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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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Political Dispute Pulls Japan From Sevens

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Japan, China

09/20/12
Japanese Player Pulled From China Event

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09/19/12
Golf Courses Complete In China, Russia

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Tags: Facilities, China, Russia

09/19/12
Matches Cancelled Over Political Dispute

The Chinese Football Association cancelled football matches in Beijing, Qingdao and Hangzhou this weekend due to it being a "sensitive time," according to Wild East Football. The CFA offered no further explanation, "but all signs point to this being due to the anti-Japanese protests that have spread ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China, Japan

09/18/12
China To Host Australian Open Wildcard

The Australian Open tennis tournament is organizing a wildcard playoff event in China next month "to build on the sport’s rising popularity in Asia following Li Na’s Grand Slam success," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The 30-year-old Chinese player is the first from Asia to ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China, Australia

09/18/12
Shanghai Chair Issues New Threat

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09/17/12
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09/14/12
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