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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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07/08/14
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07/07/14
Ticketing Scandal Rocks World Cup

An "illegal ticketing scandal rocked the World Cup," according to Rod Woollard of the AFP. Police probing an int'l scalping syndicate said that "thousands of illegally sold tickets worth millions of dollars were believed to have originated from a FIFA individual." Rio de Janeiro Police Commissioner ...

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07/04/14
Webb Discusses FIFA Racism Disconnect

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