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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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05/30/14
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The NBA's Global Games 2015 will feature the N.Y. Knicks against the Milwaukee Bucks at London's O2 Arena on Jan. 15. The Houston Rockets will face the Minnesota Timberwolves in Mexico City as part of Global Games 2014. That game will be held Nov. 12 ( NBA ). ... Kunshan, China -- near Shanghai -- " ...

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05/29/14
America's Golf Cup Unveiled

The inaugural America's Golf Cup, which aims to aid the development of golf in Latin America, will take place from Oct. 21-26 at the Pilar Golf Club in Buenos Aires, with Tiger Woods headlining the list of participants. The event will be held annually and will feature high profile golfers. It will t ...

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05/29/14
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Liverpool will host football schools at the two U.S. cities where it will play friendlies in this summer -- Boston and Charlotte. The events will last five days for children between 5 and 16 years old. Liverpool's Academy has produced nine players on its first team the last two seasons ( Liverpool ) ...

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05/28/14
Women's Int'l Cricket League Explored

Cricket's top women's players "could feature in an Indian Premier League-style tournament within nine months," according to Alison Mitchell of the BBC. Australian businessman Shaun Martyn "is proposing to launch a Women's International Cricket League." It "has yet to be sanctioned by the Internation ...

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05/28/14
SA Preps 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

South Africa's Olympic governing body -- SASCOC -- has "called for support from other African nations as the country prepares its bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games," according to Wesley Bottom of THE CITIZEN. Speaking to representatives from 16 African Commonwealth countries in Gaborone, Botswana, ...

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05/28/14
FIFA Releases World Cup Stadiums' Menu

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05/28/14
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05/27/14
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05/27/14
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05/23/14
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