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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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CSKA To Play Behind Closed Doors

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Tags: Franchises, Russia

09/22/14
Russian Club Seeks Help Finding Sponsor

The struggling Russian Premier League football squad Torpedo Moscow is looking for a shirt sponsor and hoping for assistance from the Moscow city government, which reportedly owns a 75% stake in the club. Meanwhile, another top-flight club, CSKA, signed a sponsorship deal with a local bank. A spokes ...

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09/22/14
Official Says Russian GP Will Go Ahead

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Tags: Russia, ING, ACC, MMA, SEC, Olympics

09/12/14
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Tags: Facilities, Russia

09/12/14
Russia Considers 'Radical' Football Plans

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Russia

09/03/14
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