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Premiership Rugby Agrees To Partnership With StubHub For Premiership Rugby Final 2014

04 / 18 / 14

Premiership Rugby has agreed to a partnership with StubHub for the Premiership Rugby Final 2014. StubHub will be running its "Lucky Turnstile" promotion in the west car park where all fans will have the chance to win a range of prizes. StubHub already has partnerships in the U.K. with The O2, multip...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, United Kingdom

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London Puts Olympic Arena For Sale

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Tags: Facilities, United Kingdom

RBS Extends Six Nations Deal

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FA Plays The Name Game ... Maybe

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Olympic Tickets Cost British Gov't $1.9M

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Tags: Olympics, United Kingdom

Blatter: Racism Could Lead To Demotion

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has "called for points deductions and even relegation to be considered for teams or federations associated with racist offences," according to Mark Bryans of the PA. Blatter, 76, "has been criticised in the past" for some of his comments made surrounding discrimination in ...

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British Volleyball On The Brink

British sports organizations cut from funding "will be given only a few minutes to make their case" when they appeal to UK Sport this month, according to Sue Mott of the SUNDAY TIMES. Unless "hard-line decisions are reversed or amended, the Olympic careers of 35 volleyball players will be over." Wit ...

Tags: Olympics, United Kingdom

TV Execs Want Rugby Coaches' Strategy

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Salford City Reds Takeover Imminent

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EBay To Stop Ticket Auctions In U.K.

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