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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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Matildas' U.S. Tour Canceled

The Australian women's national football team's two-match series in the U.S. against the Women's World Cup champions "has been called off as negotiations continue to stall over a new collective bargaining agreement," according to the AAP. The Professional Footballers' Australia said that "the tour ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, North America

Pizza Shop Owner Saved NRL Sharks

A pizza shop owner "came up with the dough" for National Rugby League side Cronulla when it was "most in need," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Sharks "were on the brink of financial collapse 18 months ago when they were in the eye of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping ...

Tags: Franchises, Australia

BHP Billiton Partners With Perth Stadium

BHP Billiton "has been revealed as naming rights partner for the sporting precinct at the new Perth Stadium," according to Jai Price of WA TODAY. The mining company donated A$5M ($3.5M) to the creation of a walkway and amphitheatre. Naming rights around the stadium "have long been the subject of de ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia

Hayne, 49ers To Smash TV Records

Record Australian TV ratings for a regular season NFL fixture "are expected for Jarryd Hayne's first official game for the San Francisco 49ers next week," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. ESPN has the exclusive TV rights to Hayne's first outing against the Minnesota Vikings ...

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Sydney Stadia Get Overhaul

New South Wales on Friday "announced what it called the biggest investment in Sydney's sporting and events infrastructure since the 2000 Olympics, with construction of a new 30,000-seat stadium a priority," according to the AFP. More than A$1B ($697M) "will be set aside for the stadia network, with ...

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Queensland Wants To Host NRL Final

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that "the day has come for her state to host" the National Rugby League grand final, and end Sydney’s "stranglehold on the competition’s showpiece event," according to the AAP. New South Wales Premier Mike Baird "wants the NRL to guarantee fi ...

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FFA Made Payment With Public Funds

A review by the Auditor-General revealed that Football Federation Australia "used an account containing Commonwealth funds" to pay a A$500,000 ($350,800) "stadium re-development" payment to a Caribbean bank account controlled by allegedly corrupt former FIFA boss Jack Warner, according to Baker &am ...

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Agents Ask To Sit In On FFA, PFA Talks

Disappointed by the "constant negative publicity surrounding the long-running fight" between Football Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia over the players’ collective bargaining agreement, "a group of leading agents want to step in to try to defuse the situation," accor ...

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NRL Drafts Evans To Sort Third-Party Deals

Former National Rugby League side Melbourne Storm CEO Mark Evans "has been earmarked as the man to sift through the murky world of third-party agreements and come up with a new system designed to maintain the integrity of the salary cap," according to Brent Read of THE AUSTRALIAN. Evans, "who resig ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Future Of WACA Ground In Doubt

Former Australian cricket player Dennis Lillee "has resigned as president" of the Western Australian Cricket Association as the organization prepares to unveil its "make-or-break plan" to guarantee the future of WA’s "iconic" cricket venue, according to the AAP. Lillee’s resignation "com ...

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