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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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Li-Ning Will Focus On Its Origins

Following the closure of its only store in Hong Kong, sports apparel brand Li-Ning announced it "will concentrate on the Chinese mainland market for its future development," according to Zhang Ye of the GLOBAL TIMES. A Li-Ning spokesperson confirmed that the store in Tsim Sha Tsui, a busy shopping a ...

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China To Rebrand 'Japanese' Marathon

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Basketball Without Borders Set For Russia

The NBA, Int'l Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Russian Basketball Federation will host Basketball without Borders Europe in Russia for the first time. The camp will take place in Moscow from Sept. 13-16 and will be led by Russian NBA players Andrei Kirilenko , Alexey Shved (Minnesota Timberwolve ...

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CBA Considering Salary Cap

After last year's influx of highly-paid foreign players in the Chinese Basketball Association, the league "might get a similar salary cap" to that of the NBA's, according to Sun Xiaochen of the CHINA DAILY. Beijing Ducks GM Yuan Chao said, "If we can have a salary restriction in the new season, it w ...

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China Offical Questions Li's Toughness

A top Chinese tennis official has questioned LI NA 's mental toughness following her early exit from the U.S. Open last week, blaming a "lack of education," according to Alastair Himmer of REUTERS. Chinese Tennis Association Secretary SUN JINFANG said, "We've seen lots of meltdowns (from) Li in r ...

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Nanjing Will Emulate London

China's eastern city of Nanjing said that the city will "emulate London's use of temporary buildings and its frugality" when it hosts the Summer Youth Olympic Games in '14, according to Cang & Song of the CHINA DAILY. Nanjing Party Chief and the Games' Organizing Committee Exec President Yang We ...

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Chinese Athletes Rake In London Rewards

China's Olympic Gold Medalists have been rewarded "with lavish gifts by the state," including cash bonuses and luxury sea-front apartments, according to Alastair Himmer of REUTERS. Real estate companies have been "lining up to sponsor athletes" by furnishing them with new housing after their success ...

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Trademark registrants are "exploiting the popularity of successful domestic and overseas Chinese athletes" following the London Games by rushing to register the right to use their names, according to XINHUA. The business tactic "is increasingly being questioned in China." The practice is often refer ...

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Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao reported that the management staff of a China-based newspaper has been punished for "revealing that China's state broadcaster CCTV knew about Olympic hurdler Liu Xiang's injury" heading into his failed heat in the London Games, according to WANTCHINATIMES.com. Nanjing ne ...

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