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Mexican Football Fans Protest New Anti-Violence Reforms Outside FMF Office

04 / 18 / 14

Representatives of fan associations of various Liga MX sides including América, Cruz Azul, Pumas and Chivas, among others, protested outside the Mexican Football Federation's (FMF) headquarters with the "sole objective of being heard" by Liga MX Dir General Enrique Bonilla, according to Rub&e...

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11/29/12
CONCACAF, Traffic Sports Partner Up

CONCACAF has accepted a bid from São Paulo-based Traffic Sports for the commercial partnership rights to the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup and the '13-14 and '14-15 CONCACAF Champions League tournaments. Under terms of the deal, Traffic Sports acquires the right to package and market these tournamen ...

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11/28/12
F1 Boss Sees U.S. Growth In NBC Deal

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has lined up the series' "biggest TV partner to date in NBC, encouraged team sponsors to use drivers to promote the brand Stateside and will turn to its deep-pocketed celebrity fanbase to rev up interest in the sport,” according to Marc Graser of DAILY VARIETY. Ecclest ...

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11/28/12
Garber Talks State Of MLS Post Beckham

Major League Soccer L.A. Galaxy's David Beckham " may be on his way out, " but Commissioner Don Garber was clear during Monday's state of the league conference call that the league is "in a far different place than it was back when the English icon signed nearly six years ago," according to Brian St ...

Tags: North America, Leagues and Governing Bodies

11/26/12
Coca-Cola Enters F1 With Burn Brand

Coca-Cola "will enter F1 with its Burn energy drink brand" after announcing a deal with the Lotus F1 team on Thursday, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Lotus said in a statement that "the deal was a multi-year agreement with more details to be revealed next year when the partnership begins." Co ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, North America, Coca-Cola

11/22/12
Ecclestone Sued For $650M

Pressure "continues to build" on F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone with an American private equity firm the latest company to instigate legal action off the back of ongoing bribery allegations in Germany, according to Tom Cary of the London TELEGRAPH. Bluewaters Communications Holdings has filed a $650M laws ...

Tags: Finance, Europe, North America

11/21/12
Is Australia Next For David Beckham?

David Beckham will play his final game for the Major League Soccer L.A. Galaxy in the MLS Cup next month, according to the AP. The 37-year-old Beckham is "not retiring," but gave "no hint of his next move" ( AP, 11/20 ). REUTERS' Simon Evans wrote that Beckham's ability to grab media attention, se ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, North America, China

11/20/12
Billabong Boss Hatches Buyout Plan

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11/20/12
Austin F1 Race Draws Rave Reviews

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone is "confident that the U.S. Grand Prix in Texas can become a highlight of the F1 calendar" after Sunday's inaugural race went "much better" than he expected, according to Matt Westby of the LONDON TIMES. More than 117,000 fans "witnessed a thrilling race" as Austin "cast asi ...

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11/19/12
Kroenke Named Most Powerful Man In Sports

STAN KROENKE has "more skin in the sports game -- more assets invested, more holdings, more major franchises -- than anyone else on the planet," according to L. Jon Wertheim of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED. Kroenke owns the NFL St. Louis Rams, NBA Denver Nuggets, NHL Colorado Avalanche, EPL Arsenal, Denver' ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, North America, United Kingdom

11/19/12
Coca-Cola Confirms F1 Interest

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