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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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Barca To Use Catalan Colors In New Kit

FC Barcelona will wear the colors of the Senyera, the Catalan flag, on its away kit next season, according to Adam Shergold of the London DAILY MAIL. It comes "as political parties in favour of Catalonia becoming an independent state gain an ever greater influence in the region's parliament as they ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

Sport England Gets Tough On Funding

Six sports in Great Britain have been warned that they will have millions of pounds in funding taken away "unless they can show they can improve participation figures in the next 12 months," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Grassroots investment body Sport England revealed how £ ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

Oakley Suing McIlroy, Nike Over Contract

Oakley has "sued golfer Rory McIlroy and Nike, saying they breached the world's top-ranked golfer's existing contract" when he signed with Nike, according to Lester Munson of ESPN. A lawsuit filed Dec. 10 in federal court in the U.S. alleged that Oakley "tried to use its 'right of first refusal' to ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America, United Kingdom

Coke Leaves Unique London Legacy

With less than 100 days to go before the London Games, Coca-Cola VP of Global Partnerships and Experiential Marketing Scott McCune set a lofty goal for the company’s Olympic marketing program. McCune said, “Our benchmark is that our annual report for 2010 said that the FIFA World Cup dro ...

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Deighton Joins Rugby World Cup Board

London Olympics CEO PAUL DEIGHTON "has been appointed to the board of England Rugby 2015." England's 2015 World Cup organizing committee "has announced Deighton and the former England captain BILL BEAUMONT as its latest board member additions." It means that Deighton will link up again with form ...

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More Than 14 Million Watch BBC's SPOTY

Bradley Wiggins being crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year "was watched by a five-minute peak audience of 14.5 million viewers on Sunday, as the BBC1 show pulled in its biggest audience for at least two decades," according to John Plunkett of the London GUARDIAN. The BBC1 end-of-the-year sport ...

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Hereford Racecourse Owners Open To Talks

It "may not be all doom and gloom for the supporters of Hereford racecourse, which held its final meeting for the foreseeable future on Sunday," according to David August of the London DAILY MAIL. Racecourse owners Arena Racing Company, which also runs Folkestone (due to race for the last time on Tu ...

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Glasgow Reveals Bid Plans For 2018 YOG

Glasgow, Scotland revealed plans for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the Tollcross venue, attended by Sport Minister Shona Robison and you athletes from the City of Glasgow swim team. The bid document, which has been submitted to the IOC, revealed that athletic events would be held at Scotstoun Stad ...

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Nottingham Commits Financial Blunders

League Championship club Nottingham Forest’s Kuwaiti-based owners have been forced into a boardroom reshuffle after a "string of embarrassing off-field blunders that culminated in the club’s credit card bouncing," according to Percy & Clutton of the London TELEGRAPH. Majority shareho ...

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Wiggins Wins BBC's SPOTY Award

Team GB cyclist BRADLEY WIGGINS was voted the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year during a ceremony attended by nearly 16,000 at London's ExCel Centre Sunday night, according to the BBC. The Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion "beat 11 other contenders to the prestigious title." Wig ...

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