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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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Council Grants Protection To Old Trafford

A council "has granted a request by Manchester United Supporters Trust to 'protect' Old Trafford in case it is ever put up for sale," according to the BBC. The club's home since 1910 "will be labelled an Asset Of Community Value." It means the trust "has the right to bid for the stadium if owners th ...

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08/02/13
FA Extends Deal With Continental Tires

Continental Tires will become one of the exclusive partners of the FA’s new commercial program for women’s football from '14-18. The extended partnership will include the Women's Super League, the England women’s team, the FA Women’s Cup and the FA WSL Continental Cup. In add ...

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08/02/13
Coventry City At Risk Of Liquidation

League One Coventry City faces a "serious risk of liquidation on Friday and a severe points deduction, potentially plunging the club into deeper crisis one day before the start of their League One season," according to James Riach of the London GUARDIAN. Coventry City will have a final creditors mee ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

08/02/13
One Direction's Tomlinson Signs For Doncaster

League One Doncaster Rovers has "pulled off the biggest name signing of the summer" in the form of One Direction member LOUIS TOMLINSON , according to Luke Edwards of the London TELEGRAPH. Tomlinson, a free agent football wise, "has signed on a non-contract basis for his local club and wi ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, United Kingdom

08/02/13
BT Sport Airs First Broadcast

Britain's BT Sport launched its sports TV service on Thursday "in the biggest challenge to the dominance of BSkyB since Rupert Murdoch launched the pay-TV group over 20 years ago," according to Weir & Holton of REUTERS. The former telecom monopoly, which has committed around £1B ($1.5 ...

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08/02/13
BT Not Allowed To Show Sky Sports Channels

BT will not be able to show Sky Sports channels on its new TV service after broadcasting regulator Ofcom rejected its attempt "to force a wholesale deal before the start of the Premier League season," according to Christopher Williams of the London TELEGRAPH. The decision means subscribers to BT&rsq ...

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China Misses Out On EPL Jamboree

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08/01/13
BBC's 'Sexist' Comments Draw Criticism

The British government "has again attacked the BBC for sexist sports coverage" after presenter Colin Murray said that Olympic Gold Medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill "had the ultimate bottom," according to Martin Robinson of the London DAILY MAIL. A capacity crowd at the Olympic Stadium was left shoc ...

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ManU Fans Fight Glazers For Old Trafford

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