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Tour De France A Bargain For Sponsors As Team Sponsorships Drop 50%

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 29 / 14

The Tour de France "is a bargain for sponsors, courtesy of Lance Armstrong," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The event "could once demand large investments from potential backers." Hilversum, Netherlands-based sports marketing consultant Frank van den Wall Bake said that tainted by dopi...

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The Australian Football League "has confirmed there is nothing written in the 'Terms of the Deed' for James Hird's 12-month suspension that specifically states the coach-in-exile cannot be paid by Essendon during the period of his ban." However, the league "insists it clearly outlined the terms in c ...

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12/05/13
NRL Releases 2013 Schedule

National Rugby League club Brisbane Broncos "will have 10 consecutive Friday night games to open the 2014 season in what rivals believe is an unfair advantage after the NRL draw was released," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The NRL season "will open with three blockbuste ...

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12/05/13
Essendons' Year Of Scandal Examined

Australian Football League Chair Mike Fitzpatrick described the Essendon supplements scandal as "the worst thing ever to happen at a football club," according to Chip Le Grand of THE AUSTRALIAN. What was "publicly presented" as a meeting of the AFL Commission to hear charges against Essendon and its ...

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12/05/13
Cummings Racing Partnership To End

Four months after it was made official by Australian horseracing authorities, the training partnership between "living legend Bart Cummings and his grandson James is verging on being over," according to Brendan Cormick of THE AUSTRALIAN. The venture between the pair "will cease" on Dec. 31. Cummings ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

12/05/13
League Notes

Athletics South Africa President James Evans said that the annual general meeting held on Saturday where the federation's entire board was dissolved "is unconstitutional and invalid." Neither Evans nor VP Hendrick Ramaala were in attendance "as they were appearing in a Johannesburg High Court t ...

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12/04/13
AFL Giants Keen To Play Games Abroad

Australian Football League side Greater Western Sydney "is keen to explore playing games" in the U.S., India or China, but "not at the expense of any of its home fixtures, including those in Canberra," according to Lee Gaskin of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Giants CEO Dave Matthews said that "while th ...

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12/04/13
AFL, Essendon Punishment Talks Exposed

Secret documents and a bombshell email "have lifted the lid on behind-the-scenes inducements offered to Essendon and James Hird" as the Australian Football League "worked frantically to pressure him to accept drugs scandal penalties," according to Warner & Robinson of the HERALD SUN. Days before ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

12/04/13
NRL To Trial Experimental Rules For Nines

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12/04/13
IBF To Remain Suspended

The Indian Boxing Federation "will continue to remain a non-entity for some time now," according to Y. B. Sarangi of THE HINDU. The Int'l Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) on Monday said that the friction among different groups within the organization "had hampered the process of the suspended ...

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League Notes

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