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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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Pistorius Documentary Draws 1 Million

BBC3's fast-turnaround documentary about Oscar Pistorius "was watched by more than a million viewers, giving it a peaktime win over Channel 5," according to John Plunkett of the London GUARDIAN. "Oscar Pistorius - What Really Happened?" pulled in 1.08 million viewers, a 4.3% share of the audience be ...

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Bolt Is Laureus Sportsman Of The Year

Jamaican sprinter USAIN BOLT was named Sportsman of the Year for the third time on Monday night at the 2013 Laureus World Sport Awards in Rio de Janeiro. The Sportswoman of the Year award went to British Gold Medal-winning heptathlete JESSICA ENNIS . Tennis player ANDY MURRAY , who earned his fi ...

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F1 Global Expansion Series Part 1

Rumors and talks of a possible return of F1 to Austria, France, Turkey and a proposed new road course in Greece have sparked hopes of European F1 fans that the racing series would increase its number of European races in the future and return to where it all started more than 60 years ago. However, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, Europe

ManU Seeks World's Biggest Sponsorship

ManU "may still be smarting from its eviction" in the Champions League, but the club "is hoping to recover financially with what could be the most valuable sponsorship deal in sporting history," according to David Robertson of the LONDON TIMES. Insiders said execs from ManU and Nike will "begin deta ...

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British Horseracing CEO Battles Protest

British Horseracing Authority CEO Paul Bittar has spoken out against the more hostile pro-animal groups who said that this week’s Cheltenham Festival "will inflict cruelty on its 500 equine participants," according to Paul Hayward of the London TELEGRAPH. Bittar said, "Nowhere in the world doe ...

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Rangers Expect An Increase In Revenue

Scottish Third Division club Rangers plan to increase the club's revenue to £100M ($150M) a year "once it returns to top-level competition," according to Greig Cameron of the HERALD SCOTLAND. Finance Dir Brian Stockbridge made the prediction as he "believes an enhanced retail operation combine ...

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McLaren Extends TAG Heuer Sponsorship

Swiss watch manufacturer TAG Heuer will continue to supply the official timepiece for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes F1 team, and the partnership will be extended to include McLaren Automotive. The partnership will support McLaren's "Young Driver Development Programme," a program to identify and supp ...

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BT To Sponsor CityGames Manchester

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Dunfermline Chair Confident In Club

Scottish First Division club Dunfermline Chair John Yorkston insisted his "crisis-hit club can still survive" after U.K. tax authority HMRC has commenced winding-up proceedings, according to Alan Marshall of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Despite talks aimed at agreeing a repayment plan over an estimate ...

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Coventry City Faces Administration

League One club Coventry City faces "a serious risk of entering administration next week as the saga involving rent and matchday revenue at the Ricoh Arena threatens to reach breaking point," according to James Riach of the London GUARDIAN. The club's owners, Sisu, and stadium owner Arena Coventry L ...

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