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Australian Comm Minister Turnbull Says 'No Practical Way' To Change Anti-Siphoning

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 26 / 15

A "legal quagmire is blocking a ­solution to the escalating fight over the broadcast rights" for the Australian Football League and National Rugby League, as expert advisers "warn Malcolm Turnbull against trying to legislate a compromise between rival media companies," according to David Crowe of TH...

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UEFA Probes Clubs Over FFP

UEFA "is investigating Liverpool, Monaco, AS Roma and Internazionale of Milan over potential breaches of financial fair play regulations," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The four clubs, which all missed out on pan-European competition last season, have come under UEFA’s scru ...

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09/26/14
Pianigiani Breaks Glass Ceiling In Serie A

In a football world dominated by men, "one woman has been quietly working in the lower leagues of Italy for a number of years," according to Elliott Bretland of the London DAILY MAIL. Elena Pianigiani, "has been the vice-president of Italian fourth division side US Poggibonsi since the age of 21." F ...

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09/26/14
Leon Shrugs Off Sexism Row

Spain's new Davis Cup captain GALA LEON shrugged off "sexist debate" about her appointment on Tuesday and said that "her only concern was taking the team back to the top of the sport," according to Tim Hanlon of REUTERS. Leon "was the surprise choice to replace CARLOS MOYA , who stood down after ...

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09/26/14
Legia Warsaw Announces New Ownership

Polish football club Legia Warsaw has announced a new ownership structure, with entrepreneur Maciej Wandzel acquiring a 20% stake in the club, according to SOCCEREX. The level of Wandzel's investment was "not revealed, but he will join current owners Boguslaw Lesnodorski and Dariusz Mioduski as shar ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

09/25/14
AC Milan Partners With Postal Firm Nexive

Serie A side AC Milan has "signed a sponsorship deal with private postal company Nexive," according to SOCCEREX. Nexive, owned by Dutch postal group PostNL, "will be an official partner of the team for the remainder of the current season." The deal, brokered by Infront Sports & Media, "will see ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

09/25/14
Alpecin Beomes Sponsor Of Cycling Team

Germany-based shampoo maker Alpecin "will become the new title sponsor of pro cycling team Giant-Shimano," according to the DPA. The sponsorship "will start in '15 and run for four years." It has been estimated that Alpecin will invest a total of about €16M ($20.5M) over the duration of the dea ...

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Sportklub To Air IPTL In South East Europe

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Dusseldorf Generates Profit Of €1.07M

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Fiorentina Reveals Details Of New Stadium

Florence, Italy Mayor Dario Nardella "has revealed Fiorentina’s initial plans for a new 40,000-seater stadium" costing more than €300M ($386M), according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. Fiorentina, which first announced plans to develop a new ground in '12, has been "in tentative negotiations with ci ...

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Supreme Court To Hear Plea On AGM

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