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Scottish Football League Third Division Rangers CEO Charles Green has "hit out the planned restructuring of the Scottish Premier League and insisted his club will never again play in it on his watch," according to the London DAILY MAIL. Green said he has "no interest in helping the SPL" after the punishments dished out this year, including relegation to the fourth tier and the potential of their titles being taken away. Speaking to talkSport, Green said, "It’s really difficult for me to take seriously the SPL restructure. They threw us out of the league and are now pursuing title stripping, and for us to sit down and think that after all that has come to fruition that I will say 'OK, everything's forgotten,' you’re in cloud cuckoo land. I don’t forgive and forget. While I’m Chief Executive, Rangers will not play in the Scottish Premier League (DAILY MAIL, 10/29).
German boxer Sebastian Zbik is "tired of waiting for his money and brought charges against the representatives of Universum Boxpromotion GmbH," according to Björn Jensen of the HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT. In addition, Zbik's lawyers "also requested the opening of insolvency proceedings for the once successful boxing gym." The reason for the dispute is an open liability of €190,000 ($245,000). It is the 30-year-old's "share from his world championship bout against Felix Sturm on April 13." The criminal offense was brought against Universum due to suspicion of breach of trust, embezzlement and hiding company assets. The request of insolvency proceedings "is simply a logical consequence." A provisional liquidator "is currently auditing the economic situation" of the boxing promoter (HAMBURGER ABENDBLATT, 10/26).