H&V, R9: Tall timber shines, Hawks' shocker
Round 9 of the AFL saw a Crow excel in wet weather conditions, a sharpshooter continue a red-hot start to the season while a preseason premiership fancy continues to slide.
Darling boots six as Eagles thrash Tigers
West Coast have soared a game clear on top of the table after thrashing Richmond by 47 points at Optus Stadium on Sunday.
Eagles soar to the top of the table
Jack Darling kicked six goals as West Coast ran out 47 point winners at home.
Hodge's Lions topple Hawks in upset
Brisbane have stormed home to thump Hawthorn by 56 points for their first AFL win this season, with former Hawk Luke Hodge instrumental in the upset.
Brilliant Brisbane hammer Hawks
Brisbane has picked up their first win of the season courtesy of a scintilating 56-point upset over Hawthorn.
Melbourne earn biggest win in 25 years
Melbourne have dished up a history-making shellacking of Carlton, defeating the Blues by 109 points at the MCG for their biggest win in 25 years.
Demons destroy Blues to claim fourth straight win
Melbourne have put Carlton to the sword at the MCG to move into the top eight.
Buddy joins Plugger as Swans belt Freo
Lance Franklin has joined Tony Lockett in kicking 300 goals for two VFL-AFL clubs, adding three in Sydney's 59-point home win over Fremantle.
Bombers thrash Cats in form reversal
Essendon have rebounded from a week of heavy scrutiny to thump Geelong, ripping up the form book with a 34-point win at the MCG.
Dons defy odds to down Cats
Essendon have put a horror week behind them to overcome Geelong by 34 points at the MCG.
Port down Gold Coast in Shanghai
Port Adelaide have maintained their Shanghai supremacy, downing Gold Coast by 40 points in a wet-weather AFL slog at Jiangwan Stadium.
Power prove too good for Suns in Shanghai
Port Adelaide have cruised to a 40 point victory over the Gold Coast Suns.
Brown inspires North Melbourne over GWS Giants
Ben Brown's AFL stocks continue to rise, with a five-goal third term inspiring North Melbourne to a 43-point win over a depleted Greater Western Sydney.
Roos ease past the Giants
North Melbourne continued their good form in Tasmania with a 43-point win over the Giants.
Betts stars as Crows thrash Dogs in wet
Adelaide livewire Eddie Betts has slotted four goals in a rain-soaked 37-point win against the Western Bulldogs.
AFL Draft Wrap: Contested mids on the rise
ESPN's AFL Draft expert Christopher Doerre analyses one of the best stoppage and clearance players in this year's draft class.
Worsfold clarifies Baguley sledge
Essendon coach John Worsfold provides context on the on-field sledging between Mark Baguley and Carlton's Jed Lamb.
Worsfold: I'll miss working with Neeld
Essendon coach John Worsfold believes Mark Neeld leaving wasn't due to the football clubs form.
Neeld resigns from Essendon
Bombers' assistant coach Mark Neeld has quit the club effective immediately.
Jude Bolton's five most improved AFL players
Every year a handful of players lift their games significantly from the season before - ESPN AFL expert Jude Bolton lists his top five in 2018.
H&V, R8: Ronke magic; Goddard's woes
Round 8 of the AFL uncovered another gem from Sydney's rookie list, while we also watched another Robbie Gray masterclass. But what about the Don defender who just won't tackle?
Could Stringer's form be costly?
The stats that show how Essendon's Jake Stringer is down on form and could leave him out of the Bombers' best 22.
Longmire: Clarkson's comments unusual and unnecessary
Sydney Swans' John Longmire responds to Alastair Clarkson's 'blue murder' comments saying they are inappropriate and unusual.
Geelong outlast wounded Magpies
Collingwood have suffered injuries to Darcy Moore and Tom Phillips during their 21-point loss to Geelong at the MCG.
Tigers beat brave Roos to stay top in AFL
Richmond have seen off a brave challenge from North Melbourne to score a thrilling 10-point win at Etihad Stadium.
Membrey astray, Dockers beat Saints
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon has put a horror week behind him, with the Dockers scoring a 30-point AFL win over St Kilda at Optus Stadium.
Docker Fyfe becomes unstoppable AFL force
Fremantle skipper Nat Fyfe put in a best afield display during his team's 30-point win over St Kilda on Saturday night.
Bontempelli stars, Dogs down Lions
Brisbane have slumped to their worst start to an AFL season since merging with Fitzroy, losing to the Western Bulldogs by 14 points at Etihad Stadium.
Port pip Crows in AFL comeback thriller
Port Adelaide have come from behind to defeat arch rivals Adelaide by five points in their AFL derby.
Demons smash Suns in dull Gabba affair
Melbourne have smashed Gold Coast by 69 points at the Gabba to score their third AFL win in a row.
Carlton rallies to first win of AFL season
Essendon coach John Worsfold is facing a week of sustained pressure after the Bombers became the first team to lose to Carlton this season.
New low for bumbling Bombers
Essendon coach John Worsfold has suggested a week of soul-searching is to come at the AFL heavyweights after losing to bottom side Carlton.
Eagles extend win streak to seven with win over GWS
West Coast Eagles have gone top of the AFL with a 25-point away win over Greater Western Sydney, notching their seventh straight victory.
Buddy who? Ronke's MCG debut for the ages
There weren't too many people who knew who Ben Ronke was before Friday night at the MCG but by the final siren - and seven goals later - the 20-year-old made sure everyone knew his name.
Ben Ronke, take a bow. The third-gamer kicks SEVEN goals as Sydney stun the Hawks by eight points at the MCG on Friday night.
W2W4, R8: Pies vs. Cats a top-four battle?
It's still early days but we're going out on a limb and saying the winner of Geelong and Collingwood will be locked firmly inside the top four at the conclusion of the bye rounds. Here's What To Watch For in Round 8.
AFL tribunal suspends Naitanui for tackle
The AFL tribunal has upheld Nic Naitanui's rough conduct charge, meaning he will miss West Coast's away match against GWS.
AFL Draft Wrap: Father-son, academy analysis
This year's draft features a massive number of father-son and academy prospects. ESPN's AFL Draft expert Christopher Doerre assesses those likely to be picked up.
H&V: What's happened to the Swans' fortress?
Round 7 of the AFL saw regular transmission resume down at the Cattery, another Bomber fade-out, and a feel-good story up in Brisbane. But what has happened to the Swans' SCG fortress?
May AFL Draft Power Rankings: Midfielders make their move
Magpies sneak past Lions in AFL
Collingwood do it the hard way with a seven-point win over the struggling Brisbane Lions at the Gabba.
Demons easily beat wasteful Saints in AFL
St Kilda were competitive early, but again they paid for poor goalkicking and Melbourne eventually kicked clear.
Tigers add to Dockers' miserable AFL week
Richmond have steamrolled a hapless Fremantle in the fourth quarter on the way to a 77-point annihilation at the MCG.
North Melbourne edge Sydney in SCG thriller
Mason Wood has kicked four goals including a late winner to help North Melbourne to a two-point AFL win over Sydney at the SCG.
Crows crush Blues, more hamstring woes
Adelaide had few problems brushing aside the winless Carlton, but their hamstring curse has claimed another victim in Wayne Milera.
Bombers fail to fire as Hawks cruise
Hawthorn kicked 6.3 to Essendon's solitary behind in the third term on the way to a comfortable 23-point win.
Shuey injured as Eagles survive Power surge
West Coast forward Jack Darling has pulled in some monster marks to help inspire his team to an AFL victory over Port Adelaide in Perth.
Macrae stars as Dogs edge Suns in Ballarat
The Western Bulldogs have held off Gold Coast by nine points in a tightly-contested clash in Ballarat to notch their third win of the AFL season.
Dogs star no certainty for Lions AFL game
Marcus Bontempelli could be out another week for the Western Bulldogs after missing their win over Gold Coast with hip soreness.
Cats score big win over listless GWS
Greater Western Sydney took on Geelong as AFL premiership contenders, but left Kardinia Park exposed as pretenders after copping a 61-point belting.
Don't panic: Jenkins' simple scoring solution
Is there reason to panic over lower scores and increased congestion? Josh Jenkins investigates the 'state of the game' and believes there may be one easy, simple solution that could help improve AFL for players, experts and fans.
AFL Draft Wrap: Pies' prospect could be a steal
Sydney hope for Buddy return next week
Sydney forward Lance Franklin has been given some chance of returning from a bruised heel to play against his former AFL club Hawthorn next week.
H&V, R6: Stunning Swans and a wayward Don
Round 6 of the AFL saw mega performances from Sydney's Josh Kennedy and Hawthorn's Isaac Smith, but the AFL's scheduling team needs a reality check.
Walters hurt as Eagles beat Dockers
West Coast have overcome a 20-point deficit to post a thrilling eight-point AFL win over Fremantle at Optus Stadium.
Flaky Bombers steamrolled by Demons
Melbourne have turned the tables on Essendon with a dominant second half in a 36-point AFL victory at Etihad Stadium.
Tigers crack Magpies late for AFL win
Richmond have kicked half their goals in the last quarter, but Collingwood have taken it up to the reigning premiers before losing their AFL clash by 43 points.
Mitchell, Smith star as Hawks down Saints
Hawthorn have finished with a wet sail to overcome St Kilda by 35 points in an AFL match where both teams have suffered the yips in front of goal.
Injuries sour Crows' win over Suns
Adelaide have proved far too good for Gold Coast but their 48-point AFL victory has been soured by injuries to Taylor Walker and David Mackay.
Swans stun Cats with final-quarter blitz
Sydney have stormed home with a seven-goal final-quarter blitz to stun Geelong by 17 points in the AFL match at GMHBA Stadium.
Power bounce back to beat Kangaroos
Port Adelaide have bounced back from consecutive losses to score a 33-point win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.
Giants cruise to win over Lions
Greater Western Sydney have shored up their position in the upper reaches of the AFL ladder with a comfortable 34-point home victory over winless Brisbane.
Richmond shocked us all in surging to a stunning premiership triumph last year. But what will season 2018 hold? Jude Bolton tackles the key questions.
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