Soccer-Hard-up Hearts punished for failing to pay players (Reuters)

LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) – Hearts, facing a battle for financial survival, have failed to pay their players on time and have been banned from making new signings, the Scottish Premier League (SPL) said on Friday. The Edinburgh club invited offers for all their players on Thursday, saying they urgently needed funds to keep going over the off-season when there was no matchday income. Hearts, who have 25 million pounds ($39.2 million) of debt, have stumbled from one crisis to another over recent months. …

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