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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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Leeds Owner 'Close' To Selling Cagliari

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05/20/14
Tinkler To Be Forced Out At Knights

National Rugby League side Newcastle Knights members club Chair Nick Dan said that Nathan Tinkler "will likely be forced to give up his troubled ownership" of the club, according to the AAP. Tinkler's three-year ownership of Newcastle "is under a cloud after he failed to pay the wages of several sta ...

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05/20/14
ManU Introduces Van Gaal As Manager

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05/20/14
NBL Melbourne Tigers To Rebrand

National Basketball League side Melbourne Tigers is "set to shed their skin and become a new entity which could be called Melbourne United," according to Russell Gould of the HERALD SUN. The club's owners have "decided to abandon the most inconic brand in Australian basketball and adopt a new name a ...

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05/20/14
Franchise Notes

New La Liga side Valencia Owner Peter Lim's arrival has been "widely welcomed at the heavily indebted" club despite the deal still being "contingent on reaching an agreement" with its lender, Spanish bank Bankia. Bankia could "still opt for a rival bid" as Lim is "said to be hoping the nationalise ...

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F1 Team Sauber To Produce Bobsleighs

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Peter Lim Takes Over La Liga Valencia

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Tinkler Asked To Give Club Back

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05/16/14
Leeds Hires Fomer Player As Consultant

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Rangers Board U-Turns Over Ibrox

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