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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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ARD, Sky Score With Bayern Match

German public broadcaster ARD "has recorded satisfying ratings for its broadcast of the first round DFB Pokal (German Cup) match between BSV SW Rehden and Bayern Munich," according to Manuel Nunez Sanchez of QUOTENMETER. An average of 5.17 million viewers tuned in to watch the game, which started at ...

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German Report Sparks Calls For Names

A German report into the country's use of banned substances in sport since '50 "has triggered a storm and renewed calls for a national anti-doping law," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The report "highlights systematic doping across many sports over decades in West Germany, resembling the ...

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Jury Still Out On Platini's FFP Project

For all of UEFA President Michel Platini's "tough talk, conspicuous consumption has once again been the order of the day this summer from the gilded boulevards of Monaco to the fast-changing post-industrial landscape of east Manchester," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Critics who c ...

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DFB Pokal Nets High Ratings

German public broadcaster ARD "received high ratings for its summary of Sunday's first round DFB Pokal (German Cup) matches in its Sportschau program," according to David Grzeschik of QUOTENMETER. The show, which started at 5:30pm local time, attracted an average of 2.58 million viewers. The number ...

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Commentator Launches YouTube Project

One of Germany's best-known sports commentators, Frank Buschmann, "will launch his online project called 'Buschi.TV' on Aug. 12," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The project has been made possible by Sony Music and will air on YouTube. On Mondays, Buschmann will recap the past sports weekend in ...

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PSG Puts Pressure On Kit Supplier Nike

Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain "is putting pressure on its kit provider Nike to increase the value of the deal," according to Arnaud Hermant of LE PARISIEN. The club is seeking between €20M-€30M ($27M-$40M) annually from Nike. Nike, which currently pays about €6.5M ($9M) a year, "is r ...

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31 Turkish Athletes Banned For Doping

Thirty-one Turkish track and field athletes "have been suspended for two years each for doping violations," according to the AP. The Turkish Athletics Federation announced the sanctions Monday, including that of 2004 Olympic Silver Medalist hammer thrower Esref Apak. His case "had been announced in ...

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Moratti: Thohir Deal A Necessity

Inter Milan Owner Massimo Moratti said that he has decided to sell at least part of his shares to Indonesian magnate Erick Thohir "in order to increase revenue and make the brand global," according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Serie A President Maurizio Beretta said, "This vision of the future need ...

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Udinese Set To Proceed With Stadium Plans

Serie A side Udinese "is set to proceed with its stadium redevelopment plan after signing a financing deal with the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo (ICS) -- news that owner Gianpaolo Pozzo described as being equivalent to the club winning the Serie A title," according to SOCCEREX. According to the ...

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Top Clubs Could Spend $1.5B On Transfers

When UEFA came up with its Financial Fair Play rule, it "was expected that huge transfers would be rare and spending reduced," so there is no surprise Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger has described Gareth Bale's impending £100M ($153M) move as "a joke," according to Thom Drake of the London DAILY ...

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