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Australian Football League To Investigate Eddie Betts Signing After Claims By Malthouse

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 27 / 15

The Australian Football League will investigate claims by former Carlton coach Mick Malthouse that former Sydney Blues forward Eddie Betts "had already been secured by Adelaide 18 months before he left Carlton," according to Greg Denham of NEWS LIMITED. Betts played his last game for Carlton in the ...

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The Int'l Tennis Federation said that "the athlete biological passport will be fully effective at the elite level in tennis by September." The passport, which uses blood tests to detect the likelihood of doping rather than testing for specific substances, "came into operation in the final quarter of ...

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NBA Plans Chinese New Year Party

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ACB Forms Group To Improve League

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