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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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Dalian Shide Makes Registration For CSL

Eight-time Chinese Super League champion Dalian Shide has to register for next season in order to keep its name in the league "despite financial problems following a failed acquisition," according to Gong Bing of XINHUA. Shide, "once the most accomplished club" in China's top football league, had no ...

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Reebok's Discontent In India

Adidas is "finding it tough to make its Reebok store franchisees in India" accept terms of the new business agreement, according to Vivek Sinha of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. The "discontent among Reebok franchisees runs so deep that many have offered deep discounts, as high as 80%, in an effort to clear s ...

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ManU Agrees To Two China Sponsorships

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IOA Continues Exec Council Meeting

The Indian Olympic Association has decided to go ahead with its Exec Council meeting on Saturday, undeterred by the IOC's "refusal to recognise it," according to the PTI. The move "could put National Sports Federations in a spot in the wake of the world body’s warning not to deal with the IOA. ...

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STAR Sports Names New Ambassador

STAR Sports "has appointed Navjot Singh Sidhu as the brand ambassador of the inaugural edition of Hero Hockey India League" that started Monday, according to Gaurav Laghate of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The inaugural edition of the field hockey league "is being broadcast with Hindi commentary on ...

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LPGA Adds Tournament In China

The LPGA has added a tournament in China to its '13 calendar. The Reignwood Pine Valley LPGA Classic will be held in Beijing and will kick off the Tour's fall Asian swing the first week of October. The $1.8M tournament will be organized by the LPGA, China Golf Association and China LPGA, with the ev ...

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Nike Under Fire For Indonesia Wages

The battle over factory pay in Indonesia "is intensifying, with vocal local trade unions joining hands with a U.S. non-governmental organisation to pressure Nike suppliers into paying minimum wages," according to Ben Bland of the FINANCIAL TIMES. A "gap is opening up between employers, who argue tha ...

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IOC Reconsidering Lifting India's Ban

The IOC has proposed to hold a meeting with the Indian Olympic Association and government representatives, maintaining that it would consider lifting the ban on India, but "only if the IOA holds elections solely under the Olympic Charter," according to the PTI. In a letter written to V.K. Malhotra, ...

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Women's Cricket WC Financially Snubbed

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KT Wins Ownership Of 10th Korean Team

KT, South Korea's No. 2 mobile carrier, was selected as the owner for the country's 10th professional baseball team, and Suwon, Gyeonggi province was chosen as the team's home ground, according to Kwon Sang-soo of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. The Korea Baseball Organization will request approval of the ...

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