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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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07/03/13
Hearts Receive SFA Complaint

Scottish Premier League side Heart of Midlothian will discover on July 18 what punishment it is to receive from the Scottish FA for entering administration, according to Stephen Halliday of the SCOTSMAN. A formal notice of complaint from Scottish FA compliance officer Vincent Lunny "was issued to th ...

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07/03/13
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07/02/13
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07/02/13
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The Doncaster Belles "has lost its appeal" to retain its place in the re-structured English Women's Super League. The FA has re-assigned clubs to leagues according to various license criteria, rather than performance on the sporting field. The FA said the reason the club was not offered a FA WSL1 li ...

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07/01/13
Essendon Responds To 'Guinea Pig' Claim

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