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National Rugby League Side Canterbury Gets Government OK For $93M Project

04 / 18 / 14

National Rugby League side Canterbury Bulldogs "has received the government's go-ahead" for a A$100M ($93M) project "to transform its premises at Belmore into a six-star hotel and create new revenue streams that should guarantee the financial security and strength of the Bulldogs," according to Dani...

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04/08/14
Argentine Club Independiente Loses Ally

Argentine labor leader Hugo Moyano on Monday "withdrew his political and economic support" for Argentine second division side Independiente, according to LOS ANDES. Moyano said, "For me, the agreement we had reached was not working, and it is over." Moyano is "influential at Independiente" through t ...

Tags: Franchises, South America

04/07/14
Cellino Given Go-Ahead To Buy Leeds

Italian businessman Massimo Cellino "has been given approval to complete the purchase" of League Championship club Leeds United "after an independent Queen's Council overturned the Football League's initial decision to block him," according to Reich & Weir of REUTERS. Cellino, president of Itali ...

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04/07/14
Real Madrid Members Present Lawsuit

With the "objective of returning democracy to Real Madrid, a group of 15 members has sued the club," according to EL CONFIDENCIAL. It is "an attempt to overturn one of the latest changes to the club's statutes." A Madrid judge "admitted the suit on Wednesday." The "origin of the suit: the increase ...

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04/04/14
U.S. Team Given Green Light By F1

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that a new team run by American businessman Gene Haas "is on track to join Formula One next year," according to Christian Sylt for the London INDEPENDENT. It will become the sport's 12th team and the first from America since the '80s. The team is run by Haas, joint owne ...

Tags: Franchises, North America

04/04/14
PSG Owners Eyeing Local Basketball Team

The Qatari owners of Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain "have now put their eyes on basketball," according to Juanma Rubio of AS. The Qatar Investment Authority has "made both the PSG football and handball clubs very competitive." Because PSG "does not have a basketball club, the more simple move would ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

04/04/14
Aston Villa To Face Pair Of MLS Sides

EPL side Aston Villa will play Major League Soccer sides FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo "on a U.S. Summer tour," according to ESPN. This will be Aston Villa's seventh U.S. trip. They will face Dallas on July 23 at Toyota Stadium and Houston three days later at BBVA Compass Stadium ( ESPN, 4/3 ).

Tags: Franchises, North America, United Kingdom

04/04/14
Valencia President Disscuses Offers

La Liga Valencia President Amadeo Salvo "evaluated the sale process in which his club is immersed after the close of the period for bidders to present their offers," according to Conrado Valle of AS. Salvo "understandably" expressed his "frustration because 'as soon as the period opened, names of ...

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04/04/14
Barcelona: FIFA Investigation An 'Attack'

Barcelona President Josep María Bartomeu on Thursday addressed "the one-year transfer ban which FIFA has dealt the Catalan club for violating rules regarding the transfer of minors," according to Santi Giménez of AS. After reading out a "timeline of all of the correspondence from FIF ...

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04/03/14
FIFA Imposes Transfer Ban On Barcelona

FIFA's Disciplinary Committee has punished Barcelona and the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for "breaching several provisions" concerning the int'l transfer and first registration of "non-Spanish minors with the club," according to MARCA. The club is sanctioned with "not being allowed to buy pla ...

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04/03/14
Club With 'Mini Budget' For Bundesliga

Second Bundesliga club SC Paderborn, currently in third place, "calculates with a 'mini budget' in case the club gets promoted to the Bundesliga," according to the SID. Club President Wilfried Finke said, "It will be around €14-€15 million ($19M-$20M) for the Bundesliga. If I take our prof ...

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