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Murray Is Unlikely To Renew Sponsorship Deal With Adidas, Industry Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 01 / 14

Sources inside the equipment industry said that Andy Murray's long-standing sponsorship deal with adidas "is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season," according to Sim Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. The Scottish player is going "in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five yea...

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FA Reviewing Hull's Proposed Name Change

The FA has confirmed an "arbitration process has begun" with EPL side Hull City over the club's "proposal to change its name to Hull Tigers," according to James McMath of the LONDON TIMES. The FA rejected the proposal on April 9 but Hull Owner & Chair Assem Allam said earlier this month that he ...

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Ludogorets Owner Discusses Club's Rise

Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad, which will face Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday, is the property of Owner Kiril Domuschiev, who "bought the club when it was in Bulgaria's second tier," according to Alvaro De La Rosa of AS. Domuschiev "discussed what attracted him to the club and ...

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ManU Considering Midweek Friendlies

ManU "is looking at playing lucrative friendlies overseas to fill the midweek void left by the absence of European football this season" and the team's early exit from the Capital One Cup, according to Rob Harris of the AP. The team forecasts a 10% "drop in revenue" in '14-15 after failing to qualif ...

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Franchise Notes

Bayern Munich "has opened a permanent fan shop at the Leipziger Platz in Berlin." The store "is located inside the LP 12 Mall in the German capital." The shop "will offer jerseys, posters and more than 700 other Bayern Munich products on its 150-square-meter sales floor" ( ABENDZEITUNG MÜNCHEN ...

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Lim's Salford Investment 'Philanthropic'

Singapore billionaire Peter Lim said that his investment in semi-pro Northern Premier League side Salford City with the five "class of 92" former ManU stars "has nothing to do with third-party ownership of players," in which Lim is involved at La Liga side Valencia, according to David Conn of t ...

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India's Richest Race To Own Sports Teams

As "owning a sports club becomes the new status symbol for country's uber rich," it is India's wealthiest man -- Reliance Industries Chair Mukesh Ambani -- who "leads the pack" with his Indian Premier League team Mumbai Indians being worth an estimated $200M, according to the PTI. Forbes reported th ...

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Fans Urge Rangers To Come Clean

Fans of Scottish Championship side Rangers "have called on Sandy Easdale to guarantee he will not block any move from Dave King to invest" in the club, according to Gary Ralston of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The Union of Fans "have also urged the board to come clean on the club accounts after Record ...

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CSKA To Play Behind Closed Doors

CSKA Moscow's Champions League home game with Man City is "one of three fixtures the Russian club expect to play behind closed doors" because of the "violence perpetrated by fans before their 5-1 Group E defeat at Roma" on Sept. 17, according to the BBC. CSKA were "already due to play Bayern behind ...

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FA Could Help Spurs In Stadium Search

EPL side Tottenham Hotspur needs "a ground for one season while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped and the Emirates remains the obvious answer," according to Jason Burt of the London TELEGRAPH. It is a "magnificent stadium with superb facilities, great transport links and a 60,000-capacity." And " ...

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Brabham Racing Team Revived

The Brabham racing team has been "re-launched with the goal of returning to the Formula 1 grid," according to SKY SPORTS. Brabham, one of the "most iconic names in world motor-racing," last raced in '92. The club has "now been revived by 'Project Brabham,' the brainchild of David Brabham, son of thr ...

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