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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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Future Of The Heineken Cup Still Unclear

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EPL Sees Uptick In Worldwide Value

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SFA Appoints Ex-Cop To Protect Game

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Sponsors Fuel ManU's Record Revenue

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ManU Signs Training Kit Deal

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

Adidas Launches New Running Shoe

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Andy Anson To Support Struggling BOA

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Prior: ECB May Reconsider IPL Stance

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Channel 4 Adds 'Another Milestone'

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