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AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou Says League Must Re-Think Ticketing System

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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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06/21/13
League Notes

The Australian Football League "continues to vet likely prospects for the Melbourne board" with AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou confirming that "any new directors will be hand-picked by the league." Former Victorian treasurer and one-time Melbourne board member Alan Stockdale "is the latest to show interes ...

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06/20/13
24-Round AFL Season Gains Momentum

A push "to introduce a 24-round season with two byes for each club next year has gained momentum," as the Australian Football League Commission "prepares to rule on its preferred fixturing option next month," according to Glenn McFarlane of the HERALD SUN. A number of clubs -- as well as the AFL Pla ...

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06/20/13
Leverkusen Director Asks For Change

Three months before he will step down as managing director of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen, Wolfgang Holzhäuser "has once again called for a change of the Bundesliga schedule," according to the SID. Holzhäuser said, "I continue to call for a semifinal and final match to determine the G ...

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06/20/13
NRL Execs: Clubs Need Bodyguards

Several club CEOs believe that the National Rugby League and clubs "should consider supplying players with bodyguards to keep them out of off-field trouble," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Manly CEO David Perry believes that "security measures should be consider ...

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06/20/13
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Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan said that Bangladesh might lose its Int'l Cricket Council membership if the board "does not hold its election according to the ICC's guideline" ( PTI, 6/19 ). ... The Asian Boxing Council (Abco) is against the Int'l Amateur Boxing Association's ...

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06/19/13
Tough Times For Aussie Rugby Union

As the British & Irish Lions prepare to visit Australia again, rugby union "finds itself struggling for relevance in one of the most competitive sporting markets in the world," according to Neil Hume of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Audiences and attendances "are falling and the sport finds itself outgun ...

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06/19/13
BBL Sets Attendance, Revenue Records

The Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) has set a new attendance record during the '12-13 season. A total of 1,481,324 people attended the 334 games. The number translates into an average attendance of 4,435. During the previous season, the BBL's average attendance was 4,422, with 1,463,082 in total. The nu ...

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06/19/13
DEL Eyes Mediation Between DEB, Clubs

The German Hockey League (DEL) "wants to mediate between the German Hockey Federation (DEB) and its rebellious second-division clubs," according to the SID. DEL Board Chair Jürgen Arnold said, "All parties have to immediately get together. We would offer to play mediator. It can't happen that c ...

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06/19/13
EPL CEO To Meet With Ticket Protestors

The EPL has "offered to meet supporters who are protesting in London" Wednesday over the cost of ticket prices, according to James Olley of the London EVENING STANDARD. EPL CEO Richard Scudamore "will talk with selected representatives of the group and put forward any recommendations to t ...

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06/19/13
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A committee led by former Dutch Minister of Justice Winnie Sorgdrager proclaimed on Monday that "the majority of the Dutch professional cyclists used doping at the end of the nineties and at the beginning of this century" ( XINHUA, 6/18 ). ... Three bookies, arrested in the Indian Premier League s ...

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