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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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Salford Owner Eyeing NRL Side Newcastle

Super League rugby side Salford Red Devils Owner Marwan Koukash is "looking to buy" a National Rugby League club to "partner his Super League team," according to the BBC. The millionaire businessman and racehorse owner "has been linked with a move" for Newcastle Knights. Koukash said when asked if " ...

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La Liga Valencia Takeover Talks Stall

Related story: Lim Reportedly Acquires Valencia The sale of La Liga side Valencia is "hitting the brakes," according to Conrado Valle of AS. Peter Lim has "ordered executives from his company, Meriton Holding, who were in negotiations in Spain, to return to Singapore." This "ha ...

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Grupo Pachuca Resumes Talks

Related story: América De Cali President Confirms Negotiations News of Mexican conglomerate Grupo Pachuca's interest in Colombian second division side América de Cali "has returned after reports in July indicated that Grupo Pachuca wanted to acquire the c ...

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Franchise Notes

DoIT Sports Management Pvt. Ltd. has been named the new owner of the Hockey India field hockey franchise in Mumbai, taking the total number of teams back to the original six in the Hockey India League. The Mumbai franchise, originally owned by Dabur, was dismantled recently due to financial issues ( ...

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Celtic To Reopen Green Brigade Section

Scottish Premiership side Celtic announced it will "reopen the Green Brigade section at the club's stadium," according to STV. Celtic "temporarily banned 128 fans and broke up the section of hardcore fans at Celtic Park in December last year." The club "announced the action following fan disruptio ...

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AFL Side Carlton On The Move To MCG

Australian Football League side Carlton's "wish has been granted, with the Blues to play six home matches" at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from next season as "part of a new five-year deal," according to Jon Pierik of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Carlton President Mark LoGiudice said that the new spli ...

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Investors Linked To Scottish Rangers

A source close to Scottish Championship side Rangers Dir Sandy Easdale said that Rafat Rizvi "has been introducing investors to Rangers," according to Lamont & Wilson of the BBC. Easdale met last week with Rizvi, "who is wanted by Interpol, and Malaysian Datuk Faizoull Bin Ahmad." Bin Ahmad has ...

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Rangers 'Shot Down' By Asian Businessman

Rafat Rizvi's role in the ongoing Scottish Championship side "Rangers crisis was at the centre of a new storm" on Monday night after a Malaysian businessman "shot down the club’s claims that the fraudster was his adviser," according to Keith Jackson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. It was reveale ...

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QPR Threatened With EPL Expulsion

EPL side Queens Park Rangers "could be playing in front of a few hundred fans on tiny grounds in football's backwaters," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. That is the ultimate sanction facing Harry Redknapp's west London team "if they are relegated back to the Football League" and fail to pay a ...

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NRL Parramatta Eels Scandal Deepens

National Rugby League side Parramatta Eels are "investigating evidence suggesting that former directors, staff and members were intimidated and harassed 'with the full knowledge'" of former Eels board and ex-CEO Bob Bentley, according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Eels announced ...

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