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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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AFL: Eagles thrash Demons to book AFL grand final

Eagles 18.13. 121 – Demons 7.13.55West Coast rampant at game in PerthJosh Kennedy ran riot, Flyin’ Liam Ryan soared high and Jack Darling stood tall as the AFL’s most potent forward line propelled West Coast to a preliminary final demolition of Melbour…

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Maturing Melbourne seek to lay demons to rest in AFL finals | Jonathan Horn

Heading into their elimination final with Geelong, the Dees appear to have figured it all out Just over seven years ago, Geelong defeated Melbourne by 186 points. It’s hard to imagine that a football team has ever played better than Geelong that day. T…

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Dockers suffer key injuries as underdogs snatch rare AFL win

Fremantle 9.10 (64) lose to Brisbane 18.11 (119)Melbourne 18.9 (117) lose to St Kilda 18.11 (119)Essendon 19.11 (125) beat North Melbourne 16.12 (108)Fremantle have lost star duo Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands to injury as Brisbane overcame their openin…

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AFL fans prove parasite to footballers’ hosts in social media era | Craig Little

Essendon fan who taunted Max Gawn a less common sight than those who abuse players onlineIn Body Politic: The Great American Sports Machine, David Shields observes that for some of us, adulthood doesn’t turn out to have quite as much glory as we though…

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Melbourne Demons forward Jesse Hogan diagnosed with cancer

  • Star forward to undergo surgery after small mass found on testicle
  • Expected to make full recovery and return to football later this year

Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan will have surgery on Tuesday after being diagnosed with a form of testicular cancer last week, when a small tumour was discovered during an ultrasound.

The diagnosis comes just weeks after the player’s father, Tony, died from the disease.

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Saints lose Riewoldt in defeat to Demons as Port power past Swans

  • St Kilda 13.12 (90) lost to Melbourne Demons 18.12 (120)
  • Sydney Swans 12.10 (82) lost to Port Adelaide 17.8 (110)

Port Adelaide scored a drought-breaking 28-point AFL round one upset win over Sydney at the SCG on Saturday. The 17.8 (110) to 12.10 (82) victory was Port’s first in eight matches and 11 years at the SCG, and their first anywhere over the Swans in their past six contests, going back to 2013.

Related: AFL: Bulldogs hold off determined Collingwood to kick off flag defence

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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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AFL: Jack Viney joins Nathan Jones as co-captain of Melbourne

  • 22-year-old on-baller joins Jones as part of leadership transition process
  • Injured Adelaide star Brad Crouch to miss beginning of 2017 AFL season

Melbourne have named Jack Viney and Nathan Jones as AFL co-captains, reviving a model that has produced mixed results for the club. Young gun Viney has long been seen as Jones’ natural successor and will share the leadership aged just 22.

Former Hawthorn premiership star Jordan Lewis will also take on a senior role in his first season with the Demons, replacing Colin Garland in the leadership group. Max Gawn, Tom McDonald and Bernie Vince have retained their spots in the six-man group.

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Huge interest in AFLW prompts another venue change to bigger ground

  • Princes Park to now host double-header on Saturday
  • Magpies to play Demons after Blues host Giants at 24,500-capacity stadium

The huge initial popularity of the AFLW has led to a second venue change in as many weeks, with Saturday’s encounter between Collingwood and Melbourne to be moved to Princes Park.

The match was originally scheduled to take place at Olympic Park, the Pies’ 5,000-capacity home ground, but the match has been switched after last week’s bumper crowds during the opening round.

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Huge interest in AFLW prompts another venue change to bigger ground

  • Princes Park to now host double-header on Saturday
  • Magpies to play Demons after Blues host Giants at 24,500-capacity stadium

The huge initial popularity of the AFLW has led to a second venue change in as many weeks, with Saturday’s encounter between Collingwood and Melbourne to be moved to Princes Park.

The match was originally scheduled to take place at Olympic Park, the Pies’ 5,000-capacity home ground, but the match has been switched after last week’s bumper crowds during the opening round.

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Heritier Lumumba retires from AFL after dispute over concussions

Defender reaches settlement with Demons that allows release from clubLumumba suffered concussions and played just five games last seasonMelbourne defender Heritier Lumumba has retired from the AFL after struggling with repeated concussions. The 2010 Al…

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Former AFL player Colin Sylvia in stable condition after fall from balcony

  • Ex-Demon posts bloodied image of himself on social media
  • Says he fractured his neck and suffered bleeding on the brain

Former AFL star Colin Sylvia is recovering in hospital after a fall from a balcony at the weekend that he says resulted in a fractured neck and bleeding to the brain.

The former Melbourne player posted a photograph of himself covered in blood after the incident and another in a neck brace at the Alfred Hospital, saying it was “not an ideal start to the weekend” for him.

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AFL trades: Jordan Lewis stays put at Hawthorn – for now

  • Lewis is keen to move to Melbourne and Hawks thought to have relented
  • Paul Ahern to join North Melbourne from Greater Western Sydney

Jordan Lewis’ expected trade from Hawthorn to Melbourne failed to materialise on a quiet day of AFL trading on Monday. In the only official move of the day, oft-injured Greater Western Sydney midfielder Paul Ahern was traded to North Melbourne in exchange for pick No69.

Lewis remains intent on switching to the Demons after he was initially urged to contemplate his future by coach Alastair Clarkson. But Hawks list manager Graham Wright told reporters last week that Lewis was a contracted and required player after news of the potential move emerged following Sam Mitchell’s shock departure to West Coast.

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Melbourne blow AFL top four race wide open with shock win over Hawthorn

  • Melbourne defeat Hawthorn 17.8 (110) to 11.15 (81)
  • Sydney defeat Port Adelaide 14.16 (100) to 4.9 (33)

Melbourne shocked premiership favourites Hawthorn at the MCG by recording a 29-point win to blow the race for the AFL’s top four wide open. The Hawks were denied a 10th straight victory by a determined Demons outfit on Saturday afternoon, reducing their buffer at the top of the ladder to just one game.

If the three-time reigning premiers – who face North Melbourne and West Coast in the next fortnight – slip up again, they risk throwing away hosting rights in week one of the finals. Coach Alastair Clarkson will rue sloppy goal-kicking, with his side losing 17.8 (110) to 11.15 (81).

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Sydney Swans victory turns Fremantle’s day to remember into one to forget

  • Sydney Swans defeat Fremantle 21.11 (137) to 7.5 (47) at Domain Stadium
  • Melbourne defeat Gold Coast 9.12 (66) to 9.10 (64) at the MCG

Sydney crashed the party of Matthew Pavlich’s 350-game milestone with a 90-point thrashing of Fremantle in Sunday’s wet and windy AFL clash at Domain Stadium. Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy tallied 45 disposals and three goals in the 21.11 (137) to 7.5 (47) victory, with the result keeping Sydney in the hunt to finish second.

The Swans take on Port Adelaide, St Kilda, North Melbourne, and Richmond in the final four rounds, giving them an excellent chance to edge out the likes of GWS and Geelong for second spot. Fremantle remain mired in 16th place with just three wins to show from 18 games.

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Sydney Swans victory turns Fremantle’s day to remember into one to forget

  • Sydney Swans defeat Fremantle 21.11 (137) to 7.5 (47) at Domain Stadium
  • Melbourne defeat Gold Coast 9.12 (66) to 9.10 (64) at the MCG

Sydney crashed the party of Matthew Pavlich’s 350-game milestone with a 90-point thrashing of Fremantle in Sunday’s wet and windy AFL clash at Domain Stadium. Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy tallied 45 disposals and three goals in the 21.11 (137) to 7.5 (47) victory, with the result keeping Sydney in the hunt to finish second.

The Swans take on Port Adelaide, St Kilda, North Melbourne, and Richmond in the final four rounds, giving them an excellent chance to edge out the likes of GWS and Geelong for second spot. Fremantle remain mired in 16th place with just three wins to show from 18 games.

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Dee Jesse Hogan and Hawthorn’s Luke Hodge both escape AFL suspensions

  • Melbourne forward free to play after elbowing St Kilda’s Jarryn Geary
  • Luke Hodge and Jay Schulz also escape with $1,000 fines from MRP

Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan is free to play this weekend despite elbowing St Kilda’s Jarryn Geary in the face in their round 17 AFL match. Hogan lashed out at his opponent in the fourth quarter of the Demons’ loss on Sunday, making a strong connection with Geary but the Saints defender told SEN radio there “wasn’t a lot” in the action.

Related: Sydney Swans player Michael Talia charged with drug possession

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Adelaide Crows move up to fifth in AFL after thrilling win over Melbourne

  • Adelaide defeated Melbourne 18.12 (120) to 15.8 (98) at the MCG
  • Crows register sixth straight win on anniversary of Phil Walsh’s death

Adelaide rode the bumps and ultimately ran away with a 22-point AFL win over Melbourne in an end-to-end classic at the MCG on Sunday.

In an freewheeling contest, the Crows emerged triumphant with an 18.12 (120) to 15.8 (98) victory to extend their winning streak to six. Adelaide improved to fifth on the ladder after finishing stronger than the valiant Demons.

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Melbourne v Collingwood: Queen’s birthday AFL clash – live!

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Pies goal! 2nd quarter (16:40 remaining) Melbourne 3.4 (22) vs Collingwood 5.4 (34)

Ooft, Jordan De Goey was bounding towards an open goal here but Tom McDonald got very big on him very quickly and smothered an attempted handball to relieve the pressure. After a moment in which the ball’s in dispute, Travis Varcoe gets on the end of a ‘hit and hope’ pass, bumping Neville Jetta out of the way far too easily and then converting the set shot from 25 metres out. Hmm, that wasn’t great from Jetta. He needed to get an effective spoil in there and got nowhere close.

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Dees goal! 2nd quarter (18:29 remaining) Melbourne 3.4 (22) vs Collingwood 4.4 (28)

Stopping to speak to Seven in the break, Dees coach-in-waiting Simon Goodwin said, “We’ve probably overused the ball a little bit,” and that his sideneed to slow the Pies down. Hitting a target inside 50 might also help. Moments later Jack Trengove is stabs through a 25 metres set shot so that the Dees claim first blood in the quarter. That wasn’t entirely convincing but it did the job.

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