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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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Top Stories From the U.K.

The SBD Global staff compiled the top sports business stories globally of '12, in no particular order. Here are the top stories from the U.K. RANGERS FALL FROM GRACE: Few football clubs had a more roller-coaster year than Scottish Football League's Rangers. The club's financial troubles and dis ...

Tags: Year End, United Kingdom

UEFA Appeals Serbia-England Sanctions

UEFA "has decided to appeal against sanctions imposed by its own disciplinary body on Serbia and England's U21 players," according to the BBC. England's Steven Caulker and Thomas Ince, as well as four players and two coaches from Serbia, were banned, "after a brawl at the game" in Krusevac, Serbia i ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe, United Kingdom, UEFA

Blackburn Sacks Berg After 57 Days

League Championship club Blackburn sacked Manager Henning Berg "just 57 days after taking charge," according to Simon Rice of the London INDEPENDENT. With the club "investing heavily in players" following last season's relegation from the Premier League, owners are "desperate for a quick return to t ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Leeds Owners Take Inexpensive Route

Dubai-based GFH Capital said it would not spend "crazy money" to restore Leeds United to the Premier League after completing a takeover reportedly worth £52M ($83.6M), according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. GFH has bought the club from majority shareholder and former Chelsea Owner Ken Bates, who ...

Tags: Franchises, Middle East, United Kingdom

Suzi Perry To Present BBC's F1 Coverage

English TV presenter Suzi Perry will replace Jake Humphrey as presenter for BBC's F1 coverage "from the start of next season," according to the BBC. Perry, 42, previously presented the BBC's MotoGP coverage for 10 years, as well as reporting on other sports. Perry: "Motorsport is my life, and I've r ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

Bullock, Dee Exit UTV's TalkSport

UTV Media, owner of radio broadcaster TalkSport and Sport magazine, has "been dealt an end-of-year hammer blow" with news that Managing Dir of Sales Adam Bullock and Program Dir Moz Dee are leaving the company, according to Arif Durrani of MEDIA WEEK. The pair are "planning to launch a new media com ...

Tags: Media, United Kingdom

Fergie Feels Threatened By Bundesliga

ManU Manager Alex Ferguson believes that the German Bundesliga "is threatening the Premier League's status as the most exciting league in the world," according to Simon Stone of the PA. For the first time since '99, more teams from the Bundesliga made it out of the initial group stage of the Champio ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Green Could Sell Ibrox Naming Rights

Scottish Third Division side Rangers CEO Charles Green said that the club is "committed to investigating the sale of the Ibrox naming rights" and is nearing a sponsorship deal "despite fears of a supporters’ backlash," according to the SCOTSMAN. Green confirmed that "significant progress has b ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

Hearts Safe From Liquidation

Scottish Premier League Heart of Midlothian Dir Sergejus Fedotovas announced that the "threat of liquidation no longer hangs over" the club after more than £1M ($1.6M) was raised through the club’s share issue, according to Barry Anderson of the SCOTSMAN. Fedotovas thanked supporters for ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

Sochi 2014 Lays Down Scalping Law

A law adopted by the Russian State Duma states that ticket scalpers of the 2014 Winter Olympics "could be fined" up to 1M rubles ($33,000), according to XINHUA. Ticket prices for all sports events to be held in the city of Sochi "have been set by the Russian government" in coordination with the IOC ...

Tags: Olympics, Russia, United Kingdom

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