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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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Ghana President Sacks Sports Minister

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Tags: International Football, Africa, Brazil

06/26/14
Ghana Players To Receive $3M In Cash

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Tags: International Football, Africa, Brazil

06/24/14
Report 'Exposes' Ghana Match-Fixing

Ghana "has been exposed as agreeing to take part in international football matches organised by match fixers," according to Newell, Watt, Bryant & Walton of the London TELEGRAPH. An undercover investigation by the Telegraph and Channel 4’s "Dispatches" program found that Ghana FA President ...

Tags: International Football, Africa

06/13/14
SAFA Withdraws From Women's U20 Finals

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Africa

06/11/14
Looking Back At World Cup In South Africa

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Tags: Finance, Africa

06/04/14
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Tags: Facilities, Africa

06/03/14
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FIFA Report On Match-Fixing Casts Shadow

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Canal+ Afrique Acquires World Cup Rights

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