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Tayla Harris hits out at social media ‘animals’ for ‘sexual abuse’ of AFLW star’s photo – video

The AFLW star Tayla Harris has said she has been ‘sexually abused on social media’ and wants action taken against those who vilified her. Harris told RSN radio in Australia she was repulsed by some online comments regarding a picture of …

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‘Embarrassed’ Carlton player Alex Fasolo fractures arm while wrestling at party

Blues forward tripped on gutter on Australia DayPort Adelaide’s Ollie Wines injured while water skiingEmbarrassed Carlton forward Alex Fasolo is set to miss the start of the AFL season after he fractured an arm while wrestling with friends at a late-ni…

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‘Embarrassed’ Carlton player Alex Fasolo fractures arm while wrestling at party

Blues forward tripped on gutter on Australia DayPort Adelaide’s Ollie Wines injured while water skiingEmbarrassed Carlton forward Alex Fasolo is set to miss the start of the AFL season after he fractured an arm while wrestling with friends at a late-ni…

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‘Embarrassed’ Carlton player Alex Fasolo fractures arm while wrestling at party

Blues forward tripped on gutter on Australia DayPort Adelaide’s Ollie Wines injured while water skiingEmbarrassed Carlton forward Alex Fasolo is set to miss the start of the AFL season after he fractured an arm while wrestling with friends at a late-ni…

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Ed Curnow banned over AFL umpire contact but brother Charlie escapes

Ed Curnow’s charge upgraded to intentional contactJust the second time AFL has appealed a tribunal verdictEd Curnow – but not his brother Charlie – has been banned from Sunday’s clash with Melbourne by the AFL appeal board, which upgraded the tribunal’…

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Carlton finally commits to rebuild – but will leadership baulk? John Butler

From 2015 the Blues committed to a rejuvenation not just of its list, but of its world-viewBy modern football reckoning, clubs are either in the premiership “window”, or working to return to that exalted state with all possible speed. That’s a journey …

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AFL 2018 season opener: Richmond v Carlton – live!

Updates from the round one game at the MCGFeel free to get in touch on email or tweet @JPHowcroft 8.58am GMT Q1 01:00 remaining – Richmond 4.4 (28) v Carlton 5.1 (31)Rance grabs a Mark of the Year contender at halfback to set off a chain involving Mart…

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Blues shock winless Swans as Saints flog hapless Hawks

  • Carlton beat Sydney 15.7 (97) to 11.12 (78) at the MCG
  • St Kilda beat Hawthorn 19.16 (130) to 8.7 (55) at York Park, Tasmania

Carlton have pulled off a shock 19-point win over Sydney on a day that confirmed a changing of the guard in the AFL. The Blues’ outstanding 15.7 (97) to 11.12 (78) win on Saturday at the MCG came after St Kilda walloped Hawthorn by 75 points in Launceston.

The Swans remain mired at the bottom of the AFL ladder with a 0-6 record and the Hawks are also a shell of their former selves at 1-5. Sydney and Hawthorn, two AFL powerhouses for the last decade, will need miraculous turnarounds to make this year’s finals. Last year, the Swans were grand finalists and Hawthorn made a straight-sets exit from the finals.

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Carlton stalwart Kade Simpson remains the AFL’s anonymous champion | Russell Jackson

Once a twig-thin rookie who couldn’t get a kick, Kade Simpson is now a Carlton champion and the acme of consistency in lean times

On Saturday afternoon at the MCG, round six of the AFL season presents us with something quintessentially “Carlton.” Playing at home, against winless interstate opponents who are currently rooted to the bottom of the league ladder, the Blues have nevertheless been installed by the bookies as $6.25 underdogs. Only Carlton.

Their opponents, once-mighty Sydney, are struggling badly but you’d still fancy them to win. Yet the only real certainty of the encounter is this: Blues half-back flanker Kade Simpson will gather somewhere between 20 and 35 possessions, and he will hit the target with most of them. He’ll also reel in between seven and 10 marks; for at least one of those Simpson will sprint recklessly into oncoming traffic, and for another he’ll probably climb onto the back of an opponent or thrillingly intercept an errant forward entry.

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It often pays to be sceptical of the AFL’s social responsibility epiphany | Craig Little

The league’s journey into ‘taking on real issues that matter’ could perhaps include a deeper look at some of its commercial arrangements with betting companies

The AFL, NRL and Cricket Australia, all competing for the next generation of “consumers”, could do worse than look to the example set by sports betting companies.

According to a study published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health more than 90% of children can recall having seen an advertisement for sports betting. Three-quarters of them think that gambling is a normal or common part of sport – mainly because of the advertising they see for these products. That’s some reach.

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All about heart and hate – the bedrock of any AFL rivalry worth its salt | Craig Little

Over the weekend there was a sense of occasion and drama born out of a barroom brawl in Adelaide while pure animosity pockmarked the Essendon-Carlton game

It is AFL football’s rivalries that do the heavy lifting in providing the game its passion and its heritage, having at their origin a sense of place – that sense of belonging that keeps us turning up week after week, loss after loss.

On Saturday night, 53,698 people – a record AFL crowd at the Adelaide Oval – turned out for “Showdown XLII”. Twenty years ago, it was a local brewery that gave the contest its “Showdown” moniker, and too much beer at the Ramsgate Hotel five years after that fermented the rivalry in football folklore.

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Starting over again: AFL season begins with round characterised by contrasts | Craig Little

Carlton and Richmond get the new campaign underway in one of a number of opening-round games to throw up the kind of contrasts that make for great art

To quote Mickey and Sylvia, love is strange. On Thursday night, a 70,000-strong, noisy, passionate chorus is expected to accompany the AFL season opener between two football clubs who more closely resemble a decades-long conceptual art project.

While it may be a hard-fought contest between two of the best-supported clubs in Carlton and Richmond, it is lamentably low-stakes. In terms of aesthetics for a marquee game, it is a bit like Kenny G doing a retrospective of Miles Davis’s Kind of Blue.

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Adelaide book AFLW grand final date with Brisbane after beating Collingwood

  • Crows beat Magpies 10.10 (70) to 7.4 (46) at Olympic Park
  • Carlton and Brisbane draw 6.1 (37) to 5.7 (37) at

Adelaide will play the Brisbane Lions in the inaugural AFL Women’s grand final next week after defeating Collingwood by 24 points in hot conditions at Olympic Park on Sunday. The Crows’ grand final hopes were looking grim when they were held scoreless in the third quarter as their 13-point half-time lead turned into a seven-point deficit at three-quarter-time.

Adelaide’s hearts were in their mouths when Collingwood’s Jess Cameron lined up for goal early in the final quarter. But instead of giving the Pies a 13-point lead, she missed a sitter and the Crows grabbed their second life with both hands as they piled on the last five goals of the game to run out 10.10 (70) to 7.4 (46) winners.

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Adelaide book AFLW grand final date with Brisbane after beating Collingwood

  • Crows beat Magpies 10.10 (70) to 7.4 (46) at Olympic Park
  • Carlton and Brisbane draw 6.1 (37) to 5.7 (37) at

Adelaide will play the Brisbane Lions in the inaugural AFL Women’s grand final next week after defeating Collingwood by 24 points in hot conditions at Olympic Park on Sunday. The Crows’ grand final hopes were looking grim when they were held scoreless in the third quarter as their 13-point half-time lead turned into a seven-point deficit at three-quarter-time.

Adelaide’s hearts were in their mouths when Collingwood’s Jess Cameron lined up for goal early in the final quarter. But instead of giving the Pies a 13-point lead, she missed a sitter and the Crows grabbed their second life with both hands as they piled on the last five goals of the game to run out 10.10 (70) to 7.4 (46) winners.

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AFL: Eagles thump Fremantle while Demons dominate Blues

  • Demons 0.17.14 (116) – 0.9.8 (62) Blues
  • Christian Petracca impresses with 19 disposals

Sam Mitchell has made an immediate impact in his first outing in West Coast colours, playing a leading hand in his new side’s AFL pre-season 55-point thumping of Fremantle.

Mitchell made his presence felt from the opening bounce of the Eagles’ 16.11 (107) to 8.4 (52) victory, finishing with a game-high 28 possessions. He already appears to have some chemistry with Matt Priddis (27 touches), Luke Shuey (26) and Andrew Gaff (24) with the quartet starring at Wonthella Oval in Geraldton on Saturday.

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Carlton remain unbeaten in AFLW despite scare against GWS

  • Carlton defeat Greater Western Sydney Giants 7.5 (47) to 5.4 (34)
  • Blues kick first three goals of final quarter to pull away in front of 7,884 fans

Carlton scored a stirring, come-from-behind win over Greater Western Sydney to stay undefeated in the AFL Women’s competition. With scores tied up at three-quarter time, the Blues kicked the first three goals of the last term to seal the 7.5 (47) to 5.4 (34) win at Princes Park on Saturday.

There was no repeat of the chaotic scenes of last week’s season-opener when hundreds of fans were locked out of the packed ground, but league officials were still pleased with the healthy turn out of 7,884 fans.

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Bryce Gibbs’ family still hopeful of future Crows AFL trade move

  • ‘We’re disappointed that something couldn’t be done,’ says Ross Gibbs
  • Carlton and Adelaide reached a AFL trade stalemate over the 27-year-old

Carlton star Bryce Gibbs could still play for Adelaide one day, his father says, after a proposed trade for the homesick midfielder fell through. The Crows finished the AFL trade period as arguably the biggest loser after failing to strike a deal for Gibbs, having gone public with their desire to bring home the contracted 27-year-old.

Gibbs was keen to return to Adelaide so he and his partner could reconnect with family and receive help with their young son but the Blues played hardball, demanding two first-round draft picks or a first-round selection combined with a quality player.

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AFL trade winds blow favourably for ruthless Hawthorn and ominous Giants | Craig Little

The ground didn’t shift a great deal during this year’s trade period, with the Hawks playing it beautifully and Greater Western Sydney growing ever stronger

The Gold Coast Suns entered this year’s trade period as a bunch of losers that hadn’t put up a fight since Campbell Brown broke Steven May’s jaw in the carpark of the Bootsy Bellows nightclub in West Hollywood.

If anything, the Gold Coast Suns are blessed expansion-team comic relief against the looming squall blowing in from western Sydney. When the Suns’ Tony Cochrane – the only AFL club chairman to have won a Tony Award – took on Hawthorn, his bluster sounded like it might have been fished out of an off-Broadway skip and run through a focus group. Although, if nothing else, trade week is theatre for those in the cheap seats.

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‘It still feels close’: Vin Catoggio on grand final heartbreak and finding peace | Russell Jackson

His grand final disappointment of 1973 would mark his life, but Carlton cult hero Vin Catoggio has let himself accept that football fans love him regardless

“Spinner” they called him, and “Vinny the Cat.” But that was years later, when Vin Catoggio had done everything he could to forget the worst day of his life. At his best Catoggio lit up football grounds around the country, baulking, weaving and pirouetting his way past opponents and running clear with the goals in sight.

Catoggio loved to run – along the wing, inside 50 or free into space. He was never happier than when he set off with the ball under his wing and found room to take a bounce or three. But the moment that marked Vin Catoggio’s life and the game he’s most cruelly remembered for is the 1973 grand final, when his Blues slumped to a bitterly disappointing five-goal loss against Richmond and he barely had a touch.

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AFL roundup: fast-starting Hawks beat Roos, Brisbane edge Carlton in thriller

  • Hawthorn 14.12 (96) defeat North Melbourne 8.9 (57)
  • Brisbane 15.9 (99) defeat Carlton 13.17 (95)

Hawthorn have burst out of the blocks to return to the winner’s list over North Melbourne, earning a hard-fought 39-point win at the MCG.

The Hawks kicked the opening seven goals and spent the rest of the match clinging onto their lead, running out 14.12 (96) to 8.9 (57) winners.

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