Geelong's gastroenteritis crisis wasn't a crisis after all.
As evidenced by five losses in their past six meetings, Geelong have done plenty wrong in their most recent AFL encounters with Sydney.
A "humbled" Nathan Buckley has been awarded a two-year extension as Collingwood coach after an extensive club review determined he remained the best person for the job.
Geelong are resigned to playing their AFL qualifying final against Richmond at the MCG.
Dani Stevens has smashed the longstanding Australian women's discus record to claim world championships silver in London.
Geelong coach Chris Scott estimates that superstar Patrick Dangerfield is only a 40 per cent chance of recovering from a foot injury in time for Friday night's table-topping clash against his former Adelaide teammates, including a fired-up Rory Sloane.