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W2W4, R6: Heat rising on Dees, Dons

After going all-in during last year's trade period, Port Adelaide could soon find out whether their big gamble will backfire. The Dees and Dons are lurching towards crisis, and could this be the biggest Western Derby ever?

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Higgins: Burton apologized to me

Kangaroos' Shaun Higgins says that no part of him believes Ryan Burton intended to cause injury when he went in to make his tackle.


Gilbert will savour the milestone

Saints' Sam Gilbert is excited to hit 200 games this weekend, but says he won't let allow it to get in the way of the teams performance.


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Collingwood vs. Essendon

What makes Anzac Day at the MCG so special?

It's impossible for those who attend their first Anzac Day clash between Essendon and Collingwood -- fans, players and even journalists -- not to get swept up in the emotion and intensity of the annual AFL blockbuster, Jake Michaels writes.

Collingwood win an ANZAC Day classic

It looms as the second biggest match on the AFL calendar and the teams didn't disappoint, as Collingwood were far superior and ran out 101 - 52 victors.


Heroes & Villains: Moneyball Magpies delivering

The Magpie Moneyball recruits are driving the Pies towards finals, while Ben Brown continues his incredible rise. But Lindsay Thomas, a star Lion and St Kilda fans are in the spotlight.


Melbourne vs Richmond

Tigers' late surge sinks Demons in AFL

Richmond have stormed to the top of the AFL ladder with a late burst sealing a 46-point win over a fading Melbourne in the Anzac Day eve clash at the MCG.

Highlights - Tigers' late surge sinks Demons

Richmond have stormed to the top of the AFL ladder with a late burst sealing a 46-point win over a fading Melbourne in the Anzac Day eve clash at the MCG.


Back to back? The Tigers are looking super strong after five rounds this year. They were more organised, cleaner and stronger for longer against the Demons on Anzac Eve.

Niall Seewang, ESPN Associate Editor2d ago


North Melbourne vs. Hawthorn

Battered Kangaroos hold off Hawks

North Melbourne's fast start set up their 28-point win over Hawthorn with the Hawks' Tom Mitchell kept quiet and facing scrutiny over an elbowing incident.


Brisbane vs. Gold Coast

Suns down Lions in historic Q Clash

Life on the road is good again for AFL nomads Gold Coast Suns after they held out Brisbane by five points at the Gabba.


Fremantle vs. Western Bulldogs

Fyfe stars as Dockers sink Bulldogs in AFL

The Western Bulldogs' AFL finals hopes are fading fast, with a big loss to Fremantle leaving them with a 1-4 win-loss record.


Port Adelaide vs. Geelong

Cats down Power in Anzac round AFL clash

Geelong have beaten higher-ranked Port Adelaide by 34 points in their Anzac round AFL clash.


Carlton vs. West Coast

Wayward Eagles battle past brave Blues

West Coast have overcome a stern challenge from Carlton to score a 10-point AFL win at the MCG.


Saints storm home to snatch first AFL draw

GWS had looked set for a scrappy win before St Kilda's last three goals of the match, meaning they have the first draw of the AFL season.


Swans vs. Crows

Sharp Crows outclass Swans in thriller

A much-improved Adelaide shook off the absence of their injured masses and lifted under immense pressure to beat Sydney at the SCG.


Friends become enemies

This round three players take on their old sides.



Geelong thump injury-hit Saints in AFL

St Kilda defender Dylan Roberton has been taken to hospital after collapsing during his side's 47-point loss to Geelong at Kardinia Stadium.

Hawks cop key injuries in dominant win against Dismal Dees

Hawthorn small forwards Cyril Rioli and Paul Puopolo could be out of action for several weeks after they were hurt in the big win over Melbourne.

Stringer stars as Dons hand Port first defeat of season

Essendon have rebounded from two losses to hand Port Adelaide their first setback of the AFL season, a 22-point defeat at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.


Eagles vs. Suns

Kennedy kicks 5, Eagles thrash Suns

West Coast have notched their third-straight AFL win with an 80-point thumping of Gold Coast at Optus Stadium, highlighted by Josh Kennedy kicking five goals.


Roos vs. Blues

Brown boots 5 as Roos crush Blues

North Melbourne have thrashed Carlton by 86 points in their AFL clash at Bellerive Oval, with Ben Brown booting five goals for the Kangaroos.


Bulldogs vs. Swans

Swans hold off Dogs in tight clash

The Western Bulldogs only had themselves to blame as Sydney won an entertaining clash at Etihad Stadium.


Tigers vs. Lions

Dusty kicks six as Tigers maul limp Lions

Richmond have handed Brisbane a 93-point AFL thrashing at the MCG, with the Lions not managing a goal until the shadows of three-quarter time.


Giants vs. Dockers

GWS hang on for win over Dockers

Greater Western Sydney have secured their third win of the AFL season, overcoming extreme winds in Canberra to defeat Fremantle by 31 points.


Crows vs. Magpies

Magpies stun Crows with 48-point win

A five-goal haul from first-year midfielder Jaidyn Stephenson has helped propel Collingwood to a 48-point AFL win over Adelaide.


Eagles vs. Cats

Ablett injured as Eagles beat Cats

Three Geelong players have been injured as West Coast launched a late fightback to snatch a 15-point AFL win in Perth.


Dogs vs. Bombers

Wayward Dogs hold off Bombers for first win

The Western Bulldogs have scored their first win of the AFL season, defeating Essendon by 21 points at Etihad Stadium.


Tigers vs. Hawks

Tempers flare as Tigers beat Hawks

Hawthorn rallied in the last quarter, but Richmond had done enough to hand the Hawks their first loss of the season.


Swans shade Giants in Sydney derby

Sydney have joined cross-town rivals Greater Western Sydney at 2-1 on the AFL ladder after beating the Giants by 16 points at the SCG.

Demons snap 17-game hoodoo against North

Max Gawn and Jesse Hogan have starred for Melbourne as they beat North Melbourne for the first time since 2006.


Blues vs. Pies

Magpies' blitz seals win over Blues

Collingwood have kicked 10 answered goals to secure their first AFL win of the season, defeating Carlton by 24 points at the MCG.


Geelong vs. Hawthorn

Hawks stun Cats in Easter Monday thriller

Hawthorn have scored a stunning one-point AFL win over Geelong at the MCG on Easter Monday.


Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide stun Sydney at SCG

Port Adelaide have kicked 10 goals to six after halftime to score a 23-point win over Sydney at the SCG.

Westhoff rates Swans win among Port's best

Veteran utility Justin Westhoff regards Port Adelaide's win over Sydney at the SCG on Sunday as one of the best he has participated in.


West Coast vs Western Bulldogs

Eagles add to Bulldogs' woes

Liam Ryan and Daniel Venables gave West Coast fans a glimpse of their future AFL forward line, sharing six goals in a 51-point win over Western Bulldogs.


Fremantle vs. Essendon

Dockers turn up pressure to beat Bombers

Fremantle have turned the defensive pressure up a notch to beat Essendon 16.10 (106) to 14.6 (90) at the new Optus Stadium.


Lions vs Demons

Melbourne hold on for win in Brisbane

A little Jeff Garlett magic has helped Melbourne hold on for a 26-point AFL win over a gutsy Brisbane at the Gabba.


Collingwood vs GWS Giants

Injuries mar GWS's tight win over Pies

Collingwood's Tim Broomhead suffered a broken leg and GWS star Tom Scully was stretchered off with an ankle injury early in the Giants' 16-point win at the MCG.


Carlton vs. Gold Coast

Lynch destroys Blues again

A year after kicking his biggest goal haul against Carlton, Tom Lynch has done it again.


Roos vs. Saints

Saints seek answers after AFL shocker

St Kilda coach Alan Richardson saw some worrying enough signs in his side's 52-point loss to North Melbourne on Good Friday to call a crisis meeting.

Brown fires Kangaroos past sloppy Saints

North Melbourne have scored an emphatic 52-point win over St Kilda in the AFL's Good Friday showpiece clash at Etihad Stadium.


Crows down Tigers in grand final rematch

Adelaide defeated Richmond by 36 points in Thursday night's AFL match at Adelaide Oval.

Redemption for the Crows! Josh Jenkins boots five goals and Rory Laird picks up 42 touches to help Adelaide to a six goal win over Richmond in the grand final replay.

Jake Michaels, ESPN Assistant Editor28d ago


West Coast vs. Sydney

Franklin kicks eight in win over Eagles

Sydney star Lance Franklin booted five goals in the opening half of his side's AFL win over West Coast at Optus Stadium.

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