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Port Adelaide increases 1st place AFL lead
Port Adelaide beats pesky Melbourne to increase 1st-place lead in Australian rules football
Associated Press
2014-05-31 03:01 PM

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Port Adelaide provisionally increased its first-place lead to eight points in the Australian Football League on Saturday with a 14.11 (95) to 11.9 (75) win over the Melbourne Demons.

Port pulled away from the Demons in the final 10 minutes after a close match throughout. It was played in Alice Springs, Australia's so-called "Red Centre" and steeped in Aboriginal culture, to help commemorate the AFL's Indigenous Round.

The Sydney Swans replaced Geelong in second place, outclassing the Cats by 110 points -- 22.16 (148) to 5.8 (38). It was the Swans' sixth consecutive win and eclipsed their previous biggest winning margin over Geelong -- set 71 years ago -- by one point.

Collingwood moved back into the top four with a 21.14 (140) to 8.6 (54) victory over St Kilda.

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