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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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Ex-Rangers Chair Calls For Transparency

Former Scottish Second Division Rangers Chair Malcolm Murray said that "his departure from Rangers' board will leave institutional investors nervous about the Ibrox club's future," according to the BBC. He "also called for continued transparency about the club's finances." Murray "has written an ope ...

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07/12/13
NFL Jaguars Quiet On Khan-Fulham Talk

The NFL Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday did not comment on a U.K. report that team Owner Shad Khan is "on the cusp of purchasing" EPL club Fulham FC for an estimated $224M, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the FLORIDA TIMES-UNION. The London Daily Mail on Wednesday first reported that Khan ...

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07/12/13
Franchise Notes

La Liga side Rayo Vallecano has had its latest attempt to be granted a UEFA license rejected by courts in Madrid. The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) refused to grant the club a license for UEFA competition for '13-14 on the grounds of the club's financial situation, seeing it "with debt and in a ...

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07/11/13
Jaguars Owner Interested In EPL Fulham

NFL Jacksonville Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan is "understood to be the NFL owner negotiating to buy" EPL side Fulham, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Fulham Owner Mohamed Al-Fayed "was on the verge of selling the Premier League club" after investing £200M over the last 16 year ...

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07/11/13
Joint Takeover Bid For Hearts Brewing

Edinburgh, Scotland shoe salesman Bob Jamieson "has teamed up in a bid" to buy Scottish Premier League Heart of Midlothian "with one of the men associated with a failed effort to take over" Scottish Second Division Rangers last summer, according to Stuart Bathgate of the SCOTSMAN. Jamieson, who runs ...

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07/11/13
Barry Town Denied Welsh Bid

Welsh Football League Barry Town United AFC's bid to be allowed into the Welsh League "has failed after the Football Association of Wales refused to discuss a reprieve," according to the BBC. A special council meeting "was called in Caersws to discuss Barry and Llanelli's bid to have their full FAW ...

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07/11/13
Rangers Investor Bothered By Shakeup

Scottish Second Division side Rangers investor Kieran Prior has reacted with “dismay and horror” to the latest shakeup in the Ibrox boardroom, according to Gary Ralston of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. James Easdale was appointed a non-exec director on Tuesday, just hours after former Chair ...

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07/11/13
Franchise Notes

La Liga side Athletic Bilbao's new stadium, the San Mames Barria, is set to open in mid-September, but until then the club will play its home matches at Anoeta, the stadium of rival club Real Sociedad. Athletic Bilbao will begin the season on the road but is scheduled to host Osasuna in the second w ...

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07/10/13
Coventry City To Groundshare

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07/10/13
More Changes On Rangers Board

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