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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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Nike Nears Cole Haan Sale

Nike is in “final negotiations to sell its Cole Haan handbag and shoe brand to private equity firm Apax Partners, in a deal that could fetch around $500 million,” according to sources cited by Kim & Oran of REUTERS. Sources said that London-based Apax has “teamed up with former ...

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Ustream, IMG Media Agree To Deal

Football matches from the Netherlands Cup were not available on U.S. TV last week, but digital media company Ustream streamed the matches for free on its website thanks to a new deal the company cut last month with IMG Media that is expected to be announced officially this week. The deal will s ...

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Dubai TV Network Wins West Indies Cricket Rights

UAE-based Taj TV "has acquired television broadcast rights for West Indies cricket" for seven years beginning in January, according to the IANS. The deal will include "providing the television production for free-to-air stations throughout the Caribbean for the benefit of the West Indies cricket fan ...

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FIS Rejects Vonn's Request To Race Men

The request of U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn "to race against the men on the world cup circuit this month in Canada was rejected by the Int'l Ski Federation (FIS)," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. Vonn "asked the sports governing body in early October to be able to compete in a men's downhill ...

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West Ham May Share Olympic Stadium

EPL club West Ham United is "willing to share" the London Olympic Stadium with American football, according to Joe Ridge of the London DAILY MAIL. NFL franchises have held "encouraging" talks with Mayor Boris Johnson to become the "anchor tenants." The NFL interest was believed to "potentially scupp ...

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NFL Could Land At Olympic Stadium

NFL franchises are in talks with London Mayor Boris Johnson’s office over "becoming the anchor tenant of the Olympic Stadium," according to Matt Scott of the London TELEGRAPH. The discussions began during the NFL regular-season games last weekend. Johnson is chairman of the company operating t ...

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U.S. Women Hire Aussie Football Coach

Australian women's national football team head coach TOM SERMANNI has been hired as the head coach of the U.S. women's national football team, according to Nicholas Rosano of MLSSOCCER.com. The Matildas coach will replace PIA SUNDHAGE , "who resigned earlier this year after leading the U.S. team" ...

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NBC Awarded EPL Rights In U.S.

The Premier League has awarded its U.S. TV rights to NBC for three seasons beginning with the '13-14 campaign. NBC will broadcast live Premier League games, with Spanish-language coverage being broadcast on Telemundo and mun2. The broadcast channels reach 95% of the U.S. viewing public ( Premier Lea ...

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KHL Cancels January Brooklyn Games

The Kontinental Hockey League canceled two regular-season games at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center that were scheduled for January, according to RT.com. The games scheduled for Jan. 19-20 would have featured Gagarin Cup holders Dynamo Moscow and the big-spending SKA St. Petersburg. The KHL altered ...

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Univision Deportes Inks 10-Year CONCACAF Deal

Univision Deportes has reached a 10-year agreement with CONCACAF to broadcast confederation matches in the U.S. The contract was executed last week and was expected to be announced Monday. Running through '22, the deal is the longest broadcast agreement in CONCACAF’s history. It secures long-t ...

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