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Injuries Could Force Chelsea Manager Mourinho To Rest Starters Sunday At Liverpool

04 / 24 / 14

EPL Chelsea Manager José Mourinho "threatened to protect Chelsea’s chances of reaching the Champions League final" by fielding a reserve team at Anfield on Sunday "in a dramatic move" that could all but hand Liverpool the Premier League title, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIME...

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BT, Sky Face Off For Premier League

In the Premier League, an "exchange of insults is taking place in the broadcast booths," and British fans "could be the losers," according to Eric Pfanner of the N.Y. TIMES. BSkyB and BT "have been battling for position off the field, exchanging a few barbs in the process." This month, BT "complaine ...

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04/22/13
Wales Opens New Football Center

The FA of Wales has opened a new £5M ($7.6M) development center in Newport, Wales, according to the BBC. FA of Wales CEO Jonathan Ford hopes the new national football center "will produce future stars for the national side." The facility, called Dragon Park, "includes three training ...

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04/22/13
RMG's TurfTV, Racing UK Win TV Rights

Leading racecourses "are set for huge windfalls after two big bets on the televised popularity of the sport came in," according to Robert Lea of the LONDON TIMES. Their winner is Racecourse Media Group, the company set up by 34 courses -- including the big ones -- "to manage and sell thei ...

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04/22/13
Wimbledon Prize Money Increases By 25%

The prize pot at this summer’s Wimbledon championship is set to leap by 25% to a record £20M ($30M) after the All England Club "bowed to demands from players that they needed a greater share of the tournament’s spoils," according to Nick Harris of the London DAILY MAIL. The Club wi ...

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04/19/13
Orient To Give Away 1,500 Tickets

League One Leyton Orient announced "a season ticket giveaway as their latest attempt to ensure their future" as EPL West Ham prepares to move into London's Olympic stadium, according to Marco Giacoimelli of the London INDEPENDENT. The club hopes "to make 1,500 season tickets available to teenagers a ...

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04/19/13
Chelsea Unveils New Kit For '13-14

Chelsea has become "the first Premier League club to unveil their new strip for next season," according to John Drayton of the London DAILY MAIL. Chelsea has "kept it simple and stuck to their tried-and-tested blue kit which takes inspiration from past shirts worn by Chelsea greats." The club crest ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

04/19/13
Sky Adds David Beckham As Ambassador

Sky Sports has announced David Beckham as its new ambassador, which will see the footballer encourage grassroots sport and participation across the U.K. Beckham will also be featured in advertisements to promote Sky Sports. Beckham teams up with Sky sporting icons such as Olympic Gold Medal heptathl ...

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04/19/13
SFA Attempts To Mediate Club Conflict

Amid further recrimination at the heart of Scottish football in the wake of the collapse of league reconstruction, the Scottish FA stepped in Wednesday night and "offered to mediate in an attempt to bring an end to the bitterness and impasse between some rival clubs," according to Tom English of the ...

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04/19/13
U.K. Steps Up London Marathon Security

U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Britain is "double, triple, quadruple checking" security arrangements for this weekend's London marathon after the tragic events in Boston this week, according to Sarah Young of REUTERS. Clegg said that "the images from Boston had been heartbreaking." He sa ...

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04/19/13
Swansea City Plans Bigger Stadium

EPL club Swansea City has announced "plans to increase the capacity" of its Liberty Stadium by more than 12,000 seats in "another reflection of the boom in Welsh football," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. The current capacity of the Liberty Stadium is 20,500 with Swansea "submitting plans to t ...

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