League Notes: AFL Investigates Whether St. Kilda Player Took Banned Substances
The Australian Football League "is investigating whether a St. Kilda footballer took a banned substance after an irregular sample was provided by the player early this month." The AFL and the Saints "would not comment" (THE AGE, 7/31). ... The third Ashes Test at Old Trafford "will this week trial an alternative technical feed which it is hoped will eventually assist in the implementation of the decision review system" (PA, 7/30). ... Premiership rugby club Saracens and Abu Dhabi Saracens RFC have agreed to a formal partnership in which the north London club "will provide coaching and community support to the UAE-based club." Saracens "will regularly send coaches and community staff to Abu Dhabi and also provide a pathway for talented UAE players into the professional game" (Enfield INDEPENDENT, 7/29).