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Staveley's Group Reportedly Among Four Bidders For Newcastle United

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 19 / 17

Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners is interested in bidding around $400M for Premier League side Newcastle United after Owner Mike Ashley put the club up for sale on Monday, a source familiar with the matter said, according to Ben Martin of R...

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EFL Rules Out Including Celtic, Rangers

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Aliko Dangote Planning To Buy Arsenal

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England Considering Euro 2028 Bid

England will consider a bid to host Euro 2028, but "will not renege on a gentleman’s agreement to stay out of the contest to host the tournament in 2024," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. FA Chair Greg Clarke admitted that it would be “a big ask” for England to bid ...

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Beef Stars In New Arby's Commercials

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Man City Accused Of 'Trafficking'

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Apple Reportedly In Talks With McLaren

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Wales' Euro 2016 Success Earns $3.9M

Wales' run to the semifinals of Euro 2016 earned a £3M ($3.89M) profit for the FA of Wales, according to Ian Hunt of the BBC. FAW CEO Jonathan Ford said that it will "all go back into Welsh football to help improve facilities at every level." The women's game is one of the "targ ...

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Wimbledon Begins Work On Roof Project

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