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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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Qataris Pump $774K Into Royal Ascot

Qatar's "money-no-object drive to establish themselves as a global sporting super power" even extends to spending £500,000 ($774,000) decorating a hospitality box at England's Royal Ascot racecourse, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Qatar Racing Ltd., headed by Sheik Fa ...

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Fresh Calls For New Stadium In Canberra

A "logistics nightmare surrounding the British and Irish Lions match has prompted fresh calls for an undercover stadium in Canberra to ensure the capital can attract blockbuster events," according to Chris Dutton of the CANBERRA TIMES. The Australian Rugby Union pinpointed almost 12 months ago the L ...

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Old Trafford Unveils $68M Renovation

Old Trafford cricket ground "is ready for the Ashes," according to Chris Ostick of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. After years of "planning battles, worry, financial hardship and just sheer determination," the last part of the £44M ($68M) redevelopment of the world famous grou ...

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Rebuilt Maracanã 'The Place To Be'

Rio de Janeiro's Maracanã stadium "got back to doing what it has always done best" Saturday, according to columnist Ben Smith of the BBC, who covered the event. Smith commented coming into the first competitive game to be played at the new Maracanã, "some feared that something has been ...

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Cummings Sells Saintly Place Stable

After 40 years, "a golden era in Australian horseracing is set to end," according to Brendan Cormick of THE AUSTRALIAN. Saintly Place, the stable complex of trainer Bart Cummings in Melbourne's Ascot Vale, "a short canter along a street that runs behind Flemington's main grandstand, has been sold." ...

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Newly promoted La Liga side Villarreal's El Madrigal stadium on Monday turned 90 years old since being inaugurated. El Madrigal is one of the oldest stadiums in Spanish football and has maintained the same name and location since nearly a century ago. It is also one of a few La Liga stadiums that ha ...

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Real Madrid Plans Profitable Renovations

Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez "does not only want to turn the Santiago Bernabéu into an architectural landmark, he also wants it to be the club's main source of income," according to Pablo Polo of MARCA. Following the stadium's renovation, "the stadium will be stunning on the ...

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Atlético's Family Seating Sells Fast

La Liga side Atlético Madrid's new family section of seats at Vicente Calderón Stadium "is having great success," according to F.J. Díaz of AS. The club made 800 seats for the family section available, and has already sold more than half of them after five days. The goal of th ...

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DTM Set To Return To Berlin In '14

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "could soon return to Berlin," according to Sebastian Kayser of BILD. Nineteen years after the last race on the legendary Avus, the DTM "could return to the capital in '14." The race would reportedly "take place at the former Tempelhof Airport." A date "has ...

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Monterrey Stadium Project On Schedule

One year from the scheduled completion of Liga MX side Monterrey's Monterrey Football Stadium in Monterrey, Mexico, the stadium's overall progress is 45% complete, according to LA AFICION. Engineer Alfredo Maldonado, the project's boss, said the "civil, or black, work" is 95% complete, although it h ...

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