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Sky Announces It Will Split With British Cycling But Stick With Team Sky

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

British Cycling's "long-running partnership with Sky will end next year," according to Tom Cary of the London TELEGRAPH. After eight years in which the popularity of the sport in the U.K. "has risen exponentially off the back of Olympic and road success," a statement due on Wednesday was expect...

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ECB Chair Clarke To Be Replaced

England & Wales Cricket Board Chair Giles Clarke is set to be replaced by Yorkshire's Colin Graves in January "when a radical shake up of the governing body is expected to begin," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The changes "will be discussed with the 18 county chairmen and th ...

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Finance Notes

Scottish Championship side Rangers will seek a "fresh share issue after announcing an operating loss" of £8.3M for the 12-month period to June 30, with "fresh funding needed" as soon as January. The club recently secured a £3M ($4.7M) loan from shareholder Mike Ashley. However, the "prel ...

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Healthpoint Partners With Man City

Mubadala-owned medical company Healthpoint "has agreed to a three-year deal" to become Man City’s regional healthcare provider and partner, according to Adam Bouyamourn of THE NATIONAL. Healthpoint, which specializes in orthopaedics, sports medicine, and physical therapy, "will provide clinica ...

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Portsmouth To Host America's Cup Races

Portsmouth, "an historic naval town on the south coast of England, will host America's Cup World Series sailing races in Britain" in '15 and '16 as part of the "build-up to the main event" in '17, according to Alexander Smith of REUTERS. British challenger Ben Ainslie is building a base in Portsmo ...

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BBC To Show All FIFA Women's WC Games

Every game from next year's FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada will be broadcast by the BBC. England has qualified for the tournament which will be shown on BBC Two, BBC Three and the Red Button. Radio 5 Live and the BBC Sport website will also offer extensive coverage. The announcement ensures it wil ...

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Firm Near New Spurs Stadium Burned

A company "refusing to make way" for Tottenham's £400M ($628.5M) new stadium has "burnt down," according to Leon Watson of the London TELEGRAPH. Firefighters "tackled the blaze" at Archway Sheet Metal Works after being called out at around 5:18am. It has been put out, "but ITV News reports tha ...

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Craig Whyte Considered Buying Motherwell

Former Scottish Championship side Rangers Owner Craig Whyte "once considered buying Motherwell," according to Craig McDonald of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The "disgraced businessman spoke of a possible takeover bid for the club with those close to him -- before switching his attention to Rangers." W ...

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AESSEAL Partners With Rotherham United

League Championship side Rotherham United announced an agreement with mechanical seal manufacturer AESSEAL, which will become the club's first stadium naming rights partner. The club's £20M ($31.3M) home will now be called the AESSEAL New York Stadium after signing a multi-year deal with the R ...

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Celtic To Combine Wi-Fi With Betting

Scottish Premiership side Celtic, which became the U.K.’s first fully Wi-Fi enabled football ground, "is scoring another first" by combining its stadium Wi-Fi with in-play betting, according to Aaron Gourley of FC BUSINESS. Sports Revolution, which developed the CelticLIVE fan app, "partnered ...

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Wigan Sponsor Severs Ties With Club

One of League Championship side Wigan's shirt sponsors "has severed ties with the club following the appointment of Malky Mackay as manager," according to Andy Hampson of the PA. Mackay was confirmed as the club's new boss on Wednesday despite an ongoing FA investigation "into racist, sexist and hom ...

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