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Barcelona Partially Withdraws Liability Action Against Former President

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 22 / 17

Former Barcelona President Joan Laporta and five other former execs "rejected an earlier pact" from Barcelona and current President Josep Maria Bartomeu over "disagreements pertaining to the financial situation of the club," and will not face liability action, according to Ramiro Aldunate of MARCA.&...

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Sport1 Talking To NFL About New Deal

German sports TV network Sport1 is talking to the NFL about a new broadcast rights deal. A Sport1 spokesperson told SBD Global, "We are currently in discussions with a view to the coming season." The channel's previous deal with the league expired at the end of last season. The news follows Wednesda ...

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Austria To Submit FIS Alpine Worlds Bid

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Bundesliga Aims For €1B Annually

The German Football League (DFL) wants to earn more than €1B ($1.1B) annually from its media rights from '17, according to the SID. The DFL's goal for its upcoming media rights tender "is breaking the one-billion mark." DFL CEO Christian Seifert: "It is realistic that we will be above €1 b ...

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Doyen To Challenge TPO In Brussels

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Court Throws Out AS Monaco Tax Deal

France's highest administrative court has "struck down a disputed deal that allows AS Monaco to play in the French football league without losing the benefit of being fiscally based in a tax haven," according to Brian Love of REUTERS. After complaints from rival clubs in a sport dominated by lu ...

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NFL, ProSiebenSat.1 Increase Media Deal

The NFL and German media corporation ProSiebenSat.1 have extended and increased their broadcast rights deal in Germany. The corporation will show 50 live games on its free-to-air TV channels ProSieben Maxx (43 games) and Sat.1 (7 games) during the upcoming NFL season. The games will also be availabl ...

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MP & Silva Opens Two New Offices

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FIFA Official Asked Qataris For Favors

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Another successful women's World Cup for Asian teams "is likely to have only helped close the gap in a region where the men's game's biggest mark on the world stage is the match-fixing endemic," according to Patrick Johnston of REUTERS. At the recently concluded women's tournament, the region "shone ...

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Bayern Munich To Sign Deal With Gigaset

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