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Facebook To Stream Live Champions League Matches Through Partnership With Fox Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 28 / 17

Facebook will stream "more than a dozen matches" from the UEFA Champions League, "the highest-profile event to join the small but growing lineup of live sports programming," according to Soshnick & Shaw of BLOOMBERG. Starting in September, the social network will show live Champions League match...

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Grupo Multimedios Acquires 50% Stake

Media company Grupo Multimedios signed a deal to acquire 50% of Mexican Baseball League (LMB) club Sultanes de Monterrey, according to LA AFICIÓN. The agreement was reached on Friday and Grupo Multimedios said that the purpose "is to drive the consolidation and reach of the king of sport ...

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Pro12 Considers American Expansion

The Pro12 has been "working quietly to expand its reach all the way across the Atlantic Ocean and into the Americas," according to Iain Morrison of the SCOTSMAN. Plans have been "drawn up" to include one U.S. franchise and another in Canada in a "new league dubbed the Guinness Atlantic Rugby Champio ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America, United Kingdom

Former MLB Player Acquires Tigres

After "much uncertainty, rumors and threats that the team had folded," Mexican baseball club Tigres de Quintana Roo "has been sold, will continue playing in Cancún and will keep its name and history," according to LA AFICIÓN. The team, which was founded in '55, "has new owners, a ...

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CONCACAF To Discuss Joint WC Bid

CONCACAF will discuss a possible joint bid for the 2026 World Cup, according to Simon Evans of REUTERS. President Victor Montagliani said on Thursday that a "planned wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would not present an obstacle to co-hosting the event." Montagliani said that CONCACAF would "e ...

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FIFA To Encourage Co-Hosting In '26

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that the 2026 World Cup "could be split between up to four countries," according to Tom Finn of REUTERS. He announced that FIFA would "encourage applications to co-host the tournament." Infantino: "(We could) ... maybe bring together two, three, four countries wh ...

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Xcaret Denies Interest In Baseball Club

Travel agency Experiencias Xcaret "denied acquiring shares" in Mexican baseball club Tigres de Quintana Roo, which is leaving the Mexican Baseball League (LMB), according to LA AFICIÓN. After "reports indicated that the business wanted to buy the club," Xcaret responded by "denying any ...

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Cruz Azul Denies Stadium Project

After architecture firm Kontrast "said that it has a project to build a new stadium" for Liga MX side Cruz Azul, the club warned that "the information is not valid," according to LA AFICIÓN. Cruz Azul said in a statement, "Through its official Facebook account, the Kontrast architecture ...

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Facebook To Show 46 Liga MX Games

Facebook is adding live games from Mexico’s top football league "to its growing streaming sports portfolio," according to Scott Soshnick of BLOOMBERG. Through a deal with Univision Communications, the social network "will broadcast 46 Liga MX games, starting Saturday with Club America at Chiva ...

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La Liga To Open Office In Mexico

La Liga, which already has overseas offices in Dubai, the U.S., China, India, Nigeria and South Africa, is now opening an office in Mexico. It is part of the league's bid to boost its int'l presence, and it will be doing so in conjunction with a local partner: sports marketing agency Global W Mexico ...

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Liga MX Draws Crowds, Parallels To EPL

Liga MX "attracted higher average crowds than any league outside of Europe last season -- and more than Serie A and Ligue 1," according to Richard Foster of the London GUARDIAN. With its "avowed aim of becoming the Premier League of Latin America," Liga MX’s average crowds of over 26,500 provi ...

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