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Injuries Could Force Chelsea Manager Mourinho To Rest Starters Sunday At Liverpool

04 / 24 / 14

EPL Chelsea Manager José Mourinho "threatened to protect Chelsea’s chances of reaching the Champions League final" by fielding a reserve team at Anfield on Sunday "in a dramatic move" that could all but hand Liverpool the Premier League title, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIME...

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Salford City Reds Takeover Imminent

Multi-millionaire racehorse owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed his takeover of the cash-strapped Super League club Salford City Reds "could be completed as early as Monday," according to Neil Barker of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. Once done, former Australian National Rugby League finance chief Ed F ...

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01/21/13
EBay To Stop Ticket Auctions In U.K.

EBay will stop selling tickets to concerts, gigs and sports events on its U.K. website as the company "attempts to revitalise the ailing U.K. arm of its ticket reselling business," according to Duncan Robinson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Advertisements for StubHub -- the ticket reselling website that eB ...

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01/18/13
Olympic Park Included In '14 Tour Route

The Tour de France in '14 "will begin in Leeds and include a third stage that finishes on the Mall in London, reprising the final scenes of the Olympic road races last year," according to John Westerby of the LONDON TIMES. Organizers of the Tour announced the routes for the first three stages of the ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, United Kingdom

01/18/13
BT Partners With Pitch PR

BT has appointed London-based Pitch PR "to handle the launch of two sports television channels this summer as part of a brief potentially worth" up to £3M ($4.8M), according to John Owens of PR WEEK. The launch will see the telecom giant "going up against pay-TV leader Sky in Premier League fo ...

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01/18/13
Dundee CEO Backs 12-12-18 Proposal

Scottish Premier League Dundee CEO Scot Gardiner warned that it is "now or never to radically overhaul Scottish football," according to Michael Gannon of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. And he claimed the controversial 12-12-18 plan is the "only show in town." Gardiner, who is one of the architects of th ...

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01/18/13
Derby County Reveals $12.8M Loss

League Championship side Derby County CEO Sam Rush has insisted that the club's near £8M ($12.8M) loss for the last financial year is "in line with expectations," according to the BBC. The loss of £7.9M ($12.6M) for the year ending June 30 "was slightly up on the previous year's deficit" ...

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01/18/13
McCoist: Rangers Should Be Promoted

Scottish Third Division Rangers Manager Ally McCoist "called for Rangers to be fast-tracked into Scottish football’s second tier," according to Colin Duncan of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Ibrox manager "is against proposals to introduce a 12-12-18 setup next season" which, if voted through, ...

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01/18/13
Bristol Rovers To Build New Stadium

League Two side Bristol Rovers have been given the go ahead to build a new stadium. Local councillors voted on Tuesday to approve a proposal by supermarket chain Sainsbury's to redevelop the Memorial Stadium site. This allows Rovers to press ahead with building the UWE Stadium in the village of Fren ...

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01/18/13
SPL Lifts Transfer Embargo On Hearts

The Scottish Premier League has "lifted the transfer embargo" on Heart of Midlothian, however, it "will only be able to sign players under 21, and there will be a policy of ‘one in, one out,'" according to the SCOTSMAN. Thursday's "lifting of the ban also comes with the condition that any play ...

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01/18/13
Not All Smiles For FA On Its Anniversary

There is an "imminent threat of government legislation facing the FA" even after Minister for Sport Hugh Robertson called its 150th anniversary "an extraordinary achievement" Wednesday, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. The Select Committee response in the next 10 days to the FA&rs ...

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