Footy foresight: Fearless predictions for 2018
What will 2018 bring for our major winter sporting codes? Our writers consult their crystal balls to predict the biggest storylines.
The secret behind Ben Simmons' dominance
The inside (and Down Under) story of how Australia's Ben Simmons became the NBA's best rookie since LeBron James.
Clark with Fyfe aspirations.
Top St Kilda recruit Hunter Clark wants to be a goal kicking midfielder like Nat Fyfe.
Simon Lethlean appointed St. Kilda Head of Football.
St. Kilda have made the controversial decision to appoint Simon Lethlean as their new Head of Football.
Stephenson shapes his game from the best in the AFL.
Collingwood's top draft pick Jaidyn Stephenson believes his natural game style comes from the best in the league.
AFL scraps match review panel in overhaul
Michael Christian will be the sole match review officer in 2018 onwards as part of changes to the AFL's disciplinary system.
Cerra excited to play with Fyfe.
Top five Docker draft pick Adam Cerra will learn from Fremantle's top midfielders.
Dow will work hard for the Blues.
Carlton's top draft pick Paddy Dow will earn the respect of his new teammates.
Naitanui upbeat after minor surgery
West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui says he will rejoin the main training group soon as his recovery from knee surgery continues to gain momentum.
Tigers duo can cover for injured Rioli
Richmond are taking a cautious approach with Daniel Rioli's recovery from a broken foot suffered in the 2017 AFL grand final.
Butler: Premiership forward line could change for 2018.
Richmond Premiership player Dan Butler believes their winning formula could change with the new recruits.
Castagna: Spots are hot at Tigerland.
Richmond premiership player Jason Castagna knows he has to fight for his spot in the forward line in the new season.
Port's Gray hits track after cancer scare
Port Adelaide star Robbie Gray has returned to the training track alongside high-profile AFL recruit Tom Rockliff.
Knightmare's Top 20 AFL draft prospects for 2018
The 2017 AFL draft has been and gone, but it's never too early to look ahead. Here's Christopher Doerre's top 20 2018 draft prospects, in alphabetical order.
Cats throw ex-Dog Crameri rookie lifeline
Former Essendon and Western Bulldogs forward Stewart Crameri will play for Geelong next season after the Cats picked him at Monday's AFL rookie Draft.
AFL's 'last-chance saloon' open for business
Friday night's draft was littered with examples of those who were denied a red carpet entry to an AFL list but eventually banged down the door, writes Niall Seewang
Knightmare's draft winners and losers
ESPN AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre reveals his winners and losers from one of the most open national drafts in history.
Lions take Rayner with No.1 draft pick
Victorian midfielder Cameron Rayner has joined Brisbane with the No.1 pick at the 2017 AFL draft in Sydney.
Why draft pick No. 56 is better than No. 6
The stats show that pick No. 56 has historically yielded more talent than the highly sought after pick No.6.
Aish confident despite concussion concerns
Collingwood's James Aish says he has been troubled by successive head injuries and has consulted players who are suffering the long-term impacts of concussion.
Tigers' flag huge news in Lebanon
The AFL world is indeed a small one, as veteran Australian sports journalist Michael Reid discovered last week in Lebanon.
AFL Draft Power Rankings: Rayner still top
There's less than a week to go to the AFL draft, and Christopher Doerre has unveiled his final list of the 20 best prospects in the country.
AFL Commission votes to retain the bounce
The AFL Commission has voted to retain the traditional centre bounce despite umpires wanting it to be scrapped.
McLachlan bullish on AFL mid-year trades
AFL supremo Gillon McLachlan believes it's only a matter of time before the league introduces a mid-year trade period.
Lever disappointed with Crows fallout
Star Melbourne recruit Jake Lever has joined AFL pre-season training ahead of schedule after his departure from Adelaide.
Ireland coach fumes at Nat Fyfe forearm
Australia are the new International Rules champions after beating Ireland 2-0 in a hard-fought series but it wasn't without controversy.
Aussies overcome Selwood dismissal, win IR series
Australia star Joel Selwood faces a potential AFL ban after being black carded during his team's International Rules series win in Perth.
Trolls behind Vickery's retirement - ex-coach
Much-maligned forward Ty Vickery is the AFL's first victim of social media trolls according to one of his junior coaches.
Lions still undecided on No. 1 pick
Despite speculation this week that Brisbane was leaning towards bolter Andrew Brayshaw as its No.1 selection at next week's national draft, Lions officials insist they are yet to make a decision on the identity of their top pick.
'Superstar' McCartin backed for breakout year
St Kilda youngster Paddy McCartin has conquered his concussion concerns and vows to live up to the hype of becoming a "superstar of the game", teammate Jack Lonie says.
Injured Blues star Docherty to miss 2018
Carlton have suffered a massive blow with star defender Sam Docherty suffering a serious knee injury at pre-season training.
Knightmare's November phantom draft
The trade period is over and clubs will now shift their focus to the annual AFL draft. Christopher Doerre predicts who will go where during the first three rounds.
Aussies down Irish in International Rules
Australia have defeated Ireland by 10 points in the International Rules game at Adelaide Oval.
Suns' list boss blasts 'go-home' factor
Veteran Gold Coast list manager Scott Clayton has slammed the growing trend of young players returning to their home state a year or two after being drafted.
Hodge's pre-Lions advice for Robinson
Brisbane veteran Mitch Robinson has hailed the recruitment of Luke Hodge, several years after he reached out to the then-Hawk for career advice.
Retired Swallow may still head to Suns
North Melbourne's root-and-branch rebuild continued with the retirement of Andrew Swallow, but the former captain may still end up joining the Gold Coast.
Ablett may play on beyond current deal
Gary Ablett says he's thrilled to be back at his hometown club Geelong after seven years on the Gold Coast, and hasn't ruled out playing beyond his current two-year deal.
Ablett praises famous dad's support
Returning hero Gary Ablett is looking forward to spending more time with his famous father now he is back in Geelong.
Key trends of recent AFL drafts
Drafting has become a more exact science over time, and ESPN's AFL draft expert Christopher Doerre has identified three key trends in recent years that have shaped the current draft landscape.
Knightmare's club-by-club list needs
It's not always the case of 'best available' at the draft - AFL clubs often target specific types of players to fix their list weaknesses. Christopher Doerre analyses every team, and who they should draft.
Knightmare's October phantom draft
The trade period is over and clubs will now shift their focus to the annual AFL draft. Christopher Doerre predicts who will go where during the first two rounds, as well as answering several key questions.
All the colour and glamour as the guests arrive for AFL's night of nights.
Richmond Tigers star Dustin Martin has taken out the 2017 Brownlow Medal
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