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German Hockey Club Fischtown Penguins To Replace Hamburg Freezers In DEL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 29 / 16

German second division hockey club Fischtown Penguins "is set to replace the Hamburg Freezers in the top flight German Hockey League (DEL)," according to the SID. The Hamburg Freezers "ceased operation after owners Anschutz Entertainment Group were unwilling to keep investing money in a losing opera...

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IAAF Board Suspends Three Officials

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Palermo Attracts Chinese Investors

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Chinese, U.S. Investors Takeover Nice

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