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Rugby League Players Association Pushes For Independent Panel

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 30 / 17

The Rugby League Players Association will push for integrity matters "to be decided by an independent panel" in exchange for granting the National Rugby League's request to have access to players' phone records , bank accounts and tax returns in "what would be the game's biggest overhaul of th...

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09/23/16
Footballers Launch Salary Plan

As rival codes "ready their arsenal for battle on the women’s sporting landscape," football players are hatching an "ambitious plan to dramatically increase W-League salaries and conditions," according to Davutovic & Windley of the HERALD SUN. Dubbed "60 at 60," the football players' ...

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09/23/16
Ryan: Pacific Islands Rugby's 'Wild West'

Olympic-winning coach Ben Ryan said that Fiji, Samoa and Tonga "are being stripped of their rugby talent by crooked agents and dodgy backhanders," according to Jamie Lyall of the BBC. He said that the lack of licensed agents has turned the Pacific Islands into the "Wild West" and claims players ...

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09/23/16
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The Rugby Football League confirmed that the York City Knights  are not "currently eligible for promotion to the Kingstone Press Championship " should the club qualify for and win the League One promotional final due to be played on Oct. 2. Despite working with the club over recent wee ...

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09/22/16
Platini To Receive Payoff From UEFA

Former UEFA President Michel Platini is "set to receive a pay-off" from UEFA despite being banned from football for four years, according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. He was suspended for taking a 2M Swiss franc ($2.04M) payment from FIFA, and his salary, "understood to be for about the sa ...

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09/22/16
A-League Set To Increase Slush Fund

A-League clubs "could have a multimillion-dollar marquee slush fund to attract more star arrivals," according to David Davutovic of the HERALD SUN. Melbourne City’s Tim Cahill is the only player thus far signed "under the newly created guest marquee ruling, but Melbourne Victory is deep in neg ...

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09/22/16
AFL Women Seeking Pay Bump

Players are seeking an increase on all pay levels in the Australian Football League Women’s competition "under a counter-proposal now sitting with league chiefs," according to Eliza Sewell of the HERALD SUN. The AFL Players’ Association "rejected the league’s proposal" to pay ...

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09/22/16
PGA Boss Regrets Lack Of Expansion

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09/21/16
Millar: Ban Drugs Used By Wiggans

As the "furore" surrounding Bradley Wiggins’s three therapeutic use exemptions escalated on Monday, former cyclist David Millar said he "could not fathom" how any doctor could prescribe the drug to a rider about to compete in a race, according to Tom Cary of the London TELEGRAPH. Millar, who w ...

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09/21/16
Japan To Launch Volleyball 'Super League'

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