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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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Mercedes Motorsport Dir Blackmailed

Former HRT Team Principal COLIN KOLLES tried to blackmail Mercedes Motorsport Dir TOTO WOLFF earlier this year, according to MOTORSPORT. A conversation between Wolff and a then-unnamed former F1 team boss was "secretly recorded" and then threatened to be used against him. German newspaper Bild r ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

Website Brings Clubs, Sponsors Together

The goal of the new online start-up CLUBSPO11.DE is to financially and materially support the close to 170,000 German youth and amateur football clubs. The founders of the website want to help football clubs acquiring new financial sources and offer potential sponsors the opportunity to accurately p ...

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Portuguese Players Seek Union Aid

Portuguese Association of Professional Footballers President Joaquim Evangelista said that delays in wage payments by cash-strapped football clubs in Portugal "have forced dozens of players to ask their union for money for rent and food," according to Daniel Alvarenga of REUTERS. Evangelista wa ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

Media Notes

German pay-TV channel Sky will live broadcast up to 11 hours daily from the world's oldest golf tournament, the Open Championship. Sky will start its live broadcast at 10am on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, the pay-TV network will show the event live from 11am, and Sunday's final-round broadcast ...

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Sauber Investors Yet To Pay Up

The cash-stricken Sauber F1 team "has yet to receive any payments from its three new Russian investors," according to Nicola Pohl of BILD. However, the Switzerland-based team announced that it "has avoided financial collapse for the moment with the acquisition of three Russian investors on Monday." ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

Marussia To Use Ferrari Engines In '14

F1 team Marussia has "agreed a long-term technical partnership with Ferrari" to use its engines and full powertrain from '14, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The move "had been widely expected, with Marussia's existing supplier Cosworth set to leave the sport and the team appointing Frenchman ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

Stuttgart Tries To Close Financial Gap

Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart "has to compensate the partial withdrawal of exclusive partner energy provider EnBW," according to Thomas Näher of the STUTTGARTER ZEITUNG. Club Marketing Dir Jochen Röttgermann "has brushed up the club's sponsorship pool through a large-scale offensive." Howe ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

DTM To Return To France In 2014

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "is reportedly close to returning to France in '14," according to Dominik Sharaf of MOTORSPORT TOTAL. While the DTM "is busy working to put on races in China and the Gulf region, its presence in Europe could be increased in the upcomming season." French news ...

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UEFA Bans Turkish Club Beşiktaş

UEFA has approved a one-year ban from continental competition on Turkish top-flight football club Beşiktaş "while reducing Fenerbahçe's suspension from 2+1 years to two years on rigging accusations," according to the HURRIYET DAILY NEWS. Beşiktaş will not be permitted to compete on a con ...

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Russian Investors Save Sauber F1 Team

Russian investors "have rescued the financially-stricken Sauber team with a multi-million pound deal that could also put a Russian driver in a Formula One seat next season," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Sauber announced on Monday morning that three institutions "have joined as inves ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

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