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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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Dutch Side ADO Reveals New Owner

More than 100-year-old Dutch football club ADO Den Haag announced Tuesday "its new Chinese owner, China United Vansen Sports company," according to XINHUA. Li Chun, CEO of Dong Dao, which arranged the purchase, said, "The purchase won't change any Dutch football attribute of ADO Den Haag, only excep ...

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Deadline Looms For ACB Side Manresa

Spanish Basketball League (ACB) side Manresa is "entering the final stretch" to raise the total of €300,000 ($408,000) that will be required for the club "stay in the top category," according to the EFE. The club, which has already raised €207,000 ($281,000), still needs to raise nearly &e ...

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Waratahs' License To Be Awarded Friday

The Australian Rugby Union is "expected to decide which consortium will be awarded" Super Rugby side New South Wales Waratahs' league license on Friday, with a "mystery bidder joining the race," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. A consortium led by former Wallabies and Waratahs coach Bob D ...

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NZ Econ Minister Defends Dalton's Salary

New Zealand Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce said that if Team New Zealand Managing Dir Grant Dalton "wasn't getting paid" his A$2M ($1.9M) salary, the country "would face another Russell Coutts scenario," according to Brendan Manning of the APNZ. Joyce said that while "the Government was ...

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Red Bull Calls Out Engine Partner Renault

Red Bull F1 "called for change at engine partners Renault" after an "unacceptable" performance in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel "retired from the race at Spielberg with an electronics problem, his third failure to finish ...

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Haas F1 Team To Create 250 U.K. Jobs

American businessman and NASCAR team co-Owner Gene Haas has revealed that "he is planning to create around 250 jobs in the UK by locating his new Formula One team in the country," according to Christian Sylt for the London TELEGRAPH. Haas "is launching an F1 team as a marketing vehicle for Haas Aut ...

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Fans To Bid For Coventry City

A group of fans and local businessmen "have joined together to make an ambitious bid" to buy League One side Coventry City and bring it back to the Ricoh Arena, according to Steve Carpenter of the COVENTRY OBSERVER. The Keep Cov in Cov campaign group "has written a formal letter" to SISU Capital CEO ...

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One Direction Singer Buys Doncaster

League One side Doncaster Rovers "now have a celebrity owner" after a takeover by former Chair John Ryan and One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson, according to the PA. A spokesperson for Ryan said that the deal "had been completed." The 21-year-old Tomlinson "is a lifelong fan of his hometown club" ...

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Gavaskar Named IPTL Team Part-Owner

Former cricket player Sunil Gavaskar "was revealed on Wednesday night as a team owner in tennis’s answer to the Indian Premier League, as entrepreneur and doubles specialist Mahesh Bhupathi held a cocktail party for investors a mile from the gates of the All England Club," according to Simon B ...

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Franchise Notes

La Liga side Valencia has "more than 2,500 fans registered on a wait list for season tickets for the '14-15 season." The excitement created by the club's new owner, Peter Lim, "and the names of possible player signings have fans believing in the club's new project." If "everything continues at this ...

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