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Financially Struggling Handball Bundesliga Side HSV Hamburg Pays Outstanding Salaries

04 / 24 / 14

The players and head coach Martin Schwalb of financially struggling Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club HSV Hamburg "finally received their March salaries on Tuesday, 17 days behind schedule," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. It has been reported that club patron Andreas Rudolph "provided the money in advanc...

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03/18/14
FA To Reject Hull City Name Change

The FA is expected to tell the owners of EPL side Hull City that "they are not allowed to change the club's name to Hull Tigers," according to Paul Kelso of SKY SPORTS. The FA Membership Committee will recommend that the FA Council "reject an application" by Hull City Owner Assem Allam "to change th ...

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03/18/14
League One Tranmere Nearing Takeover

League One side Tranmere Rovers Chair Peter Johnson "believes a deal to sell the club could happen within the next couple of weeks," according to the BBC. The club has "been in conversation with a number of potential owners this season." Johnson said when "asked if there is a deal" on offer, "I thin ...

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03/18/14
FFA To Sell Western Sydney In June

Football Federation Australia will "start the next financial year banking a multi-million-dollar windfall," with the sale of A-League Western Sydney Wanderers set to be "formally announced on June 30," according to Tom Smithies of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The "long-awaited deal" will see ownershi ...

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03/14/14
Ukrainian Basketball Club Quits League

The basketball club Donetsk, based in the Russian-speaking eastern part of Ukraine, has pulled out of the VTB United League as the economic and political situation in the country deteriorates against the backdrop of escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea. The league's directorate ...

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03/14/14
Chelsea Not Going On Summer Tour In '14

Chelsea "will not go on a lucrative tour this summer to ensure their squad avoid burn-out next season," according to Simon Johnson of the London EVENING STANDARD. With a shorter close season due to the World Cup, Chelsea has "decided to play a series of one-off games in Europe instead." Trips to Nor ...

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03/14/14
Koukash's Wife Bids To Buy Bradford

Super League rugby side Salford Red Devils Owner Marwan Koukash claimed that "a bid by his wife Mandy to buy Bradford Bulls is a serious one and insists there would be no conflict of interests if she is successful," according to the PA. Just more than a year since rescuing Salford with a view to tra ...

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03/14/14
Ganguly, Kahn Battle For Kolkata Team

Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly met with All India Football Federation Chief Praful Patel "to express his desire" to own the Indian Super League's Kolkata franchise, according to Debasish Datta of MID-DAY. Including Kolkata, "bids have already been invited" for nine cities including Bang ...

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03/13/14
Cellino 'Humiliated" During Leeds Takeover

Prospective League Championship Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino said that "he has felt 'humiliated' during his protracted takeover after bankrolling the club for the last two months," according to James Riach of the London GUARDIAN. Cellino confirmed that "he has paid the club's wages and funded ...

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03/13/14
Frankfurt Offers Racecourse To DFB

The Niederrad horse racecourse in Frankfurt "is about to close down," according to HR ONLINE. The racecourse "is expected to host its final races" in '15. However, the city "has already come up with a new purpose for the area and made an offer to the German Football Federation (DFB)." The DFB "has b ...

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03/13/14
Valencia Denies Neglecting Info Requests

Valencia's Administrative Council released a statement regarding recent reports related to the club's upcoming sale . The statement said, "Valencia FC wishes to clarify the following points: We roundly deny that Valencia FC has neglected, in any way, any request for information in the process of th ...

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