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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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Barca Wants Neymar Info Confidential

FC Barcelona does not want "the Spanish court investigation into the club's signing of Neymar to become an open channel displaying the club's finances," according to Fernando J. Pérez of EL PAIS. The club sent judge Pablo Ruz a letter "requesting a personal audience and asking that the cour ...

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01/16/14
DEG Secures Budget For '14-15 Season

German Hockey League (DEL) club Dusseldorf EG "has secured the budget for the '14-15 season," according to Rainer Wallasch of the WESTDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG. The club said that majority shareholders Peter Hohberg and Mikhail Ponomarev "have helped out through secured bank guarantees." To be able to compet ...

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01/16/14
Hull City Fans' Group Hits Back At Allam

EPL Hull City Chair Assem Allam has been accused of showing a "lack of respect" after threatening to quit his role if he cannot change the club's name, according to the BBC. Allam, 74, said he will leave "within 24 hours" if his application to alter the name to Hull Tigers "is not backed."  A f ...

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01/16/14
League Notes

The Marussia F1 team "plan to attend" the first preseason F1 test in Spain this month and "have no concerns about their championship entry being listed as provisional." Motorsports governing body FIA "issued an entry list on Friday with asterisks against Lotus and back-markers Marussia denoting that ...

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01/15/14
Allam Threatens To Pull The Plug

EPL Hull City Owner Assem Allam "has threatened to pull his money out and walk away from the club" if he is prevented from changing their name to the Hull Tigers, according to Luke Edwards of the London TELEGRAPH. Allam "remains determined to pursue his belief that Hull will be more marketable with ...

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01/14/14
New Owners For Polish Side

Poland's ITI Group has sold Ekstraklasa side Legia Warsaw to club CEO Boguslaw Lesnodorski and business partner Dariusz Mioduski, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Under the deal, Mioduski, who previously served as member of Legia's supervisory board, "acquired a 80% stake in ...

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01/14/14
Duchâtelet Buys Spanish Club Alcorcón

Belgian businessman Roland Duchâtelet on Friday became the majority shareholder of Spanish second division side Alcorcón. Duchâtelet now owns six teams, including League Championship club Charlton Athletic, which he took over on Jan. 3. He also owns two Belgian clubs -- Standard ...

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01/13/14
Leeds United Announces Deal With 49ers

League Championship Leeds United has agreed to a “strategic partnership” with the NFL San Francisco 49ers, according to James McMath of the LONDON TIMES. The arrangement will see a delegation from the 49ers visit Leeds to "discuss matters including ticketing, sponsorship and merchandisin ...

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01/13/14
More Controversy In Neymar Case

Neymar's "contract continues to cause controversy," according to Dídac Piferrer of MARCA. The Attorney General of Spain's National High Court has "requested the judge admit contractual documents into the complaint proceedings " brought against Barcelona President Sandro Rosell for "misapprop ...

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01/10/14
Lotus Expects More Teams To Miss Test

Lotus F1 Team Principal Eric Boullier said that his team "will not be the only team to miss Formula One's first pre-season test in Spain this month," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Boullier said that "the decision not to attend was no cause for concern." He said, "Everything is fine here. Lot ...

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