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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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Pacquiao Behind Chinese Boxing Academy

Manny Pacquiao is "setting up a boxing institute in China and believes the country of 1.4 billion people can produce professional world champions," according to the AP. Pacquiao said on Wednesday that he has partnered with a Chinese company and the Chinese government to "set up an institute in his n ...

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Putin Opens Moscow World Cup Stadium

Russia's "newest completed World Cup stadium, the Otkrytie Arena, in Moscow," was opened by President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, according to Dmitriy Rogovitskiy of REUTERS. The stadium, "in the north west of the Russian capital, will be home to the city's famous Spartak club and will host matches ...

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NRL Penrith Threatens To Leave Home

National Rugby League side Penrith Panthers "have threatened to abandon their home ground of almost 50 years because of poor crowds and the NRL scheduling farce," according to Phil Rothfield of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The "most exciting young team in the premiership is averaging only 11,273 fans ...

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Valerenga To Move Into New Stadium

Municipal authorities in Oslo have "approved a plan to build a new stadium" for Norwegian club Valerenga, according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The cost of the new stadium and a neighboring school is estimated to be about €49M ($64.6M), with "related infrastructure investmen ...

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Canberra Venues Set For Upgrades

Next year's Asian Cup will "leave a legacy" for Canberra football after it was confirmed that Deakin Stadium and McKellar Park will be featured in A$650,000 ($605,350) worth of upgrades to venues in "all five host cities," according to Jon Tuxworth of the CANBERRA TIMES. Canberra will host six pool ...

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FC Aktobe Unveils Plans For New Stadium

Kazakh football club FC Aktobe has "unveiled plans to build a new stadium with a seating capacity of 32,000," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. The club said that the "construction of a new sports facility will be supported by the country's government as parts of efforts ...

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ANZ, SCG Part Of $465M Overhaul

ANZ stadium "will get a roof" and the Sydney Cricket Ground "will become a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment district" as part of a A$500M ($465M) overhaul of Sydney’s sporting venues, according to Rebecca Wilson of the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH. The two new "super stadium projects are at the h ...

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New AS Roma Stadium To Become Reality

The proposed new stadium of Serie A side AS Roma, "Stadio della Roma," will become a reality after an agreement on the integration of development plans of the project was announced by Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino following a meeting with club President Jim Pallotta, Eurnova CEO Luca Parnasi, club repre ...

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Eastern Ukrainian football club Shakhtar Donetsk's Donbass Arena "has been damaged by two explosions as unrest between national forces and pro-Russian separatists continues." No one "was injured in the blasts," which happened at 6am local time and "damaged communication equipment" ( BBC, 8/23 ). . ...

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Connor Wraps Prep For FIBA World Cup

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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