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A-League Clubs Interested In Former L.A. Galaxy Players Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 23 / 16

The A-League "is preparing an audacious raid on Hollywood" after targeting former Major League Soccer side L.A. Galaxy players Steven Gerrard and Robbie Keane as "potential guest-player signings during the upcoming January transfer window," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. A ...

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Network Ten Gets Women's BBL Rights

Network Ten has picked up the rights to broadcast eight matches from the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League . The eight-team Women’s Big Bash League is the first of its kind and the franchise-based Twenty20 tournament will be aligned with the existing KFC T20 Big Bash League structure, a ...

Tags: Media, Australia

FFA Considers Split-Season A-League

The split-season model "may come to work" in the A-League, according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The question is being considered by Football Federation Australia in a bid to "become a more enticing television product, and to resolve the question of 'meaningless' games" in the ...

Tags: International Football, Australia

BBL Clubs Rapt To Run Women's Twenty20

Big Bash League sides Melbourne and Sydney are "rapt their wishes to help run the women's BBL teams that will bear their name and colours from this summer have been heeded by Cricket Australia," according to Jesse Hogan of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. When the city-based Twenty20 competition ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

AFL To Ask CA To Move Shield Final Date

Cricket Australia is adamant the Sheffield Shield final date is "set in stone" despite the Australian Football Leagues's request to have it changed to avoid a potential Easter weekend MCG clash, according to Daniel Cherny of THE AGE. CA released its fixtures for next summer's domestic and int'l ...

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Geelong Asks AFL For Financial Help

Geelong has approached the Australian Football League Commission for financial relief with the club "revealing it will lose" close to A$500,000 ($371,700) this season, according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. The "suddenly cash-strapped" Geelong has asked the commission to "lower the burden of ...

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Wallabies In Line For $4M World Cup Bonus

Australia's national rugby team players will share in a prize pool worth almost A$5M ($3.7M) if they "pull off an against-the-odds win" at the World Cup in England in October, according to Georgina Robinson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. In a deal agreed last week between the Australian Rugby Union a ...

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NRL Reduces Parramatta Eels' Fine

The National Rugby League has reduced Parramatta's fine for salary cap breaches by A$60,000 ($44,730) after "considering the club's appeal," according to Steve Zemek of the AAP. The Eels in May were fined A$525,000 for exceeding all four salary cap categories last year by more than A$400,0 ...

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Air New Zealand Renews With All Blacks

Air New Zealand confirmed its support for the New Zealand national rugby team for another five years, re-signing as a major sponsor of New Zealand Rugby through '20. The "Crazy about Rugby" airline, which has been a sponsor of rugby in New Zealand for more than two decades and an official partn ...

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Door Closed On A-League Salary Talks

A-League clubs have "savaged player representatives for their conduct during pay negotiations and pledged to implement" their offers anyway, according to the AAP. Professional Footballers Australia "rejected the final pay deal" put forth by A-League clubs and Football Federation Australia last ...

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AFL Players Join Marriage Equality Push

The Australian Football League playing collective "joined a formal movement" lobbying to legalize gay marriage, joining some 376 organizations nationally, according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Dual Brownlow medalist Adam Goodes and St. Kilda's Sam Gilbert "are among the current an ...

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