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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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League One Side Waits On Stadium

The Football League has called on the owners of League One side Coventry City "to reveal their plans for a new stadium as the club nears the end of its first season playing more than 30 miles outside Coventry," according to Simon Gilbert of the COVENTRY TELEGRAPH. League bosses "have confirmed they ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

ManU Set To Announce $1B Nike Deal

ManU is "set to announce a world-record kit deal" worth more than £600M ($1B), according to Simon Mullock of the London DAILY MIRROR. The deal will see ManU make more than £60M ($100M)-a-year "over the course of a decade-long agreement." That is "almost double the current best kit manufa ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America, United Kingdom

Carson Yeung Hit With 6-Year Sentence

League Championship side Birmingham City Owner Carson Yeung was "sentenced to six years in jail on Friday by a Hong Kong court" for laundering HK$720M, according to Heather Saul of the London INDEPENDENT. His sentence "follows a high-profile trial that shone a spotlight on how the barber-turned-busi ...

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Green: Worth Double What Rangers Paid

Former Scottish League 1 Rangers CEO Charles Green insisted that "he was worth double the money Rangers paid him," according to Alan Marshall of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The "outspoken Yorkshireman" pocketed £933,000 -- including severance money and bonus -- "for his 10 months at Ibrox." He ...

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Documentary Looks At Concussions

Sports such as rugby "are causing a 'silent epidemic' of brain damage and dementia among former players who suffered concussion, a new documentary warns," according to Emily Gosden of the London TELEGRAPH. Sportsmen and experts including Barry O’Driscoll, the former medical adviser to the Int' ...

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McLaren F1 Team Without Title Sponsor

McLaren Group CEO Ron Dennis said that "McLaren will start the Formula One season without a title sponsor but still expect to have one this year," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. McLaren was sponsored by mobile telecom company Vodafone "until the end of last year." It "had planned to reveal a ...

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Hangin' With ... Mike Hooper

MIKE HOOPER is the CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Hooper, from New Zealand, was appointed the CGF's first full-time CEO in '00. In his tenure, he has overseen the 2002 Manchester Games, the 2006 Melbourne Games and the 2010 Delhi Games. In January, Hooper announced that he would step do ...

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Sky Sports To Show Women's Rugby

Sky Sports will show women's rugby union this summer, with exclusive live coverage of the Women's Rugby World Cup in the U.K. The top 12 nations will compete in France this August and Sky Sports will show the semifinals and final plus pool stage matches live. The deal also includes live coverage of ...

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Mourinho Teams Up With Yahoo

Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho "has signed up as Yahoo's global football ambassador ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup," according to Maisie McCabe of MARKETING MAGAZINE. As part of his role as football ambassador Mourinho "will provide analysis on the tournament for Yahoo." He "will also develop exclu ...

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QPR Reveals Net Debt Of $296 Million

League Championship side Queens Park Rangers has revealed net debts of £177M ($296M) "as a result of trying to stay" in the Premier League last season, according to Jacob & Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. The club on Thursday announced a loss of £65.7M for the financial year '12-13, "ma ...

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