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FBI Reportedly To Investigate Former Mexican Football Federation Execs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 15

The FBI is reportedly "preparing an investigation" into current and former top Mexican Football Federation (FMF) execs for possible bribery payments, according to INFORMADOR. Former FIFA Exec Chuck Blazer "reportedly confessed that there was a payment of bribes" for Mexico's hosting of the 2003 Gold...

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NBA To Expand Footprint In Caribbean

The NBA on Tuesday announced a multi-year partnership with Caribbean wireless provider Digicel that will give fans in the region access to live games and extensive programming. Under the deal, Digicel-SportsMax, formerly SportsMax, will carry up to 48 regular-season games and eight playoff game ...

Tags: Media, North America

MLS Makes Headway With Int'l Deals

After signing four-year multimedia deals with Sky Sports and Eurosport in recent weeks, Major League Soccer "is eyeing additional deals around the globe, including in Latin and South America, Africa, and Asia," according to Ian Thomas of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. MLS Business Ventures President/Managi ...

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AIU Adds American Football To Schedule

American football has been formally recognized as an official college sport by India's collegiate sports governing body. The Association of Indian Universities decided to include American football as a regular event on its National University Games schedule starting in '15-16. Following a unanimous ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India, North America

Hangin' With ... Richard Wright

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision ...

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Nike Signs Gatlin To Sponsorship Deal

Nike has signed U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin to a new sponsorship deal despite his history of "two doping bans, including a four-year suspension" between '06-10, according to Matt Slater of the BBC. Gatlin "was sponsored by Nike prior to his second ban but has been wearing Chinese firm Xtep's kit" si ...

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Bruin Sports Capital Adds Senior Positions

Bruin Sports Capital "has added three more senior positions, including two financial experts who will evaluate potential acquisition targets," according to Michael Smith of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. Bruin, founded in January by George Pyne to be a sports media and marketing company, "last week added J ...

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Brazil Could Host NFL Pro Bowl In '17

Brazil is reportedly a "viable candidate" to host the 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, according to Alex Marvez of FOX SPORTS. There are several reasons Brazil "is under consideration as the first non-U.S. site for the Pro Bowl." The NFL "has drawn growing interest in that South American country from a television ...

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Adidas Aims To Gain Ground In U.S.

Among the hurdles adidas is facing as it tries to "regain footing" in the U.S. is that the brand "isn't cool in America, and cool is what sells sports gear," according to Jervell & Germano of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Adidas "has often been off-mark among American shoppers, whose sports-gear tast ...

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Results Boost Nike's Share Prices

Nike "rose the most in almost six months after reporting earnings that topped analysts’ estimates, helped by demand in North America," according to Matt Townsend of BLOOMBERG. The shares increased 3.7% to $101.98 at the close in N.Y., the biggest gain since Sept. 26. Nike jumped 29% in the pas ...

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TLA Acquires Elite Sports Properties

Talent agency TLA Worldwide on Thursday announced the acquisition of Elite Sports Properties in a deal worth up to $19.5M. Under terms of the deal, TLA is paying an initial $10.3M for the Australia-based agency. The amount will be split up into a cash payment of $7.7M along with the allocation of mo ...

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