Essendon will spurn the opportunity to appeal the verdict in the Federal Court case that found in favour of ASADA and allowed it to proceed with show cause notices for 34 current and former players.
Demons confident they can come to a deal with Geelong for Mitch Clark, with football manager James Mahoney saying the clubs are "around about the same page".
Guy McKenna has been sacked as coach of the Gold Coast Suns with a year left to run on his contract.
As caretaker Essendon coach, Mark Thompson enjoyed a great rapport with the wider football media - and public - this season through his quirky post-match press conferences. He also did his best to lighten the mood at a club going through yet another harrowing year as the drama around the anti-doping saga continued.
North Melbourne has re-signed veteran defender Michael Firrito on a one-year deal.
St Kilda's football boss Chris Pelchen says the No.1 draft pick is on the market and could be traded by the club.
Adelaide has moved on Hawthorn's Brendon Bolton with the Hawks' assistant coach understood to have travelled from Melbourne today to present to Mark Ricciuto and the Crows' coaching panel.
Fairfax Media writers have won awards in the three main print categories - news, columns, features - at the AFL Football Media Association awards.
You might already know Christian Petracca. If you like football, like coffee and like to grab one inside the MCG then there's a very good chance you might have come across him.
Richmond captain Trent Cotchin has ascended into rarefied air at Punt Road, becoming just the ninth Tiger to win three Jack Dyer Medals.