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Gao Receives China-Backed Bank Funding For Southampton Takeover

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 18 / 17

Premier League side Southampton's new owner funded his £200M ($257.5M) takeover of the club "with a loan from a Chinese government-backed bank in Hong Kong," people familiar with the matter said, according to BLOOMBERG. A Chinese investor g...

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Thai Owner Says Leicester An Inspiration

Leicester City’s Thai Vice Chair Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha insisted that "there was no secret" to the club's "miraculous rise", according to the AFP. Hundreds of blue-shirted Thai fans "watched Leicester’s 4-0 win over Swansea City liv ...

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UA's Int'l Business On The Rise

Under Armour boosted its int'l business during the first quarter, "and it now represents 14% of total revenue," according to Shona Ghosh of MARKETING MAGAZINE. Revenues from outside North America came to $147M, up 56% year on year. Total net revenue was up 30% year on year to $1.05B. CEO K ...

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Wimbledon To Boost Prize Money

Wimbledon bosses "are considering upping the prize money for this year's tournament" to £2M ($2.9M), according to Nick Harris of the London DAILY MAIL. Tennis players competing at Wimbledon "have seen their earnings increase at more than twice the rate of Premier League footballers in the ...

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Debentures To Double In Price

Wimbledon’s "enduring popularity has been underlined by the price of its next set of debentures," according to Paul Newman of the London INDEPENDENT. The All England Club has set a price of £31,000 ($44,800) for its issue of five-year debentures for No. 1 Court, "which is more than ...

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BBC Pledges For More Women On-Air

The BBC has pledged that women "will make up half the people who appear on its TV and radio stations and in leading on-screen roles by 2020," according to John Plunkett of the London GUARDIAN. The promise was made on Friday as part of a new package of diversity measures, and "follows criticism that ...

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British Olympic Official, Family Threatened

The performance director of a leading British Olympic sport "received threats to both himself and his family in the build up to this summer’s Rio Games," according to Matt Lawton of the London DAILY MAIL. UK Sport, the umbrella body that funds Olympic sport, confirmed on Thursday that "a serio ...

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UK Sport Open To Probe Of Varnish Claims

UK Sport has "welcomed an investigation" into allegations by Jess Varnish that British Cycling Technical Dir Shane Sutton told her to "move on and get on with having a baby" after being dropped from the Olympic performance team, according to Martha Kelner of the London DAILY MAIL. Varnish, who was t ...

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Andy Murray To Host Charity Event

Andy Murray will "stage his own charity tennis event in Glasgow later this year," according to Paul Newman of the London INDEPENDENT. The 28-year-old Scot unveiled plans for “Andy Murray Live”, which will take place at the SSE Hydro Glasgow on Sept. 21. The event will "feature Murra ...

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Anfield To Stage Four Nations Final

Rugby league "will return to Anfield for the first time in almost two decades later this year after the Rugby Football League confirmed that the iconic home of Liverpool will be the venue for the 2016 Four Nations final," according to Aaron Bower of the London GUARDIAN. Six venues will be used for t ...

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FA Wants Different Kit For Girls

The FA is "pressuring England shirt sponsor Nike to make a football kit that is different for girls" as it seeks to turn the women's game into "big business," according to Matthew Chapman of MARKETING MAGAZINE. FA CEO Martin Glenn revealed how Sue Campbell, the new head of women’s football at ...

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