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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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NRL: $50M Bookmaker Deal 'Exaggerated'

The National Rugby League has described reports of a A$50M ($52M) deal for controversial bookmaker Tom Waterhouse to be rugby league's betting partner "exaggerated," according to the AAP. The game's governing body said that "it has yet to reach an agreement with Waterhouse, though talks ar ...

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Record Price Expected For Yearling

The next generation of the Black Caviar family "will pass though the Inglis sale ring next month," and it is expected "he will break the record price paid for a yearling," according to Chris Roots of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Lot 131, a Redoute's Choice colt out of Helsinge, "will be the highlight ...

Tags: Finance, Australia

Father Says Webber Won't Leave F1

Australian F1 driver MARK WEBBER 's father said that teammate SEBASTIAN VETTEL ’s disobeyance of Red Bull team orders "will not force Mark Webber into an early retirement," according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. Webber "has flown to Australia to consider his future after Vettel ignored i ...

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AFL Clubs Wary Of Integrity Officer Plan

The Australian Football League's fight to strengthen integrity measures "has hit a hurdle, with clubs questioning the need to hire integrity or risk officers," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE.  Collingwood, Port Adelaide, West Coast and Brisbane "have people working in this area, but several ...

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AFL Won't Fund Victoria Cricket's Exit

Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou has refused to help fund cricket's proposed exit from the Melbourne Cricket Ground, "despite top-level talks putting pressure on the AFL to contribute" to the A$15M ($15.6M) shortfall needed to send the Sheffield Shield to a new home, according t ...

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Grounds Could Return As AFL Venues

Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou confirmed that "two suburban grounds from a bygone era, Carlton's Visy Park and Richmond's Punt Road, could re-emerge as boutique venues," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. Whether this "is a ploy to put pressure on Etihad Stadium to sell the venue t ...

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F1 Driver Webber Thinks About Future

F1 driver Mark Webber "has returned to Australia to consider his future" as the corrosive atmosphere within his Red Bull F1 team "hits an all-time low," according to Robert Grant of the AAP. Webber "accused Red Bull of protecting teammate Sebastian Vettel after the German disobeyed team orders and p ...

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Western Sydney Fans Riot

Scenes of "violence and intimidation" by fans of the A-League Western Sydney Wanderers football club have forced Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione to "bolster officer numbers at future matches," according to Mark Morri of the DAILY TELEGRAPH. Video of fans "terrorising families before Saturday nig ...

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Calls For Aussie Basketball Changes

National Basketball League players "have expressed fears the competition is at the crossroads, declaring it is time to consider scrapping the player rankings system, lifting the salary cap and moving the season," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. NBL Players Association President Jacob Holmes said ...

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Charlesworth Takes Control Of Mariners

The future of A-League side Central Coast Mariners as a Gosford-based club "is secure after businessman Mike Charlesworth agreed to take majority ownership of the club on Thursday night," according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Club Chairs Peter Turnbull and Lyall Gorman "accept ...

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