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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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ManU Considers Reintroducing FC To Badge

ManU "may re-introduce 'football club' to badge after it was dropped 15 years ago," according to the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. ManU Exec Vice-Chair Ed Woodward "is considering whether to re-introduce the words 'football club'" to the Red Devils' badge. The words were controversially removed in '98 "f ...

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07/22/13
Arsonists Torch Rangers Team Bus

Police "are probing an arson attack" that gutted Scottish Premier League Second Division Rangers’ new £500,000 ($763,000) luxury team coach, according to Derek Alexander of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The bus was destroyed in the early hours blaze on Saturday "after flames tore through th ...

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07/22/13
Deportivo To Take On Real Madrid At Home

Spanish second division side Deportivo La Coruña President Augusto César Lendoiro announced on Sunday that Real Madrid will be invited to the 68th edition of the Teresa Herrera Trophy pre season football tournament at Deportivo's Riazor Stadium on Aug. 29, according to AS. Lendoiro sa ...

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07/19/13
Hearts Bidder Denies Dispute With Firm

Bob Jamieson has insisted his HMFC Ltd. company is still the highest bidder for Scottish Premier League club Heart of Midlothian and denied claims that "he is now in dispute with the American investment firm backing him," according to Stephen Halliday of the SCOTSMAN. Peebles-based businessman Jamie ...

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07/19/13
Greenland Group Confirms CSL Interest

Real estate company Greenland Group has confirmed it is interested in buying Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua but said that "it is waiting to see how the general situation develops," according to Cameron Wilson of WILD EAST FOOTBALL. Greenland Group Chair Zhang Yuliang, respondin ...

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07/19/13
IBL Mumbai Masters, Pune Pistons Sold

A triumvirate comprising former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar, Telugu film actor Akkineni Nagarjuna and former Board of Control for Cricket in India junior selection committee Chair V. Chamundeshwarnath "have formed a consortium that has bought" Mumbai Indian Badminton League team Mumbai Mas ...

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07/18/13
Andretti Autosport Joins Formula E

IndyCar team Andretti Autosport "will field a team in Formula E," according to Matt Beer of AUTOSPORT. The squad, run by '91 CART IndyCar champion Michael Andretti, "joins the Drayson and China teams among the first of the 10 outfits expected for Formula E's inaugural season" in '14. Andretti said, ...

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07/18/13
Liga MX Atlas Turns Down Gov't Help

Due to the "huge controversy that it generated, politically as much as socially," Liga MX side Atlas has declined the 12M pesos ($960,000) it had been offered by Mexican state Jalisco Governor Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval after Atlas's petition for government support, according to Rigoberto Ju& ...

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07/18/13
Franchise Notes

Spanish Superior Sports Council (CSD) President Miguel Cardenal has revealed that "one year ago, the Mixed Commission formed by the CSD and La Liga had planned to deny Málaga's La Liga access for '12-13 because the club was in a nearly unstable situtation." Cardenal: "We talked with Má ...

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07/17/13
Sauber Investors Yet To Pay Up

The cash-stricken Sauber F1 team "has yet to receive any payments from its three new Russian investors," according to Nicola Pohl of BILD. However, the Switzerland-based team announced that it "has avoided financial collapse for the moment with the acquisition of three Russian investors on Monday." ...

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