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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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