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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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Internacional To Expand Into Asia

Brasileiro club Internacional "took an important step in expanding its brand in the Asian market," according to Rodolfo Gomes of MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. Japanese representatives were received by Internacional's management "to work out the last details" of a partnership that will see the creation of foot ...

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Premiership rugby side London Wasps are "on the brink of securing significant funding" from a single multi-millionaire investor. The "vital cash injection" could well come from an overseas-based businessman who has no previous connection with the club but does own property in London ( RUNNING RUGBY ...

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Suwon Mayor Confident Of 10th Team

South Korean city Suwon Mayor Yeom Tae-young believes that the Korea Baseball Organization's 10th team, which will be owned by telecoms company KT, "will be very popular out of the gate and eventually allow Suwon to challenge Seoul's status as the country's top sports city," according to Jung Min-ho ...

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Rabbitohs Co-Owner Not Selling Stake

National Rugby League side South Sydney Rabbitohs co-Owner Peter Holmes a Court has "indicated he will not be selling" his 37.5% stake in the Rabbitohs, according to Brad Walter of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Holmes a Court "has been in discussions" with business partner and actor Russell Crowe and S ...

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HSV Handball To Restructure Itself

German Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club HSV Hamburg "is restructuring itself as a limited partnership business entity," according to HANDBALL WORLD. Thereby, the club "is opening itself up to potential new investors." HSV Managing Dir Christoph Wendt said, "Our goal is to put HSV Handball on a broader ...

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HMRC To Appeal Rangers Tax Case

U.K. tax authority HMRC "has been granted permission to appeal" the tax case it lost last year against Scottish Third Division side Rangers, according to Mike Farrell of STV. HMRC confirmed that it "had been given the go-ahead in the case" on Monday after applying for leave to appeal in December. A& ...

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NRL Co-Owner Pondering Sell Of Shares

National Rugby League side South Sydney Rabbitohs co-Owner Peter Holmes a Court "is set to announce this week" whether to join actor Russell Crowe in selling his 37.5% stake in the club, according to Brad Walter of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Holmes a Court "has been considering what to do with his s ...

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Rangers Lose $10M In Compensation

Scottish Third Division Rangers suffered a £6M ($9.5M) "hammer blow" Wednesday when their compensation claim against six former players was thrown out at Hampden, according to Keith Jackson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. But the club has "vowed to fight on" in a bid to reclaim the cash CEO Char ...

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DEL CEO Says DEG Needs Investors Now

German Hockey League (DEL) CEO Gernot Tripcke "sees only a future for the financially struggling Dusseldorf EG in the DEL if the club receives support from large-scale investors," according to SPOX. Tripcke said, "It is certainly not enough to count only on 'young guns' and on the motto: 'We will do ...

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Salford City Takeover Completed

Kuwait-born businessman Marwan Koukash "has completed his takeover" of Super League rugby side Salford City Reds, according to the BBC. Koukash, who is based in Liverpool, "had been in discussions to buy the troubled club for more than a month." Koukash said, "No other club in the sport has the pote ...

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