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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 Confirm New Stadium Plans

Gibraltar has "unveiled plans" for its new national stadium, which it hopes could open in '16, according to SKY SPORTS. Gibraltar currently plays in the Victoria Stadium -- "which does not meet criteria to host full internationals, although some friendlies can and will be played there." Looking to t ...

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Referees In Italy Cost $6.8M A Season

Corriere dello Sport reported that "the cost of paying top-flight referees in Italy" can be around €5M ($6.8M) a season, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. It is said that the referees earn a combined €4.5M ($6.2M) during the domestic season, though that number surpasses €5M "when compensa ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

UEFA Mulls Making Ref Exchanges Public

Conversations between match officials "could be made public under new proposals being discussed" by UEFA, according to Ben Rumsby of the London TELEGRAPH. UEFA "is exploring whether to allow its broadcast partners access to recordings or transcripts of on-field exchanges between referees and their ...

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DFL Increases Pressure On VfR Aalen

The German Football League (DFL) "has increased the pressure on 2nd Bundesliga club VfR Aalen to increase the capacity of its stadium," according to the DPA. The club "is allowed to play in the Scholz Arena, which is actually too small, with a special permit this season." However, the DFL "now wants ...

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Dortmund Seeks To Solidify Elite Position

Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said that he "wants to solidify the position of the club as Germany's second elite team after Bayern Munich for the long run," according to SPORT1. He said, "We want to be Germany's second football lighthouse. The lighthouse doesn't have to be as ...

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Champions League Games Draw On Sky

German pay-TV network Sky "has recorded top ratings for its broadcast of the Champions League game between Borussia Dortmund and FC Zenit St. Petersburg," according to Elisabeth Saukel of QUOTENMETER. The game, which started at 6pm on Tuesday evening, attracted 720,000 viewers. The number translated ...

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Fan Assualt In Istanbul Investigated

Security advisers at Chelsea and the British Consulate in Turkey "are working together to ascertain the circumstances that led to two travelling supporters being stabbed in apparently separate incidents around the same bar" in Istanbul on the eve of the club's Champions League meeting with Galatasar ...

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NASCAR and OCESA have reached a 10-year landmark agreement for the Mexico-based Toyota Series to continue to operate under the NASCAR banner through the '23 season. The NASCAR Mexico Toyota Series traditionally runs a 15-race schedule, and for the second year in a row will kick off the season at Pho ...

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Gornik Partners With Browar Lomza

Poland's Ekstraklasa side Gornik Zabrze "has signed a sponsorship contract with Browar Lomza, owner of the Lomza beer brand," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The company "is the new main sponsor of the Polish football club." The club "has been collaborating" with Browar Lom ...

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Kaiserslautern Agrees To New Stadium Deal

Second Bundesliga club FC Kaiserslautern "has reached a new stadium lease deal with the city council," according to the SWR. Under the new deal, the club will pay €2.4M ($3.3M) annually in the 2nd Bundesliga and €3.6M ($5M) should it get promoted to the top flight. So far, Kaiserslautern h ...

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