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A-League Side Perth Glory Admits Guilt Over Salary Cap Violations

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 17 / 15

A-League side Perth Glory's salary cap drama "has finally reached a conclusion after the club accepted Football Federation of Australia's sanctions" imposed on April 10, a decision made as Glory CEO Jason Brewer resigned from his post, according to Dominic Bossi of the SYNDEY MORNING HERALD. Brewer ...

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Collins In Race To Take Over Waratahs

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ASADA Claims Hird Alleges Conspiracy

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AFL Set To Scrap Sunday Night Games

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Newcastle Jets Partners With BLK

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NZ Rugby League Eyes Profit Share

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V8 Broadcast Rights War Affects Lowndes

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Srinivasan Takes Over As ICC Chairman

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V8s Put Three Licences Up For Sale

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ASADA's AFL 'Deal' Revealed

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority "is accused of ­reneging on an agreement to consider favourably a 'no-fault or negligence' defence" for footballers of Australian Football League side Essendon that "would have ­enabled players unwittingly given a banned substance to escape ­penalty," acco ...

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Wallabies Coach Rules Out Sabbaticals

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