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On To The Next One: Ian Thorpe

The Daily Telegraph has reported that Olympic Gold Medalist Ian Thorpe has split from his former manager David Flaskas to join James Erskine at the burgeoning Sports & Entertainment Limited (SEL). Thorpe made an unsuccessful comeback this year in his bid to make the Australian swimming team for the London Olympics.  Despite this, Thorpe is […]

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Andrew Bogut’s Foray Into Representation

Andrew Bogut knows that he isn’t going to play basketball forever. He understands that he’s going to need a post-basketball career and has already started the process of figuring out what he wants to do. Last year Bogut bought into the management company of his agent Bruce Kaider – One Management Group and Consulting. Having […]

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Why Melbourne Won Out In The Tom Scully Deal

A lot of uncertainty came with the introduction of the new Australian Football League (AFL) franchise Greater Western Sydney (GWS). As seen in the previous season with the Gold Coast Suns, players were able to be ‘poached’ from other clubs with the clubs who lost players receiving one or two compensation picks. The news of […]

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With Patty Mills Signed, Will Andrew Bogut Follow To The NBL?

With the NBA still no closer to a resolution over the lockout, many players are upping their interest in playing overseas.  First off, it was the fringe players who sought out deals, realizing that their playing career in the NBA would be most hurt  by the stoppage. Noting this, recently re-signed Portland Trailblazers guard Patty […]

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Breaking Down The Harry Kewell Deal

After what seemed an eternity, Australian’s superstar Harry Kewell has finally signed for Melbourne Victory. In what is a massive coup for the A-League, the Socceroo has decided, at 32, that the time is right to come back to his home. But his deal is a lot more complicated than your standard contract, and sets […]

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Show me more money!

Mark Riddell and David Spriggs may just be the two most popular athletes amongst their peers at the moment. Due to their persistence, they have set a precedent that will help athletes residing in Australia keep a bit more of their income. [Sports stars have win in High Court against the Australian Tax Office] Riddell, […]

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Rice Queen

Whilst Michael Phelps was undoubtedly the King of the pool, the choice of the Queen is just as easy to clarify. Stephanie Rice won every event she competed in the games, adding 3 Golds to Australia’s tally. Stephanie won the 200m and 400m Individual Medley and helped the Aussies win the 4 x 200m freestyle […]

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I Want My Money Back!

Late last week, economist Bruce Chapman brought up an idea for Australian athletes. The proposal was to make Australian athletes pay back their scholarships from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) under a HECS style system. [Sports stars could pay HECS] HECS stands for Higher Education Contribution Scheme, and is similar to student loans. It […]