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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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Mumbai Tigers Drop Out Of I-League

Just days before the start of the new season, one of the I-League's two new inductees, the Mumbai Tigers, has informed the All India Football Federation that "it is withdrawing from this season's competition," according to Mark Baber of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The AIFF website reported, "The Mumbai b ...

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Saudi Prince Buys Stake In Sheffield

League One Sheffield United received a financial boost on Tuesday when Saudi Arabian Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud bought a 50% stake in the club and "promised fresh investment," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. The club named Prince Abdullah as the new investor, "adding that ...

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Boca Juniors To Allow Ticket Transfers

Argentine first division side Boca Juniors has launched a program called "Abono solidario" ("Season tickets support") so that "there will never be an empty seat at the team's stadium, making it an intimidating atmosphere for opponents," according to OLE. The program "allows season-ticket holders who ...

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Franchise Notes

The British Basketball League approved a change of ownership for Surrey. The franchise will now be known as Surrey United and will continue to play its home games at Surrey Sports Park. The new ownership is a joint venture between Surrey Sports Park and the London United Basketball Club ( BBL ). ... ...

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Heart Of Midlothian Thankful For Support

Scottish Premiership Heart of Midlothian Manager Gary Locke "has thanked supporters for supporting the Foundation of Hearts but warned: 'It's going to take several years to get the club back up to its feet,'" according to David Gunn of the SCOTSMAN. Locke spoke Monday after the "first direct debits ...

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Rangers Look To Avoid Costly Meeting

Scottish League 1 Rangers said that "a deal to spare the club the cost of an extraordinary general meeting has still not been reached but talks are continuing," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. A group of "disgruntled shareholders" led by engineering firm Clyde Blowers Chair Jim McColl have c ...

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Fernando Alonso Saves Cycling Team

Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso has reached an agreement to save "stricken" Spanish cycling team Euskaltel-Euskadi from extinction, according to the PA. Alonso has "a keen interest in cycling and had held talks over a buy-out of the team having been saddened by news of their imminent demise." Alons ...

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Coach Compiles Tigers Restructure Plan

A restructure of the football department at National Rugby League club Wests Tigers "was presented to the board" Thursday night with head coach Mick Potter asking for a few more staff, according to Margie McDonald of THE AUSTRALIAN. Speculation Potter would lose his job after just one season was, Po ...

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Ganguly Interested In Buying League

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly "might take a major step towards his first love" -- football, according to INDIA TODAY. The Prince of Kolkata "has been reportedly toying with the idea of buying a franchise in the ambitious IPL-style football league." According to media reports, the form ...

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Scorpions Have Buy-Back Option

Former German hockey champions Hannover Scorpions "have a buy-back option after they sold their license to the Schwenninger Wild Wings," according to the DPA. Former Scorpions Owner Günter Papenburg on Tuesday confirmed a corresponding report. Papenburg: "It is an insurance clause for Schwennin ...

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