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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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Heineken Cup Future Hinges On TV Deal

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

Business Rates Are Lord's Next Big Test

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Nottingham In Talks With New Backers

Financially-troubled Championship side Nottingham Rugby is "in discussions with two potential new owners," according to the BBC. Nottingham Rugby Chair Alistair Bow also revealed that club directors helped finance the £250,000 ($382,000) shortfall "needed to finish their last campaign." Howeve ...

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Ex-Man City Coach Thanks Fans With Ad

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Beckham Holds Talks With MLS

David Beckham could return to the U.S. as "owner of a new club and his advisors have already held talks" with Major League Soccer, according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. Beckham has "been tight-lipped about his future plans" after ending the season with Ligue 1 Paris St. Germain. The former England ca ...

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FA To Prove Wembley As Premier Venue

Shortly after the final whistle blew in Sunday's League One playoff final at London's Wembley stadium, staff began "swapping every television set and barrel of beer in the national stadium" to comply with UEFA's sponsorship roster, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. All the Football Le ...

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Tape Reveals Rangers Murray Sacking

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Man City Seeks New Shirt Sponsor

Man City is seeking to replace Etihad Airways as its shirt sponsor, "but the search is being hampered" by the chaos surrounding former Manager Roberto Mancini's sacking and uncertainty over the club's future, according to Nick Harris of the London DAILY MAIL. According to a source, Man Ci ...

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Figures Reveal Olympic Torch Relay Cost

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Hodgson Criticizes Clubs' U.S. Tours

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