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Sky Announces It Will Split With British Cycling But Stick With Team Sky

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

British Cycling's "long-running partnership with Sky will end next year," according to Tom Cary of the London TELEGRAPH. After eight years in which the popularity of the sport in the U.K. "has risen exponentially off the back of Olympic and road success," a statement due on Wednesday was expect...

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The Gaelic Athletic Association and the Gardaí police force are "set to investigate the ugly scenes which occurred in the closing stages of Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo." Angry Mayo fans "invaded the pitch following the final whistle" at the Gaelic Grounds, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

Football League Agent Fees Fall By 18%

The latest publication of Football League clubs' spending on agents' fees has revealed that clubs committed a total of £17.7M to agents during the '13-14 season, a reduction of 18% on the previous year (£21.5M). Championship clubs accounted for £14.7M of the total, with League One ...

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Jenson Button Could Be Forced To Retire

McLaren F1 driver JENSON BUTTON "has revealed for the first time he could be forced to retire from Formula One at the end of the season," according to the PA. Now in his fifth year with McLaren, and 15th overall in F1, Button "is in limbo as the Woking-based marque mull over their driver line-up f ...

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FA Weighing Bid To Host Euro 2028

The FA will "not rule out a bid to host the European Championship" in '28 and is confident that Wembley "will win the right to stage the final of Euro 2020," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. Only Munich is "standing against Wembley" to host the final and semifinals of the '20 tournament -- w ...

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ManU's Roster EPL's Most Expensive Ever

ManU is attempting to "return to the summit of the Premier League with the most expensive squad ever assembled in the English game," according to Adam Shergold of the London DAILY MAIL. The arrival of Angel Di Maria this week "takes the combined transfer fees" of the squad to £401.2M ($665.5M) ...

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Betfred Launches First Brand Campaign

Betfred "will launch its first brand campaign and its inaugural spot from Brothers and Sisters" on Friday, ahead of the second weekend of the new Premier League season, according to Kate Magee of CAMPAIGN LIVE. According to Brothers and Sisters, the campaign is the first "pure brand campaign," with ...

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Premiership Rugby Clubs Seeking $20M

England's top rugby clubs "insist they are justified" in asking for £12M ($20M) in compensation for "suspending the Aviva Premiership during the World Cup," according to Chris Jones of the London EVENING STANDARD. The Rugby Football Union is offering £6M ($10M) and although the 12 Premie ...

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Bank Of Ireland, Leinster Extend Deal

Bank of Ireland announced the extension of its Pro12 rugby side Leinster sponsorship until the end of June '19. The new five-year deal includes exclusive branding of all playing and training kits for Leinster and will see Bank of Ireland expand the sponsorship to make an additional six-figure invest ...

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Setanta Partners With London Irish

Setanta Sports and Premiership rugby side London Irish announced a marketing partnership, which will see the broadcaster use the club’s players in the promotion of its coverage of the Premiership in Ireland. Setanta will use London Irish players in weekly syndicated media content across a numb ...

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Scottish Rangers Tax Case Reopened

Scottish Championship side Rangers "face another day in court following the announcement that the taxman has been granted leave" to appeal the "big tax case" ruling, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. On July 9, U.K. tax authority HMRC lost its "original appeal against a tax tribunal ruling in ...

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