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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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Rangers To Sell Ibrox Naming Rights

Scottish Third Division club Rangers have "agreed to sell their stadium naming rights to sports retailer Sports Direct," according to STV. Rangers CEO Charles Green said that the deal "would be finalised in the coming weeks, with artist’s impressions of how Ibrox would look under the changes e ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

03/05/13
Liverpool's Debt Increases By $32M

Liverpool, on Monday, announced its debt has increased by £21.8M ($32.7M) as "prolonged absence from the money-spinning Champions League takes its toll," according to Toby Davis of REUTERS. Liverpool's latest accounts show the club recorded a loss of £40.5M from Aug. 1, 2011 to May 31, 2 ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

03/05/13
Green Wants Rangers In Premier League

Scottish Third Division club Rangers are "preparing to launch a legal campaign to support its long-held desire to be allowed to compete in the English football," according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Rangers CEO Charles Green said that he was "determined" to put the issue on the agenda, t ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Franchises

03/05/13
Rangers Reveal $10M Operating Loss

Scottish Third Division club Rangers have reported an operating loss of £7M ($10.5M) although they said "extraordinary progress" has been made, according to the BBC. Figures for the last seven months of '12 reveal a pre-tax profit of £9.5M ($14.3M), "although that was down to a one-off a ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

03/05/13
West Ham Invests $52M Into Club

Newly released accounts showed EPL West Ham Owners David Gold and David Sullivan have sunk a total of £35M ($52.8M) into the club since June '11, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The figures, which cover the year that West Ham spent in the League Championship before winning pro ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Finance

03/05/13
Aston Villa Cuts Financial Losses

Financial figures released showed EPL Aston Villa has cut its annual financial losses to £17.7M ($26.7M), according to Brett Gibbons of the BIRMINGHAM MAIL. Accounts for the year to the end of May revealed that the club "had managed to substantially reduce losses" by more than 50% from almost ...

Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

03/05/13
West Ham Close To Olympic Stadium Deal

EPL West Ham United Co-Chair David Gold said that the club "could be days away from agreeing a move the Olympic Stadium," according to the London TELEGRAPH. The club's long wait to secure a move to the £429M ($646M) venue "has reportedly moved closer this month following talks with the the Lon ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

03/04/13
Arsenal Denies $2.25B Takeover Bid

Arsenal is "poised to be subjected to" a £1.5B ($2.25B) takeover bid from a Middle East consortium in the next few weeks, according to Jason Burt of the London TELEGRAPH. The bid would be "the world’s biggest ever" for a football club, dwarfing the £800M paid by the Glazers for Man ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

03/04/13
Ennis' Training Stadium To Be Demolished

Councillors in Sheffield, England have "dealt a blow to Britain’s Olympic legacy" by voting to demolish Don Valley Stadium, the home track of London 2012 heptathlon Gold Medalist Jessica Ennis, according to Simon Hart of the London TELEGRAPH. The proposed demolition of the stadium is part of a ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

03/04/13
British Basketball Wants U.S. Dollars

The British Basketball Association is "putting on a full court press to entice investors for a new pro league they hope to establish in the U.K. next year," according to Mark Koba of CNBC. They are "seeking American dollars." With names like former NBA player and British born John Amaechi and former ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

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