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National Rugby League Side Gold Coast Titans Fined $263,000 For Salary Cap Breach

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

National Rugby League side Gold Coast has been fined A$300,000 ($263,000) "and hit with a suspended penalty of four competition points over a salary cap breach in regard to former playmaker Scott Prince," according to the AAP. Prince left the Titans at the end of '12 and the penalty "was issued aft...

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Garcia Calls For Greater Transparency

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10/14/14
Ambani Hails 'Fantastic Start' To ISL

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Football Notes

Ahead of Barcelona's first game against La Liga side Eibar "in an official competition," Eibar fans "have appeared surprised by the security measures that Barcelona is demanding from the visiting fans." Barcelona warned that Eibar fans "will be patted down before the entering the stadium, where they ...

Tags: International Football

10/13/14
CAF: No Changes To 2015 Nations Cup

The organizer of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations said that "there are no changes to the dates or schedule despite a request from hosts Morocco to postpone," according to the BBC. Morocco's government "has written to the Confederation of African Football to delay" the Jan. 17-Feb. 8 event because of t ...

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UEFA Set To Discuss Club Debt Rules

New regulations to tackle the amount of debt carried by clubs such as ManU and Real Madrid could be discussed next week by UEFA "as part of a review of its financial fair play rules," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Clubs including Man City and Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain, fined ...

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10/10/14
Club Bosses Discuss Football's Top Issues

Club bosses said Qatar as World Cup host "is done," and financial fair play "is going to work." Bayern Munich Chair Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Real Madrid Vice Chair Pedro Lopez Jimenez and AC Milan Organizing Dir Umberto Gandini took on football’s most pressing issues -- Qatar’s World Cup, ...

Tags: International Football, Middle East

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ISL Aims To Ignite Football Fever In India

The Indian Super League "will start on Sunday with typical Indian largesse, flinging together the social and celebrity elites and attempting to tap into the passion for the beautiful game in pockets across the nation," according to Saptarshi Ray on the London GUARDIAN's Talking Sport blog. The state ...

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10/10/14
Nantes' Kita Avoids Shareholding Issue

Ligue 1 side FC Nantes President Waldemar Kita "adverted questions on the possibility of public shareholding," according to SO FOOT. It is an idea that is being promoted by the "À la Nantaise" association. Kita focused on bashing the association, even calling its president, Florian Le Teuff, ...

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PFA Voices Artificial Pitch Concerns

The Professional Footballers' Association "criticised Football League plans to introduce artificial pitches in League One and League Two," according to Mike Keegan of the BBC. Chairmen from the bottom two divisions "indicated at a meeting in September that they are in favour of 3G surfaces being use ...

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Football Notes

Sepp Blatter "wants to 'rethink' the system of goals scored away from home." The FIFA president believes that the system of goal scored away (for separating teams tied home and away) "is outdated." In fact, "it favors the team that plays away in the second match." Blatter: "It is time to rethink the ...

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