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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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01/04/13
Garber Responds To Blatter's Comments

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber responded to criticism of the U.S-based football league by FIFA President Sepp Blatter by inviting Blatter to attend an MLS match. Blatter has only attended the 1996 All-Star Game, and Garber issued a formal invite to any of the nine matches of First Ki ...

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01/04/13
DFL Managing Dir Expresses New Ideas

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01/04/13
Charnpanich Demands FA Election Date

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01/03/13
K-League To See Changes In 2013

The year '13 marks the 30th anniversary of South Korea's professional football league, the K-League, which is looking to "put in place major changes," such as the inauguration of a two-tier division, according to Park & Moon of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. Two bottom teams of the 16 K-League teams, ...

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01/03/13
Bangladesh Shelves Pakistan Tour

Bangladesh has shelved the first planned int'l cricket tour of Pakistan since an '09 terror attack on Sri Lanka's bus due to "safety grounds," according to the AFP. Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan said that the proposed tour "had been put off indefinitely amid fears over players' sa ...

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12/31/12
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12/31/12
Bribe Case Could End Ecclestone's Reign

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12/31/12
NZ Sevens Salaries To Double

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