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Lachlan Murdoch, Bruce Gordon Launch Joint Takeover Bid For Network Ten

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 06 / 17

Billionaire media moguls Lachlan Murdoch and Bruce Gordon are "launching a joint takeover bid for Network Ten," according to David Chau of the ABC. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission confirmed that it "commenced a review of this proposed acquisition." If the deal proceeds, it would...

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Sydney Olympic Park Gets Surf Lagoon

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Coalition: Online In-Play Betting Illegal

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Wanderers Denied Training Run

A request from the Australian Football League for the grass at the Adelaide Oval to remain at a longer length for the match between Adelaide and Fremantle on Saturday "will deny Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide United the chance to familiarise themselves with playing conditions at the ground un ...

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Cricket Australia Slashes Ticket Prices

Test match cricket prices "have been slashed following public protests that ticket costs were killing the five-day game," according to Robert Craddock of the Brisbane COURIER-MAIL. Hoping to bring crowds back to the traditional format, Cricket Australia "will on Tuesday announce a range of lower pri ...

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CA Anticipates More Day-Night Tests

Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland "is expecting more nations to host day-night Tests in the coming year" with '17-18 Ashes on the cards, according to CRICKET COUNTRY. Sutherland also mentioned day-night Ashes in '17-18 "is a distinct possibility" that could be played during the next battle for ...

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Optus Partners With Paralympics Team

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Healy: Expensive Courts Worth Gamble

Tennis Australia President Steve Healy "defended the decision to lay a costly purpose-built clay court for the Fed Cup weekend on Pat Rafter Arena, as well as the expensive grasscourt Davis Cup exercise at Kooyong last month, despite the hosts winning just one of eight rubbers across the two failed ...

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ANZ Stadium Hoping For Grand Final

The National Rugby League "is being inundated with offers from interstate and overseas to host the grand final but ANZ Stadium management has defiantly refused to give up hope of retaining the game’s showpiece event during the four-year period when it undergoes a major refurbishment," accordin ...

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AOC Wants Child Protection Push

Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates said that child abuse "needs to be elevated to the same status as the anti-doping code within the Olympic charter," according to the AAP. And Australian sporting bodies who nominate athletes for the Olympic team "may have their nominations rejected ...

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RLPA Demands Fixed Share Of Revenue

The Rugby League Players Association "fired a warning shot across the bow" of the National Rugby League by revealing it wants a fixed share of the game’s revenue from '18 and "will oppose any move to outlaw clauses in contracts whereby player salaries are linked to increases in the salary cap, ...

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