It's that one-and-only night on the AFL calendar. No, the Brownlow Medal count hasn't been delayed a couple of months. It's draft night. The big occasion when the 18 clubs make vital decisions about new personnel .... decisions that can eventually result in premierships.
Only hours before its most hotly-anticipated game of the season, the AFL has opened the door for club members who had been told they needed to pay extra to attend, that they can now do so for free.
St George Illawarra's win on Saturday night was a much-needed confidence booster after the heartbreaking loss to Melbourne, according to five-eighth Gareth Widdop.
Hamstring injury sidelines Carlton star and Blues tagger Ed Curnow will miss six with a fractured leg.
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Arrowfield Stud boss John Messara announced It’s A Dundeel has been retired to stud after his Queen Elizabeth Stakes win at Randwick on Saturday.
Manly fullback Brett Stewart has been arrested for allegedly drink driving on Monday morning.
Adelaide midfielder Richard Douglas is set for a hefty suspension for picking off an unsuspecting opponent at the weekend, while North Melbourne's Scott Thompson is in danger of being ruled out of his team's Anzac Day clash against Fremantle.
As the AFL community searches for a way to overcome the unsightly congestion which so litters most games, TAC Cup coach Leigh Brown has indicated that a radical rule experiment with playing zones is creating more space and in turn a free-flowing spectacle in the under-18 competition.
Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix comfortably ahead of his teammate Nico Rosberg on Sunday as Mercedes tightened their grip on the season with their third one-two finish in a row.