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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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CSD President Speaks Out

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Record-Priced Copa Tickets Sell Out

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Sports Feds Targeted Under Swiss Plan

The Swiss cabinet "proposed tightening anti-corruption laws" on Wednesday, pointing to the int'l sporting federations based in the country "as targets of the suggested changes," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. In a statement, the government said, "Switzerland is among the countries least aff ...

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Seven F1 Teams Can't Afford New Engines

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SRF Apologizes For Fake Crowd Noise

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Formula E Signs Deal With Renault

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Tebas Talks Finances in Gijón, Spain

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Copa Del Rey Final Showcases Madrid 2020 Bid

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