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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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Formula E Pulls Plug On Hong Kong Race

The new Formula E motor racing championship "will not be coming to Hong Kong after the proposed circuit in Central failed to meet the approval of the world auto sports governing body," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong Automobile Association President Lawrence Yu K ...

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FFA Dreams Of All-Sydney Grand Final

Football Federation Australia "is preparing for a possible all Sydney A-League grand final, booking out ANZ Stadium to host the potential blockbuster on May 4," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The FFA "has pencilled in ANZ Stadium to host the grand final if the Western Syd ...

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Bangladesh cricket authorities "played down security fears" on Monday after a bomb explosion outside the hotel of a West Indian touring team sparked jitters ahead of the World Twenty20, which the UAE have qualified for, next March. The West Indies Cricket Board Sunday withdrew its U19 national crick ...

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Davis Cup Match Virtually Sold Out

The Davis Cup first-round matchup between Germany and Spain, which will take place in Frankfurt between Jan. 31-Feb. 2, "has been virtually sold out," according to the SID. The German Tennis Federation (DTB) announced on Thursday that "only a limited number of tickets are still available." The DTB s ...

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RFU Chief Trying To Save Euro Cup

Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie is "making another push to salvage a six-country European Cup for next season," according to Paul Rees of the London GUARDIAN. He fears that "some unions will go into financial meltdown" if the English clubs find a permanent way of occupying the nine weekends tak ...

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India To Host U17 FIFA World Cup

India will host the 2017 U-17 World Cup. The decision was announced on Thursday by Fifa president Sepp Blatter following the meeting of the Fifa executive committee at Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. - See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/sports-news/football/wait-over-india-to-host-u-17-world-cup ...

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Citing "security concerns," the West Indies U19 cricket team on Sunday "declined to play" Bangladesh U19 in Chittagong, which is "242 km southeast of capital Dhaka." The West Indies team "expressed their reluctance after a bomb blast Saturday night in front of their hotel" in Chittagong, where the " ...

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Smoke Cancels Mexico City NBA Game

The NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night in Mexico City had to be canceled "after smoke flooded the court," according to LA AFICION. NBA Spokesperson Sharon Lima said that the "smoke originated from a malfunctioning generator." Spurs TV commentator Sean E ...

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Thai Event To Go On Despite Protests

Organizers of the Thailand Golf Championship on Thursday said that "the event would go ahead with the full complement of star players despite violent protests in Bangkok," according to the AFP. The tournament's organizing committee said that "it had taken advice from government departments ...

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English Clubs Quit Heineken Cup

England's top-flight rugby clubs "have reiterated that they will not take part in the Heineken Cup next season, even though the decision leaves them seemingly isolated in Europe," according to the BBC. English and French clubs "gave notice 17 months ago that they would leave and form a breakaway com ...

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