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AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou Says League Must Re-Think Ticketing System

04 / 23 / 14

Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou has admitted that the league "must go back to the drawing board in a bid to rebrand and simplify its complex and wildly unpopular variable ticketing system," according to Caroline Wilson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Conceding the league "had failed to...

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Brumbies Get New $15M Facility

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Aussies To Mimic NCAA Swimming Model

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Aussie Cycling Giving No Pardon

Australian Sports Commission CEO Simon Hollingsworth said calls for an amnesty for cycling drug cheats are "premature," according to Bianca Hall of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Hollingsworth said that he did not support calls for an amnesty "in the beleaguered sport," so that cheating athletes can be ...

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FFA, Nike Agreed To 11-Year Deal

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Channel Nine's Cricket Future In Flux

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Investors Turn Up Heat On Billabong

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England Cricketers To Play NZ PGA

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