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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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Olympics Gain Strong Ratings In Europe

The London Games have drawn strong ratings in big European countries, according to George Szalai of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. In such major TV markets as Germany, France and Great Britain, the "lack of a big time difference has helped draw bigger live TV crowds than Beijing '08 managed to reach." In t ...

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Honda Unveils New WTCC Racing Engine

Japanese automaker Honda "unveiled a new racing engine," which it will use in its Word Touring Car Champion cars that are based on the Civic model during the '13 season, according to MOTORSPORT-TOTAL.com. The engine called "HR412E" was developed at the Honda Research and Development Center in Tochig ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, Japan

Jaqanese Union Baseball Not Budging

Members of the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association met with officials of Nippon Professional Baseball's 12 teams on Monday over the union's participation in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, "but no progress was made," according to KYODO. The union "stuck to its stance" that it will not t ...

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Tokyo 2020 Announces Venue Details

Japanese officials and Olympic athletes announced details about the Olympic Stadium that Tokyo will have ready for the 2020 Summer Games. The Olympic Stadium in Tokyo will be extremely advanced – and, at the same time, will be on the same site as the stadium built for the '64 Summer Games. Jap ...

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Japan To Skip World Baseball Classic

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association decided against participating in the next World Baseball Classic to be held in '13, according to Jason Coskrey of the JAPAN TIMES. In what was called a "heartbreaking" decision by union head and Hanshin Tigers player Takahiro Arai, all 24 player re ...

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Olympic Candidate Cities Try To Make An Impression

The three candidates still in the race to host the 2020 Summer Games are "gearing up" to make an impression in the British capital, according to the AFP. Tokyo, Istanbul and Madrid will learn their fate in Buenos Aires on Sep. 13, 2013, when IOC members vote. Tokyo is the only one of the three to ha ...

Tags: Olympics, Europe, Japan, Asia

Games Tourism Packages Selling In Asia

Less than one month until the London Games kick off, and "luxury tourism packages to the U.K. have attracted interest from wealthy Chinese and corporate clients," according to Wang Zhuoqiong of the CHINA DAILY. Caissa Touristic Group AG VP Zhang Rui said that sales in the sector have reached more th ...

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Honda Makes Return To Dakar Rally

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Toyota Considers Rally Return In '14

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Japanese Baseball To Be On U.S. TV

One World Sports has obtained the rights to distribute 28 home baseball games of the Hiroshima Carp in the U.S. Japan's Yomiuri Giants will play in nine games on the OWS schedule. OWS Senior VP of Programming Rick Jemison said, "There is also a huge potential for growth in viewership as baseball fan ...

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