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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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RSA President Calls For Stockbridge Exit

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Sudirman Cup Last Even For Malaysia

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Pérez Facing Re-Election Competition

After Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez announced earlier this week that he will run for re-election as club president on June 16, Real Madrid fan club Plataforma Blanca President Eugenio Martínez Bravo said he is looking to present himself for election, according to Dermot Corrig ...

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Man City, Yankees Partner On MLS Team

Major League Soccer Tuesday morning announced New York City FC, a partnership between EPL club Man City and MLB N.Y. Yankees, will begin play in '15 as the league's 20th team. The club will begin play in an interim venue since it has yet to complete a deal for a new, football-specific stadium. MLS f ...

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Hertha To Increase Spending To $87.7M

Newly promoted Bundesliga club Hertha BSC Berlin "will spend distinctively more money next season than it did in its last season in the top flight" in '11-12, according to the SID. The club calculates expenditures of €68.1M ($87.7M), which is about €10M ($12.9M) more than during its last B ...

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Pune Warriors Withdraw From IPL

The scandal-hit Indian Premier League on Tuesday "suffered yet another blow" with the Sahara Group-owned Pune Warriors India "withdrawing from the cash-rich event" due to the Board of Control for Cricket in India's decision to "encash the team's bank guarantee following a prolonged financial di ...

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Tape Of Rangers' Chair Leaked

Rangers Chair Malcolm Murray Monday night insisted that "he had been stitched up after a video of him drunk was leaked on the Internet," according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The battle for control of Rangers "hit a new low as the doctored recording of a clearly inebriated Murray being helped ...

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Storm's New Owners Revealed

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Valencia VP Details Plans To Improve Club

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Emotional Swing For Relegated Wigan

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