Port Adelaide defender Matthew Broadbent is given a leave of absence from playing, joining a growing list of players taking a break from the AFL with mental health issues.
In the 1960s a US sports institute began promoting the idea of using supernatural powers to achieve athletic greatness. Some ideas were "bonkers", others are still used in sport today.
Inquests into the deaths of two teenage horse riders will be held later this year amid a push for greater safety measures to be rolled out in the equestrian sector.
The NRL confirms it will investigate an incident in Friday night's clash between the North Queensland Cowboys and Melbourne Storm that saw the referees allow play to continue for more than half a minute with two Cowboys players down with serious injuries.
A run of horror knee injuries at Adelaide Oval continues, as the Crows look set to lose Paul Seedsman for the season.
The confirmation that Alex Rance's season is over has people convinced Richmond can't win the flag without their star defender — but they are writing off the Tigers too soon, writes Andrew McGarry.
Former AFL ruckman John Barnes says the league has its head in the sand over concussions, as the now 49-year-old — who has epilepsy and memory loss — joins a planned class action seeking compensation.
NRL "immortal" Andrew Johns says repeated head knocks during his rugby league career may be a factor in his epilepsy, and reveals he's had his medication dosage upped after two recent seizures.
The growing number of girls and young women playing AFL has brought with it a rise in serious injuries on the field. Coaches are working to build strength and educate their players on how to protect themselves during play, and there are calls for more research funding.
As concern grows over the number of recent deaths in Melbourne Cups, researchers are investigating whether there is significance in the international origins of horses euthanased at the Cup over the past five years.