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British Cycling's Medical Supplier Refuses To Cooperate With Investigation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 22 / 17

The "storm engulfing Team Sky and British Cycling erupted again on Monday," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. It emerged that the medical supplier that sent a batch of a banned substance to British Cycling's HQ "has refused to co-operate with the governing body's own investigation."...

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Aston Villa Chair Takes To Twitter

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Greg Clarke To Appear Before MPs

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Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

Shelbourne To Share Dalymount Park

Irish First Division side Shelbourne announced it will "groundshare a redeveloped Dalymount Park" with rival Bohemians, according to the IRISH TIMES. The move will see Shelbourne end its interest in Tolka Park and "move from Drumcondra to Phibsborough" once the €20M ($22.4M) redevelopment ...

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Discovery, Sky Agree To Ad Sales Deal

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Jersey To Appeal To CAS

Jersey will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after its bid to join UEFA "was turned down," according to Brent Pilnick of the BBC. UEFA's execs "will not allow their congress to discuss Jersey's bid as the island is not recognised by the United Nations as an independent nation." Represent ...

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West Ham Accused Of Sex Discrimination

EPL side West Ham United has been accused of breaking FA "rules on discrimination" by the chair of the ladies' club, according to the BBC. Stephen Hunt "has lodged a formal complaint with the FA after months of argument over funding and facilities." Hunt: "West Ham need to be fined until they start ...

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Durham Relegated From Division One

Durham County Cricket Club has been relegated from division one of the championship, docked 48 points for next season and "stripped of Test match status after the England & Wales Cricket Board attached draconian conditions" to a £3.8M ($5M) bailout for the "troubled" county, according ...

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Cricket, Hockey, Netball Launch TeamUp

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Wales Eyeing High-Profile Friendly

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