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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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FA Rejects Hull City Name-Change Bid

The FA said in a statement on Wednesday that it rejected EPL club Hull City’s "controversial bid" to change its name to Hull Tigers, according to Stephen Wood of REUTERS. The FA said on its website, "The FA Council, which is made up of representatives from across football, fully considered the ...

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04/09/14
Marussia Gives Up Control Of F1 Team

Marussia F1 team spokesperson Tracy Novak said that Marussia Motors "has ditched its carmaking operation and relinquished ownership" of the F1 team, according to R-SPORT. Russian carmaker Marussia Motors "took a majority stake in the then-Virgin F1 team in 2010." It "was billed as a way for the Russ ...

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04/09/14
FA Still Expected To Deny Hull Rebrand

Season-ticket holders of EPL side Hull City may have voted narrowly in favor of changing the club's name to Hull Tigers, but that ballot "will have no bearing" on the FA council's decision "when it convenes on Wednesday to consider the proposed rebrand," according to Louise Taylor of the London GUAR ...

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04/09/14
Port Adelaide Gains 50,000 Members

Australian Football League club Port Adelaide "has emerged as a good example of a club prepared to diligently work to close the divide between the rich and poor as part of the AFL's equalisation debate," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. Less than two years ago, the Power "seemingly had no money, ...

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04/09/14
Hearts Administrators Gets 50% Stake

Administrators for Scottish Premiership club Heart of Midlothian "got their hands on 50 per cent of the club" for just £75,000 ($103,000), according to Craig Swan of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. But the long-term future of Hearts "is still hanging in the balance with a decision from Ukio Bankas ...

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04/09/14
Independiente Eyeing July Elections

Argentine second division side Independiente's exec board led by club President Javier Cantero "reached an agreement with the opposition to hold club elections in July, with the exact date to be determined," according to LOS ANDES. The Independiente execs that form Independiente Místico (Trea ...

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04/08/14
Hull City Fans Back Tigers Rebrand

EPL side Hull City Owner Assem Allam "has achieved a hollow victory in his quest to change the club's name to Hull Tigers after a narrow majority backed the proposal in a ballot of season-ticket holders," according to Richard Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Although 2,565 supporters backed "Yes to Hu ...

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04/08/14
Presidents Of Barça, RFEF Meet In Madrid

Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu met with Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Angel Maria Villar in Madrid to "address recent sanctions imposed on both parties by FIFA," according to AS. Barcelona is "seeking support to make a joint defense with the RFEF." The meeting "was the first ...

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04/08/14
Arab Offer For La Liga Valencia Withdrawn

Business group the The Unique Premier 54, which is representing the "Arab offer" to buy La Liga side Valencia, announced in a statement that it is "withdrawing its proposal to buy the club," according to the EFE. The group announced that "the decision was made on Monday." Valencia's deadline for bid ...

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Former Owner To Invest In Rapid Bucharest

Former Romanian side Poli Timisoara Owner Marian Iancu announced plans to become a shareholder in Rapid Bucharest "as the troubled football club is struggling to stay financially afloat," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The move comes following a decision by a Bucharest cou ...

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