Richmond have plenty to work to do ahead of next week's AFL grand final rematch against Adelaide.
AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan has forecast a mini-tournament in Hong Kong late next year using the new AFLX format.
Belgian Bjorg Lambrecht has joined two Australian cyclists in missing out on coveted Tour Down Under starts, thanks to confusion over a rule change.
Former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett is back as Hawthorn president, two days after the AFL club sacked chief executive Tracey Gaudry.
Richmond have stolen a march on Grand Final week celebrations - albeit predictably - with a low-key Dustin Martin celebrating a Brownlow Medal win on the back of a new record votes tally, while the Crows marked the night with their own gathering at the Adelaide Oval.
In all likelihood Richmond superstar Dustin Martin will win the Brownlow Medal tonight.