Featured Story

Barcelona Pays Tribute To Terror Attack Victims During La Liga Opener

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 21 / 17

Barcelona paid tribute to the victims of Thursday's terrorist attack "by wearing shirts with the city's name on the back, rather than players' names," according to Callum Davis of the London TELEGRAPH. Thirteen people were killed and "more than 100 injured" when a driver in a white van "mowed down...

Read More

Tags: Europe, Franchises

More Stories

06/13/17
Blackpool Owners Face Legal Action

The Oyston family, which owns League One side Blackpool, has "been accused at the high court" of treating the football club as "the family's personal cash machine," according to the PA. Lawyers for Latvian millionaire Valeri Belokon, the club's president, "were launching what could prove to be ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

06/13/17
Franchise Notes

Tax officials have been " banned from examining material seized" from Premier League side Newcastle United 's ground, "following a legal challenge mounted by the club." St. James' Park and West Ham United's ground were raided in April by U.K. tax authority HMRC as part of a £5M ($6.3M) N ...

Tags: Franchises

06/12/17
Alonso Could Leave McLaren

Fernando Alonso indicated he will leave McLaren Formula 1 at the end of the year "if he does not see signs they can be competitive by September," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. The two-time world champion is "out of contract" at the end of this season. Alonso said, "We have to win. If we are ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

06/12/17
Premier League Clears Southampton Sale

The Premier League "has given clearance" for a £190M ($242M) takeover of Southampton by a Chinese company after months of investigations, according to Matt Hughes of the LONDON TIMES. Lander Sports Development CEO Gao Jisheng, "who has been a ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

06/12/17
Relegated Sunderland In Takeover Talks

Relegated EPL side Sunderland called in football consultant Keith Harris to "help find a new owner" and the club has "already engaged in positive talks with a prospective German consortium," according to George Caulkin of the LONDON TIMES. Har ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

06/09/17
Celtic Sells More Than 50,000 Tickets

Scottish Premiership side Celtic announced that "more than 50,000 season tickets have been sold" for the '17-18 campaign following its "Treble success," according to Alasdair Mackenzie of the HERALD SCOTLAND. The club "enjoyed a dominant campaign last season," securing three domestic trophies withou ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

06/09/17
No Deal Reached For Oxford United

Talks between a Uruguayan businessman trying to buy League One side Oxford United and the club's owner have "broken down without a deal being reached," according to the BBC. Juan Sartori made an offer for the club earlier this year and has also been speaking to stadium Owner Firoz Kassam. Sartori sa ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

06/09/17
Real Madrid Calls Presidential Election

Real Madrid "called presidential elections for this summer, although no vote is likely to take place" given the "lack of potential challengers" to long-standing incumbent Florentino Pérez, according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN.com. Pérez, 70, has been president of Real Madrid for a ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

06/09/17
Benedito Lodges Vote Of No Confidence

Former Barcelona presidential candidate Agustí Benedito "lodged a vote of no confidence against the club's current board," according to Samuel Marsden of ESPN.com. He cited "continued mismanagement at the top level" by current President Josep Maria Bartomeu and his predecessor, Sandro Rosell. ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

06/08/17
McLaren, Honda Near 'Fork In The Road'

McLaren Formula 1's partnership with Honda "has not worked so far" and the team is approaching a "fork in the road," Exec Dir Zak Brown said on Wednesday, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Brown "indicated clearly that a parting of the ways was a real option under consideration by management." T ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug