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FFA To Consider Instituting Sanctions For Deliberate Bookings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 05 / 17

A-League side Sydney FC Manager Graham Arnold "will not face sanction for asking players to pick up bookings ahead of the A-League finals" but a Football Federation Australia review "could end the controversial practice," according to the AAP. Arnold asked midfielders Josh Brillante and Brandon...

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Hyundai is the latest brand to become an exclusive advertiser on in-flight, in-ship sports channel Sport 24. IMG-owned Sport 24 shows live coverage of events and leagues including the Olympics, Champions League, Premier League, Bundesliga, Formula 1, NFL and NBA. Hyundai has category exclusivity in ...

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Mixed Doubles Match Raises Suspicion

A major sports gambling website "suspended betting on Sunday for a mixed doubles match at the Australian Open, raising suspicions of match fixing at one of the world’s most prestigious tennis tournaments," according to Rothenberg & Glanz of the N.Y. TIMES. Pinnacle Sports Head of Sportsboo ...

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Sydney To Bid For NFL Pro Bowl Game

Sydney "is fast becoming the second home for American sports" with the harbor city in the box seat to host the NFL’s annual Pro Bowl game," according to the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. On the back of securing the opening game of the U.S. college football season in August at ANZ Stadium, Sydney "is ...

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SA Government To Sponsor Adelaide United

The South Australia State Government agreed to be a shirt sponsor for A-League side Adelaide United’s Asian Champions League playoff next month, according to Tom Richardson of IN DAILY. The club's shirts "will be emblazoned with the SA tourism logo in a deal which could net the club" more than ...

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Richardson Quits NRL, Returns To Rabbitohs

In a significant restructure at National Rugby League side South Sydney, Shane Richardson "will take over from head coach Michael Maguire as the man with final accountability at the Rabbitohs," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Richardson, who has quit his post at the NRL af ...

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Essendon Braced For Player Compensation

Two of Australia’s leading personal injury law firms "are preparing compensation claims" against Australian Football League side Essendon on behalf of footballers banned for doping, according to Chip Le Grand of THE AUSTRALIAN. A group of six players, including captain Jobe Watson, ruckman Tho ...

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Aussie Open Prizemoney Set To Increase

The Australian Open could top A$50M ($34M) in prizemoney next year "as officials seek to reward the world’s best players for the tournament’s stunning growth," according to Leo Schlink of the HERALD SUN. Open officials "were tight-lipped on speculation prizemoney is to climb significantl ...

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CLB Tests New Rules

It "was less a revolution, more a mini renaissance but Champions League Basketball made its debut at Nunawading Stadium during the weekend," according to Roy Ward of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The group, which plans to become basketball's version of cricket's Big Bash League, enlisted several U18 Vi ...

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Hangin' With ... Mike McKenna

Mike McKenna Source: CA As the exec GM of operations at Cricket Australia and the chief of the Big Bash League, MIKE MCKENNA holds a dual role in the world of Aussie cricket. Befo ...

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Wanderers Fans Hold Talks With Police

A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers supporters in the Red and Black Bloc "have held private talks with police, in a bid to mend the relationship that has deteriorated sharply in recent months," according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. As Western Sydney prepares to host its most hi ...

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