Bob Arum says Deontay Wilder has exercised right for trilogy fight v Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury's promoter Bob Arum has confirmed that a third fight between his client and American heavyweight Deontay Wilder will go ahead later this year.

The Gypsy King produced the performance of his career to beat Wilder in Las Vegas earlier this month following their controversial draw in 2018.

There was a contractual clause, however, that stated Wilder would have the right to trigger a third bout between the pair, and it appears the 34-year-old has opted to do just that.

And it seems the rematch could take place in July, with a much-anticipated fight between Fury and fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua having to be pushed back to the end of the year.

As reported by Michael Benson via Ringside Reporter : "Bob Arum has declared that Deontay Wilder's team officially exercised their contractual clause for a trilogy with Tyson Fury last night. He said Fury vs Wilder III will take place in mid-July and they're open to a possible Anthony Joshua fight at the end of 2020."

The news may come as a disappointment to British boxing fans, who are desperate to see Fury v Joshua as soon as possible.

It is thought that Wilder was offered a huge step-aside package to withdraw from the rematch against Fury, but it seems as though he has refused to do this.

He took to Twitter in a video and said: "I will rise again. I am strong. I am a king – you can't take my pride. I am a warrior.

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Islanders’ Johnny Boychuk takes skate to face, evaluated after game

There was a scary scene at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday night.

With just over 11 minutes remaining in the third period of the Islanders’ 6-2 loss to the Canadiens, New York’s Johnny Boychuk and Montreal’s Artturi Lehkonen got tangled up in front of the home team’s net. Boychuk pushed Lehkonen out of the crease, and as the Montreal forward fell, his right skate came up and clipped Boychuk in the face.

(NOTE: Some may consider the video graphic.)

The Islanders defenseman immediately grabbed his face and was in obvious pain on the ice. He quickly got up and skated to the locker room; his hand appeared to be over his left eye.

After the game, Islanders coach Barry Trotz told reporters that Boychuk was still being evaluated.

The exact injury and its severity are difficult to determine from the video. NBC Boston’s Joe Haggerty is reporting it was “a cut to the eyelid rather than the blade directly cutting his eyeball.” Islanders winger Cal Clutterbuck told’s Brian Compton: “It’s not good. It’s not easy to see. Not good at all.”

Clutterbuck knows what a skate blade can do. He just returned to the lineup Saturday after missing more than two months following surgery to repair a wrist that was cut by a skate blade in December.

Islanders players are not the only ones to be cut this year. The list includes the Maple Leafs’ Ilya Mikheyev, who also underwent surgery on a severed artery and wrist tendon in late December and recently resumed skating.

Earlier on Tuesday, TSN’s Frank Seravalli reported that NHL general managers at their meetings in Florida were shown new cutproof and Kevlar-reinforced undergarments to help prevent skate cuts like the ones suffered by Clutterbuck and Mikheyev. Kevlar socks became more popular following Erik Karlsson’s surgery in 2013 to repair a sliced Achilles tendon. 

Obviously, the Kevlar would not have helped in Boychuk’s case; however, it did appear that the visor he was wearing — which became mandatory in 2013 — took the brunt of the skate’s impact.

Last season, Boychuk took a skate blade to the neck from the Maple Leafs’ Mitchell Marner that luckily did not slice his throat and just left a mark from the incident.

“It was really scary,” Boychuk said the following morning to reporters. “You feel it hit your neck, just thoughts go through your mind. It was really scary. I’m just happy that nothing serious happened.”

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2020 NFL free agency: Cowboys head teams with most at stake

The madness of March officially gets underway in a couple of weeks.

The NCAA tournament? No, I’m talkin’ NFL free agency.

And given the star-studded list of players on the verge of hitting the open market — including, by the way, the greatest player in league history — this March could be the wildest and most intense of them all.

So, which teams have the most at stake this offseason? Allow me to answer, Schein Nine style:

NOTE: All salary cap figures featured below were pulled from Over The Cap on Tuesday, March 3.

1) Dallas Cowboys

Cap space: $77.3 million

I’ve spent months explaining — across all media platforms — why the Cowboys simply need to lock up Dak Prescott on a long-term deal. The former fourth-round pick has earned a major payday. New head coach Mike McCarthy will make him truly great, consistently great. You can definitely win a Super Bowl with No. 4 under center. Just get it done, Joneses. After all, Dak isn’t the only high-profile pending free agent on this roster. And if you want to keep the rest of the house in order around Prescott, then you cannot franchise the quarterback.

The ‘Boys must sign Dak to a multi-year contract so they can have the franchise tag available for Byron Jones or Amari Cooper. Personally, I would prioritize Jones over Cooper. Jones is a great player and teammate, and I think it’s harder to find studs at corner than receiver in today’s NFL. (Not to mention, this year’s draft is absolutely loaded with quality wideouts.) Both guys will have a ton of suitors if they reach the open market. Cowboys fans: Could you imagine losing your top corner or No. 1 receiver to rival Philly? It’s quite possible if they’re allowed to walk.

It’s all about making deep playoff runs. And for that to occur, you need to find a way to keep the better players, like Jones and Cooper, while giving Dak his due.

2) New England Patriots

Cap space: $41.7 million

Obviously, this is all about Tom Brady and his decision. And understand: The decision is indeed his. There is no doubt in my mind that the Patriots want Brady back. Never get it twisted: Brady might not be playing at the GOAT level anymore, but he is still great. The Patriots’ 2019 issues were more about the lack of talent around Brady. You don’t win more games with Andy Dalton or Marcus Mariota running the offense. You don’t win a division without Tom Brady.

So, what’s the outlook from Brady’s perspective? Well, there are a few places that can offer a better chance to win — like Tennessee, for example. And Brady has connections to head coach Mike Vrabel and general manager Jon Robinson. Thus, he wouldn’t have to guess how the football team would be run. So that could be enticing for a 42-year-old hitting free agency for the first time.

The Patriots, for their part, need to let Brady know that they have a detailed plan to make the offensive roster better. That is, if Tom Brady isn’t already going, going …

3) Chicago Bears

Cap space: $16.6 million

Last season was a waste. The Raiders own Chicago’s first- and third-round picks in April’s draft, thanks to the Khalil Mack trade back in 2018. When you make a deal of that magnitude, missing the playoffs is beyond unacceptable. And whether they want to admit it or not, the Bears have to start over at the game’s most important position.

Yes, Chicago needs a quarterback. Mitch Trubisky — who, I’m not sure if you heard, was drafted before Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson — is an absolute bust. Sure, the Bears need help along the offensive line and at tight end, too. But make Andy Dalton the priority. If it takes a trade, make it. Dalton played well in Cincinnati for Bill Lazor — the same Bill Lazor who just became Chicago’s offensive coordinator.

Sixth-year GM Ryan Pace is responsible for Mitch — and that’s not his only first-round miss. While Pace continues to string everyone along, talking up Trubisky as the team’s starter in 2020, the writing is on the wall: It’s time for a change. NOW. The urgency is at a fevered pitch.

4) Jacksonville Jaguars

Cap space: $21.4 million

Just one season into Nick Foles’ four-year, $88 million deal, could the former Super Bowl MVP be on the trading block? He should be. Regardless of what Doug Marrone and David Caldwell said last week at the NFL Scouting Combine about having "two quarterbacks we really feel good about," Gardner Minshew should be under center. As a rookie, he outplayed Foles. And having a starting quarterback on a rookie contract — a sixth-round rookie contract, to boot — is one of the bigger competitive advantages in the league today.

One year ago at this time, the Jags were an en vogue playoff pick. Now, there’s an identity crisis. Jalen Ramsey is long gone. Tom Coughlin, too. Marrone and Caldwell are back, but hardly entrenched. Jacksonville will reportedly slap the franchise tag on Yannick Ngakoue. This is the right move, as the 24-year-old’s a stud pass rusher who’s just entering his prime. But Ngakoue took to Twitter on Monday and provided this dispatch:

The Jaguars are aware I no longer have interest in signing a long term contract in Jacksonville. Duval, I love you and gave you guys everything I got. I’m thankful for the journey and look forward to continuing my career elsewhere. -91

Well, that doesn’t seem ideal.

This is an absolutely crucial offseason for a franchise with question marks all over the place.

5) Indianapolis Colts

Cap space: $86.2 million

General manager Chris Ballard is a stellar team-builder. And at this time last year, Colts fans were understandably thinking about a Super Bowl run. But Andrew Luck’s abrupt retirement changed everything.

Let’s be honest: Jacoby Brissett isn’t the guy. I believe Philip Rivers is. And Indy certainly has the cash to land the 38-year-old signal-caller. Still, last month, Rivers told the Los Angeles Times’ Sam Farmer that he wants to play for two more years max. So, if the Colts nab Rivers for the present, they also need to start thinking about the plan for the future. Ballard has made magic in retooling the Colts, but finding Indy’s next two quarterbacks will be his biggest challenge yet. And it’s only everything for a roster that otherwise could be ready to make a serious run at the Lombardi Trophy.

6) Philadelphia Eagles

Cap space: $41.9 million

Philadelphia is still Eagles country, despite the 76ers’ headline-grabbing roller-coaster season. There’s always pressure on Philly’s No. 1 team. So, how do the Eagles get back in serious contention? Howie Roseman is a gem of a general manager, but suddenly, there are holes across the roster. The need areas include — but aren’t limited to — secondary, pass rush and receiver.

Still, the Eagles are a win-now team. Even though they were absolutely decimated by injuries last season, they still made the playoffs. History says Roseman will be active and pull a rabbit out of the free agency hat. A.J. Green? Amari Cooper? Jadeveon Clowney? Byron Jones? Two of them?? The Eagles are a good team, but Roseman and the Philly fan base demand greatness.

7) Green Bay Packers

Cap space: $20.5 million

At age 36, Aaron Rodgers is still playing at a high enough level to win a Super Bowl, but he needs help. That begins with the receiving corps. Beyond Davante Adams (and maybe Allen Lazard), there aren’t many reliable options to target in the passing game, tight end included. Could TE Austin Hooper, fresh off his second straight Pro Bowl campaign, be the target in free agency? Amari Cooper? A trade for receiver help? And Rodgers needs more than a few new pass catchers, too. What about pending free agent Bryan Bulaga — and the offensive line as a whole?

Third-year GM Brian Gutekunst is proactive, unlike his predecessor, Ted Thompson. But the Packers aren’t exactly flush with cap space, so they’ll have to proceed wisely.

8) Detroit Lions

Cap space: $47.7 million

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I don’t think it’s hyperbole to say Bob Quinn is general managing for his job in 2020. In fact, that’s basically what ownership intimated in January. Quinn’s big decisions haven’t panned out, starting with Matt Patricia’s lackluster results in two years as Lions head coach. Detroit, possessing a roster dotted with soft spots, needs to get better this offseason via every component of roster building: free agency, draft and the trade market.

Whichever path Quinn takes this offseason, it better be the right one. Or else …

9) Tennessee Titans

Cap space: $50.4 million

The Titans made the AFC title game last season — and they could do it again if they run it back. No, I don’t think the 2019 campaign was a fluke for Mike Vrabel’s team. That said, I believe the chase for Tom Brady is special, unique and worth going ALL IN on. And I think it is very much in play, as I explored in the Patriots section above.

But at the same time, Tennessee has three top offensive players set to hit free agency: QB Ryan Tannehill, RB Derrick Henry and RT Jack Conklin. Now, as I alluded to above, I’d chase Brady first and foremost. You have to. But can the Titans do that while keeping Tannehill in the mix as a fallback option should Brady sign elsewhere? Easier said than done. Henry should be a lock to bring back. He’s the engine of this offense. And Conklin is a really good player who clears the path for Henry in Tennessee’s power run game.

Jon Robinson has his work cut out for him over the next few months. But if he nails it, 2020 could be quite a football season in Nashville.

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Tyson Fury’s game plan for undisputed world title clash with Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury's trainer insists the newly-crowned heavyweight world champion will not change his tactics for a potential clash with Anthony Joshua.

Fury stunned Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas 10 days ago by adopting an aggressive front-foot style to dominate the American and relieve him of his world title.

Much of the credit for the Brit's change of tactics went to new trainer SugarHill Steward who took over from Ben Davison just two months before the rematch.

Should Fury overcome Wilder for a second time in their trilogy fight this summer, and if Joshua defends his belts against Kubrat Pulev, the two domestic rivals could clash late this year for all four belts.

And Hill sees no reason why Fury should change his tactics.

"Why do anything different?" he told Sky Sports. "This is what I believe in wholeheartedly, the Kronk style.

"So many guys have won with that style. It is a proven method over decades and thousands of successful fights, it isn’t just something that has been made up.

"We will find out when that fight is made. Nobody has to believe us. It isn’t about talking, it’s about actions."

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76ers clipped as Philly folds without Simmons

Kawhi Leonard scored 30 points, Paul George added 24 and the Los Angeles Clippers extended their winning streak to four with a 136-130 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Reserves Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams also had 24 points. The Clippers — who shot 59.2 per cent from the field — trailed by two at halftime but took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Sixers 38-24.

Already missing the injured Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, Philadelphia’s bad luck continued when Josh Richardson suffered a bruised nose in the second quarter that ruled him out for the rest of the game as he was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.

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The game was tied at 89 before Los Angeles went on an 18-5 run. Leonard scored 11 points in the period and George had eight.

Harrell’s dunk with 8:37 remaining in the game gave the Clippers a 117-103 lead.

Philadelphia made a final charge to close within 125-121 with three minutes left but Williams’ jumper and Leonard’s pull-up basket thwarted the rally.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers was glad to have his full roster available for the clash, saying: “We needed everyone tonight. Philadelphia played great and it felt like they made every shot, but our guys shot better. If we’re not at full strength, we don’t win the game for sure.”

Rivers’ counterpart Brett Brown said the Clippers forced Philly onto the back foot in the crucial third quarter, which ultimately cost the 76ers the game.

“They stood us up, they got into us on our back heels. I thought we had a hard time trying to find the rim,” coach Brown said.

“It was really our only blemish, that third period. Twenty-four points, given our other three periods, just wasn’t enough to cover their onslaught.”

The Sixers fell down when the game was on the line.Source:AP

Shake Milton led Philadelphia with 39 points, including seven three-pointers. The first-year guard had 26 points in the first half, which tied a team season-high.

Milton is seizing his opportunity to make an impact for the Sixers, who are without Embiid and Simmons. Embiid is out with a shoulder injury while Simmons has been laid low by a back issue.

“It kind of just happened randomly. I was ready, as soon as there was the opportunity,” Milton said. “Once the first couple of ones knocked down, especially the first three, I felt pretty good. It definitely feels cool.”

Former Clippers forward Tobias Harris had 25 points and Alec Burks 15. Philadelphia started fast, making 11 of its first 13 from the field to take a 25-11 lead midway through the first quarter as Milton scored 11, including seven straight at one point.

Los Angeles cut the margin down to five at the end of the first quarter and then scored the first seven points in the second to take its first lead at 41-39 on a pair of free throws by Harrell with 9:58 remaining in the first half.

The remainder of the quarter saw five ties and three lead changes before the Sixers went into the locker room with a 72-70 halftime advantage.

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Leicester record pre-tax loss of £20.2m for most recent financial year

Leicester record pre-tax loss of £20.2m for the most recent financial year… but the figures do NOT include record £80m they received from Manchester United for Harry Maguire

  • Foxes’ results apply to year ending May 31, 2019 and have recorded pre-tax loss
  • Figures include £8.8m compensation paid to prise Brendan Rodgers from Celtic
  • The Premier League club have also invested significantly in new training ground

Leicester have recorded a pre-tax loss of £20.2million for the most recent financial year – figures that do not include the record £80m they received from Manchester United for Harry Maguire.

The Foxes’ results apply to the year ending May 31, 2019, and include the £8.8million compensation paid to prise Brendan Rodgers and his coaching staff from Celtic last February.

The club have also invested significantly in a new training ground, which they hope to occupy this season and which is expected to cost close to £100m. Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has also given the green light to the expansion of the King Power Stadium.

Leicester have recorded a pre-tax loss of £20.2million for the most recent financial year

Figures do not include record £80m they received from Manchester United for Harry Maguire

Chief executive Susan Whelan said: ‘We remain a club of fierce ambition: striving to progress every season; giving ourselves every opportunity to compete more consistently at the elite level of the game.’ 

Despite a poor start to 2020, Rodgers’ team remain on course to qualify for the Champions League. They are third in the table, with an eight-point cushion to fifth-placed Manchester United, with 10 Premier League matches remaining.

Meanwhile, Wednesday’s FA Cup fifth-round tie against Birmingham will be shown live on Facebook Watch, the tech giant’s TV app.

The Foxes’ results apply to the year ending May 31, 2019, and include the £8.8million compensation paid to prise Brendan Rodgers and his coaching staff from Celtic last February

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‘Only thing in our mind is football’: Matildas ready for Games battle

While much of the world is in a frenzy over the coronavirus, the Matildas aren't the least bit concerned about the disease ahead of trips to Vietnam and potentially Japan later this year.

Few teams in Australia have been more impacted by COVID-19 than Australia's national women's football team, whose 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers last month were heavily disrupted. Plans to travel to Wuhan, the central Chinese city at the centre of the outbreak, were hastily rearranged with the matches moved to Sydney before being delayed significantly due to quarantine measures placed on the travelling Chinese team. Throughout that period, the players' health was monitored by Football Federation Australia's medical team while the squad received regular updates on the evolving disease from other officials.

Kyah Simon was in hot form for the Matildas last month.Credit:AP

That experience has left the Matildas' striker Kyah Simon somewhat numb to the growing hysteria around the spread of the disease. Australia face Vietnam in Newcastle on Friday in the first leg of their Olympic play-off before travelling to Vietnam for Wednesday's return leg. While Vietnam has fewer reported outbreaks than Australia, the Matildas will play in Cam Pha, just 125km from the border with China.

"Obviously there has been a lot of stuff – whether it’s exaggerated or not – though the media in the last couple of months. The only thing in the forefront of our mind is the football side of things. We have full trust in the associations and the people organising it that make sure our health is a priority," Simon said.

The Matildas will earn a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics if they progress past Vietnam in the two-legged series and Simon has no concerns over travelling to Japan in August, should Australia qualify.

"As footballers, as professional athletes you are always going to have distractions on and off the field. All we have to do is worry about what our job is and ensure we are in the best possible condition we can be in and playing the best football we can," she said.

The Matildas anticipate facing a defensive-minded Vietnamese side on Friday night and have spent their first training sessions together preparing to overcome a deep, stacked defence. Coach Ante Milicic has spent significant time reviewing their 1-1 draw with China from last month, pinpointing flaws in the Matildas' performance that nearly led to them losing at home. In particular, he wants his side to make better decisions in possession and be cautious of long balls and counter-attacks while focusing on how to play through a deep defensive unit.

"I think Vietnam are a similar team to Thailand in that respect, generally parking with a low block and making it difficult. Usually when a lesser opponent plays against a pretty aggressive powerful team, in the past they have played with a lower block and they make it difficult to play through. From our perspective it will take some more patience," Simon said.

"We have faced this type of opponent before so we know what to expect but it’s been a long time since last time we played them so we are prepared for anything."

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Six Nations chiefs meet in Paris to discuss growing threat of coronavirus crisis

Six Nations chiefs will meet in Paris today to discuss the coronavirus crisis and its growing impact on the championship.

Concern has been heightened by the decision of the French government to ban all indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people.

The same emergency cabinet meeting cancelled yesterday’s Paris Half Marathon and the city’s annual agricultural fair – but Ligue 1 football matches went ahead.

The championship has already lost this Saturday’s match between Ireland and Italy and there is uncertainty over the surviving fixtures.

On Saturday Wales come to England where 12 more patients have tested positive, including one from Essex with "no relevant travel”, taking the total number of UK cases to 35.

Scotland host leaders France 24 hours later. But the most pressing concern is for the following weekend when England go to Italy and Ireland to Paris.

The Italian government has extended the suspension of all sporting events until March 8 in the affected areas of Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna.

Rome is unaffected by the decree, meaning no fresh concerns for the England game, which pre-outbreak had been expected to attract up to 20,000 travelling fans.

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Lyon’s ‘screamer’ removes one-Test wonder

Test cricketer Nathan Lyon is widely-known for his superb fielding, particularly off his own bowling.

However, the GOAT pulled off a one-handed “screamer” on Tuesday which arguably ranks as his best catch on a cricket field.

Facing South Australia in the Sheffield Shield, the New South Wales Blues were searching for early wickets after posting 373 in the first innings at Bankstown Oval in Sydney.

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Veteran Callum Ferguson came to the crease at No. 3 and threatened to make a considerable dent in the deficit, accumulating 44 on day two. He passed 8000 Sheffield Shield in the process, becoming the fifth South Australian cricketer to do so.

However, his innings came to an end three balls after the tea break, thanks primarily to a moment of magic from Lyon.

Nathan Lyon celebrates with his teammatesSource:Getty Images

Former Test paceman and Channel 7 presenter Trent Copeland bowled short of a length, and Ferguson looked to pull through square leg. However, the South Australian cramped himself and the ball flew towards mid wicket at a catching height.

Reacting quickly, Lyon pounced on the opportunity, diving to his left and snaring the ball one-handed, almost horizontal to the turf.

“What a catch at mid wicket … he stuck out the left duke and Nathan Lyon has taken a ripper,” the commentator cried.

“Oh my word, have a look at this.”

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Copeland was pick of the New South Wales bowlers on Tuesday, claiming 3/38 in his opening 18 overs.

Earlier in the four-day match, opening batsman Daniel Hughes brought up his sixth first class century, setting the foundation for a Blues victory. Youngster Matthew Gilkes also posted his maiden first class fifty on Monday, scoring 83 for the Blues.

Joe Mennie — another South Australian one-Test wonder — claimed 6/103 in the first innings, his eighth first class five-wicket haul.

New South Wales No. 10 Harry Conway brought up his highest Sheffield Shield score, plundering a useful 31 at the end of the innings. However, the lanky paceman raised eyebrows with his bizarre leaves, reminiscent of Steve Smith during the 2019 Ashes series.

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South Australia are 4/109 on day two, still trailing by 264 runs — Australian Test vice-captain Travis Head is 15 not out.

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Suns take biggest AFL slice

The Gold Coast Suns last year received the biggest slice of the AFL distribution, with the expansion club earning $27 million from the league.

Fellow expansion club GWS are yet to declare how much they have received, but the Suns' slice of the total AFL distribution is expected to be biggest of all clubs.

Gold Coast received the most funding from the AFL last year.Credit:AAP

The Suns reported an overall operating profit of $244,000 after making $1.1 million the year before. The 2018 profit figure was in large part bloated by the Commonwealth Games and the requirement to sell games away from the Gold Coast.

The club finished bottom again last year and received an assistance package from the AFL at the end of the year that was largely structured around on-field help, but the club also receives the biggest distribution.

The clubs in expansion markets are always likely to receive the biggest distribution because the AFL equalisation formula recognises structural reasons why they are financially penalised or handicapped relative to other clubs.

"The AFL's investment is working. The growth in Queensland is bigger than WA or SA, traditional football states," Suns CEO Mark Evans said of the size of the distribution and ongoing AFL help to the club and the expansion markets.

"We have the second largest schools competition in the country, the second largest female participation in the country.

"We understand our responsibility still to manage the money wisely."

The Suns grew sponsorship income by $1.25 million to $7.7 million but membership income fell by $2 million.

The Giants announced an operating loss of $866,613 last year after posting a deficit of over $1.98 million in 2018.

CEO Dave Matthews told The Age injuries alone had cost the Giants as much as $1.5 million over the last two seasons.

The Age reported last month that St Kilda received a total AFL distribution of $20.6 million or about $4 million more than the next Victorian clubs.

In contrast, strong clubs West Coast, Richmond and Collingwood receive the minimum slice of the AFL distribution of $11.5 million.

The Suns received $23.7 million in AFL distributions in 2018 and $24.7 million in 2017.

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