League Notes: Football Federation Australia Bans, Fines Six Players For Betting
Football Federation Australia "has announced bans and fines for six players" caught betting on a preseason cup match in Queensland. The players -- four from Brisbane and two from Rochedale -- "were charged under the national code of conduct and have been banned for four games and fined" between A$200 ($183) and A$1,000 (THE AUSTRALIAN, 7/2). ... Relegated Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) side Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg has received the Wildcard for the '13-14 BBL season and will stay in Germany's top-flight basketball league (BBL). ... The Australian Football League "has asked clubs to comment on a suggestion they should not receive draft picks as compensation for the loss of unrestricted free agents" (AAP, 7/2).