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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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Auckland Explores A-League Expansion

Auckland City has "tentatively" put its name in the "mix to become part of the A-League" as Football Federation Australia considers "an expansion which could see two new teams," according to STUFF. FFA has "decided to begin a formal process early next year for teams to enter the competition, with up ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

Female Participation Soars, AFL Says

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Parramatta Looking For New Directors

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Tags: Franchises, Australia

Organizers Adjust Field Due To Concerns

Sunday's Four Nations final will be played on a field just 91m long after the competing countries "expressed concern over the safety of their multi-million dollar rosters at the iconic Anfield football ground," according to Steve Mascord of the SYNDEY MORNING HERALD. The markings on the "hallowed tu ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia, United Kingdom

Plans For Fiji Super Rugby Team Revealed

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Collingwood Exec Quits Over Drug Affair

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South Melbourne To Launch A-League Bid

South Melbourne "will formally submit a bid for an A-League licence by the end of this month and is seeking inclusion in a revamped competition from next season," according to Matt Windley of the HERALD SUN. The club plans "to play all home games bar derbies at its 15,000-capacity Lakeside Stadium, ...

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Sydney To Host Invictus Games In '18

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Nike Considers Dropping Ben Barba

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Hangin' With ... Jodi Wilmott

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