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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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Brazil Reveals Olympic Football Stadiums

The five football stadiums in Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro will "host football games during the 2016 Rio Olympics," according to AS. Brazil's LOC announced the news at the "IOC's Coordinating Committee meeting, which is being held in Rio through Friday." Each of t ...

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03/20/14
World Cup Spurring Pele's Endorsements

Pele is now "taking what might be his last shot at profiting from his popularity," and with Brazil hosting this year’s FIFA World Cup in less than three months, the former player is "sweeping up endorsements like he did during his heyday," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Pele in the las ...

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03/20/14
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Tags: Events and Attractions, Brazil

03/20/14
Maldonodo Earns $14M From Transfers

A Uruguayan football club led by U.K. racehorse owner Malcolm Caine "has an unusual sideline: trading elite South American players who never appear in a game," according to Duff & Baldomir of BLOOMBERG. Deportivo Maldonado SAD, "which plays in Uruguay’s second-tier championship," was ...

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03/19/14
Independiente's Strike Nears Conclusion

Argentine second division side Independiente Secretary General Claudio Ciancio said regarding the debt owed to the club's players, "We understand that the claim is legitimate, but we do not agree with the magnitude of the reprisal," according to OLE. Since Friday, the team's "employees have been on ...

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