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German City Of Freiburg To Hold Public Referendum On Construction Of New Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 18 / 14

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05/28/13
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Horse trainer Gai Waterhouse "could face further charges from More Joyous' autumn campaign." The stewards "will investigate a record of More Joyous being lame" on the Tuesday before she ran fifth in the Queen Of The Turf at Rosehill on April 6 ( SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 5/27 ). ... Japan's J League ...

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05/24/13
Council To Review ACB's Strike Threat

The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) and Spain's Association of Professional Basketball Players (ABP) will meet Friday at 1pm local time at Spain's Super Sports Council (CSD) to "try to reach an agreement and avoid an indefinite strike ," according to Díaz-Guerra & Llorens of AS. CSD Pres ...

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05/24/13
Asian Tennis League Gets Support

Thirty-eight-year-old Indian doubles tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi, who has "a strong head for business," is pushing ahead with his Asian tennis league project, according to Christopher Clarey of the NEW YORK TIMES. Bhupathi believes that Asia "is under-served by high-level tennis and ...

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05/24/13
IPL Cricket Betting Scandal Deepens

The latest in a series of scandals to engulf the Indian Premier League deepened on Thursday, as police investigating betting corruption allegations "moved to question the chief executive of one of the event’s leading teams," according to James Crabtree of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Mumbai police off ...

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05/24/13
UEFA Wants 10-Match Racism Ban

UEFA has recommended a minimum 10-match ban "for racist abuse by players" beginning next season and "increased the punishment for verbally or physically attacking match officials," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. The sanction for insulting an official "was raised" from a two-match ...

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05/24/13
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Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that "giving anabolic steroids to horses will soon become a criminal offence" in the UAE. Sheikh Mohammed: "I have, in light of the unfortunate recent event, directed that a decree be issued making, with immediate effect, the import, sale, purc ...

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05/23/13
Bookmaker: Waterhouse Hurting Industry

Australia's largest corporate bookmaker, Sportingbet, "has backed calls for a complete ban" on promoting live odds in sports broadcasts and launched "a withering attack" on bookmaker Tom Waterhouse, according to Heath Aston of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Sportingbet "joined market leader Tabcorp ...

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05/23/13
Spain Hoops Players Threaten To Strike

Spain's Association of Professional Basketball Players (ABP) has informed clubs that if demands are not met, it has "agreed to an indefinite player strike starting Sunday, coinciding with the quarterfinals of the Liga Endesa," according to Sergio Vera of SPORT. The ABP has presented to the Spanish B ...

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05/23/13
IPL Spot-Fixer May Face Life In Jail

Accused cricket fixer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth "faces the possibility of life in prison after he and his alleged co-conspirators had charges against them upgraded by Delhi police," according to Ben Doherty of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Sreesanth and Indian Premier League Rajasthan Royals teammates ...

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05/23/13
FIA WRC And Red Bull Media House Form Joint Venture

The promotion companies of the FIA World Rally Championship, the sportsman media holding and Red Bull Media House "have created a new joint venture, called WRC Promoter GmbH, according to RALLY MAGAZIN. The new company, which is headquartered in Munich, "will be in charge of WRC's marketing." The co ...

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