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Bruce McAvaney: AFL commentary doyen’s exit leaves broadcasting at fork in the road | Scott Heinrich

The universally-admired caller has stepped away from AFL football and leaves sizeable shoes to fillDebate can rage all it likes over whether Bruce McAvaney is Australia’s finest sports commentator, but what is beyond argument is that he is the most lov…

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Bruce McAvaney: AFL commentary doyen’s exit leaves broadcasting at fork in the road | Scott Heinrich

The universally-admired caller has stepped away from AFL football and leaves sizeable shoes to fillDebate can rage all it likes over whether Bruce McAvaney is Australia’s finest sports commentator, but what is beyond argument is that he is the most lov…

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Sports Flick: the little-known start-up bidding $60m for Champions League broadcast rights

Who is behind the Sydney-based streaming service shaking up the Australian sports streaming industry?The Australian football world is abuzz following reports that a little-known western Sydney start-up headed by a 27-year-old former manager of a family…

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Sports Flick: the little-known start-up bidding $60m for Champions League broadcast rights

Who is behind the Sydney-based streaming service shaking up the Australian sports streaming industry?The Australian football world is abuzz following reports that a little-known western Sydney start-up headed by a 27-year-old former manager of a family…

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Rugby Australia signs $100m deal with Nine as broadcaster unveils Stan Sport

RA says contract will ‘reboot the game at every level’Three-year deal includes Super Rugby and BledisloeCash-strapped Rugby Australia has entered a brave new world after announcing a broadcast deal with Nine Entertainment worth $100m over three years. …

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FFA strike deal with Fox Sports as A-League moves towards winter season

Revised contract reportedly worth about $32m to FFADeal agreed a month out from resumption of seasonThe remainder of the 2019-20 A-League season will be shown on Fox Sports after Football Federation Australia reached agreement on a reduced deal for the…

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Helter-skelter plans for restart leave NRL’s Apollo project at risk of remaining grounded | Larissa O’Connor

The race to resume the 2020 season has put rugby league in an awkward standoff amid wavering levels of government supportWhat started as a creative solution to a very complex problem has descended into chaos for the NRL, a football code that is no stra…

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New broadcast deal shapes as pivotal moment for rugby union in Australia | Bret Harris

The game is in danger of becoming a minor sport if administrators cannot secure a lucrative deal with Foxtel or rivals OptusRugby Australia’s negotiation of its next broadcast deal has got off to a shaky start with Foxtel reportedly threatening to cut …

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Chris Gayle deserves higher defamation payout, Australian court hears

Lawyer says the West Indies star, who was awarded $300,000, was hurt by the way his win was reportedThe international cricketer Chris Gayle, who was awarded $300,000 in defamation damages, should receive more for being hurt by the way his win was repor…

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Five World Cups and two Ashes: how to watch a hectic period of sport on Australian TV

Your guide to watching the men’s and women’s Ashes plus World Cups in cricket, netball, women’s football, basketball and rugby Over the next four months, Australia’s elite sportsmen and women take on the world in a period jam-packed with top-level comp…

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‘Cowardly grubs’: Scott Morrison condemns sexist remarks about Tayla Harris

PM says trolls targeting the Carlton AFL Women’s player ‘need to wake up to themselves’The Australian prime minister has weighed in to the controversy around sexist comments posted online about an image of the Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris, …

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Serena Williams cartoon not racist, Australian media watchdog rules

Herald Sun newspaper’s depiction of player ‘spitting the dummy’ at US Open had been widely condemnedA Herald Sun cartoon that depicted Serena Williams jumping in the air and “spitting the dummy” after losing a match to Naomi Osaka was not racist, the P…

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Fox edges Seven as Test cricket on Australian TV enters brave new era | Matt Cleary

Blokey banter was minimal and one can only assume there has been word from on highAnd so begins another summer of cricket and the nation can indulge in one of our favourite pastimes – bagging the TV commentary. Who you can’t stand, who you can, and who…

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Redzel: Aussie battlers and a Chinese billionaire mount Everest

Cancer survivor, electrician, bus driver and billionaire share $6 million purse as Redzel wins Everest race at RandwickIt sounds like the start of a bad joke – a construction worker, a bus driver and a Chinese billionaire own a horse – but it’s not.The…

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The Serena cartoon debate: calling out racism is not ‘censorship’ | Gary Younge

The depiction of the tennis star in an Australian newspaper recycled centuries-old racial stereotypes. Publishing it showed an extraordinary lack of judgmentIf there is one thing more damning than the racist cartoon of Serena Williams published in Melb…

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Optus secures Champions League rights weeks after World Cup fiasco

Telco will also broadcast Europa League and Super CupStreaming service remains free until end of monthOptus has won the rights to broadcast the Uefa Champions League in Australia not long after it was heavily criticised for its botched coverage of the …

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Optus World Cup fiasco: SBS to broadcast all group stage games

Company allows simulcasting with free-to-air channel and offers refunds to customers as it tries to head off anger over technical problemsOptus has announced the remainder of the World Cup group stage will be broadcast live on SBS and that it will make…

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SBS to screen all World Cup games for next 48 hours after Optus debacle

Buffering and feed disruptions marred the telco’s streaming of the opening matches from Russia over the weekend SBS has announced that it will broadcast all World Cup games for the the next 48 hours following anger among football fans at repeated disru…

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Optus under fire after World Cup streaming leaves fans frustrated

Telco branded an ‘absolute disgrace’ as stream for Egypt v Uruguay game continuously drops out Optus Sport, which has the rights to broadcast every match of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, was at the centre of a social media storm after its live streamin…

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Channel Nine defends David Warner appointment amid criticism

‘An astounding appointment,’ says Karl Stefanovic Warner is banned from playing for ball tampering scandalIn the face of criticism, Channel Nine has defended its decision to employ the banned cricketer David Warner as part of its commentary team for Au…