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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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Clubs Not Keeping FIFA Compensation Rule

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Tags: Facilities, Europe

Poland-Scotland Friendly To Be Streamed

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DFB Boss Defends Michel Platini's Plans

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Tags: International Football, Europe

Bierhoff: National Team Has Room To Grow

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