Government body must ensure no repeat of Essendon saga: Corcoran

Danny Corcoran, one of the central figures in the Essendon supplements saga, has urged the proposed new national sports integrity commission to ensure there is no repeat of how the contentious AFL case was handled. Federal Sports Minister Bridget McKenzie unveiled a wide-ranging report into Australian sport on Wednesday, tackling several integrity issues, including match-fixing and anti-doping concerns. The report […]

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Hawks must lift to mix it with the best, says Clarkson

Alastair Clarkson is confident that the midfield depth Hawthorn have developed this season is serving them well as they build towards their next premiership. But he admits that his side has some improving to do if they want to beat an in-form Essendon next week and play a part in the finals this season, despite moving in to seventh spot […]

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AFL must step in and give Blues priority pick: Pagan

Former Carlton coach Denis Pagan says the Blues still haven't recovered from the crippling penalties the AFL dished out for "deliberate, elaborate and sophisticated" salary-cap breaches in 2002. Pagan was Blues coach during arguably the club's bleakest period – 104 games between 2003-07 that produced just 25 wins – that came on the back of the club being stripped of draft […]

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Top Labour MP Keir Starmer says Labour must tighten up anti-Semitism rules 'sharpish'

Sir Keir Starmer urged the Labour leader to make changes "sharpish" after the party's disciplinary panel approved a new racism code that for the first time doesn't incorporate an international definition of anti-Jewish hate. The Shadow Brexit Secretary said Labour must reinstate the full definition outlined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). The new guidelines could let dozens of […]

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Dunstan backs 'much-loved' Richardson, says players must lift

St Kilda midfielder Luke Dunstan has spoken of the Saints’ players’ “love” for Alan Richardson as pressure mounts on the embattled coach. Richardson slammed his side’s performance on Saturday night as “unacceptable” after St Kilda conceded the first nine goals of the game to Sydney at Etihad Stadium. The Saints ultimately went down by 71 points, making it seven straight […]

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Horn must go through the gears to get near Crawford: Fenech

Australian boxing icon Jeff Fenech believes Jeff Horn will have to elevate his game to uncharted levels if he is to hang with Terence Crawford in their WBO welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. Fenech was on hand to watch the weight drama unfold at the MGM Grand Garden Arena but said that would be the least of Horn's problems […]

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