Top AFL prospects train, expand horizons on U.S. tour
The NAB AFL Academy brought 40 top prospects to Florida's IMG Academy to hone their skills at one of the best training facilities in the world and get a taste of American sports culture.
How your club stacks up ahead of AFL season
With the 2017 AFL season just around the corner how is your clubs injured list coming along and who will be back sooner than the others?
Ablett a Suns leader, just not in writing
Gary Ablett has been left out of Gold Coast's leadership group, but co-captain Steven May maintains he still has a senior role at the club.
AFL weighs venue change for women's launch
The AFL is considering moving the inaugural women's league clash between Carlton and Collingwood to a bigger venue.
Roughead replaces Hodge as Hawks captain
Jarryd Roughead will captain Hawthorn this year after Luke Hodge's decision to stand down.
Betts inks new deal with Adelaide
Eddie Betts has signed a three-year contract extension with his AFL club, the Adelaide Crows.
Kangaroos ruckman Majak Daw injures knee
North Melbourne AFL ruck-forward Majak Daw has undergone surgery after tearing his meniscus in the right knee during training.
AFL pay on the agenda with talks to resume
The AFL will resume talks with the players' union on a new pay deal in the hopes of avoiding a pre-season strike.
No signs Hird was struggling: father
The father of James Hird says he had no suspicion his son was on the path to being taken to hospital for a suspected overdose.
Lawyer attacks AFL over Hird health crisis
Lawyer Steven Amendola says the AFL must share some responsibility for James Hird's troubles.
Barlow ready to use experience at Suns
Michael Barlow's age was one of his worst enemies at Fremantle, but it's turned into his best ally as a leader at the Gold Coast ahead of the 2017 AFL season.
How your club stacks up for the AFL season
A guide to the key injuries and fitness concerns for each club ahead of the 2017 AFL season.
Murphy and Gibbs facing big AFL questions
Carlton skipper Marc Murphy believes he and wantaway midfielder Bryce Gibbs can prove their AFL doubters wrong this season.
Docker Pearce fractures leg again
Fremantle defender Alex Pearce faces another frustrating stint on the sidelines after fracturing his leg during a running session last week.
Fit Docker Bennell hungrier than ever
Fremantle midfielder Harley Bennell has recovered from his recent calf injury and hopes to finally make his Dockers debut in 2017.
Mitchell set for Eagles leadership role
Eagles coach Adam Simpson says the AFL club's captaincy and leadership group will be voted on in the coming weeks, with Sam Mitchell set to earn a role.
Jarryd Roughead's AFL career
Jarryd Roughead has been named Hawthorn captain following Luke Hodge's decision to stand down.
Bellchambers' pre-season slowed by surgery
Essendon big man Tom Bellchambers faces an eight-week recovery from pre-season knee surgery, which could leave him underdone for the start of the AFL season.
Injured Dog Wallis on road to AFL recovery
Western Bulldogs midfielder Mitch Wallis says he's determined to make his mark on the AFL this season after his horrific leg injury.
Rockliff a possible Lions leader: Fagan
Tom Rockliff is every chance of retaining Brisbane's AFL captaincy, with new coach Chris Fagan hailing his leadership and attitude through pre-season.
Month-long recovery for Daw after surgery
North Melbourne's Majak Daw is expected to return to full pre-season training in four weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
Roughead eyes pre-season return for Hawks
Jarryd Roughead wants to play for Hawthorn in the AFL pre-season competition after missing the entire 2016 season due to treatment for melanoma.
No Dee-grets over tough AFL camp
Melbourne's gruelling pre-season camp produced at least two injuries but captain Nathan Jones has backed the AFL club's rigorous adventure.
Kara Donnellan to captain Dockers in AFLW
Star midfielder Kara Donnellan will captain Fremantle in the inaugural AFLW season.
Naitanui back up and running for Eagles
West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui brought a smile to the face of Eagles fans when he returned to the training track on Monday.
What were the highs and lows of the sporting world in Australia and New Zealand this year? We take an alphabetical look at the year that was.
Find out which players your club has selected in the 2016 AFL Draft.
ESPN Australia/New Zealand staff have taken out their crystal balls to predict who will finish where next season - with some surprising results.
ESPN columnist Josh Jenkins goes one-on-one with former teammate Patrick Dangerfield after the Cat's runaway Brownlow Medal victory.
Who walked away with your club's best and fairest? Who was on the podium? Every club's top three finishers here.
UPDATE: The AFL flag race is run and won, and ESPN assesses the home-and-away and finals campaigns of all 18 clubs, and what lies ahead in 2017.
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