Samantha Lane is a sports writer with The Age's sports section. She joined The Sunday Age's sports team in 2005, where she specialised in the coverage of Australian Rules football, before joining the daily Age in 2007. She has a wealth of multi-media broadcasting experience since starting her journalism career in 2002 at www.afl.com.au. She is also a panellist on Network Ten's Before the Game. Samantha covered the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and will be reporting extensively on the 2012 London Olympics.
Samantha Lane Triple-premiership veteran Paul Chapman has guaranteed himself a contract with Essendon for next year after hitting a trigger point in the deal he signed following his departure from Geelong.
Samantha Lane Unlike Stephen Dank, Dean Robinson has not received a show-cause notice from the national sports anti-doping agency for his involvement in the Essendon saga.
Samantha Lane Strength scientist in the running to be named football's woman of the year today.
Caroline Wilson and Samantha Lane Dan Bates stands down following revelations that he had worked with controversial sports scientist Stephen Dank.
Samantha Lane The Western Bulldogs have as many female directors as any AFL club.
Samantha Lane The impact that AFL football has on players' brain function will be revealed in an unprecedented study involving up to 130 retirees.
Samantha Lane Peta Searle fits the prototype of unlikely-looking revolutionary. Whippet-thin, 154 centimetres tall, welcoming and mild-mannered, she is waiting for a load of washing to finish and anticipating the...