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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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11/27/13
League Notes

China won the Asian Football Confederation Fair Play Association of the Year award. China has "accumulated 606 fair play points, more than any others in the confederation." Points "are awarded for positive play, conduct on and off the field and the behavior of supporters at the stadium and deducted ...

Tags: China, Asia, Football, ACC, ING

11/27/13
Pepsi To Stay With IPL

Pepsi has put the speculation to rest by confirming that its association with the Indian Premier League will last the distance, "but its continued allegiance with the league, mired in controversies over corruption and matchfixing cases, comes with a few strings attached," according to Vijay Tagore o ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India

11/26/13
New Transfer System Nearly Finalized

Nippon Professional Baseball "is hoping to strike an agreement" on a new posting system for player transfers with Major League Baseball by Thursday, according to KYODO. NPB Legal Department Head Nobuhisa Ito said that an NPB delegation "will travel stateside on Tuesday to iron out the details on a n ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America, Japan

11/26/13
BeIN Sport Acquires Euro 2016 Rights

BeIN Sport Asia has acquired Euro 2016 media rights for Hong Kong. The deal includes all Euro 2016 matches, to be held in France, across all media platforms and devices in Hong Kong. For the first time, the European Football Championship will be a 24-team tournament, having expanded from a 16-team f ...

Tags: Media, Asia

11/26/13
Registrar: F1, F1H20 Can Co-Exist

The F1 night race and the F1H2O powerboat race brand names can continue alongside each other in Singapore, "ruled a registrar in settling a longstanding trademark clash between the two crowd-pulling titans," according to K.C. Vijayan of the STRAITS TIMES. Formula One Licensing BV, the trademar ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

11/26/13
MTBC Hoping For More Sponsors

The Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress "will have to find ways to ensure the Malaysian Open continues to offer attractive prize money next year," according to Shamshul Fitri of THE STAR. This year's tournament, which ended at the Sunway Mega Lanes in Sunway Pyramid on Saturday, "saw the axe fall on t ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Asia

11/25/13
Asian Baseball Match-Fixing Investigated

Police have confirmed that they are investigating a complaint by a player from the Australian Baseball League's Canberra Cavalry who said that he was offered $30,000 "to fix an Asia Series baseball game," according to THE CHINA POST. Cavalry catcher Matt Blazynski said that "he was approached by two ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

11/25/13
Shenhua To Stay In Shanghai

A source said that contrary to the headlines dominating the Chinese football press at present, Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua's proposed move to Kunming, southwest China "is nothing more than political manoeuvring," according to WILD EAST FOOTBALL. Soccer News carried a report to "sho ...

Tags: Franchises, China

11/25/13
IOA To Amend Constitution

The Indian Olympic Association on Saturday "issued a notice to call its General Body Meeting on December 8 and amend its constitution" as per the diktats of the IOC, according to the DECCAN HERALD. On the same day, IOA acting President Vijay Kumar Malhotra shot a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach ...

Tags: Olympics, India

11/22/13
IOA Seeks Solution With IOC

Served with the ultimatum from the IOC to either bar charge-framed persons from contesting elections or face de-recognition, senior Indian Olympic Association officials "are seeking quick solutions to end the long-standing impasse with the apex body," according to the PTI. Following the world body's ...

Tags: Olympics, India

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