Gold Coast have re-signed both Jesse Lonergan and Henry Schade until the end of 2015.
Hawthorn's Lance Franklin on his perceived lack of goals this season: "Roughy, David Hale and Jack Gunston ... we're all putting in and kicking goals, which is good. It's not just one avenue to goal."
Western Bulldogs midfielder Jackson Macrae is the Round 8 Rising Star nominee. He had 26 touches in Saturday's loss to Gold Coast.
Bad news for Collingwood fans, with Dale Thomas ruled out for up to 16 weeks after going in for ankle surgery, while Dayne Beams is set to miss five weeks with a quad injury.
.@dt_13 has gone in for surgery on his ankle today. A best case scenario sees him return in the last few rounds should his rehab go well.— Collingwood FC (@CollingwoodFC) May 21, 2013
.@dt_13 has gone in for surgery on his ankle today. A best case scenario sees him return in the last few rounds should his rehab go well.
Australia's Cadel Evans ahead of the week of the Giro d'Italia: "My goal whenever I race is to get the best out of myself and I'm not saying it's not within my capabilities to win this Giro." Read more
England bowling coach David Saker on Kevin Pietersen: "We are all hopeful he will be back for the Ashes but we are still not sure on that. It would be great to get him back. He is a special player." Read more
Also overnight, Real Madrid confirmed that manager Jose Mourinho will leave at the end of the season by mutual consent, paving the way for his move to Chelsea. Read more
Hawthorn forward Lance Franklin has played a straight bat on his decision to delay contract talks until the end of the season: "I'm just concentrating on Hawthorn Football Club and playing some good footy."
Nothing could separate Melbourne and Manly at AAMI Park last night as the two fierce rivals battled it out for a thrilling 10-10 draw. View our video report below. Read more
Also today, Hawthorn superstar Lance Franklin is fronting the media at Waverley Park. We'll bring you the latest as it comes to hand.