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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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Roosters Considering Move To ANZ Stadium

It has often been said National Rugby League side Sydney Roosters supporters "don't travel west of Anzac Parade to watch their side play," according to Andrew Webster of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Now they "might have to." The club is "in negotiations with ANZ Stadium about the possibility ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia

RV Wants Racing Vision Back In Pubs

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Ashes Series To Be Shown On GEM

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Tags: Media, Australia

Broadcasters Withdraw From RWC

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ARL Wary Of Channel Ten NRL Rights Bid

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AFL Clubs Debt Total Hits A$91.5M

The overall health of Australian Football League clubs "diminished last year with club debt swelling alarmingly" to A$91.5M, according to Denham & Smith of NEWS LIMITED. As well, clubs "combined to collectively lose" more than A$3M, which was a A$9M turnaround from '13. Confidential AFL figures ...

Tags: Finance, Australia

NRL, Clubs Agree To Ceasefire

The 16 National Rugby League clubs "have called a temporary truce" with CEO Dave Smith and the independent commission "over the future direction of the game," according to Phil Rothfield of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Predictions of fireworks at Thursday’s meeting in Melbourne "didn’t ev ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Least Stable A-League Clubs Struggle On Pitch

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Imperium Group Buys Melbourne Rebels

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Macron, Perth Glory Extend Partnership

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