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British Cycling's Medical Supplier Refuses To Cooperate With Investigation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 22 / 17

The "storm engulfing Team Sky and British Cycling erupted again on Monday," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. It emerged that the medical supplier that sent a batch of a banned substance to British Cycling's HQ "has refused to co-operate with the governing body's own investigation."...

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Sure Partners With EPL Clubs

Unilever deodorant Sure is "teaming up with" EPL sides Chelsea, Everton and Southampton "to drive awareness among the brand's key audience and offer a number of fan experiences," according to Kim Benjamin of EVENT MAGAZINE. The Sure campaign will "intrinsically link the brand's approach to high pres ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

EPL Clubs Make Transfer Window Profit

Premier League clubs "made a transfer window profit for the first time, despite near-record spending in January, thanks largely to two big-money moves to China and France playmaker Dimitri Payet's return home," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Analysis by Deloitte showed EPL clubs "splashed out ...

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Premiership To Retain Winter Break

Scottish Premiership clubs "will again get a winter break next season, having done so during this campaign," according to the BBC. The Scottish Professional Football League announced that the Premiership will stop for 19 days from Jan. 1. However, the SPFL said that a majority of Scottish ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Discovery, Sky Agree To New Deal

A new deal has been agreed between Discovery and Sky , which means Discovery's portfolio of 12 channels will continue to be available on Sky and Discovery Channel will continue to be available on NOW TV in the U.K. after Tuesday. Discovery's portfolio in the U.K. has the following channels: Discov ...

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Ulster GAA Exec Vows To Boost Crowds

Recently-appointed Ulster Council of the Gaelic Athletics Association Secretary Brian McAvoy "wasted no time in making his presence felt across the province and among the wider GAA, vowing to arrest last year's slide in attendances at inter-county Championships across the board," according to Declan ...

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Aberdeen Stresses Need For New Stadium

Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen Vice-Chair George Yule "warned the club could go to the wall" if the proposed move to a new £50M ($62.9M) stadium plan fails, according to Andrew Southwick of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Pittodrie board last week "lodged plans to relocate to Kingsford," mo ...

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Wayne Rooney Weighing Move To China

Wayne Rooney is reportedly "coming to terms" with the fact that his ManU career "may soon be over," according to Paul Hirst of the LONDON TIMES. The ManU and England captain has "told friends he may leave Old Trafford in the summer and has not ruled out the possibility" of ending his 13-year as ...

Tags: International Football, Asia, United Kingdom

Sutton United Considers Moving Match

National League side Sutton United will decide on Wednesday night "whether to make the potentially lucrative decision" to switch its "historic" FA Cup clash against Arsenal to Selhurst Park, according to Sami Mokbel of the London DAILY MAIL. The club was "in dreamland on Monday night" after drawing ...

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Liverpool To Redevelop Anfield

Liverpool is to "significantly redevelop" its Anfield stadium in the summer, to "make it more accessible to disabled fans," according to the BBC. The work, scheduled to be completed by August, will see 1,000 seats moved and "affect some season ticket holders." More than 250 wheelchair positions "wil ...

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Sky Claims Discovery Demanding $1.25B

Discovery is demanding £1B ($1.25B) "for its portfolio of channels in the U.K., according to pay-TV provider Sky, which is engaged in a dispute with the U.S. channels giant over the renewal of their carriage agreement," according to Leo Barraclough of VARIETY. A Sky spokesperson said, "We have ...

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