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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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Newton Says NRL Deal May Be Close

Rugby League Players' Association General President Clint Newton "is hopeful the six-month impasse" with the National Rugby League over pay and conditions could be resolved at a meeting at Rugby League Central on Wednesday, according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Under the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Swans To Win Battle Over AFL Trade Sanctions

Australian Football League side Sydney Swans appears "certain to win a running battle" with the AFL to be allowed to compete during next month’s player-exchange period on a level "close to equal footing with all other clubs," according to Patrick Smith of THE AUSTRALIAN. The Swans "argued th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Gallop: More Matildas' Games In Doubt

The opposing parties in football’s damaging pay dispute "will meet again to seek an end to the impasse on Wednesday, as doubt was cast" over the Australian women's national football team’s final warm-up games before its Olympic qualifying tournament, according to Tom Smithies of the Sydn ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

Under Armour Adds 49ers' Jarryd Hayne

NFL San Francisco 49ers player Jarryd Hayne "has landed his first lucrative sponsorship deal" after securing a contract with sporting apparel brand Under Armour, according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The deal with Under Armour has put Hayne in "illustrious company" alongside U.S ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia, North America

NRL, Clubs Unite To Stop Rebellion

The National Rugby League and its clubs "have been at odds in recent times," but they banded together "to quell the player rebellion that threatens to cast a pall over the finals ­series," according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. A committee made up of execs from the clubs and the NRL "was formed ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Businessman To Host Events On Yacht

Sydney businessman Ian Malouf "has branched into the corporate entertainment sector," according to John Stensholt of the AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW. He will host a series of events in London aboard his luxury yacht during the Rugby World Cup, an idea "he hopes to turn into a business at major sport ...

Tags: Finance, Australia, United Kingdom

U.S. Soccer Replaces Matildas With Haiti

U.S. Soccer has found a new opponent for its World Cup-winning women's national team after Haiti agreed to replace Australia for next week's two-game series. U.S. Soccer announced Haiti as the new opponent late Thursday evening. Original opponent Australia withdrew from the matches after a pay dispu ...

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ARU GM: U.S. Could Have Super Rugby Team

Australian Rugby Union GM Rob Clarke "can see the day" when the U.S. will enter the Super Rugby competition, describing the country as a "fascinating market" for the game, according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. Clarke has just returned from the U.S. after attending Australia’s win agains ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

A-League Moves Back To SBS2

Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop confirmed the A-League "would be moving back to" free-to-air TV channel SBS2, according to the AAP. The broadcast demotion "is a blow for the league after months of negotiations with the Nine Network and Channel Seven have so far failed to bear fruit." ...

Tags: Media, Australia

NRL Players May Boycott Awards Show

Players "are on a collision course" with the National Rugby League "over their share of the game's revenue and may again boycott the Dally M awards in grand final week," according to Brad Walter of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Rugby League Players Association "has been in discussions with the NRL ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

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