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Bayern Munich Signs Premium Partnership Agreement With Software Company SAP

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 20 / 14

Bayern Munich has a new premium partner. The Bundesliga club signed an agreement with software manufacturer SAP SE for an initial three-year term. The partnership aims for sporting and commercial success through the use of innovative technologies, with the goal of simplifying and efficiently structu...

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ITV Strikes Deal, Avoids Blackout

England fans will be able to watch Tuesday night's World Cup qualifier against Montenegro after ITV "struck a deal that ends the uncertainty over its coverage of the match," according to O'Connor & Munnery of the LONDON TIMES. ITV, which has the rights to all England games until '14, had "found ...

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Study: Int'l Players Mostly At Top Clubs

The number of int'l footballers in Europe drops from 46% for Big Five clubs to 15% for fourth echelon leagues, according to a paper written by three CIES Football Observatory researchers. At the start of the current season, Man City had 24 int'l players, the highest figure in Europe. Man City is als ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, United Kingdom

Leyton Orient May Move To Essex

League One Leyton Orient Owner Barry Hearn has said that "he will look to move the club into Essex if he fails in his legal bid" to force EPL West Ham to share the Olympic Stadium, for fear that the club would be "crushed" by its new neighbors, according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. In the ...

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Dunfermline To Enter Liquidation On Monday

Scottish First Division side Dunfermline AFC's game against Dumbarton "will take place on Saturday, despite the company that owns the club being in grave danger of going into liquidation on Monday," according to Richard Wilson of the HERALD SCOTLAND. Some suppliers "were wary about providing the clu ...

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Owen Set To Join BBC As A Pundit

EPL Stoke City striker Michael Owen, who will retire from football at the end of the season, "is expected to become a BBC television and radio pundit," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. Owen "can consider himself fortunate to have the Beeb as likely employers when his occasional ap ...

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Leyton Back Off Olympic Stadium Pursuit

League One Leyton Orient Chair Barry Hearn "has promised to drop his legal fight" with EPL West Ham United and find a new home for his club "if he fails to win a judicial review in to the handling of the tenancy of the Olympic Stadium," according to the London TELEGRAPH. Hearn "asked for a judicial ...

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Balding, BBC Take Home Awards

Britain's golden summer of sport "helped the BBC run away with the plaudits at this year's Royal Television Society programme awards, including a win in the best presenter category" for CLARE BALDING , according to Josh Halliday of the London GUARDIAN. The corporation "swept the board with 18 of th ...

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LMA CEO 'Embarrassed' By Sackings

The League Managers' Association has described the number of sackings in football this season as "embarrassing," according to the BBC. LMA CEO Richard Bevan said that the number of departures "is at a five-year high," following Blackburn's dismissal of Michael Appleton on Tuesday. In total, 103 mana ...

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Leeds Owners Deny Plans To Sell

The Dubai-based owner of League Championship club Leeds United said that it is "seeking new investors," but denied that it "plans to sell up completely three months after buying the team," according to de Sa'Pinto & Weir of REUTERS. A statement from owner GFH Capital issued by Leeds on Wednesday ...

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Celtic, Rangers Colt Sides Not In Plan

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