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22 September 2018 5:52 AM ASADA outline fears over WADA backflip

"There is a side to this where we all want to see Russian athletes compete but if you don’t hold systemic doping issues to account, athletes won’t have confidence. "The roadmap WADA initially [used] ensured Russia were going to be held account to has been changed. I understand that has probably been done with a view to trying to find a way forward 14

27 August 2018 6:54 AM Luc Longley thinks sound could trump sight when Boomers take on USA

“I played in front of 30,000 people in Toronto in the frenzy of MJ’s return and I thought that was overwhelming so this will be great.” Tickets for the two games on August 22 and 24 next year go on sale to the public on Wednesday and organisers are confident they could be sold out quickly judging from the pre-sales. Sydney 2000 Olympics gold medallist 28

20 July 2018 6:09 AM Bourne to shine: Canberra sisters earn college basketball deals

Her sister Isabelle has verbally committed to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the 2019 recruiting class, meaning the year 12 student will be stateside in 12 months. It could be a while away but their parents will be on the edge of their seats if the pair are pitted against each other. Callie's Bengals play in the Big Sky conference, while Isabelle's 23

24 June 2018 5:41 AM NSW could be the winners in bookies' fee hike stoush

Corporate bookmakers are set to offer more promotions for punters on Sydney and NSW meetings after the recent race fields fee and point of consumption tax hikes, which have left NSW the least-taxed racing product in the country. Big bookmaking firms are ready to abandon Victorian racing. Crownbet only offered bonus bet promotions on Randwick races 24

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 58

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 46

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' 38

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 40

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 78

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 39