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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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Williams GP Engineering Sells Hybrid

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Tags: Finance, United Kingdom

04/02/14
BT Makes Channels Available On Google

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04/02/14
Arsenal To Get Large Transfer Budget

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Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

04/02/14
Hearts Administrator Makes New Plan

Administrator for Scottish Premiership side Heart of Midlothian Bryan Jackson "is drawing up emergency plans" to keep Hearts playing for the rest of this season "even if he is forced to call in the liquidators this month," according to Keith Jackson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Jackson is now reluc ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

04/01/14
England World Cup Kit Price Upsets Fans

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

04/01/14
Pubs Able To Stay Open For World Cup

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Tags: International Football, United Kingdom

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Man City To Break Ground On Expansion

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Tour Of Britain To Start In Liverpool

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