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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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Aldershot Town Goes Into Administration

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MCC Unveils $312M Lord's Redevelopment

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ITV Blasted For Cutting Mourinho Off

ITV has "drawn criticism" after it cut short an interview with Real Madrid coach José Mourinho "just as it appeared he was about to reveal where he would be managing next season," according to the London TELEGRAPH. Following Tuesday night's Champions League semifinal defeat against Borussia D ...

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Analyst: Time Right For Hearts Bidders

Football finance analyst Neil Patey believes that "the time to strike is now" for any potential buyers for Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian as the future of Lithuanian bank Ukio Bankas "approaches its judgement day" Thursday, according to Barry Anderson of the SCOTSMAN. Patey feels w ...

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BP Set For BOA, Commonwealth Deal

BP is "set to sign a major sponsorship deal" which will run across the British Olympic Association, British Paralympic Association and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, according to John Reynolds of MARKETING MAGAZINE. The deal is "set to be announced in the coming weeks." It follows BP’s s ...

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Amaechi: Coming Out In EPL Challenging

Former English basketball player JOHN AMAECHI said that it "is easier for a gay sportsman to come out in the NBA than it would be in the Premier League," according to Sarah Ebner of the LONDON TIMES. Amaechi, who had two spells in the NBA between '95 and '03, "revealed that he had been in con ...

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Aldershot Fails To Pay Players For April

League Two side Aldershot Town has "failed to pay players their wages for April," according to the BBC. Directors of the club, which was relegated from League Two last weekend, "held an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss the financial position." Chair Shahid Azeem said that "the situation ...

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Bradford Gets '14 Super League License

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Black Caviar Trainer Fires Back

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Man City's MLS Pursuit Could Help Brand

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