Athletics Australia chief executive Phil Jones has backed calls for the sport’s global governing body to ban Russian athletes from the Rio Olympics and strip the country of the right to host next year’s world junior championships and the world race walking cup.
Harley Bennell has been thrown a lifeline by Fremantle, with the Dockers trading for the controversial midfielder after being convinced he is ready to turn his AFL career around.
Brisbane have become the second AFL club in as many days to slam the free agency compensation system after learning they will only receive pick 39 for ruckman Matthew Leuenberger.
The AFL trade period gets underway on Monday, with Patrick Dangerfield the biggest name among the host of players looking to swap clubs.
Fremantle have delisted Ryan Crowley, a month after the tagger completed a one-year doping ban.
Hawthorn have wasted little time beginning the regeneration of the oldest premiership team in AFL history, calling time on the careers of triple flag-winning stars Brian Lake and David Hale.