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European Champions Cup Expected To Have Commercial, Broadcast Deals Done By Sept.

04 / 17 / 14

The architects of the new European Champions Cup rugby tournament "expect to have all commercial and broadcasting deals nailed down by September at the latest," according to Chris Hewett of the London INDEPENDENT. Only then will those "mourning the passing of the Heineken Cup understand why the uphe...

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NFL Announces Second '13 London Game

The NFL Minnesota Vikings will play the Pittsburgh Steelers at London's Wembley Stadium on Sept 29, the league announced Tuesday night. It will be the first of two NFL games at Wembley next year. The San Francisco 49ers will face the Jacksonville Jaguars on Oct. 27. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sa ...

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Swansea To Announce $23M Profit

EPL Swansea City is "set to announce" a £14.6M ($23.5M) profit from its debut season in the Premier League, according to the PA. The club, which finished 11th in the top flight last season, had a turnover of £65.2M ($105M) for the year ending May 31. The "strong set of figures" showed th ...

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Liverpool Will Not Rename Anfield

Liverpool has "ruled out" renaming Anfield to help fund the proposed £150M ($241.5M) redevelopment of the stadium, according to the London DAILY MAIL. The club had held talks with a "number of interested parties" when it was considering building a new £300M ($483M) ground. But after deci ...

Tags: United Kingdom, Facilities

Wimbledon CEO Wants Event Moved Back

Wimbledon CEO Richard Lewis "reiterated his wish" for the Grand Slam tournament to be pushed back a week, according to the London GUARDIAN. Lewis said, "Only having two weeks between Paris and Wimbledon is recognised by most people to be too short. Having an extra week allows the players more rest a ...

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Hillsborough Verdicts Under Review

U.K. Attorney General Dominic Grieve has "confirmed he will seek to quash the inquest into the deaths of 96 football fans in the Hillsborough stadium two decades ago, after an independent report found that the original coroner’s reports had been deeply flawed," according to Helen Warrell ...

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Leeds Investor Has Financial Struggles

Accounts of its Bahrain parent company Gulf Finance House show that the Dubai-based investment firm negotiating to takeover Championship club Leeds United, one of English football's most-famous clubs, "appears to have little financial fire power to complete the deal," according to Sa'Pinto, French & ...

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Olympic Stadium Decision Postponed

West Ham United confirmed that "a long-delayed decision over their bid to move into the Olympic Stadium has been postponed," according to Owen Gibson of the LONDON GUARDIAN. The London Legacy Development Corporation board met on Monday but was told that talks with West Ham "had yet to reach a defini ...

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Azerbaijan Broadcaster Signs With ManU

ManU has signed a three-year partnership with Azerbaijan telecoms company Bakcell. Bakcell will become the club's first official telecoms and broadcast partner for Azerbaijan. Subscribers to Bakcell's official ManU mobile package will receive up-to-date club news, video highlights, ringtones and wal ...

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Liverpool To Expand Anfield To 60,000

EPL Liverpool has "moved a step closer" to redeveloping Anfield after confirming it wants to remain at its existing home and "not build a new stadium in Stanley Park," according to Chris Bascombe of the London TELEGRAPH. Liverpool City Council announced "extensive plans for a regeneration of the Anf ...

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U.K.'s Radcliffe Loses Lottery Funding

English distance runner Paula Radcliffe has "had her funding withdrawn by U.K. Athletics" after missing the London Games and last year's World Championships because of injury, according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. The 38-year-old marathon world-record holder was removed from the board's National Lot ...

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