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NBL Club Bosses See Brighter Future After Larry Kestelman Puts $4.5M Into League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 29 / 15

Key National Basketball League figures believe that Melbourne businessman Larry Kestelman's move to take a controlling stake in the league "will give it a chance to become a successful product," according to Roy Ward of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Kestelman has put A$6M ($4.5M) into the NBL "to boos...

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Formula E Teams Form Association

The 10 Formula E teams have joined forces to create the Formula E Teams' Association, according to Andrew van Leeuwen of AUTOSPORT. The forming of FETA will give the teams a "collective voice when dealing with Formula E Holdings and the FIA." A statement said the association's goals are "to ensure t ...

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Boxer Sarita Devi on Sunday got support from Indian Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic Bronze Medalist boxer Vijender Singh, who said that the Amateur Int'l Boxing Association should take a "lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat ...

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FIFA Report Gets Independent Review

The "small group of people who have seen a secret FIFA report on corruption in the World Cup bidding process will soon grow by at least one," according to Sam Borden of the N.Y. TIMES. Michael Garcia, the head investigator of FIFA’s independent ethics committee, and Hans-Joachim Eckert, the co ...

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Japan, Argentina Join Super Rugby

Super Rugby's expansion to 18 teams in '16 "is officially complete," with SANZAR formally confirming the participation of the Japan Rugby Football Union and Union Argentina de Rugby, according to the CANBERRA TIMES. The confirmation "is the final stage of formalities and paves the way for the Tokyo ...

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NRL Lauded For Tackling Alcohol Abuse

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ANZ Championship To Be Overhauled

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Blatter Warns Dyke Over World Cup Report

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IAAF Bends Over Backwards For Doha

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F1 To Trial 'Revolutionary System'

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IRB Considers Mobile Phone Ban For RWC

The Int'l Rugby Board "is weighing up whether to ban players from using mobile phones on matchdays during Rugby World Cup 2015 as a preventative measure against match-fixing," according to Tom Hamilton of ESPN. Reports in the French press on Monday said that "the IRB was considering bringing in the ...

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