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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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London 2012 Legacy Questioned

Despite the "inspire a generation" rhetoric used to justify the investment in the 2012 London Olympics, new official figures show that the number of 16- to 25-year-olds playing sport has "gone down since the Games," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. The latest Active People survey fr ...

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Rangers' Stockbridge To Return Bonus

Scottish League 1 Rangers Financial Dir Brian Stockbridge has agreed to pay back his controversial £200,000 ($328,000) bonus "in a bid to retain his place on the Rangers board," according to the SCOTSMAN. A club spokesperson confirmed that Stockbridge "was in the process of paying b ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

London Irish Confirms Takeover Talks

The London Irish rugby club has confirmed that it is "in talks with a consortium regarding a potential takeover of the club," according to SKY SPORTS. The Aviva Premiership side has "entered negotiations with 'London Irish Consortium (2013) Limited'" and expects it to acquire a controllin ...

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Rooney Tops EPL's Richest Players List

A Wealth-X top 10 list revealed that ManU and England forward Wayne Rooney is the wealthiest English-born footballer in the EPL with an estimated net worth of £45M ($73M). Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young also made the list for "The Red Devils," bringing the combined ...

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Man City Looks To Boost Women's Team

Man City is "busy parking their tanks on the lawns of the women's game," according to Louise Taylor of the London GUARDIAN. All the indications are that once Man City Ladies enter England's revamped Women's Super League at the start of the new season in April, Arsenal's "era of dominance could be cu ...

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FA Chief: Match-Fixing No Issue In U.K.

FA Secretary General Alex Horne has said match-fixing is not a “big issue” in the English game after he attended a meeting called by the government on corruption in sport, according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Horne joined representatives from five U.K. sports to discuss shari ...

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Rangers Investor Increases Voting Rights

A statement issued to the London Stock Exchange on Scottish League 1 Rangers investor Sandy Easdale "has increased his voting rights" in the club to 26.62%, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Easdale, whose brother, James, is on the "current Rangers board, has acquired voting rights" over ...

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Rooney Joins Samsung Galaxy Campaign

ManU and England striker Wayne Rooney "has been selected to feature in Samsung's new Galaxy 11 marketing campaign," according to SOCCEREX. Rooney joins Lionel Messi, Iker Casillas, Mario Götze and Radamel Falcao on a team of top football players from around the world who wi ...

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BBC, ITV Divide Cup Matches

The BBC and ITV will meet on Monday to divide up the 64 matches of the World Cup "in a summit that is as important for the two broadcasters as the draw itself," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. ITV "is believed to have first pick of England's matches" and expected to opt for the seco ...

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England Captain Has Commercial Plan

England Rugby Union captain Chris Robshaw says his personal sponsorships are based on the twin criteria of brands which are “market leaders” and “setting trends.” Robshaw made his senior int'l debut in '09, and his rise to captaining the England team in '12 has helped him lan ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

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