Footy Forensics: It's crunch time
Think it's okay for your club to slowly work its way into the season? Think again. Statistics show the early rounds do more than any other point in the season to set teams on a path to finals.
AFL Preview Round 2: Line-ups, team news, tips
Find out everything you need to know ahead of a blockbuster weekend of AFL action.
AFL Power Rankings: Round 1
After an immense round 1 of AFL action, just where does your team sit in the opening round of ESPN's AFL Power Rankings?
Tigers can ride momentum past Pies.
Richmond made a flying start to the AFL season and Jude Bolton believes they can roll that into a big encounter with Collingwood in Round 2.
AFLW list analysis for 2018
After an impressive opening AFLW season, what does each team need to do to reload for next season to ensure they're competing for the Grand Final? Chyloe Kurdas analyzes every lists needs.
AFLW star to make call on Opals and Tokyo
AFLW best and fairest winner Erin Phillips is yet to decide whether she will try to be part of the Australian Opals basketball campaign for the Tokyo Olympics.
Phillips wins AFLW best and fairest
Adelaide premiership co-captain Erin Phillips has taken out the AFL's best and fairest award in the inaugural season.
Ben Cousins handed 12 month jail sentence
Former Brownlow medalist Ben Cousins has been handed a 12 month jail sentence for stalking and drug possession.
AFL Front and Centre: Dons set to fly
Andy McGrath insists the Bombers are only warming up in 2017, while St Kilda adopts a new approach to its interstate travel.
ESPN's Round 1 AFL Heroes and Villains
Round 1 of the AFL saw a star Tiger dominate and another club's curse lifted, while a new Hawk fails to impress on debut.
Port first gamer wins AFL Rising Star nod
Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper had an outstanding AFL debut in their win over Sydney.
Swans' Rampe breaks arm on morning run
Sydney defender Dane Rampe has suffered a broken arm in a fall while on a morning run and will be out of action for at least five weeks.
Dangerfield stars as Cats thrash Dockers
Fremantle's new-look forward line failed to fire in a heavy loss to Geelong at Domain Stadium in the final game of the opening round.
Adelaide down GWS in stunning win
A hard-running Adelaide have defeated premiership favourites Greater Western Sydney by 56 points in their AFL round one match.
AFL sets new crowd record
More than 400,000 fans came through the turnstiles in round one - a new AFL record.
Petrie injured as Eagles down Roos
West Coast are facing more ruck woes after veteran Drew Petrie was injured during their 43-point AFL win over North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.
Dons beat Hawks in fairytale comeback
Essendon have welcomed back six of their banned players with a thrilling 25-point win over Hawthorn at the MCG.
AFL star Riewoldt cleared of ACL injury
St Kilda veteran Nick Riewoldt's knee damage is not as bad as feared, with scans clearing him of structural damage and a potential career-ending ACL injury
Lions edge Suns in thrilling Q Clash
Brisbane have held off a fast-finishing Gold Coast to claim an upset two-point win over the Suns in the AFL round one clash at Metricon Stadium.
Riewoldt hurt as Demons beat Saints
St Kilda star Nick Riewoldt suffered a knee injury late in Saturday's AFL round one loss to Melbourne at Etihad Stadium which is the Demons first win over them since 2006.
Port shock Swans in upset at SCG
Port Adelaide have broken their 11-year AFL drought at the SCG with an upset 28-point win over Sydney.
Bulldogs hold off Magpies in opener
The Western Bulldogs have survived a late scare from a determined Collingwood to claim a 14-point AFL win at the MCG and get their 2017 campaign underway.
Martin stars as Tigers win opener
Dustin Martin and Richmond have started their big AFL season impressively, with Martin best afield in their 43-point win over Carlton.
ESPN's top 10 most influential AFL players
What does the word influential mean in an AFL context, and who are the league's most influential players? We put our heads together to compile a top 10 list.
Bolton: Unprecedented captaincy turnover adds to AFL intrigue
Nine new AFL captains will lead their teams onto the field in Round 1 this weekend, adding huge intrigue to the competition as different leadership dynamics play out -- Jude Bolton writes.
The latest news, exclusive opinion/analysis, the best sporting video, and a look ahead to what the big talking points will be.
Every player and their number on every listed AFL club in 2017.
Who's playing who and when in the 2017 AFLW season?
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.
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.
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.
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