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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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BOA CEO Hunt To Step Down

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Hearts Fans Want Answers From Owner

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Trump To Fight Scottish Wind Farm Plans

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Fault In Wembley Roof Discovered

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G4S Takes $138M Olympics Hit

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John Henry Denies Distraction Rumors

MLB Boston Red Sox & Liverpool FC Owner John Henry insists that "owning Liverpool is no distraction but admits there are concerns" in the U.S. about his involvement at Anfield, according to Dominic King of the London DAILY MAIL. Liverpool’s principal owner "has come under fire" for the way ...

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West Ham Closer To Olympic Stadium

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New Figures Show Celtic Is Debt Free

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Doctor Offered Blood Transfusion For $5K

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