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Danish Football Association Wants Special Court To Deal With Corruption In Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 27 / 15

The Danish FA (DBU) "has called on the country's government to set up a special court and increase resources to investigators to deal with match-fixing and other forms of corruption in sport," according to Philip O'Connor of REUTERS. Culture Minister Marianne Jelved presented a bill to the Danish pa...

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AFL Hits Sydney Swans With Trade Ban

Australian Football League side Sydney Swans has been told it "cannot trade any players into the club this year or next unless the club is prepared to bring about an immediate end to the cost of living allowance," according to Emma Quayle of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Swans are "extremely unhapp ...

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NFL To Explore London Franchise Prospect

NFL U.K. Managing Dir Alistair Kirkwood said that the prospect of an NFL franchise to be based at London's Wembley Stadium "will be explored in detail," according to the PA. Kirkwood said there was "real momentum" around American football in Britain with the sport now staging three matches at Wemble ...

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The Spanish Football League (LFP) on Thursday announced that the Spanish Sport Ministry's Administrative Court (TAD) has confirmed Real Murcia's relegation to the Spanish third tier . The TAD ruled to dismiss an appeal by Real Murcia, which was relegated for "economic reasons" ( AS, 10/9 ). ... A ...

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Mike Ashley Calls For Rangers Shakeup

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Wanderers Fans To Face Obstacles

A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers are "going to great lengths to ensure their supporters can travel to Saudi Arabia for the final of the Asian Champions League but there is no guarantee female and Jewish supporters will be granted entry visas," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY ...

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A-League Sydney FC Sets Lofty Goals

A decade ago, A-League side Sydney FC "went unchallenged as the league's self-styled glamour club," according to Sebastian Hassett of the CANBERRA TIMES. Such aspirations "remain intact but if they were the original Ferrari, the A-League parking lot has gradually filled up with Maseratis and Porsche ...

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McLaren F1 Denies Stroll Link

The McLaren F1 team has rejected suggestions Canadian billionaire businessman Lawrence Stroll is "poised to take up a shareholding" in the team, according to Ian Parkes of the PA. Fashion magnate Stroll has " recently been linked with investment in Sauber and Marussia as he eyes a position in the s ...

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Packer Looking To Grow South Sydney

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Packer Ready To Buy South Sydney Stake

Related story: Russell Crowe Calls Crown CEO A 'Pelican' Just days after winning its first premiership in 43 years, National Rugby League side South Sydney is "set for another windfall, with James Packer preparing to buy a stake in the club," according to Stuart Honeysett of THE ...

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FBI Probed Threats Against Malcolm Glazer

Newly released documents reveal that the FBI "investigated threats of violence" made against former ManU Owner Malcolm Glazer and his family around the time the late owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was acquiring ManU, according to the AP. Glazer, a self-made billionaire whose '05 takeover of the E ...

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