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British Pubs Turn Away From Using Live Sports To Attract Customers

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 14

Pub companies and landlords "are turning their back on live sport as a magnet for attracting customers and darkening their TVs instead, signalling the decline in a relationship that was integral to the development of the Premier League and Sky," according to Blitz & Mance of the FINANCIAL TIMES....

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Dwyane Wade To Endorse Li-Ning

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ICC Reviewing T20 Captain Switch

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Indian Cricketers Lobby For Selector

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Facility Notes

China, which won all four table tennis Gold Medals at the London Games, plans to set up a table tennis training center in Europe to help develop the sport. England will "most likely" be host to the new venue. England national coach Liu Jiayi said that he and English Table Tennis Association CEO Rich ...

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Q&A With Octagon Asia Managing Dir

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IPL Team Asked To Furnish $19M

The Bombay high court in India directed the cash-strapped Indian Premier League franchise Deccan Chargers "to furnish a bank guarantee" of Rs 100 crore ($19M) to the Board of Cricket Control in India within 10 days, according to Swati Deshpande of the TNN. The court has also appointed retired Suprem ...

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IOC Praises '14 Youth Olympics Progress

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Shares Rise For Chinese Sports Retailers

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