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Sports bar brings the world to WA

A Victorian sports bar franchise has opened its second pub in Western Australia, part of a planned $10 million expansion in Perth.

Programmed signs on with Force

Employment provider Programmed has signed on as the Western Force’s first major sponsorship partner for 2018, ahead of the launch of the World Series Rugby competition next month.

Perth Glory CEO Filopoulos to depart

The upheaval at Perth Glory continues, with chief executive Peter Filopoulos the latest confirmed departure from the A-League club.

Margaret River Pro canned amid shark fears

The remainder of the 2018 Margaret River Pro has been cancelled and the future of the World Surf League event may be in jeopardy due to fears of shark attacks.

Seven, Foxtel pay $1.2bn on cricket rights

The Seven Network and Foxtel have won the bidding war for cricket's TV rights, paying almost $1.2 billion and ending the four-decade relationship between the sport and the Nine Network.

Marvin a force for change

From basketball to rugby, Nick Marvin has worked for two of the state’s wealthiest businessmen on their sporting projects.

Foxtel and Fox Sports complete merger

Foxtel and Fox Sports have merged into a single company two months earlier than expected.

Hawaiian Ride for Youth raises $2.2m

The 2018 Hawaiian Ride for Youth continues to be one of the state's most successful fundraisers, raising $2.2 million for mental health prevention with 170 riders.

TAB sale consultation to commence

The state government has completed its analysis of potential sale options of the TAB wagering business, with a two-phase consultation process with the racing industry now set to take place to determine a final outcome.

Forrest launches World Rugby Series

Andrew Forrest has today launched a seven-match international rugby series featuring the Western Force that will act as a precursor to the planned Indo Pacific Rugby Championship in 2019.

Paatsch moves to Force

The Western Force has moved swiftly to appoint Brad Paatsch as its commercial strategy boss, weeks after he was let go as the chief operating officer at Optus Stadium.

Sense of place in stadium design

The team behind Optus Stadium wanted to make sure the venue’s design had a distinctly local flavour.

Perth to host World T20 fixtures

Perth has been selected to host 11 matches during the International Cricket Council World T20 tournament in 2020, in line with the country’s other major cities.

App/tech business of the week- ProGolfMe

ProGolfMe app makes it easy for students to play their best golf by giving them access to a world-class coach.

Labor banking on stadium success

Mark McGowan will hope to bask in the warm afterglow of ongoing public approval of the new stadium at Burswood.

No crowd cap for Optus Stadium

The state government has confirmed that a crowd cap will not be required for the Perth Scorchers Big Bash League semi-final at Optus Stadium, with a number of incentives in place to entice 15,000 fans to arrive early.

Premier hopeful no crowd cap needed at stadium

Premier Mark McGowan is confident an attendance cap at Optus Stadium for a potential Big Bash League semi-final will not be required, following yesterday's successful community open day at the 60,000-seat facility.

Stadium crowd cap yet to be decided

The state government will determine the extent of a cap on crowd attendance at Optus Stadium for a potential Big Bash League semi-final after this weekend’s community day, which will help it determine the capacity of public transport to move big crowds to and from the 60,000-seat stadium.

Cometti honoured at Optus Stadium

The state government has unveiled the Dennis Cometti Media Centre at Optus Stadium, honouring the famous Western Australian sports broadcaster with a state-of-the-art media facility.

ICC praises Optus Stadium

The International Cricket Council has given a glowing report on the soon-to-be-opened Optus Stadium, while approving all international fixtures to be played at the venue.

Aussies in control on day 2 of Ashes

Australia is in a commanding position after the second day of the final Ashes test, sitting at 2-193 with Steve Smith unbeaten on 44 and Usman Khawaja on 91.

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