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AFL secures revised broadcast deal with Seven and Foxtel

Seven will receive a discount of about 19 per cent and an $87 million net benefit between 2020 and 2022 based on reduced production and rights fees. It has also secured a two-year extension on “improved terms”, a statement on the ASX said. AFL industry sources said Seven’s reduction, excluding …

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Seventh hell: Demons cut deep in search of breakthrough victory

Seeking to claim their first victory in more than 11 months, Melbourne have dropped almost a third of their team that lost to West Coast in round one. The Demons have cut a whopping seven players for Saturday’s date with Carlton at the MCG. Alex Neal-Bullen, Charlie Spargo, Jay Lockhart, …

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Kyrgios denounces ATP over ‘selfish’ US Open plans

All tennis remains suspended until at least the end of July. The American major is still slated from late August in New York, one of the coronavirus epicentres, with a decision on the tournament – and other events – expected next week. US Open organisers are looking into holding the …

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‘May be impossible’ to trace contacts of Black Lives Matter protester with COVID-19

If he didn’t, and the man spent an extended time near strangers, Professor Sutton said the department may not be able track down all his close contacts. “If there are people around you, but you can’t identify them, then they are impossible to identify,” he said. Protesters outside Flinders Station …

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Airport rail tunnel may need private route

Government efforts to build an airport rail link go back a long way. It was 1965 when the Bolte government introduced a bill into the State Parliament calling for the acquisition of land for a rail link from Glenroy to Tullamarine at a cost of no more than £100,000. The …

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Why lockdown lessons could be the making of Nathan Cleary

“With the situation Nathan found himself in and having those two games off, it’s made him mature again,” Barrett told the Herald. Nathan Cleary returns from suspension for Penrith against Parramatta on Friday night.Credit:Penrith Panthers “He’s realised how important he is to this team and how much his profile has …

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The 2023 Women’s World Cup bid is FIFA’s chance to win back trust

Commercially, that will be easy. While costing US$104 million – which is double Japan’s bid – the Tasman bid will draw the most revenue, with more than US$113 million projected in ticket sales, local sponsorship and government support alone. By comparison, Japan is already forecasting a US$6m shortfall if it …

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Tedesco signs ‘football whisperer’ to handle his affairs

It means that Wehbe is allowed to execute commercial deals, such as sponsorships on Tedesco’s behalf, if they are approved by the NRL and the Roosters. However, because he isn’t currently an accredited NRL agent, Wehbe isn’t able to negotiate Tedesco’s next playing contract. That leaves the premiership-winning No.1 with …

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Indonesia coronavirus cases could double to 60k in two weeks

A nation of nearly 270 million people, Indonesia has tested 463,620 samples from a little more than 290,000 people and has reported 35,295 infections, with 2000 deaths – the highest death toll in south-east Asia. Amin, whose institute conducts coronavirus tests and is also involved in an effort to develop …

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