Amanda Meade

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Name: Amanda Meade
Date registered: November 14, 2014
URL: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/nrl

Latest posts

  1. Big Bash League a TV bonanza for Ten as Seven defends tennis ratings — January 25, 2017
  2. Eddie Hayson accused of bigotry after calling Fairfax writer a ‘weak homosexual’ — September 19, 2016

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Jan 25

Big Bash League a TV bonanza for Ten as Seven defends tennis ratings

Ten pulls in close to 1m viewers most nights with cricket but Seven bounces back with Nick Kyrgios’ Australian Open defeat

Seven’s tennis coverage has dominated the holiday television ratings for as long as anyone can remember but Ten’s Big Bash League is threatening to eclipse the Australian Open as our favourite summer TV sport.

Most nights BBL is the most popular non-news show on free-to-air TV. By the time the Big Bash League ends on Saturday, Ten will have had four weeks of dominating the ratings charts and pulling in close to 1m viewers most nights.

Related: Joe Mennie brain injury revealed by scans after Big Bash training incident

Related: Roger Federer into Australian Open semis after win over Mischa Zverev

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jan/25/big-bash-league-a-tv-bonanza-for-ten-as-seven-defends-tennis-ratings

Sep 19

Eddie Hayson accused of bigotry after calling Fairfax writer a ‘weak homosexual’

Sydney Morning Herald sports writer Andrew Webster reveals text from gambling figure saying ‘rugby league and homosexuality don’t mix’

The Sydney gambling figure Eddie Hayson has been labelled a homophobic grub by the Sydney Morning Herald’s chief sports writer, Andrew Webster, after Hayson sent him an abusive text message calling him a “weak homosexual”.

Webster revealed in a column on Monday that Hayson sent him the message on Saturday saying he should not be allowed in a football dressing room because “rugby league and homosexuality don’t mix”.

Related: NSW Police launch investigation into alleged NRL match fixing

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/sep/19/eddie-hayson-accused-of-bigotry-after-calling-fairfax-writer-a-weak-homosexual