H&V, R21: Do we have a hero and villain of the year?
Round 21 of the AFL saw the Eagles deliver after-the-siren pain to the Power (again), Jack Riewoldt put one hand on the Coleman Medal but more heartbreak for Sydney's Alex Johnson.
Did Wingo fly with the Swans?
Brave Swans dent Demons' finals hopes
Melbourne's AFL finals hopes are in jeopardy after Sydney withstood key injuries to claim a nine-point victory at the MCG.
Dockers beat Blues with third-quarter blitz
Fremantle have put a week of drama behind them to post a come-from-behind AFL win over Carlton in Perth.
Dogs deal Roos' finals hopes big blow
The Western Bulldogs have overcome a 28-point halftime deficit to score a thrilling seven-point win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.
What we learned: Hawthorn are very dangerous at the MCG
We all know about Richmond's sublime record at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, but don't think they can't be beaten. Hawthorn is proving they can match anyone at the 'G.
FT: Once again a Hawthorn vs. Geelong game has delivered. The Hawks have guaranteed themselves a place in the 2018 finals after holding on to win by nine points at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Tom Hawkins missed a golden opportunity to cut the margin to a single point with three minutes on the clock before Jaeger O'Meara converted at the other end to leave the Cats needing a miracle to play finals.
Wounded Giants end Crows' finals hopes
The casualty ward at GWS has grown in the Giants' 14-point AFL victory over Adelaide in Canberra that consolidated their spot in the top-four.
De Goey stars as Magpies down Lions
Collingwood have recovered from a shaky start to down Brisbane by 31 points at Etihad Stadium and keep their AFL finals push on track.
Eagles stun Port with after-siren win
West Coast have kicked a goal after the siren to pinch a four-point win against Port Adelaide in their AFL match at Adelaide Oval.
Riewoldt haul paves way for Tigers win
Richmond have smashed Gold Coast by 74 points to record their first interstate win of the AFL season, with Jack Riewoldt kicking 10 goals.
Depleted Dons down lowly Saints
Essendon were too good for St Kilda after losing Brendon Goddard and Adam Saad in the first quarter.
Gaff cops eight-game suspension for punch
West Coast star Andrew Gaff is set to miss the remainder of 2018 after copping an eight-game suspension for his sickening hit on Fremantle youngster Andrew Brayshaw.
How a send-off rule could work in the AFL
After Andrew Gaff's sickening punch to the face of Fremantle youngster Andrew Brayshaw, talk of a send-off rule has surfaced again. Here's how it could work if introduced in the AFL.
H&V, R20: So many questions after Gaff's act of violence
Round 20 of the AFL saw some of the most exciting football and thrilling finishes in recent memory before an inexcusable act of violence took the gloss off an amazing weekend of footy.
AFL Draft Wrap: Stoppage king jumps into draft calculations
With plenty of qualities that could see him drafted onto an AFL list, Stefan Radovanovic -- who resembles Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper -- is beginning to attract attention from recruiters.
AFL Draft Power Rankings: Forwards on the rise
The same dominant names feature at the top of this month's Power Rankings but several impressive forwards are beginning to make their move up Chris Doerre's draft board.
Eagles' Gaff sorry after punching Brayshaw
West Coast midfielder Andrew Gaff is facing a lengthy suspension after punching Andrew Brayshaw during Sunday's western derby.
Demons smash Suns, climb into top four
Melbourne have destroyed Gold Coast by 96 points at the MCG to climb to fourth on the AFL ladder.
Injuries mar big GWS win over Blues
The Giants lost Brett Deledio, Dawson Simpson, Sam Taylor and Toby Greene on Sunday, leaving them no fit men on the interchange bench.
Swans prevail in epic against Magpies
Sydney have burst back into the AFL's top eight after a two-point win over Collingwood at the SCG, where Lance Franklin kicked six goals.
What we learned: Mitchell must win the Brownlow Medal
Plenty of players may have had fine seasons in 2018 but Hawthorn's Tom Mitchell has to be on his way to the Brownlow Medal after a fourth consecutive 40+ possession game.
Hawthorn dent Bombers' finals hopes
Hawthorn have kept pace with the AFL top four, beating Essendon by four points at the MCG.
Bulldogs storm past sorry Saints
The Western Bulldogs have overcome a sluggish start to score a 35-point AFL win over St Kilda at Etihad Stadium.
Crows beat Power in last-gasp win
Adelaide have defeated arch foes Port Adelaide by three points in their AFL match at Adelaide Oval.
North Melbourne pip Lions in thriller
North Melbourne's finals hopes are still alive after a thrilling three-point win over a fast-finishing Brisbane.
Tigers hold off brave Cats in thriller
Richmond have extended their record run of AFL wins at the MCG with a heart-stopping three-point victory over Geelong.
Pearce blasts league over AFLW draw
Adelaide AFLW captain Daisy Pearce says the AFL risks letting the women's league turn into a "gimmick."
Lynch confirms he wants out of Suns
The AFL's hottest free agent, Gold Coast star Tom Lynch, has told the Suns he wants to return to Melbourne.
AFL Draft Wrap: Key defender Reid making his presence felt
All-Australian key defender Kyle Reid is not elite in any one category but is a strong all-rounder and is one of this year's best tall defensive prospects, writes ESPN's AFL Draft expert Christopher Doerre.
Finals, flag, award winners: Jude Bolton's crystal ball
H&V, R19: Carlton's Charlie chance
Round 19 of the AFL saw another Brownlow contender take the next step, but Saturday's monster blockbuster was marred by another injury for Collingwood.
Mitchell stars as Hawks thrash Dockers
Hawthorn gave their finals hopes an important boost with a big AFL win over Fremantle in Perth.
Port down Dogs to snare top-four spot
Charlie Dixon has booted five goals to drive Port Adelaide to a 44-point AFL victory over the Western Bulldogs in a freezing Ballarat.
Roos stun Eagles, keep AFL season alive
North Melbourne have beaten high-flyers West Coast at Bellerive Oval by 40 points to keep in touch with the AFL top eight.
What we learnt: Tigers have more gears but Collingwood not far behind
Richmond again produced a final quarter flurry to deny Collingwood in front of 88,000 fans but Nathan Buckley's side proved that at their best they can be the team to dismantle the Tigers.
Tigers beat Pies, break MCG record
Richmond have stormed clear again for a big win over Collingwood, with the game living up to its hype for three quarters as the clash of the AFL season.
Melbourne down Crows in AFL crunch match
Melbourne have cemented their place in the AFL top-eight with a 13-point win over Adelaide.
Blues thump sorry Suns for second AFL win
Carlton have sent Gold Coast crashing back to earth with a drought-breaking 35-point AFL win.
Surging Giants overwhelm St Kilda in AFL
Greater Western Sydney have risen to fourth on the AFL ladder after shaking off a slow start to beat a wasteful St Kilda by 25 points at Spotless Stadium.
Hawkins boots seven as Cats down Lions
Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins has claimed another seven-goal haul to lift the Cats to a 42-point AFL victory over Brisbane.
Bombers score huge win over Swans
Sydney are at risk of missing the AFL finals for the first time under John Longmire's tenure after losing to Essendon by 43 points at Etihad Stadium.
Buddy's 'probably trained for 20 minutes' in 2018
Sydney coach John Longmire insists the Swans have no plans to rest forward Lance Franklin this AFL season as he battles a lingering foot injury.
AFL W2W4, R19: A grand final in July?
From one of the most eagerly anticipated home and away matches in years, to a number of teams desperate for redemption and a white-hot Brownlow race, there's plenty to watch for in Round 19 of the AFL.
Jenkins: Cellar dwellers should test new AFL rules
If the AFL is serious about implementing dramatic rule changes for the 2019 season, trials must take place now between teams already out of finals contention, Josh Jenkins believes.
Mid-season rule trials 'demeaning' for AFL
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says new rules could be tested in up to three regular season matches this season.
AFL Draft Wrap: Another key forward in the first round?
It's a draft loaded with key position talent, and athletic key forward Bailey Williams might have put himself into first-round calculations after a huge performance at the weekend, writes ESPN's AFL Draft expert Christopher Doerre.
H&V, R18: Hawkins, Tuohy inspirational; Swans awful
Jake Michaels and Matt Walsh
Giants down Port Adelaide, move up to sixth
The GWS Giants downed Port Adelaide by 22 points in Sunday's AFL match in Adelaide.
Eagles a step closer to top-two finish
West Coast have boosted their chances of finishing in the AFL top two with an easy win over the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium.
Saints prolong Carlton's horror season
St Kilda have prolonged Carlton's horror season, downing the Blues by 64 points in a Friday the 13th massacre at Etihad Stadium.
Richmond shocked us all in surging to a stunning premiership triumph last year. But what will season 2018 hold? Jude Bolton tackles the key questions.
Preseason is done and dusted which means attention turns to the AFL home and away season. ESPN has analysed the field and given pass marks for each club.
Rise, fall or hold steady? The 2018 AFL season may still be months away, but that hasn't stopped Jude Bolton assessing each club's chances for the upcoming season.
What will 2018 bring for our major winter sporting codes? Our writers consult their crystal balls to predict the biggest storylines.