AFLPA president “all for” donating organs‘You can’t take them with you when you’re gone’AFL Players Association president Patrick Dangerfield is all for donating his brain to post-mortem concussion research after last month the disease CTE was found in…

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Majak Daw’s return: the best story the AFL has to tell in 2019 | Craig Little

The North Melbourne midfielder’s recovery from a bridge fall is a reminder of sport’s true power to healEmpathy, from the Greek empatheia – em (into) and pathos (feeling) – is a kind of travel. “It suggests you enter another person’s pain as you’d ente…

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Black Cats: Curse of the Bye strikes again but there’s little mystery to latest loss | Craig Little

Forget superstitions and hoodoos, like all sporting curses the reasons for Geelong’s surprise defeat to Port Adelaide are much more mundaneIf there is one thing our game lacks, it is a decent curse – the invocation of an otherworldly power to punish a …

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Collingwood’s Jaidyn Stephenson handed 22-game ban for betting on Pies games

AFL delivers toughest possible penalty Player also fined but 12 games of ban suspended Collingwood star Jaidyn Stephenson has been banned from playing in the Magpies’ next 10 matches and handed a $20,000 fine for betting on three AFL games involving hi…

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Marvel Stadium to review ‘intimidating’ AFL security measures

Guards patrolling aisles causes fan backlashAFL say it is still looking for ‘right balance’Marvel Stadium management will review security procedures after the AFL venue’s chief executive Michael Green conceded some fans felt intimidated by the more-vis…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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AFL issues unreserved apology for failings over Adam Goodes saga

AFL admits it let down the Sydney Swans star over booingGillon McLachlan admits he was wrong not to call it racistThe Australian Football League and all 18 clubs have apologised to Adam Goodes for their “failures” during the last months of his career, …

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AFL club bosses to watch Adam Goodes documentary

Film on agenda for meeting of club chief executivesThe Final Quarter covers end of former player’s careerClub bosses will have a private screening of an upcoming documentary about Adam Goodes as the AFL braces itself for the fallout once it is released…

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Toddler rescued by Aussie Rules player after running on to pitch during match – video

A two-year-old girl was rescued by a player after she ran on to the field during an association Aussie Rules match. St Bernard’s Alex McLeod told foxfooty.com.au that the incident during their defeat to the Old Melburnians was ‘one of th…

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Steven May escapes AFL club punishment after ‘poor decision’ to go drinking

Melbourne recruit dealing with ‘personal issues’Frustration of injury led to defender’s actionsMelbourne recruit Steven May has avoided a club sanction for drinking while injured with the AFL club revealing the key defender is dealing with some “person…

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Sport is more important than ever after spate of AFL fan violence | Craig Little

Ugly crowd incidents are hardly a new phenomenon, but what we saw on the weekend feels as if it’s powered by something elseSaturday afternoon will long live in the memory of staunch Melbourne fan, Jon Amos, who was embraced by his favourite player Jame…

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Jack Steven takes another AFL break to manage mental health

St Kilda unsure of when player will returnSteven one of several big names to be granted leaveSt Kilda star Jack Steven will take another extended AFL break to manage his mental health, with the club unsure when he will return. The 29-year-old also had …

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New AFL role points to progress in acceptance of mental health issues | Justin Robertson

The AFL’s shifting mindset towards wellbeing dives into a larger movement in sport and beyondIn late February Jack Steven stood up in front of his St Kilda teammates and told them he was taking time away from the club to deal with mental health issues….