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Jaguar Looks To 'Deepen' Ties To Tennis By Signing On With Wimbledon

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 27 / 15

Jaguar is looking to forge stronger ties in tennis after striking a deal to be the official car supplier to Wimbledon. The British car maker has a commercial partnership with the All England Lawn Tennis Club, which will see it supply 170 luxury and high-performance vehicles to the London venue throu...

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CNBC Announces Partnership With Saracens

CNBC has become the official broadcast partner of Premiership rugby club Saracens. The global partnership, announced Wednesday, sees the business and financial news network unite with one of Europe's leading rugby clubs. The CNBC brand will appear on Saracens playing jerseys, with the netw ...

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Rangers To Announce Boardroom Moves

A truce "is expected to be called in the civil war for control" of Scottish League 1 Rangers, according to Scott McDermott of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. An announcement is expected before the weekend which will see former Dir Paul Murray and PricewaterhouseCoopers CEO Frank Blin "appointed ...

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FIFA: Transfers Up 29% From Last Year

FIFA announced on Tuesday that there were 10,454 int'l football transfers in '13 worth a total of $3.36B, an increase of 29% from last year. Declared commission paid to club intermediaries was up 20% to $169M. Most transfers saw players move from Portugal to Brazil and from Argentina to Chile. The s ...

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BBC's Transfer Deadline Ratings Up

BBC Sport's online coverage of transfer deadline day was followed by 9.4 million browsers worldwide, "the highest outside of the London Olympics," according to the BBC. Over 6.4 million users were from the U.K., while the 3 million global figure "was also a record." A special 22 ...

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Blatter Seeks Israel-Palestine Solution

FIFA "hopes to find a solution by the end of the year to Palestinian complaints about Israeli restrictions on the movement of soccer players and officials," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. FIFA President Sepp Blatter spoke after what he described as a "lively" and "historic" first meeting of ...

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Saudi Prince Buys Stake In Sheffield

League One Sheffield United received a financial boost on Tuesday when Saudi Arabian Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud bought a 50% stake in the club and "promised fresh investment," according to Keith Weir of REUTERS. The club named Prince Abdullah as the new investor, "adding that ...

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Absolute Radio To Air Weekly NFL Games

Absolute Radio "has secured commentary rights for American football" in an exclusive deal with the NFL, according to Sunni Upal of the London DAILY MAIL. The station will broadcast 20 live games throughout the season on Sunday nights, "including the two Wembley fixtures and Super Bowl 48 from Metlif ...

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McQuaid's UCI Re-Election Dealt Blow

Int'l Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid’s "attempt to cling onto power as president of world cycling was dealt a heavy blow" when five national federations asked sport’s highest court "to rule on whether the Irishman should be allowed even to stand for re-election" on Sept. 27, accordi ...

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Football Is Coming To Buckingham Palace

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AEG Facilities To Run Wembley Arena

AEG Facilities had its application to run Wembley Arena approved by the Competition Commission. The completion of the 15-year deal with owner Quintain Estates and Development plc. sees AEG increase its offering of live entertainment and sport in London in top venues along with its five-year contract ...

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