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Premiership Rugby Agrees To Partnership With StubHub For Premiership Rugby Final 2014

04 / 18 / 14

Premiership Rugby has agreed to a partnership with StubHub for the Premiership Rugby Final 2014. StubHub will be running its "Lucky Turnstile" promotion in the west car park where all fans will have the chance to win a range of prizes. StubHub already has partnerships in the U.K. with The O2, multip...

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Berlusconi Family Could Sell AC Milan

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Sport1 Reports Successful March Numbers

German sports network Sport1 obtained a market share of 1.4% in the target demographic 14-49 in March, which represents a 25% increase over the same time period last year. The free-TV channel's overall market share was 0.9% in March, which is a 22% increase over March '13. The reason for Sport1's su ...

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