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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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Report Exposes EPL Grounds' Hygiene

The two most recent environmental reports from teams in the Premier League "have revealed some surprising findings," as mice, uncooked chicken and expired turkey "are just some of the hygiene nasties that health inspectors have discovered" on the grounds, according to the London TELEGRAPH. An inspec ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Facilities

ESPN Doesn't Plan To End SPL Deal

Sports broadcaster ESPN "could pull out of their deal to show Scottish football at the end of this season," according to Will Cooper of the SCOTSMAN. The sports network has a clause in its contract that allows it to "cancel the current deal, signed last summer," with the Scottish Premier League and ...

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Rangers Set Out Vision For Reform

Scottish Third Division club Rangers "set out their vision on Monday for a reform of Scottish club football after threatening last week to try to find a European league to play in," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. Rangers, now in the fourth tier because of financial problems, "proposed delaying ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Franchises

Sponsor Void Costs Chambers BOA Job

British Olympic Association Chief Commercial Officer Hugh Chambers "has paid the price of not finding any sponsorship partners" since the London Games by losing his job, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Chambers, "whose departure from the BOA had been a subject of wide speculatio ...

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Man City Fans Protest Ticket Prices

A Man City fan "who took a banner protesting at the high-price of a ticket" to its match with Arsenal was threatened with arrest, according to Mike Keegan of the MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS. Blue Rick Taylor, 25, "unfurled the homemade sign at the Emirates stadium before kick-off at Sunday's clash in Lo ...

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Olympics Notes

Rotterdam, Netherlands will push ahead with its bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games following government financial guarantees. Netherlands Olympic Committee President Andre Bolhuis said, "We have the guarantees of the government. It [the decision] happened this week, and we have sent the guarantees ...

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Man City Boycotters Get League Support

Premier League CEO Richard Scudamore has "backed Manchester City fans" who boycotted Sunday's match at Arsenal because of the ticket price, according to the BBC. Man City returned 900 tickets of their 3,000 allocation "after fans baulked" at the £62 ($99) admission. Scudamore: "I'm absolutely ...

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Adidas Unveils New Tennis Apparel Line

U.K. tennis player Laura Robson was "offered an unusual distraction" when she appeared on the world's first mirror tennis court created by adidas to promote its first collection of tennis attire by English fashion designer Stella McCartney, according to Liv Lee of the London DAILY MAIL. Robson was j ...

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NBA, Adidas Reveal London Partnership

The NBA and adidas have expanded their relationship to make the league's official global uniform and apparel provider the presenting partner of NBA London Live 2013. As presenting partner, adidas will have branding in-arena including two logos prominently featured on the court, and will also conduct ...

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Liverpool Settles With Former Owners

Liverpool reached an "out-of-court settlement" with former Owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett over the forced sale of the 18-time English football champion, according to Bob Bensch of BLOOMBERG. Liverpool was sold to Fenway Sports Group, then known as New England Sports Ventures, in '10 for £ ...

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