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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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Hamilton Considering Move To Mercedes

Former F1 Team Principal EDDIE JORDAN said that British F1 driver LEWIS HAMILTON "is on the verge of leaving McLaren to drive for Mercedes next season," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC.  Jordan said that Hamilton will replace MICHAEL SCHUMACHER , who "will retire from driving for a s ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom, Europe

Aramark Accused Of Wasting Food

Employees working for food service provider Aramark said that they were being "ordered to throw away food meant for Olympic and Paralympic teams immediately after it was cooked," according to Bradley & Buksh of the BBC. Six "whistleblowers" working for Aramark at the Royal Holloway claimed that ...

Tags: Olympics, United Kingdom

Ex-Jockey, Journalist Oaksey Dead At 83

Former British jockey, journalist, broadcaster and founder of the Injured Jockeys Fund JOHN OAKSEY died on Wednesday morning at his family home in Wiltshire, England following a lengthy period of ill health. He was 83. IJF CEO LISA HANCOCK paid tribute to the groundbreaking contribution Oaksey m ...

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Rugby Lions Partner With Land Rover

British car brand Land Rover agreed to become an official global sponsor of the British & Irish Lions tour to Australia in '13. As part of the sponsorship, a range of Land Rover vehicles will provide essential support for the British & Irish Lions operations on tour, with vehicles being used ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Australia, United Kingdom

Sports Direct Gets Olympic Boost

Shareholders in Sports Direct International have voted against a proposal to award Chair Mike Ashley, also the Newcastle United FC Owner, a one-off bonus of 8 million shares in spite of a 25% jump in first-quarter sales, according to Wembridge & Thompson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Ashley "does not ...

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British & Irish Lions Eye Big Pay Day

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Glasgow Sees Upsurge In Interest

Organizers of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow have seen "an upsurge of interest from fans and sponsors on the back of Britain's success in hosting the Olympics this summer," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Glasgow 2014 CEO David Grevemberg said, "Already, we've had an increase in the inte ...

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GB Paralympians To Profit Less

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Channel 4 Denies Accusations

U.K.'s Channel 4 has "denied complaints that the tender process for the multi-million-pound contract to produce its horse racing coverage was unfair," despite allegations one bidder poached staff from a rival to sweeten its pitch, according to Plunkett & Sweney of the London GUARDIAN. Yorkshire- ...

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Sky Sports Extends NFL Deal In U.K.

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