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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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DIS Suing Neymar, Santos, Barcelona

DIS, the company which owned 40% of Barcelona striker Neymar's rights before he transferred from Santos last summer, "will take immediate legal action against Santos, Barcelona and Neymar to try to make him pay what DIS considers the appropriate percentage of the transfer fee," according to Sergi Fo ...

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Derby Could Earn $200M If Promoted

League Championship side Derby County can look forward to a £120M ($202M) windfall if it beats Queens Park Rangers "in the Championship playoff at Wembley on Saturday and return to the Premier League," according to Martyn Herman of REUTERS. That is the "staggering prize up for grabs for former ...

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FIFA Asking Questions Over Movie Funds

There "is disquiet among the FIFA executive" about President Sepp Blatter's "unilateral move" to spend an alleged £16M ($27M) funding a film about world football's ruling body, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Several members of FIFA’s decision-making committee "were u ...

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Hefty Bonuses Possible For Real Players

For Real Madrid players, winning Saturday's Champions League final against Atlético will mean a bonus of €400,000 ($546,200), according to Jesús Sánchez of LIBERTAD DIGITAL. Adding this sum to "the bonuses the players received for winning the Copa del Rey," Real players "ma ...

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Man City Chair Vows Transfer Spending

Man City Chair Khaldoon Al Mubarak said that the club "will be active in the transfer window" despite being slapped with UEFA Financial Fair Play sanctions, according to Andy Sambridge of ARABIAN BUSINESS. Al Mubarak said the board "will back" Manager Manuel Pellegrini. Al Mubarak: "We know exactly ...

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Osasuna Given Deadline On Viability Plan

La Liga side Osasuna, which has been relegated to the Spanish second division for next season, "has to present within the next 15 days an economic viability plan guaranteeing the payment of its debt to Spanish tax authorities," according to the EFE. A decision was made in "a meeting with the Spanish ...

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Bike New Zealand In Financial Strife

New Zealand's second-most funded Olympic sport "faces serious financial problems" with Bike New Zealand set to record a net loss of NZ$169,685 ($145,000), according to Simon Plumb of STUFF. The taxpayer-funded organization, which received NZ$18.3M in public funding for its last Olympic Games alone, ...

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Racing NSW Could Get Tax Parity

The state government funding agreement for the first running of The Championships horse race "was linked" to Racing New South Wales' "ongoing fight to get tax parity for the TAB distribution with Victoria," according to Chris Roots of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The A$10M ($9M) in funding "was not si ...

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Man City Invests In J.League Club

Man City has "bought a stake" in J.League club Yokohama F. Marinos, "expanding their links" with overseas football clubs, according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Man City, owned by Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Mansour, has already bought A-League side Melbourne Heart and is launching the MLS side N.Y. City FC nex ...

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Racing New South Wales In Funding Row

Racing New South Wales CEO Peter V'landys "has taken the gloves off" as he fights to retain A$10M ($9M) in funding for the sport's showcase, The Championships, and for the future of racing in NSW, according to Chris Roots of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The racing chief "was left fuming about an offer ...

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