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12 November 2018 12:29 PM Allenby plans to honour Lyle's memory with tournament in his name

"It's really early days and [Ogilvy and I] are going to sit down in a couple of weeks at the Australian PGA," said Allenby, who spoke at a public memorial service for Lyle in September. "We'd like a tournament in Melbourne and to get a Jarrod Lyle Invitational going. That's something that [Ogilvy] and I have spoken about. "We'll get some ideas down and obviously 135

16 August 2018 8:45 PM NBL heads to Nine in new broadcast deal

Nine will also simulcast its live games on the 9Now online service and has secured the digital catch-up rights to show replays of all NBL games throughout the season regardless of what network they are broadcast on. The league has yet to finalise what it will do with its NBL TV app, which showed all games live and on replay, for a monthly subscription 121

22 July 2018 7:21 AM Racing Australia launch fresh attack on illegal offshore bookmakers

Any person subject to the Australian rules of racing who is suspected of placing a bet with an illegal operator can now have his or her phone and computer seized in a fresh assault on brazen offshore wagering operators. Racing Australia, the lawmaking body for the country's thoroughbred racing industry, has rushed in laws to stamp out the practice, which 85

4 May 2018 9:35 AM It's all happening at whatchamacallit stadium

Quick question, no Googling: where is the CitiPower Centre? Melburnians, if you don't know, you should: it's in your backyard, and it is going host international cricket next summer. OK, what about Mars Stadium? McDonald Jones Stadium? GMHBA Stadium? Give up? Two have AFL footy this weekend, and one is staging the A-League grand final on Saturday night 83

29 March 2018 6:42 AM Cricket Australia drops the ball on broadcast negotiations

If Cricket Australia’s hopes of netting a $850 million-plus media broadcast deal don't come to pass, it won’t be the fault of the ball-tampering scandal. It will be a combination of greed and timing or poor negotiating skills. It’s long-time media partner, Nine Network, has now blown a large part of its budget on a five-year, $300 million contract with Tennis 99

22 March 2018 5:33 AM Flashback: The story behind Melbourne's Grand Prix coup

On the 90th anniversary of the first Australian Grand Prix Fairfax remembers the year that Melbourne snatched the race from Adelaide. A deal done behind the scenes, kept secret until the final minute, delivered a coup for Victoria. The race, which will be run around Albert Park Lake, will be held from 1997 for at least five years. Grand Prix week – probably 103

11 February 2018 1:40 AM Power companies forced to pay $5 million in compensation to Victorians hit by blackouts

Power companies are being forced to pay compensation to Victorians affected by last month's blackouts, with payments up to $180 depending on how long a household went without electricity. As part of the $5 million package, announced on Sunday, around 50,000 households who lost power on January 28 will receive a one-off payments. About 40,000 more customers 196

8 February 2018 8:40 AM Big four banks won't enforce gag orders in royal commission

The major banks have promised not to enforce confidentiality agreements that were threatening to stop victims or whistleblowers from giving evidence to the royal commission into industry misconduct. Investigative journalist Adele Ferguson reflects on the long journey to the announcement of a royal commission, and whether it will make a difference 104

7 February 2018 6:44 AM Woden woman wins $100,000 in Lucky Lotteries

A Woden woman plans to pay off some bills and go on a holiday after a $100,000 lottery win this week. NSW Lotteries said the woman, who did not want to be identified, bought the ticket at the Thistle Kiosk in Westfield Woden. "I thought you were one of those insurance companies calling," the woman reportedly told a lotteries official. "It's just fantastic 149

5 February 2018 10:54 PM Emmanuel Macron heads to Corsica to avert french repeat of Catalonia

Paris: Emmanuel Macron doesn't want Corsica to turn into France's Catalonia. The French president on Tuesday begins a two-day visit to the Mediterranean island where a recently elected local administration is making demands for greater autonomy that the national government so far has indicated it can't accept. French governments have long struggled in their 205