Melbourne co-captain Jack Viney admits he won't be pain-free if he makes a miracle return from foot surgery in the Demons' AFL clash with Port Adelaide on Saturday.
Fremantle captain Nat Fyfe is set to be a Docker for life after agreeing to a contract extension to remain at the AFL club until the end of the 2023 season.
UPDATED | Gun Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan could return to playing in as little as one to two months, after being diagnosed with cancer just weeks after his father died of the disease.
The AFL has resisted calls to delay this year's grand final to a twilight start, with the showpiece game to begin with a traditional 2pm bounce, SA time.
The possibility of a dream Australian Open decider between Roger Federer and old adversary Rafael Nadal remains alive after the Swiss maestro edged countryman Stan Wawrinka in a thrilling semi-final last night.
Daria Gavrilova has declared Karolina Pliskova the player to beat for the Australian Open women's title after being blown off the court by the fifth-seeded Czech.