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Michelin Says Tires Used In Formula E Could Hit Roads In Three To Five Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 01 / 15

Michelin’s involvement in Formula E is accelerating the implementation of new developments in road tires, according to a senior exec at the company. The technological aspect is one of three pillars Michelin looks at when entering a motorsports series, said Chris Baker, motorsports director at...

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Barclays Unveils New EPL Campaign

Barclays is "looking to connect with football fans through its title sponsorship of the Premier League," with a new campaign thanking fans for the "unstinting support" they show to their clubs, according to Alex Brownsell of MARKETING MAGAZINE. A 90-second film called "Thank You," by BBH, was unveil ...

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Virgin Media Deal A Boost For Balding

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EPL Clubs Agree To Facilitate Fan Travel

EPL CEO Richard Scudamore said that more Premier League clubs are poised to follow Chelsea and Stoke City in "offering free and subsidised travel to their away fans," according to Rob Draper of the London DAILY MAIL. Scudamore said that the clubs have agreed to put aside £4M ($6.3M) a season " ...

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Khan To Put Fulham On Sustainable Path

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Glasgow Urged To Tackle Discrimination

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BT Agrees To Deal With Virgin Media

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SPFL Investigating Bonus CEO Payments

The Scottish Professional Football League has "launched an investigation into claims that secret bonus payments were made" to former Scottish Football League CEO David Longmuir, according to Alan Marshall of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Lower league clubs "called for an enquiry" into why Longmuir rece ...

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Spurs Fans Critical Of Sponsor Logo

EPL Tottenham fans have taken to social media sites to criticize the color of AIA's logo, "after the club announced the insurance firm will sponsor this season's cup shirts" according to Tom Dutton of the London EVENING STANDARD. The deal "will see the company's red insignia stand in for Spurs' Pre ...

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Bartoli Announces Retirement

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Leeds Utd. Owner Quietly Sells Club

Dubai-based investment firm GFH Capital, which bought League Championship side Leeds United in December, "sold more than half of its 100 percent holding less than six months later," according to de Sa'Pinto & French of REUTERS. GFH Capital, a subsidiary of Bahraini Gulf Finance House, offloaded ...

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