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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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Evidence Of Police-Gang Connection

Argentine judge Manuel De Campos, who is reviewing a case including 15 charges against Argentine first division side Boca Juniors barra brava (football gang) La Doce, has "proof of a connection between at least two police officers and La Doce leaders," according to Gustavo Yarroch of CLARIN. On Tues ...

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08/07/13
AS Roma Continues Global Rebranding

Serie A club AS Roma has "taken steps to create a brand name that is recognized worldwide" under team Owner and NBA Boston Celtics investor James Pallotta, according to Julian Cardillo of the BOSTON GLOBE. This summer has "been of particular importance to Roma as they've unveiled a new logo, which a ...

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08/07/13
Watchdog Criticizes Rangers Charity

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator "found misconduct in the organisation of a charity dinner and football match between Rangers Legends and AC Milan Glorie in March last year," according to the HERALD SCOTLAND. The foundation "agreed to forego most of its share of the proceeds in favour of ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

08/07/13
Arrest Warrant For Ex-Hearts Owner

Scotland prosecutors have said that former Scottish Premier League Hearts Owner Vladimir Romanov "is suspected of large-scale embezzlement" at collapsed Lithuanian bank Ukio Bankas, where he was former majority shareholder, according to Brian Donnelly of the HERALD SCOTLAND. An int'l arrest warrant ...

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08/06/13
Smith Resigns As Rangers Chairman

Scottish Second Division Rangers Chair Walter Smith "has resigned" less than four months after he was appointed, according to the LONDON TIMES. His resignation "follows a bitter power struggle at Ibrox," and comes only three days after former CEO Charles Green returned to the club as a consultant. S ...

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08/06/13
Shah Rukh Khan To Bid For Kolkata

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan "is planning to bid" for the Kolkata franchise of the new league promoted by the All India Football Federation and IMG-Reliance, according to IANS. Shah Rukh said that "he was interested in buying stakes in the successful Goan I-League club Dempo but now with ...

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08/06/13
Moratti: Thohir Deal A Necessity

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08/06/13
Spanish Side Huesca Denies Favoritism Claims

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08/05/13
Coventry City Faces Liquidation

The future of League One side Coventry City "is uncertain after a proposed company voluntary agreement was rejected, leaving the club to warn that its parent company faces liquidation," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The immediate prospect for the club "is a 10-point deduction at t ...

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08/05/13
Bayern Munich To Open Office In China

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