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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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DEL Awards Winter Game To Mannheim

The German Hockey League (DEL) awarded its outdoor Winter Game to the Adler Mannheim. The club will take on the Schwenninger Wild Wings at the Wirsol Rhein-Neckar Arena on Jan. 7. The home of Bundesliga club TSG Hoffenheim has a capacity of 29,700. The organizer of the third DEL Winter Game will be ...

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Inter Milan, AC Milan Hold Stadium Talks

Inter Milan and AC Milan "held talks over San Siro" on Thursday, with AC Milan VP Barbara Berlusconi meeting with Inter Milan President Erick Thohir, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. The stadium "will host the Champions League final this season, and the two clubs are working on renovations." However, t ...

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UEFA Opens Way For Woman To Sit On ExCO

Delegates decided at an extraordinary Congress on Thursday that at least one woman "will be elected" to UEFA's exec committee for the first time in May, according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Women's football "is growing in popularity around the world, and proposals to give women more say in the runn ...

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Report: ManU To Appoint New Director

ManU is ready "to appoint a new director" to help "under-fire" chief Ed Woodward, according to Dan King of THE SUN. The "name in the frame" is Peter Cowgill, the man behind the revival of the JD Sports empire and a lifelong ManU fan with "strong connections in football." Sources claim Exec Vice-Chai ...

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Sky's CL Coverage Draws More Than 1M

German pay-TV network Sky Deutschland "recorded more than 1 million viewers for its UEFA Champions League broadcast," according to Manuel Weis of QUOTENMETER. The quarterfinal match between Bayern Munich and Juventus drew an average of 1.22 million starting at 8:45pm. The number translated into a ma ...

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Telefónica Rivals Close In On La Liga Rights

Telefónica's "dream of getting exclusive La Liga programming" for the next three seasons "seems about to end, as pay-TV operators are nearing a content distribution deal with Mediapro and beIN Sports," according to Juan Fernandez Gonzalez of RAPID TV NEWS. According to Spanish newspaper Expan ...

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Sky Draws Sunday Bundesliga Record

German pay-TV network Sky Deutschland "drew a record-setting audience for its Bundesliga broadcast on Sunday," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The game between Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund attracted an average of 1.1 million viewers. It was the highest viewership for a Sunday afternoo ...

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Vivendi Tables Mediaset's Pay-TV Offer

Il Corriere della Sera reported that France's Vivendi "tabled an offer for a majority stake in the pay TV unit of Mediaset," according to Stephen Jewkes of REUTERS. The offer "has been on the table of the Italian broadcaster's CEO for several days, the newspaper said without citing sources." Vivendi ...

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Ecclestone Pushing For Grid Shake Up

Formula 1 "could force its fastest cars to start from the middle of the grid to improve racing," according to the AP. Red Bull Team Principal Christian Horner said that the reverse-grid proposal is expected to be made by F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone "in a meeting between series stakeholders in Gene ...

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Formula 1 Wheels & Deals

Teams are gearing up for the '16 F1 season by unveiling their new cars along with several new partnerships. With less than one month to go until the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, Sauber is the only one of this year's 11 teams that has yet to launch its new racecar. However, the Swiss team ...

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