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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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10/21/14
FIFPro Urges CONMEBOL To Consider Bans

FIFPro Division Americas Secretary General David Paniagua has "announced that FIFPro will be asking" South American confederation CONMEBOL on Tuesday to "exclude clubs that are in debt to their players from its competitions, including the Copa Libertadores de América and the Copa Sudamericana ...

Tags: International Football, South America

10/21/14
Adidas Film Documents Vintage Products

Adidas Originals "released a film tracking a journey to South America made by four collectors of the brand's products, including Stone Roses front man Ian Brown," according to Louise Jack of MARKETING MAGAZINE. The "adventure began after Adidas in London received a tip-off about a shop in a non ...

Tags: Media, South America

10/21/14
Two Killed After Game In Rosario

After Sunday's Argentine first division game between Rosario Central and Newell's, two men were killed in "separate football-related incidents," according to XINHUA. The killings occurred in Rosario, 300 km north of Buenos Aires. The incidents "involved the shooting death of a 39-year-old man and th ...

Tags: International Football, South America

10/17/14
Rio's Golf Course Grass Under Threat

The decision "to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake," according to Jenny Barchfield of the AP. The Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor’s office "is taking on the city government and the golf course developer i ...

Tags: Olympics, Brazil

10/15/14
Rio 2016 Bets On Flip-Flops To Hit $420M

Organizers of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro "are banking on the popularity of flip-flops and a yet-to-be-announced cuddly mascot" to help meet a target of 1B reais ($420M) in total merchandise sales, according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The Rio 2016 organizing committee "is halfway thro ...

Tags: Brazil, Olympics

10/13/14
NBA Aims To Increase League's Footprint

Over the last decade, the NBA has made "lucrative inroads into dozens of countries, including China, which has 78 million people who follow the league on social media," according to Stuart Leavenworth of MCCLATCHY. The league "now wants to go further, not only in China, but in India," the world&rsqu ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, China, Brazil

10/09/14
Brazil Clubs Rely On Third-Party Ownership

Nowhere is the news of FIFA's ban on third-party ownership "likely to have quite such a seismic effect as in Brazil, where outside investors occupy a vital role in football's financial food chain," according to James Young of ESPN. In the short term, a ban on third-party ownership "is likely to crea ...

Tags: International Football, Brazil

10/08/14
Bielsa Boosts Jersey Sales In Argentina

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Tags: South America, Marketing and Sponsorship

10/08/14
Real Partners With Colombian University

Former Spanish footballer and Real Madrid Dir of Institutional Relations Emilio Butragueño signed an alliance with Colombian university Sergio Arboleda to "deepen sports research through master's degrees," according to the EFE. The courses in sports administration, the first of which will be ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, South America

10/07/14
Argentina Considering Patagonia Bid

Argentina is "considering bidding for future Olympics, including offering the Patagonia region as a potential host of the Winter Games," according to the AP. With Buenos Aires set to host the Summer Youth Olympics in 2018, "Argentine officials believe that IOC reforms could enhance the country's cha ...

Tags: Olympics, South America

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