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AFL 2019: Melbourne great Garry Lyon labels Demons’ 2018 season an aberration

AFL 2019: Melbourne great Garry Lyon labels Demons’ 2018 season an aberration

22/07/2019, Australia, Australian Rules, AFL, Article # 29233205

Ex-Melbourne captain and club champion Garry Lyon has delivered a brutal reality check for his former club, claiming the Demons’ stunning 2018 rise was an “aberration” and the team fooled pundits and fans.



https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-melbourne-great-garry-lyon-labels-demons-2018-season-an-aberration/news-story/11adfe12baf08bd32ec2849f34f483fd
White wants more after Test return

White wants more after Test return

22/07/2019, Australia, Rugby, National Rugby Championships (Rugby), Article # 29233136


AFL 2019: Volatile situation could see Fremantle and Ross Lyon amicably part ways at end of season

A volatile situation could cause an “amicable parting of ways” between Fremantle and coach Ross Lyon at the end of the season, according to Foxfooty.com.au’s Tom Morris.



https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-volatile-situation-could-see-fremantle-and-ross-lyon-amicably-part-ways-at-end-of-season/news-story/fe23dd2fa0b9004122ced22eb0c647c2
Swimming world championships: Don’t dip into TV, you’ll need to hit the stream

Swimming world championships: Don’t dip into TV, you’ll need to hit the stream

22/07/2019, Australia, Multi Sports, The New Daily , Article # 29233138

It was arguably one of the great Australian swimming performances of all time – and most Australians missed it because of a World Championships’ broadcasting rights debacle.

Ariarne Titmus mowed down American Katie Ledecky in the 400-metre freestyle on the opening day of the FINA World Championships on Sunday night (AEST).

But unless you were in tune with the machinations of TV rights there was no finding it on your television.

Then, Australia’s Mack Horton renewed his feud with China’s Sun Yang,  refusing to share the podium with the winner after the 400m final.

Yep, and most of us missed that one too.

The impasse between Australian broadcasters and the swimming world governing body FINA means that for the first time since the mid-1980s there is no free to air or cable coverage of swimming’s big lead in to the Olympics.

The dispute came down to money, with Channel Seven baulking at what it considered to be the high cost of the rights to broadcast the event in Australia.

That amount has been reported at $400,000, although it was claimed that it would cost that much again for the network to get its staff to put the coverage together.

The debacle is the subject of much behind-the-scenes debate in swimming circles and is at odds to the effusive comments made by Channel Seven in 2016 when it secured the rights to swimming until 2025.

To much fanfare, the network said it would become the home of swimming for nine years.

But that deal only included rights to the 2016 and 2017 World Championships.

“Swimming has a rich and proud history in Australia and is part of our country’s DNA,” then CEO of Swimming Australia Mark Anderson said at the time.

We are delighted that this long-term deal will ensure that our sport will be shared and enjoyed by all Australians as Swimming Australia and Channel 7 aim to further expand our sport’s reach and popularity and build the profile of our great Australian swimmers and role models.’’

With the broadcasting impasse failing to be resolved, last week Swimming Australia moved towards providing a live stream on its iSwim app, but many Australians were unaware of the arrangements that were only put in place at the last moment.

“Understanding that a broadcast deal couldn’t be reached in AUS for the Worlds, we were working to get a livestream up through our iSwim app. Unfortunately, we can’t complete technical requirements in the tiny timeframe given,” Swimming Australia CEO Leigh Russell tweeted on Friday.

“Australians can still view the racing through by downloading the FINA TV app and keep up to date with our Dolphins results via @DolphinsAUS”

On Sunday, Swimming Australia finally confirmed it had secured the right to stream the championships live on the app, but not on its website.

This led to Ms Russell all but pleading for Australians to download the app and tune in.

It was mostly too late for many Australians to tune into the opening night, with the brilliance of Titmus’s swim being lost among the headlines for Horton’s stand.

It’s a debacle for Australian swimming, and one that has not gone unnoticed by fans or commentators, with many expressing disgust on social media.

The Korean city of Gwangju where the World Championships is being held is just one hour behind the Australian east coast, making it even more perplexing as to why the titles could not find a home on Australian television.

Still, after much confusion there is finally a way to watch the World Championships.

Download the iSwim app and dive in.

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https://thenewdaily.com.au/sport/swimming/2019/07/22/horton-titmus-swimming/
Wallabies arrive back on home soil

Wallabies arrive back on home soil

22/07/2019, Australia, Rugby, National Rugby Championships (Rugby), Article # 29233137


AFL 2019: The numbers behind Geelong’s post-bye form slump and why Cats fans should be worried

AFL 2019: The numbers behind Geelong’s post-bye form slump and why Cats fans should be worried

22/07/2019, Australia, Australian Rules, AFL, Article # 29232963
AFL 2019: Collingwood continuing to play Mason Cox could be a ‘premiership-losing decision’ says

Collingwood sticking with struggling tall forward Mason Cox could prove to be a “premiership-losing decision” according to a leading AFL journalist.



https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-collingwood-continuing-to-play-mason-cox-could-be-a-premiershiplosing-decision-says-mark-robinson/news-story/f65eaca8025f245b932159e5fba15f90
AFL 2019: Tom Langdon almost certain to miss rest of season after knee surgery

AFL 2019: Tom Langdon almost certain to miss rest of season after knee surgery

22/07/2019, Australia, Australian Rules, AFL, Article # 29232736

Collingwood has suffered a major injury setback just weeks out from the AFL finals series, with Tom Langdon “almost certain” to miss the rest of 2019.



https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/afl-2019-tom-langdon-almost-certain-to-miss-rest-of-season-after-knee-surgery/news-story/ae703f825a7809c7e56413c5b7abf509
Lewis' star is on the rise

Lewis' star is on the rise

22/07/2019, Australia, Australian Rules, AFL, Article # 29233374
AFL 2019 Round 18 - Geelong v Hawthorn

Mitchell Lewis has been recognised as the Round 18 Rising Star nominee.



https://www.hawthornfc.com.au/news/2019-07-22/lewis-star-is-on-the-rise
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