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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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02/03/14
FIBA Sends Out World Cup Wild Card Bids

The 2014 FIBA World Cup sent its four wild card bids to the national teams of Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey on Sunday, according to the DPA. The FIBA World Cup will take place from Aug. 30-Sept. 14 and will have 24 participants. The "big surprise among those receiving bids is Finland, which is ...

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01/31/14
Super Bowl Rings In Chinese Holiday

Every winter, people in China celebrate an occasion determined by an ancient calendar. Symbols of animals are usually invoked, special foods and alcoholic beverages are served, and people often travel considerable distances for the celebration. Chinese New Year? No. It is the Super Bowl. In China, i ...

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01/31/14
Event Note

A Mahindra group firm and electric vehicle-maker Mahindra Reva "will showcase its Formula E car along with a concept electric sports car" at the Delhi Auto Expo next week. The company "will showcase the next generation technology" that is being geared up for commercialization in the near futur ...

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01/30/14
ICC Approves New Women's Competition

The Int'l Cricket Council Board has approved the introduction of an Int'l Women’s Championship. This bilateral competition involving the top eight ranked women’s teams will determine qualification for the next Women’s World Cup. Competing countries will include Australia, West Indi ...

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01/30/14
Sept. MotoGP Race In Brasilia Canceled

The MotoGP race scheduled for Sept. 28 in Brasilia has "been canceled due to construction work at the Nelson Piquet circuit demanding more time than initially expected," according to the EFE. The Brasilia government arrived at the conclusion that "there will not be sufficient time to prepare to host ...

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01/30/14
Event Notes

F1 cars "will return to the city's streets this year as part of an inaugural Adelaide Motorsport Festival." More than 150 rare, vintage and sports vehicles with an estimated value topping A$10M ($8.8M) "will feature in the 'museum in motion' in Victoria Park on April 13." Ten iconic F1 vehicles -- a ...

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01/29/14
WTA Plans Third Event In Germany

Women's Tennis Association Tournament Class Dir Peter-Michael Reichel said that there will be an additional women's tournament in Germany in the future. In addition to the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart and the Nürnberger Versicherungs Cup in Nuremberg, Reichel thinks there is potential ...

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01/29/14
DBB Withdraws Wild Car Application

The German Basketball Federation (DBB) "has withdrawn its application for a wild card for the 2014 World Cup in Spain," according to the SID. The DBB said that the reasons for this "surprising decision" were the "financial conditions" imposed by FIBA. The governing body asked for a financial "donati ...

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01/28/14
WTA Announces Community Programs

The Women's Tennis Association made several announcements concerning the WTA Championships. In Singapore, tennis player Eugenie Bouchard, official WTA Championships Ambassador Chris Evert, WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster and World of Sport Group CEO Andrew Georgiou unveiled new elements of the W ...

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01/28/14
Event Notes

Controversial changes to V8 Supercars twin-race format "will not just apply to the Clipsal 500, with the governing body confirming that Sydney and Townsville's events will have their Saturday races split." All three Super Street events "will feature the same format," with two 125km twilight races on ...

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