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Round-Up: AFL stadium opened, Pacquiao presidential bid, World Athletics losses, and more

Bayley Fritsch of the Demons (R) celebrates kicking a goal during the round 19 AFL match between the St Kilda Saints and the Melbourne Demons at Marvel Stadium on July 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Several thousand fans will be permitted to attend the Australian Football League game between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval this Saturday night. The AFL resumes its 2020 season tomorrow – The Guardian

Former boxer Manny Pacquiao is considering running to be president of the Philippines in 2022, according to boxing promoter Bob Arum – CBN

Basketball’s East Asia Super League has appointed Mark Fischer as chief commercial officer. Fischer is CEO of Shanghai-based sports marketing firm Eastbridge Sports Management – SportsMoney.cn

World Athletics made significant losses in three of the four years from 2014 to 2017 – The Telegraph

The International Olympic Committee’s executive board meets today for an update from Tokyo Olympics organisers on preparations for next year’s Games – Japan Today

Beijing has been pencilled in as the host of the final of this year’s Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series this December – Xinhua

Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra has written to International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach to deny accusations that he was not eligible to take leadership of the Indian body at the time of his election – Indian Express