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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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NRL Clubs Told To Stay Quiet

All National Rugby League clubs "have been given an official warning -- comment on matters before the match review committee and be fined," according to Michael Carayannis of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg "wrote to the 16 clubs on Tuesday to warn them against speakin ...

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Record Participation Numbers For Cricket

The Australian Cricket Census has revealed that a record 951,933 participants played cricket at local grounds, schools and indoor centers across Australia in '12-13. The overall national growth of 8.2% is underpinned by significant growth in female, club cricket and entry-level participation. Female ...

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Extra Seating At Parramatta Stadium

A-League club Western Sydney Wanderers "are hopeful of playing in front of an increased capacity next season, with the club increasingly optimistic that extra seating will be installed at Parramatta Stadium in time for next season," according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Chair Lyal ...

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Allianz May Host Finals Doubleheader

The National Rugby League "could be forced to stage an historic finals double-header at Allianz Stadium due to a potential scheduling clash" with the Austalian Football League in the first week of the play-offs, according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. If the competition ladder r ...

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AFL Essendon Durg Scandal Contiunes

The four Australian Football League Essendon officials charged over the club's supplement scandal "are no closer to learning their fates after a full of day of negotiations at league headquarters," according to Chip Le Grand of THE AUSTRALIAN. Coach James Hird will Tuesday "make a formal application ...

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Essendon Likely To Pursue Plea Deal

Australian Football League side Essendon "is likely to go it alone from its coach James Hird on Monday and pursue a plea deal with the AFL that will have the club barred from this year's finals, fined heavily and missing two years of prime draft picks," according to Michael Gleeson of THE AGE. Hird ...

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Ex-NSL Side Joins Bid For A-League Club

Former National Soccer League side Marconi Stallions is aiming to return to the top flight of Australian football and "will bid for a controlling stake" in the A-League Western Sydney Wanderers, according to Dominic Bossi of THE AGE. Marconi is eager to end its nine-year hiatus from professional spo ...

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Essendon By Itself As Clubs Back AFL

Australian Football League side Essendon "stands as footy's outcast after the 17 other clubs stood shoulder to shoulder with the AFL," according to Warner & Edmund of the HERALD SUN. After almost three hours of crisis talks at AFL House, one club president said, "The 17 clubs have had enough. We ...

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A-League Denies NRL Club's Takeover Bid

National Rugby League side Penrith Panthers GM Phil Gould has "failed in a secret bid to buy A-League super club, the Western Sydney Wanderers," according to Phil Rothfield of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The Panthers "recently lodged an expression of interest with UBS, the global financial services ...

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Brisbane Coach Wants Uniform Schedule

A-League side Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey "has called for the A-League to fall into line with the rest of the world by going into recess on FIFA dates to avoid the national competition being weakened," according to Marco Monteverde of the COURIER MAIL. The Roar could be without Matt Mc ...

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