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Former AFL Player Fergus Watts' Bastion Group Adds Senior Executives, New Divisions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 05 / 15

The Bastion group, founded by former Australian Football League player Fergus Watts, "has appointed a number of senior executives and launched two new divisions as it builds out what it claims is a new, more entrepreneurial style of marketing communications group," according to Lara Sinclair of THE ...

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ASADA Denies Hird Right Of Reply

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

Black Cap Trio Under ICC Microscope

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns said that he is "living a recurring nightmare after match-fixing allegations once again engulfed the New Zealand cricketing great," according to McKewen & Lawton of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Cairns said he was “100 percent in the dark” about ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

ECB To Ban Brisbane From Hosting Tests

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Cummings Racing Partnership To End

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NRL To Trial Experimental Rules For Nines

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FFA: No Concern About Mariners' Future

Football Federation Australia "has admitted it is working closely" with A-League club Central Coast Mariners "to sort out some important issues but has no concerns over the future of the embattled club," according to Ray Gatt of THE AUSTRALIAN. There has been an "air of doom and gloom in some quarte ...

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Cronulla Sharks Prepare For A$1M Fine

National Rugby League club Cronulla Sharks is bracing itself for a A$1M ($910,000) "fine from the NRL over corporate governance issues relating to their controversial supplements program in 2011," according to Daniel Lane of the CANBERRA TIMES. With the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority "inves ...

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Aussies Sack Announcer For Mocking

The Australian cricket board "has sacked a public address announcer whose mocking of England players appeared to include adopting an Indian accent when introducing Monty Panesar," according to Simon Wilde of the SUNDAY TIMES. David Nixon "was relieved of his duties" after lunch on the second and fin ...

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Push For NZ To Join Aocceroos In Asia

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Sydney Grass Not Green For Mariners

The A-League Central Coast Mariners' "controversial plan to play some home games at North Sydney Oval next season has hit an early hurdle," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Football Federation of Australia said that it "will not allow the matches at the venue unless it underg ...

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