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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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Platini Calls For Change Of Red Card Rule

UEFA President Michel Platini "has called on the game’s lawmakers to change the 'stupid rule' that a player has to be sent off for denying a goalscoring opportunity even though a penalty has been awarded for the offence," according to Peter Wilson of the SUNDAY TIMES. Platini's move "comes day ...

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Court Dismisses $140M Ecclestone Suit

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Ukraine Denies Olympic Team Exodus

The Ukrainian Olympic Committee on Thursday denied media reports "of an athlete exodus" from the Sochi Olympics "due to the violent clashes" on the streets of Kiev that have left a reported 28 people dead, according to R-SPORT. An Olympic Committee spokesperson said, "It’s not true. The whole ...

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President Sure Club Will Overcome Issues

Handball Bundesliga (HBL) HSV Hamburg President Andreas Rudolph "is convinced that the club will overcome its huge financial troubles," according to the SID. Rudolph said, "We still have quite a few opportunites this season, more than five months, to generate income. We have important home games. We ...

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More Than 10M Watch Bayern's CL Win

German public broadcaster ZDF and pay-TV operator Sky "attracted more than 10 million viewers to their Champions League broadcasts on Wednesday night," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. The first leg of the Champions League round of 16 matchup between Bayern Munich and Arsenal, which started at 8 ...

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UEFA To Investigate Pellegrini Comments

Man City Manager Manuel Pellegrini could face action from UEFA over his comments following its 2-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona "after the European governing body launched an investigation into his remarks," according to the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. Pellegrini criticized Swedish referee Jon ...

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Marketplace Roundup

German Hockey League (DEL) club Augsburg Panther has signed a deal with Ticketmaster to become the club's new ticketing partner. The long-term deal includes ticket distribution for all Panther games as well as marketing support starting with the '14-15 season ( Augsburg Panther ). ... Super Rugby si ...

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Moto2, Moto3 To Use Colored Tires

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Olympics Continue To Draw On ZDF

German public broadcaster ZDF "continues to draw high ratings with its Winter Olympics broadcasts," according to Timo Nöthling of QUOTENMETER. ZDF's broadcast of the men's hockey match between Russia and Norway attracted 2.24 million viewers starting at 1:38pm on Tuesday. The number translated ...

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Bundesliga's Burgeoning Brand Potential

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