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Essendon recruiting manager Adrian Dodoro can scratch triple-premiership fullback Brian Lake’s name off his list of prospective top-up players. The Bombers are scouring the country for up to 10 replacement …

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Devastated Essendon captain Jobe Watson has spoken for the first time since the shock suspensions handed to 34 past and present Bombers players. In a statement released on behalf of …

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Australian team sports should consider following US professional sporting bodies including the NFL and become voluntary members of the World Anti-Doping Agency code, the Greens say. Federal Greens leader Richard …

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A system that lays all of its blame on footballers is broken and needs to be reviewed, the Greens say. Federal Greens leader Richard Di Natale has called on Sport …

The head of WADA says the 34 current and past Essendon players who received 12-month doping bans were responsible for what went into their bodies. The Court of Arbitration for …

The loss of 12 players may be the least of Essendon’s problems, with the devastating anti-doping bans potentially sparking legal action. There is widespread speculation that the 34 current and …

AFL boss Gill McLachlan has sympathy for the banned Essendon players, saying he did not blame them for the saga that led to their anti-doping suspensions. McLachlan has a much …

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Perennial AFL powers Essendon are at risk of long-term ruin after CAS stunned the league by banning 12 current players for anti-doping offences. Already struggling to recover from their supplements …

Essendon players banned for doping violations won’t take the field this year but may take to the courts, with legal action against the AFL club a possibility, a senior sports …

Despite a text message trail that suggests he set out to test players with a new protein used only on horses, Stephen Dank is maintaining his innocence in the scandal …

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Essendon president Lindsay Tanner says the AFL club needs to accept “collective blame” for the controversial 2012 supplements program which led to one-year suspensions for 34 past and present players. …

KEY POINTS FROM THE CAS DECISION Stephen Dank set out to test players with a new polymer used on horses in North America with compounding pharmacist Nima Alavi. In August …

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ASADA boss Ben McDevitt feels for the AFL players banned for anti-doping violations, but says they only have themselves to blame. The chief executive said the 34 past and present …

ASADA boss Ben McDevitt feels for the AFL players banned for anti-doping violations, but says they only have themselves to blame. The chief executive said the 34 past and present …

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Port Adelaide have urged the AFL to ensure banned duo Paddy Ryder and Angus Monfries aren’t lost to the game during their stint on the sidelines. Ryder and Monfries are …

HOW THE ESSENDON SUPPLEMENTS SCANDAL UNFOLDED 2011 After finishing eighth and with an obvious lack of body strength, coach James Hird promises an intense pre-season. Essendon recruit fitness coach Dean …

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Essendon skipper Jobe Watson will learn in February whether he will be stripped of the 2012 Brownlow Medal. Watson was one of 17 current AFL players hit with playing bans …

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan believes Essendon will overcome the devastating impact of doping bans, announcing plans to allow the besieged club to bring in new players. Essendon will be …