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Sports Direct To Beef Up Board In Attempt To Repair Reputation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 05 / 16

Sports Direct "is hoping to soothe simmering tensions with the City by beefing up its board amid the chain’s worst results in four years," according to Ashley Armstrong of the London TELEGRAPH. The retailer has been "attempting to repair its battered reputation by improving corporate governanc...

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