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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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11/26/13
Polish City Acquires Slask Wroclaw

The city of Wroclaw, Poland "has acquired full control over local football club Slask Wroclaw," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Slask currently plays in the Ekstraklasa, "the top tier of Poland's professional football league" and is currently the league champ ...

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11/25/13
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Former Scottish League 1 Rangers Dir Ian Hart Saturday night insisted that the club’s recent boardroom shake-up "would finally bring stability to Ibrox," according to Bill McIntyre of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The arrivals of Chair David Somers, CEO Graham Wallace and Non-Exec Dir Norman Crig ...

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11/25/13
Leeds Carnegie To Join BBL

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11/25/13
Shenhua To Stay In Shanghai

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Valencia Reveals New Athletic Structure

La Liga side Valencia was scheduled to hold a press conference Monday at 11am to reveal the club's "new sporting leaders," which will feature current "Academia" ("Youth Team") GM Francisco Joaquín Rufete as the "primary manager," according to Conrado Valle of AS. Last week, Rufete presen ...

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11/22/13
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