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National Rugby League Side Canterbury Gets Government OK For $93M Project

04 / 18 / 14

National Rugby League side Canterbury Bulldogs "has received the government's go-ahead" for a A$100M ($93M) project "to transform its premises at Belmore into a six-star hotel and create new revenue streams that should guarantee the financial security and strength of the Bulldogs," according to Dani...

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Barcelona Sets Date For Camp Nou Vote

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Dortmund Seeks To Solidify Elite Position

Bundesliga Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said that he "wants to solidify the position of the club as Germany's second elite team after Bayern Munich for the long run," according to SPORT1. He said, "We want to be Germany's second football lighthouse. The lighthouse doesn't have to be as ...

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02/27/14
Franchise Notes

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02/26/14
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