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Constitutional Judge Backs Bremen State Senate's Proposal Regarding Security Costs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 14

German constitutional judge Peter Müller "has backed the Bremen State Senate in its dispute with the German Football Federation (DFB) and the German Football League (DFL) regarding the financing of police operations ," according to the DPA. Müller said, "Sanction does not replace discussi...

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Collingwood Boss Demands Compensation

Australian Football League side Collingwood President Eddie McGuire has "demanded his club be compensated for hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue" as a result of Saturday's "disastrous" Melbourne Cricket Ground crowd, according to Matt Windley of the HERALD SUN. Just 40,936 showed up to ...

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U.S. Businessman Eyes Polish Side Slask

U.S. businessman Paul Bragiel is looking at "acquiring a stake" in Polish football club Slask Wroclaw, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The "troubled football club is looking for new partners to fill the financial gap left by its previous majority shareholder, the city of Wr ...

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06/27/14
Thunder To Play At Sydney Showground

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Tags: Australia, Franchises

06/26/14
Team NZ To Contest Next America's Cup

Team New Zealand is "set to contest the next America's Cup and look likely to do so without raiding the taxpayers' coffers -- at least for now," according to STUFF. Team NZ Chair Keith Turner said on Wednesday that the team had "reached a point where it had the confidence to mount a challenge for th ...

Tags: Australia, Franchises

06/26/14
Franchise Notes

Atlético Madrid President Enrique Cerezo announced on Wednesday in Bucharest, Romania that the club will "open an international football school in Bucharest." It will be Atlético's first football academy in Europe and will be a joint project with local organization Regal Sport Club ( ...

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Rayo Vallecano Drops Ticket Prices 15%

La Liga side Rayo Vallecano on Monday "presented a season-ticket campaign to increase the club's members," according to F.J. Garrido of AS. The club reduced ticket prices by an average of 15% (including a 16.67% decrease for retirees and young fans and 19.64% cheaper tickets for the handicapped). Se ...

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Lim's Valencia Purchase On Hold, Again

The sale of La Liga side Valencia "is once again hanging by a thread," according to Sergio Aspas of EL MUNDO. Newcoval, a business "created during the tenure of former Valencia President Manuel Llorente to develop an urbanist plan using club assets," is demanding €87M ($118M) from the club "for ...

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Dutch Side ADO Reveals New Owner

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06/24/14
Deadline Looms For ACB Side Manresa

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Waratahs' License To Be Awarded Friday

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