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Russian Economic Crisis Drives Transfer Market Spending To 14-Year Low

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 04 / 15

Russian Premier League clubs’ transfer spending in this year’s winter window hit a 14-year low. The Premier League's 16 clubs spent only €6M on transfers between them, the lowest figure for a winter transfer campaign since '01 and a drastic decline from €39M spent in the winter...

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Cricket Australia Opens $27M Facility

Cricket Australia has opened its new A$29M ($27M) National Cricket Centre located at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. The center features indoor and outdoor training facilities ( CA ). In Brisbane, Phil Lutton wrote "planted at selected points throughout the new National Cricket Centre were some of C ...

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Meeting To Chart Super Rugby Future

The three SANZAR countries "will meet in London on Friday to discuss the future of Super Rugby following South Africa's rejection of a proposed two-conference system, that would have seen Argentina join the competition," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. SANZAR "must now reach a compromise ...

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Autumn Carnival To Increase Prize Money

The state government and Racing New South Wales "are set to deliver a long-promised boost to the Randwick autumn carnival with huge prizemoney injections to attract the racing world to Sydney," according to Chris Roots of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. And it is hoped that one week of racing at Randwick ...

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Volvo Considers Adding More Cars To V8

Volvo said that "it is already considering adding more cars to the V8 Supercars field as early as 2015," according to the AAP. The Swedish manufacturer "is set to join the category next season under the banner Volvo Polestar Racing, in partnership with existing outfit Garry Rogers Motorsport." The t ...

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Canberra Could Become Richest Baseball

The Canberra Cavalry "could become the richest club in the Australian Baseball League if they can win the Asia Series in Taiwan" to claim the A$500,000 ($468,000) prizemoney, according to David Polkinghorne of the CANBERRA TIMES. Cavalry GM Thom Carter said that "they would be massive underdogs, up ...

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Australia Will Be Best, Says FFA Chief

A "big increase" in the number of people playing football in Australia over the past three years has "led to claims the game can soon become the biggest in the country," according to Michael Lynch of the THE AGE. New analysis by sports research group Gemba says that 1.96 million "are now playing soc ...

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NRL Wants To Double Club Membership

National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith "has outlined his plan to double club membership numbers" by '17 as part of what he has called a ''massive cultural shift'' across the code, according to Glenn Jackson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Smith: ''It's the biggest single thing the game's done, in terms ...

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Nissan's V8 Return Season $5M Waste

Nissan has written off its debut V8 Supercars season as a A$5M ($4.7M) "waste with a botched aerodynamics test" ruining its history-making year, according to James Phelps of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The powerful Japanese manufacturer "has demanded a new test on their aerodynamics package with dri ...

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AFL Club To Pay Near Full Salary Cap

Australian Football League club North Melbourne will pay close to 100% of the salary cap for the first time next year -- but "fears it could be a flash in the pan unless AFL equalisation measures can level the playing field," according to Grant Baker of HERALD SUN. The Kangaroos are poised to announ ...

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Collingwood's Deal With Emirates Stalls

Australian Football League side Collingwood's 14-year relationship with key sponsor Emirates "is at a crossroads, after the Magpies more than tripled the asking price to extend the airline's uniform deal with the club," according to Mark Hawthorne of THE AGE. Club President Eddie McGuire and Operati ...

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