• Wallace gives Pies a D for trade period

    “When you lose a Copeland Trophy winner and fourth in the best and fairest this year that’s a significant loss no matter what you bring in."

  • Blease and Strauss cut by Demons

    Melbourne’s failed recruiting drive during the 2008 and 2009 period has been highlighted once again following the delisting of Sam Blease and James Strauss on Thursday morning.

  • Saints on the right path says Pelchen

    “It is a fluid environment so there will be continual change. Every club goes through it and while the next couple of years will present challenges, I'm confident St Kilda will become a very strong team again.”

  • Raines a chance at the Suns

    Andrew Raines’ AFL career may not be over, with the Gold Coast Suns linked to the former Brisbane and Richmond negating midfielder.

  • KB: Gold Coast must get Eade

    “Now Rodney Eade in the past has said he is not interested in senior coaching again. The Gold Coast Suns have to change his mind. It has gone past the interview stage, the Suns say they want a senior coach, put a line through Mark Thompson, Brett Ratten, John Worsfold and Mark Harvey."

  • Federer, Nadal put on a clinic in Basel

    He may not have won a Grand Slam title in 2014, but he may just finish the year as the number one player in the world. Roger Federer continued his assault on the prestigious year-end ATP No.1 spot with a clinical display at the Swiss Indoors on Thursday.

  • Craig: More than a return of a favourite son

    “There will be no doubt at all, in 2015, to have that experience around James and a calming effect just to realign people is going to be important. So, that just adds to the appointment."

  • O'Rourke happy to play anywhere

    New Hawthorn recruit Jonathan O’Rourke is happy to play wherever coach Alastair Clarkson wants him to play. And after battling injuries and form issues at Greater Western Sydney, the former number two draft pick is simply looking to put a frustrating start to his career behind him.

  • Johnson the destroyer once again

    Mitchell Johnson was once again Australia’s most destructive weapon with ball in hand on the opening day of the first test against Pakistan in Dubai.

  • Greenwood at peace with Pies switch

    “I did it with a clear mind and I’m at peace with my decision and think it is the right one for my future going forward."

  • Five untouchable US sports records

    “Kobe Bryant had 81 points in 2006, and before that David Robinson scored 71 in 1994 – no one is going to score 100 points.”

  • Sheedy: Boyd deal not good for footy

    “I think it’s good for the kid, but I don’t think it is good for footy, no, no. It might really cause some concerns in the game to be honest."

  • Ralph: Blues need to sign Malthouse

    “I think if you’re going to go young and bring some new kids in you need to give the fans an idea of what’s going to happen."

  • Finnis: Pelchen split amicable

    “We’re really strong and have been really strong in the strategy in the list and recruitment, but felt that there was probably a harder edge and a bit more work we could do in terms of our football program itself and that’s the change we decided to make."