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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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10/17/14
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10/13/14
CAF: No Changes To 2015 Nations Cup

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Tags: International Football, Africa

10/08/14
Seven Countries Bid For Africa Cup

The Confederation of African Football "revealed that seven countries have submitted a bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations," according to the BBC. They are Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe. Nominations were opened on Aug. 23, "following the withdrawal of the original hos ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

10/07/14
Brazil 2014 Outscores South Africa 2010

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IPC Says No Decision Yet On Pistorius

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