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Past articles by Peter:

'Selfish' Federer and Nadal should speak up on smoky conditions: rival

Brayden Schnur has labelled Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal "selfish" and more concerned about their legacies, saying it's time the pair stepped up and protested against playing conditions during Australian Open qualifying. → Read More

'Clumsy' gelding Vow and Declare turns golden Cup outsider

Vow and Declare is the known among plenty of unknowns in this year's Melbourne Cup. If the underdog wins, which is possible, it'll be a David and Goliath tale. → Read More

Why is the Melbourne Cup (mostly) run and won by horses from overseas?

Why is the Melbourne Cup usually run and won by overseas thoroughbreds? And how did it go from local shindig to global sporting event? → Read More

Leading trainers call for change while protesters picket racecourses

The legendary trainer said the "extreme case of cruelty" exposed last week was a wake-up call for the industry. → Read More

'Lil mistake a lesson to be learnt': Embattled Rioli apologises

Embattled West Coast Eagles star Willie Rioli has broken his silence and apologised for his “lil mistake” as he faces a four-year ban that could derail his AFL career. → Read More

Where does the shadow of the Weir jiggers scandal end?

Darren Weir's fall from grace brings down the curtain on this act of racing's greatest rags-to-riches drama - but how much more is still to come? → Read More

Australia v India, second Test LIVE: Perth Test to heat up on day two

For the first time as a touring Test team to Australia, the visiting Indians have won the first match of the series. The battle resumes on day two in Perth. → Read More

Punter lands $500,000 after Cross Counter wins Melbourne Cup

Cross Counter proved a strong result for the TAB after he won the Melbourne Cup paying $9 for the win. → Read More

VRC faces Federal Court action over racing manager dismissal

The former racing manager at the VRC has alleged he was dismissed for raising concerns about VRC decisions relating to the Melbourne Cup field. → Read More

Dale Morris boosts battling Bulldogs, Magpies lose three

The Bulldogs veteran will play his first AFL game for the season as he returns from a knee injury → Read More

Geelong's Esava Ratugolea suffers shocking leg injury

Emerging Geelong forward Esava Ratugolea was carried from the field on a stretcher after he suffered a bad leg injury. → Read More

Confidentiality the key in sexual harassment cases, says AFL

Geelong president Colin Carter said he would have been "surprised" had the AFL advocated hush money. → Read More

A great Friday for North Melbourne as Saints fail to fire

Surely if St Kilda had any designs on finals they would be good enough to catch the Kangaroos on the hop. That was far from the case. → Read More

Bombers finish with a rush to down Crows

Essendon overcame a 20-point deficit at three-quarter-time to defeat Adelaide by two goals in a thriller at Etihad Stadium. → Read More

Bring the heat if you want to play for Richmond, says Hardwick

The Tigers' manic pressure defined their premiership season and the coach wants any player who steps into the line-up to adopt that trademark. → Read More

Ruthless Richmond stamp their authority by thrashing Essendon

Tigers signal their intent ahead of 2018 season with a pre-season thrashing of Essendon. → Read More

Slight scare for Ablett but Cats think he is OK

Gary Ablett sent a scare through the Cats' camp on Thursday when he left the track but the Cats say it is merely hamstring tightness. → Read More

Hawks rule premiership defender Grant Birchall out of round one

Hawthorn are taking a cautious approach with veteran defender Grant Birchall as he recovers from knee surgery and have ruled him out for round one. → Read More

Loyalty a big factor as player movement rules loosen

With the AFL player movement working party set to meet, Essendon veteran David Myers says the club's culture remains key for players when deciding whether to switch. → Read More

Time to talk in Tassie as clubs band together

A meeting between the AFL and Tasmania State League clubs will take place next Thursday to discuss the future direction of the game in Tasmania. → Read More