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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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RFU Seeking Heineken Cup Resolution

The future of European club rugby "could become clearer this week," with representatives of the Celtic and Italian unions set to meet the Rugby Football Union in an attempt "to reach a new agreement with the English and French clubs," according to Gavin Mairs of the London TELEGRAPH. One source said ...

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French Tennis Bids Fall Short

The French tennis federation (FFT) "has expressed disappointment after failing to secure what it said were acceptable offers" for broadcast rights to the French Open for the '14-18 period, according to DIGITAL TV. FFS Dir General Gilbert Ysern, cited by financial daily Les Echos, said that the organ ...

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New European Super League Discussed

Turkish side Galatasary President Unal Aysal said that plans for a European superleague comprising the continent's top 20 clubs which would replace the Champions League within five years "are being actively discussed," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Aysal's comments were confirmed by Juventus ...

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Red Bull Looking To Buy Football Club

Red Bull wants "to buy a football club in England -- and ‘give it wings’ to make it big," according to Alan Nixon of the London MIRROR. The Austria-based energy drinks firm is "on the look-out for a suitable club," with Anglophile coach Ralf Rangnick, who is also the Sporting Dir of Red ...

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UEFA Proposes International Changes

UEFA "is considering a radical overhaul of international football that would see national teams playing a new Nations League competition," according to Gibson & Lyttleton of the London GUARDIAN. The plan would see UEFA "using existing dates for friendlies in the international calendar to launch ...

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AC Milan Extends Adidas Kit Deal

Serie A side AC Milan "announced an extension" of its partnership with kit manufacturers adidas through '23, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The German brand has had a deal in place to provide the Rossoneri's kit and training gear until the end of the '16-17 campaign, but Thursday "has ...

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Hertha Berlin Must Pay Compensation

Bundesliga club Hertha BSC Berlin "has been ordered to pay former goaltender coach Christian Fiedler compensation" of €579,000 ($783,000), according to the DPA. The club said in a statement that "it will not seek additional legal action against the Berlin Labor Court's ruling." The compens ...

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BMW Open Finds New Event Organizer

The BMW Open tennis tournament in Munich, Germany "has found a new organizer," according to the SID. Host tennis club MTTC Iphitos said that it "has signed a deal with agency MMP GmbH and its Managing Dir Michael Mronz until '16." MMP "will replace previous organizer Charly Steeb GmbH, which had to ...

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Discovery To Purchase Eurosport

French newspaper Les Echos said that "reports about the sale of Eurosport to the Discovery Communications Group are accurate," according to LE FIGARO. The sports channel, owned by TF1, "could pass under the American flag by the end of the year." Discovery Communications wants "complete control" of&n ...

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Serie A Clubs Eye $7B TV Rights Deal

Serie A clubs "are considering a proposal to sell their TV rights" from the '15-16 to '20-21 seasons for an up-front €5.5B ($7.4B), according to Matt Scott of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. According to a report in Italy's Il Sole 24 Ore, Infront "has tabled a bid underwriting the league's income from ...

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