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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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10/25/13
Murray Steps Up His Bid To Control Rangers

Former Scottish League 1 Rangers Dir Paul Murray on Thursday called for Rangers fans to "throw their weight behind him and tycoon Jim McColl as they step up their bid to seize control of the Ibrox club," according to David Gunn of the SCOTSMAN. Murray insisted that he and McColl are the "right men t ...

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10/25/13
Franchise Notes

In five minutes, Barcelona's website on Thursday received more than 12,000 applications from non-season-ticket holders for tickets for Saturday's "El Clásico" against Real Madrid. The team's sales system was overwhelmed, as the flood of applications caused it to collapse, but the system was b ...

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10/24/13
Khan Open To NFL At Craven Cottage

NFL Jacksonville Jaguars and EPL Fulham Owner Shahid Khan revealed that "he had thought about playing a game" at Fulham's Craven Cottage in the future, according to Paul Higham of SKY SPORTS. With Khan's Jaguars scheduled to play a game at London's Wembley stadium each of the next four years, beginn ...

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10/24/13
Aston Villa, Swansea Set Ticket Cap

EPL side Aston Villa has "struck a deal with Swansea to put a ceiling on away ticket prices for the two Premier League clashes between the clubs this season," according to Mat Kendrick of the BIRMINGHAM MAIL. Tickets for both sets of traveling fans "will be priced" at £25 ($40) for adults and ...

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10/24/13
Franchise Notes

Russian billionaire Alexander Tsjigirinski "has completed the takeover of Dutch outfit Vitesse Arnhem." Tsjigirinski "bought the club from Georgian investor Merab Jordania" ( SKY SPORTS, 10/23 ). ... Spanish second division side Alavés has decided to break its "institutional and athletic co ...

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10/23/13
Bayern Plans On Opening Offices Abroad

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich is looking to increase its global presence by opening two new offices outside of Europe, according to Ingo Rentz of HORIZONT. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, "We plan on opening two offices abroad. One in China and one in New York. From there, we want to increase ...

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10/23/13
Fulham Owner Explains Growth Strategy

For EPL Fulham fans, the "greater worry after a stuttering start to the season" is whether team Owner Shad Khan can "adjust to the flow of English football," according to Mihir Bose of the London EVENING STANDARD. Despite buying the club in July for an estimated £150M ($243.3M), Monday’s ...

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10/23/13
MOE To Help Find Brother Elephants Buyer

Taiwan Education Minister Chiang Wei-ling said on Monday that the Ministry of Education is lending a helping hand to the Brother Elephants, "one of the most popular teams in Taiwan's professional baseball league," in its search for a new owner, according to the CNA. Chiang: "The ministry has been in ...

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10/22/13
F1's Alonso Eyeing '15 WorldTour Team

F1 driver Fernando Alonso's advisers confirmed that the "project to create a cycling team is alive and well despite the collapse of talks to save Euskaltel-Euskadi," according to Andrew Hood of VELO NEWS. Alonso's adviser, Luis Garcia Abad, said that the team’s future "would be revealed during ...

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10/22/13
Barcelona Buys Training Facility Land

Barcelona has announced its €8.2M ($11.2M) purchase of a plot of land next to the club's Ciudad Deportiva training facility, according to the EFE. The purchase "will increase the Ciudad Deportiva's area by 20%." Barcelona said in a statement that it is a "strategic investment." The land purchas ...

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