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Financially Struggling Handball Bundesliga Side HSV Hamburg Pays Outstanding Salaries

04 / 24 / 14

The players and head coach Martin Schwalb of financially struggling Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club HSV Hamburg "finally received their March salaries on Tuesday, 17 days behind schedule," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. It has been reported that club patron Andreas Rudolph "provided the money in advanc...

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04/11/14
Cellino Pays Off Leeds United's Tax Bill

Italian businessman Massimo Cellino "has made his first steps as Leeds United owner towards easing the club's crippling financial woes by wiping out an unpaid tax bill" of more than £500,000 ($840,000) -- "to quash a winding-up petition," according to Leon Wobschall of the YORKSHIRE POST. ...

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04/11/14
AS Roma To Return To Disney World

Serie A club AS Roma announced that it will return to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. in May. Roma is returning to the U.S. for the third consecutive summer. The club will train at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney from May 22-25 ...

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04/11/14
Franchise Notes

EPL side Newcastle United "will have to hand back" nearly £12,000 ($20,100) after overcharging away fans. The Premier League "has upheld complaints by Southampton FC that their fans who travelled to St. James’ Park on December 14 had to pay higher ticket prices than home fans sitting in ...

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04/10/14
Haas To Go It Alone On F1 Project

NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will not be involved in Gene Haas’ F1 project. The co-owners of NASCAR Sprint Cup team Stewart-Haas Racing will not field a co-owned F1 team should the FIA grant Haas an F1 license for ’15. “Tony is specific to the NASCAR program,” said True Speed C ...

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04/10/14
Bayern Munich, NBA OKC To Partner

Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) side Bayern Munich and the NBA Oklahoma City Thunder "have agreed to a cooperation," according to Julian Galinski of ABENDZEITUNG MÜNCHEN. Bayern Munich head coach Svetislav Pesic said, "A delegation of the team is currently visiting us in Munich. We will cooperate w ...

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04/10/14
McLaren, Red Bull In Legal Dispute

McLaren consulted its lawyers on Wednesday after F1 champions Red Bull "announced the appointment of an aerodynamics expert" whom its rivals said was contracted to them, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Red Bull said that Dan Fallows "has been appointed head of aerodynamics," replacing McLaren- ...

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04/10/14
Soler Accused In Kidnapping Plot

Former La Liga side Valencia President Juan Batista Soler has been "arrested for plotting to kidnap" his successor, Vicente Soriano , according to Kyle Bonn of PRO SOCCER TALK. Soler resigned as club president in '08 for "health reasons" and was arrested in Valencia on Wednesday after a "two-week ...

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04/10/14
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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