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Russian Economic Crisis Drives Transfer Market Spending To 14-Year Low

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 04 / 15

Russian Premier League clubs’ transfer spending in this year’s winter window hit a 14-year low. The Premier League's 16 clubs spent only €6M on transfers between them, the lowest figure for a winter transfer campaign since '01 and a drastic decline from €39M spent in the winter...

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AFLPA: Trade Ban Could End Careers

The Australian Football League Players Association has written to the AFL "asking whether the trade ban placed on Sydney is reversible, believing it may cost some players their careers," according to Emma Quayle of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. New AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh "contacted the league late last ...

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Cellino To Be Charged By Football League

League Championship side Leeds United Owner Massimo Cellino "could soon face an unprecedented charge of misconduct from the Football League that may end his troubled stay at Elland Road," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. With Cellino bankrolling the Yorkshire club to the tune of & ...

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Lim Completes Takeover, Politician Says

Related stories: Peter Lim's Reps Resume Negotiations On La Liga Valencia Takeover Valencia Takeover Talks Once Again At Impasse Secretary of State for Singapore Teo Chee Hean said that Singaporean Peter Lim "had recently 'completed the purchase'" of La Liga side Valenc ...

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Globalization Of Sports Ownership

Copying the English Premier League and relegating baseball teams to a second division would be “kind of cool” and the citizens of Miami should campaign for the Miami Marlins to be relegated, according to James Pallotta, the owner and president of Serie A side AS Roma. Pallotta was speaki ...

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Lotus F1 Switches To Mercedes Engines

Lotus will end its "long association with Renault" and switch to a Mercedes engine from the '15 season, according to James Galloway of SKY SPORTS. The signing of "what has been termed a 'long-term' agreement for Mercedes' powertrain has been trailed for several months with Lotus effectively replacin ...

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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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Franchise Notes

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

Related story: Ashley Becomes Rangers' Second-Largest Shareholder Scottish Championship side Rangers shareholder Mike Ashley has called for "the two most senior executives" of Rangers "to be removed as directors -- setting up a battle between the club's board" and Ashley, the " ...

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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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