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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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03/27/14
Liga MX Violence Sparks Concern

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Tags: International Football, North America

03/26/14
Mexican Cinema Chain To Carry World Cup

Mexico's Cinépolis, the world's fourth-largest cinema chain, bought from broadcaster Televisa the rights to "air 30 World Cup matches at 200 theaters in 70 Mexican cities this summer," according to EL ECONOMISTA. The 30 matches include the World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia on June 1 ...

Tags: Media, North America

03/25/14
Action Promised Following Liga MX Violence

Liga MX side Guadalajara said in a statement that it will "seek a lifetime stadium ban for unruly fans after two police [officers] were injured in an altercation Saturday night at Estadio Jalisco" during the club's 1-1 draw against Atlas, according to ESPN. Guadalajara said in the statement, "Afte ...

Tags: International Football, North America

03/24/14
MLB Could Return To Australia

The MLB opening series between the L.A. Dodgers and Arizona Diamdonbacks last weekend in Sydney "is unlikely to be a one-off " -- the sport's governing body and the promoter "have indicated their desire to bring the showpiece event back Down Under," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNIN ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, North America

03/21/14
Rawlings Expands Into Cricket

U.S.-based sporting goods company Rawlings announced its official expansion into cricket with the signing of Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke to a multi-year endorsement deal. Clarke will travel to the U.S. in April to collaborate with Rawlings' product management team on the development of ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America, Australia

03/21/14
Australia Exhibiton Game Draws Modestly

MLB's "historic" two-game series between the L.A. Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks "is all but sold out," but Thursday night's warm-up between the Dodgers and Team Australia "was a tougher sell," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. It is not just the National Rugby League "st ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America, Australia

03/21/14
Mexico Considering Bid For 2024 Olympics

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Tags: Olympics, North America

03/20/14
Liga MX Querétaro Assured Of Administration

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Tags: Franchises, North America

03/19/14
Dodgers, D-Backs Give SCG Thumbs Up

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Tags: Facilities, Australia, North America

03/18/14
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