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German Hockey Federation Avoids Bankruptcy, Includes Professional Clubs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 21 / 15

The German Hockey Federation (DEB) "has avoided bankruptcy and gets a new constitution," according to the DPA. As a result, the professional clubs of the German Hockey League (DEL) and DEL 2 will return under the DEB's umbrella. The pro teams will contribute to the financial rescue of the insolvency...

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Globalization Of Sports Ownership

Copying the English Premier League and relegating baseball teams to a second division would be “kind of cool” and the citizens of Miami should campaign for the Miami Marlins to be relegated, according to James Pallotta, the owner and president of Serie A side AS Roma. Pallotta was speaki ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, United Kingdom

Canal+ Loses Rights to Top 14

The Paris court of appeals confirmed on Thursday the suspension of the exclusive broadcasting rights of Top 14, the premier division of France’s rugby league, awarded to Canal+ for five years, according to LE MONDE. In July, the Competition Authority suspended the agreement between the TV stat ...

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UEFA Renews Sportradar Agreement

UEFA extended its relationship with Sportradar by signing a new four-year agreement. The agreement will see Sportradar’s security services provide UEFA with betting movement information from more than 30,000 matches across Europe per season, together with additional consultancy ...

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Thohir: Owning A Stadium Is Not Enough

Inter Milan Owner Erick Thohir "held recent talks" with AC Milan over the San Siro ground, intended work ahead of hosting the 2016 Champions League Final and Milan’s intentions to build a new ground elsewhere, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. For Thohir, "the process of owning a stadium is necess ...

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UEFA Unlikely To Support Overseas EPL

Related story: EPL To Explore Overseas Expansion UEFA's General Secretary Gianni Infantino said that any ideas England's Premier League might have of playing matches overseas "would be unlikely to get any backing from UEFA," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. UEFA "failed to s ...

Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Nantes' Kita Avoids Shareholding Issue

Ligue 1 side FC Nantes President Waldemar Kita "adverted questions on the possibility of public shareholding," according to SO FOOT. It is an idea that is being promoted by the "À la Nantaise" association. Kita focused on bashing the association, even calling its president, Florian Le Teuff, ...

Tags: Europe, International Football

Infantino Defends 'Week Of Football'

UEFA General Secretary Gianni Infantino said that the "much-criticised" 24-team format for Euro 2016 and its new "Week of Football" qualifying competition has added a "new dynamic" to the int'l football calendar, according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Infantino defended both innovations saying that T ...

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Football Notes

Sepp Blatter "wants to 'rethink' the system of goals scored away from home." The FIFA president believes that the system of goal scored away (for separating teams tied home and away) "is outdated." In fact, "it favors the team that plays away in the second match." Blatter: "It is time to rethink the ...

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Big Money To Compromise English Team

The big money circling around the English Premier League could be compromising the youth development of the English national team, according to German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert, who also said that top German league sides like Bayern Munich are playing too much football. Seifert, wh ...

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LFP Debuts Ad Medium 'Sockatyes'

The Spanish Football League (LFP) presented the "Sockatyes" agreement in which more than 20 La Liga and Spanish second division clubs will display the Asian sponsor on their players’ socks. The first club to use them will be Atlético Madrid, in its match against Espanyol on Oct. 19 at t ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

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