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Sport can provide beauty when it is least expected

Trying to understand life is sometimes a futile pursuit. Yesterday provided another instance.

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Crows coach Phil Walsh found dead, son charged with murder

Head coach of the Adelaide Crows, Phil Walsh, has died following a domestic dispute at his home in Adelaide.

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A change in policy won’t help the AFL’s drug situation

13 years ago the AFL were issued with a warning that recreational drugs were commonplace at football clubs.

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Waiting for Goddard: Essendon’s star disappointment

The best game that Brendon Goddard ever played is the worst thing that ever happened to him.

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Rose and Ryan take stock at Round 14

Ryan Buckland: Mr Rose, we’ve made it through the dreaded bye rounds, and we’re getting ready for the 10 week run home.

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Friday Night Forecast: Hawthorn vs Collingwood

Welcome to the Friday Night Forecast for Round 14.

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AFL calls off Adelaide-Geelong clash on Sunday

The AFL announced on Friday afternoon that in the wake of Adelaide Crows’ head coach Phil Walsh’s tragic passing, Sunday afternoon’s match between Adelaide and the Geelong Cats will not go ahead.

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Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh found dead in home

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh is dead after a domestic dispute at his home. His son has been arrested.

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AFL star Jarryd Roughead must endure a nerve-wracking week before learning the extent of his skin cancer scare.

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Without their Bondi Billionaires, a gutsy Sydney turned Port Adelaide into AFL paupers on Thursday night with a stirring 10-point AFL home win over the Power at the SCG.

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Hawthorn have revealed premiership defender Taylor Duryea came under AFL investigation and was target tested for drugs after an internet prank went badly wrong.

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Captain Gary Ablett has given Gold Coast some desperately needed good news, returning to the AFL for the first time since round two.

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Tributes flow for Adelaide Coach Phil Walsh following tragic death

The Australian sporting community woke to shocking news on Friday morning that Adelaide Crows head coach, Phil Walsh, had been found dead in his home following an early morning domestic dispute.

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Western Bulldogs star Tom Liberatore is in trouble again for his off-field behaviour, with the AFL club confirming it had been “unacceptable”.

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The AFL responds to photos of Harley Bennell with alleged illicit drugs

The Herald Sun has released explosive photos of Gold Coast Suns’ utility Harley Bennell with what appears to be illicit drugs.

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Suns focused on Bennell’s welfare

Gold Coast say their immediate concern is ensuring the welfare of player Harley Bennell after pictures of the young gun apparently taking illicit drugs were displayed across the media.

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Lance Franklin of the Swans

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Adam Goodes

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Ollie Wines of the Power

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Jack Ziebell of the Kangaroos

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A dejected Gary Ablett Jnr walks off the field after another Gold Coast Suns' loss

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The Roar of the crowd

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Another tragic loss for South Australian sport

As if the deaths of former Port Adelaide player John McCarthy, former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey and cricketer Phillip Hughes in the last three years hadn’t already rocked the South Australia sporting landscape, then the shock death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh will no doubt have hit the hardest.

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A death in the family: Vale Phil Walsh

Football is an unpredictable game, and watching it teaches you to expect the unexpected. But it cannot prepare you to deal with something like this.

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Free agency needs tweaking – and the red vest needs to go

Listening to the Channel Seven commentary team, you get the impression that, maybe they’re not the biggest fans of the red vest.

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[VIDEO] Collingwood Magpies vs Hawthorn Hawks highlights: 2015 AFL scores, blog

This is a huge game in the context of the top four AFL ladder positions, with the Collingwood Magpies taking on the Hawthorn Hawks in Friday night footy. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 7.40pm (AEST).

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The month that changed the Carlton Football Club

The beginning of the 2015 season was filled with such optimism from Carlton officials, players and supporters alike, only to have their hopes dashed within five weeks of season beginning.

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Football club pay TV ratings and attendances for June

This article continues my series of monthly updates on the ratings and attendances of club football games in Australia across all four codes.

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[VIDEO] Sydney Swans vs Port Adelaide Power Highlights: AFL live scores, blog

MATCH RESULT: They didn’t have it all their way but the Sydney Swans found their way to a 10-point win over the Port Adelaide Power on Thursday night.

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AFL must act on spoilt golden child

By Adam Hill, 2 Jul 2015 Video
AFL must act on spoilt golden child

With the recent revelations that drug use is rife at the Gold Coast Suns, this poses many questions, but also answers others. Unfortunately for the AFL the answers aren’t what they were hoping for.

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2015 AFL season: The story so far (Part 3)

By mastermind5991, 2 Jul 2015 Video
2015 AFL season: The story so far (Part 3)

Over half the season has passed and there are still a lot of things to be discussed in the next two months as the countdown to the finals continues.

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Defending the whistle blowers from a high horse

Two things in sport always seem to be brought up in relation to umpires. Good teams beat bad umpires, and if your team loses it was likely the umpire’s fault. And sporting bodies wonder why they are having issues getting people to volunteer to do this?

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Hawthorn to repeat Magpie slaughter

By Bronwyn Knight, 2 Jul 2015 Video
Hawthorn to repeat Magpie slaughter

‘May the Magpies prosper’ is what they say at Collingwood It’s something that they wish for ‘cause they’re really not that good

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Pies and Hawks to face off in heavyweight clash this Friday night

A top-four spot will go on the line when Collingwood and Hawthorn face off for the only time this season this Friday night.

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Revisiting the 2012 AFL Draft

By Tiarne Swersky, 2 Jul 2015 Video
Revisiting the 2012 AFL Draft

Since the players drafted in 2012 are only three and a half years into the AFL system, this redraft will combine the player’s achievements so far, as well as the future potential I see them being capable of.

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2015 AFL season: The story so far (Part 2)

By mastermind5991, 1 Jul 2015 Video
2015 AFL season: The story so far (Part 2)

With the first half of the 2015 AFL season having now passed, the finals credentials of the middle six teams will be put to the test throughout the second half of the season as they jostle for their place in September.

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Revisiting the 2011 AFL Draft

By Tiarne Swersky, 1 Jul 2015 Video
Revisiting the 2011 AFL Draft

Since the players drafted in 2011 are only four and a half years into the AFL system, this redraft will combine their achievements so far, as well as the future potential I see them being capable of.

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Essendon’s problems can be broken down by percentages

After watching Essendon’s game on the weekend against the Hawthorn Hawks, it looks to me as though there is a serious problem at the Bombers. And it is not just the WADA investigation causing the problem.

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Lance Franklin of the Swans celebrates

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Travis Cloke of the Magpies celebrates a goal

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Alex Rance of the Tigers

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Karmichael Hunt

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Hugh Goddard and Paddy McCartin

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Lance Franklin (R) of the Swans hugs Sam Mitchell of the Hawks

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Lachie Henderson of the Blues kicks a goal

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Brad Sheppard (right) of the Eagles celebrates with teammate Elliot Yeo

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Nick Riewoldt falling

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