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8 June 2018 1:09 PM List of world's richest athletes is the same old story for women

Other female athletes to make the top 100 have generally been tennis players – in fact, last year eight of the top 10 female earners were tennis players. All grand slams offer equal prize money for the men's and women's draw. In 1971, tennis trailblazer Billie Jean King became the first female athlete to earn $100,000 for a single season in any sport 10

11 April 2018 12:04 PM Paine rockets up CA pay charts with Smith and Warner suspended

The last time Smith or Warner were not on a CA contract list was in 2009 when Ricky Ponting was captain. Of the 20 players awarded deals, eight have not worn the baggy green. There were seven changes in total from last season, headlined by the returns of Paine and Shaun Marsh, while five players - Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson and Andrew Tye, all-rounder 30

11 April 2018 12:30 AM Australia selectors look beyond exiled leaders and focus on World Cup

"This period is set to include a significant amount of limited-overs cricket, including the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. For that reason, there has been a bit of a focus in this contracting period on white-ball cricket, as we look ahead to trying to win back-to-back World Cups." The announcement gives an indication as to who Hohns' 22

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 26

10 March 2018 9:00 AM Karen Paxman on song for Demons' big test

She averaged 21 disposals in the inaugural season of the AFLW, a year in which she was runner-up to Erin Phillips in the league best and fairest as well as the most valuable player award and Melbourne’s club champion award (behind Daisy Pearce). This year she is averaging 17 disposals a game although that is skewed by the fact she played just one quarter 48

7 February 2018 9:37 AM Saints got same cash from AFL as GWS Giants and Brisbane Lions

St Kilda were funded by the AFL last year to the same level as expansion market clubs Greater Western Sydney and the Brisbane Lions. The Saints distribution was $20.6 million and was understood to be the highest of any club not in an expanding market. It emerged this week that the AFL bailed out the Gold Coast last year with an additional $5.5 million 27

21 December 2017 1:20 AM Collingwood extends Brayden Maynard's contract to 2020

Collingwood has ensured emerging youngster Brayden Maynard sticks with the Magpies until the end of the decade by extending his contract until 2020. The promising 21-year-old is expected to move into the midfield in 2018 after performing well in defence since making his debut in 2015. He is the first of a number of Magpie youngsters due to come out of contract 61

11 December 2017 10:57 PM Zurich Insurance to buy ANZ's life insurance businesses for $2.85b

ANZ Bank is selling its life insurance business to Swiss giant Zurich for $2.85 billion, joining the exodus by Australian banks from the wealth management sector. As a result of the two deals, the bank flagged that it expected to ultimately have surplus capital that would probably be returned to shareholders. Domestic banks including ANZ have been offloading 94

31 October 2017 8:16 PM Queensland election: The minor parties that could end up deciding who runs the state

Minor parties are once again set to be in a powerful position if, as polls suggest, Labor and the LNP fail to win a majority in the Queensland election. Both major party leaders have strenuously denied suggestions of deals or partnerships; but in the cold light of day after the election would they refuse the support of One Nation or other cross benchers 65

31 October 2017 2:10 AM North Richmond: Melbourne's heroin epicentre, just a short trip from the CBD

As Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews wrapped up his safe injecting room announcement in North Richmond, paramedics at his press conference rushed off to help their colleagues attending a suspected overdose just 50 metres away. Richmond is just minutes from Melbourne's CBD on the train or tram, and is home to a mix of young university students, CBD workers 76