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Despite Economic Obstacles, KHL Is Able To Keep Foreign Players On Rosters

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 15

Despite the gradually lowering salary cap in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) and the ruble's devaluation, the KHL's Russian clubs say they are not losing their foreign players. "There are four foreign players on Avangard's squad list," Vladimir Shalayev, president of HC Avangard Omsk, Eastern Co...

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Buses Burned Following Brazil's Defeat

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Match Hospitality Defends CEO Whelan

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EPL Considering Using Vanishing Spray

The Premier League has confirmed that it is "considering introducing the vanishing spray that has been one of the successes of this summer's World Cup," according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. The EPL said that the "possible introduction is to be discussed by the 20 top-flight clubs at their next ...

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FIFA Rejects Thiago Silva Appeal

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World Cup Notes

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Match Exec Arrest In Brazil Ticket Bust

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Not Much Football Left In Brasilia

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Bundesliga Has Most In World Cup Semis

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Nigeria Football President Sacked

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