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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, Europe

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Group: Violence Could Keep Fans At Home

A leading fans’ group "has warned violent attacks against British football fans could put many off travelling to Europe to support their clubs," according to Rawlinson & Penketh of the London INDEPENDENT. The fears "were expressed after football supporters were hurt in a violent, apparentl ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Super League's Salford Applies For CVA

Super League club Salford City Reds have said they" intend to repay all old creditors in full after revealing they are applying for a Company Voluntary Arrangement," according to the BBC. The club was "in danger of administration" before Dr Marwan Koukash completed his takeover on Jan. 31. If the CV ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

Gill To Stand Down As ManU CEO

Manchester United CEO David Gill will "stand down at the end of the season as he targets a new role" on UEFA’s exec committee, according to Burrows & Ducker of the LONDON TIMES. ManU Exec Vice Chair Ed Woodward "has been confirmed as the replacement" for Gill, who joined ManU from the tour ...

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Progress In West Ham's Stadium Move

EPL West Ham United’s deal to move into London's Olympic Stadium could be completed "within weeks after legacy chiefs reported good progress in negotiations," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. The commercial terms of the 99-year lease are agreed in principle after both sides " ...

Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

Williams Renews Wihuri Sponsorship

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Williams, Caterham In Trouble With FIA

The first row of the new F1 season "did not take long coming," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. The covers "had only just been pulled" from the Williams FW35 car -- the last of the new cars to be unveiled for the '13 season -- when "it was promptly declared illegal" by motorsports gover ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

Leeds Owner Asks Fans To Be Patient

League Championship club Leeds United owner GFH Capital has asked fans to "be patient" as it looks to secure new investment in the club, according to the BBC. The Dubai-based private equity group said that it is "not interested in selling a controlling share" in the club and rejected a bid from an u ...

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Stockport County: No Money Issues

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Man City CEO Tied To Spy Plot

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Goal-Line Technology At 2014 World Cup

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