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Polish Football Side Stomil Olsztyn Lines Up New Investor To Save Club

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 26 / 15

Polish football club Stomil Olsztyn "is close to bringing on board a new investor with the aim of putting club's finances into order and prevent the club going bankrupt," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. CEO Robert Kildanowicz: "There is an entity which wants to invest in St...

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England Coach: DRS Must Improve

England cricket coach Andy Flower said that the use of the Decision Review System "must improve in the remaining two Ashes Tests against Australia," according to Neil Gardner of the LONDON TIMES. The use of DRS was "a big talking point after yet more contentious rulings" in Manchester, England, with ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom, Australia

High Prices Cost Golf $3.3M In Tickets

Golf "is reeling" from a £2.25M ($3.3M) cash blow after "thousands of fans boycotted Muirfield and St. Andrews in a protest at a hike in ticket prices," according to Dale Rankin of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Close to 50,000 "stayed away" from The Open and the Ricoh Women’s British Open " ...

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Footballers To Attend Equality Sessions

Every senior player in the Premier League and Football League "will be obliged to attend a session this season to receive guidance on racist and homophobic language and where banter oversteps the mark," according to Martyn Ziegler of the PA. The Professional Footballers' Association is organizing th ...

Tags: International Football, United Kingdom, Europe

BBC Hires Female Presenter Green

BBC Sport has confirmed that it "will replace the legendary" James Alexander Gordon with former Radio 4 presenter Charlotte Green, who will be "the first female voice to read the classified football results at 5pm on Saturday afternoons," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Gordon, 7 ...

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Watchdog Criticizes Rangers Charity

The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator "found misconduct in the organisation of a charity dinner and football match between Rangers Legends and AC Milan Glorie in March last year," according to the HERALD SCOTLAND. The foundation "agreed to forego most of its share of the proceeds in favour of ...

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Vauxhall, Irish FA Agree To Extension

The Irish FA has announced a four-year sponsorship extension with British vehicle manufactuer Vauxhall Motors for the Northern Ireland national teams. The sponsorship, which began in '11, will now run through July '18. It will include Euro 2016 qualifiers and the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The deal i ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

NatWest Signs Up As T20 Backer

The England and Wales Cricket Board has signed a "ground-breaking" contract with U.K. bank NatWest, according to the PA. NatWest has agreed to not only become the new backer for domestic Twenty20 -- currently sponsored by Friends Provident -- but "all short-format matches" in the U.K., includin ...

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Jury Still Out On Platini's FFP Project

For all of UEFA President Michel Platini's "tough talk, conspicuous consumption has once again been the order of the day this summer from the gilded boulevards of Monaco to the fast-changing post-industrial landscape of east Manchester," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Critics who c ...

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Arrest Warrant For Ex-Hearts Owner

Scotland prosecutors have said that former Scottish Premier League Hearts Owner Vladimir Romanov "is suspected of large-scale embezzlement" at collapsed Lithuanian bank Ukio Bankas, where he was former majority shareholder, according to Brian Donnelly of the HERALD SCOTLAND. An int'l arrest warrant ...

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Smith Resigns As Rangers Chairman

Scottish Second Division Rangers Chair Walter Smith "has resigned" less than four months after he was appointed, according to the LONDON TIMES. His resignation "follows a bitter power struggle at Ibrox," and comes only three days after former CEO Charles Green returned to the club as a consultant. S ...

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