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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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Gibraltar Joins UEFA As 54th Member

UEFA has approved the entrance of Gibraltar as the organization's 54th member, "thanks to a judgement of the Court for Arbitration for Sport and in the face of protests from Spanish Football Federation and the Spanish government, who had previously threatened to withdraw Spanish teams from Euro ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

German Football Flexes Muscle

Champions League finalists Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund "are the envy of football fans across Europe for the way the German clubs run their business as well as their success on the field," according to Grohmann & Weir of REUTERS. Bayern and Dortmund are the top two teams in the Bundesliga ...

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CL Final Also Big For Puma, Adidas

The Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund Saturday at London's Wembley stadium "isn’t the only all-German contest," according to Julie Cruz of BLOOMBERG. The crosstown rivals that supply their uniforms "will face off in the latest chapter of a fight that&rsquo ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, United Kingdom

García's Racist Taunt Could Hurt Wallet

Sergio García "has issued an emotional apology to Tiger Woods for his racist jibe" against the world No. 1, but is still "facing the prospect of losing millions of pounds in sponsorship deals," acording to James Corrigan of the London TELEGRAPH. García met European Tour CEO George O&rs ...

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Gibraltar Moves Toward Football Freedom

The "latest flash point of sports and int'l politics" is Gibraltar, the tiny tip of the Iberian Peninsula that for centuries has endured as a tug of war between Spain and Britain, according to James Montague of the N.Y. TIMES. The current dispute centers on the Gibraltar football team, an "unlikely ...

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Berlin To Host 2015 Champions League

Berlin will stage the Champions League final for the first time in '15 and Warsaw will be the venue for the Europa League final, according to the London GUARDIAN. UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said, "Two beautiful venues for our finals for 2015." The '15 match, at Berlin's Olympic Stadium ...

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UEFA Wants 10-Match Racism Ban

UEFA has recommended a minimum 10-match ban "for racist abuse by players" beginning next season and "increased the punishment for verbally or physically attacking match officials," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. The sanction for insulting an official "was raised" from a two-match ...

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Dortmund Signs Deal With U.K. Telecom

British telecom company Lebara Mobile "has signed a sponsorship deal" with Bundesliga club and Champions League finalist Borussia Dortmund that "will see its branding displayed" at the club's home ground, according to Paul Withers of MOBILE NEWS. The agreement, which goes into effect in July, i ...

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1860 Munich Signs Contract With Infront

Second Bundesliga club 1860 Munich will be able to provide proof of liquidity to obtain the German Football League (DFL) license for next season. The club was able to close its financial gap after it signed a new cooperation contract with sports marketing company Infront Sport & Media. The club ...

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CL Title Won't Impact Dortmund Shares

The publicly traded shares of Champions League finalist Borussia Dortmund on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange are unlikely to gain a lasting boost from a potential victory in Saturday’s final. Jan Kremer, Sports Business Group Expert at Deloitte in Germany, told SBD Global, "On-field succe ...

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