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German City Of Freiburg To Hold Public Referendum On Construction Of New Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 18 / 14

Related stories: Freiburg delays decision on stadium site The German city of Freiburg "has set the timetable for a public referendum regarding the proposed new stadium," according to the SWR. The proposed new home of Bundesliga side SC Freiburg is expected to have a capacity of...

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ManU Adds Japan To Preseason Tour

ManU announced on Tuesday that it will visit Japan as part of its preseason tour of Asia, "giving a chance for Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa to dazzle his home fans," according to the AFP. ManU will play J.League side Yokohama F. Marinos on July 23 "in its first game on Japanese turf for five ye ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Japan

Europol Exposes Global Match-Fixing Ring

Hundreds of football matches have been fixed in a global betting scam run from Singapore in "a blow to the image of the world's most popular sport" and a multibillion-dollar industry, according to Thomas Escritt of REUTERS. About 680 "suspicious matches," including qualifying games for the World Cup ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia

IPL Team Hit With $18.8M Penalty

The Enforcement Directorate "has slapped a penalty notice" of about Rs 100 crore ($18.8M) against Indian Premier League team Rajasthan Royals for allegedly violating foreign exchange laws in its business operations, according to the PTI. Sources said that the agency, which issued the penalty notice ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

ManU To Play Friendly In Hong Kong

ManU has officially confirmed that it "will visit Hong Kong in the summer to take on Kitchee in a friendly," according to James Porteous of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The game on July 29 will follow the Barclays Asia Trophy, which will see fellow Premier League clubs Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur ...

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Suresh Kalmadi Pleads Not Guilty

Former Indian Olympic Association President SURESH KALMADI pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to "an array of corruption charges related to his handling of the chaotic Delhi Commonwealth Games" in '10, according to the AFP. Kalmadi, a lawmaker for the ruling Congress party, "faces charges of cr ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, India

Japan's Judo Coach Resigns Over Claims

Japan women's judo coach Ryuji Sonoda has resigned "amid accusations that he physically abused athletes" in the buildup to the London Olympics, according to Justin McCurry of the London GUARDIAN. Sonoda is accused of "harassing and assaulting female judoka" while they were preparing for the London G ...

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Indian Football League Aims High

India’s fledgling American football league is aiming to draw 120,000 fans to its second season opener on Dec. 31, a mark that would make it the highest-attended football game ever. The Elite Football League of India is moving from having its games played all in one location for TV production p ...

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WIFA Suspends Dodsal FC

The Western India Football Association "temporarily suspended cash-rich Dodsal FC from participating in competitions at any level" after it "failed to release six players for selection trials of the Maharashtra state team that will take part in the Santosh Trophy," which begins on Feb. 1 in Kerala a ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

BCCI Wants Small Town Test Matches

With attendance dwindling at major Test match venues across India, some Board of Control for Cricket in India working committee members "are batting in favour of staging Tests in smaller centres, a formula which seems to have worked with One-Day Internationals," according to Indrani Basu of the TIME ...

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India Makes Threat Over Use Of DRS

India has again "struck down the latest attempt to bring more consistency to the implementation" of the Decision Review System by "threatening to pull out of any tour in which the host country insisted on using the technology," according to Nagraj Gollapudi of ESPN. At the Int'l Cricket Council exec ...

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