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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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Western Bulldogs Refuse Home Game Shift

Australian Football League side Western Bulldogs Chair Peter Gordon "rejected a financial windfall" of A$750,000 ($588,350) to "switch his team's round-seven clash with ladder leader Fremantle to Perth's Domain Stadium," according to Caroline Wilson of THE AGE. As the "political battle waged ov ...

Tags: Franchises, Australia

Moko Acquires 10% Stake In BigTeams

An Australian social media company called Moko Social Media signed a low seven-figure deal for a 10% stake in BigTeams, a Virginia-based company that produces websites and scheduling software for high-school athletic departments. Deal terms give Moko the option to acquire up to 23% of the company, w ...

Tags: Media, Australia, North America

IOC Rejects Idea Of Games In Three Cities

IOC President Thomas Bach and VP John Coates "have completely rejected a Victorian proposal that Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane make a combined bid for the 2028 or 2032 Olympics," according to Wayne Smith of THE AUSTRALIAN. The idea, put forward by former Victorian Sports Minister Justin Madden and ...

Tags: Olympics, Australia

Women's AFL To Be Shown On Free-To-Air TV

In a sporting first, the Seven Network will broadcast -- live -- one of the two Australian Football League-sanctioned women's curtain-raisers this season: "an August exhibition match between Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs," according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The breakthroug ...

Tags: Media, Australia

Video Refs Role In Diving Under Scrutiny

National Rugby League Head of Football Todd Greenberg has "promised to spend the coming month reviewing the powers of the video referee amid claims" from premiership-­winning coach Ricky Stuart that the "scourge of diving will eventually cost a team a grand final," according to Read & Honeysett ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Sydney Stadium War Turns To California

Sydney's "stadium war is about to intensify" with the state government set to announce its allocation for stadia redevelopment in the July budget, according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The "power play for the financial backing of the state government" is about to come to a head ...

Tags: Facilities, Australia

Bach Backs Brisbane Olympic Games Bid

IOC President Thomas Bach said on Wednesday that "the expected Olympic bid by Brisbane would be warmly received, because of the high standard Australia set in staging the Sydney 2000 Games," according to Margie McDonald of THE AUSTRALIAN. But it seems "the enthusiasm for Brisbane to host the 2028 Ol ...

Tags: Olympics, Australia

Australian GP Changes Schedule

The Australian Grand Prix has "undergone a scheduling shake-up" for '16 that will see the race start later in the year and earlier in the day, according to the AAP. Event organizers announced Wednesday that the Albert Park event "will maintain its traditional opening slot on the F1 calendar but will ...

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NBL Chair Rules Out Brisbane Team

The National Basketball League will not enter a new Brisbane team until there is a stadium that can "suitably house it," according to Roy Ward of THE AGE. The league rated the city as its "number one expansion target," but only if it has the right stadium option. NBL Chair Graeme Wade reve ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Millbrook Plans $40M Development

Millbrook Resort plans to spend NZ$50M ($38.6M) on a new golf and residential development, according to David Williams of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. The Arrowtown golf and spa resort "co-hosted the New Zealand Golf Open in March." It bought the neighboring 66 hectares Dalgleish Farm in the "h ...

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