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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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Cuba Allows Athletes To Compete Abroad

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Ecclestone, FIA Reach Deal Worth $274M

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Sulayem Considers FIA Presidential Bid

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Players React To JBPA

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League Notes

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BCCI Re-Elects Srinivasan

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