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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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Franchise Notes

Spanish second division side Real Zaragoza's new majority shareholder, the Fundación Zaragoza 2032 group, "has made the payments that were owed to the club's approximately 200 employees for the last two or three months." Payments are now up to date as of June 30 and the Fundación said ...

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07/31/14
Racing Majority Shareholder Sells Stake

Spanish second division side Racing Santander majority shareholder Jacobo Montalvo "has decided to sell all his shares in the club for the symbolic price of €1 with the goal of avoiding relegation" to the Spanish third tier, according to the EP. The club "explained that late Tuesday, Montalvo's ...

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07/31/14
Caterham F1 Team To Take Legal Action

The Caterham F1 team said on Tuesday that it was "taking legal action against former employees who have threatened to sue for alleged unfair dismissal," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The counter claims come after the team was sold by Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes "to a myste ...

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07/31/14
Scottish Rangers Chair Denies Sale Plans

Scottish Championship side Rangers Chair David Somers on Tuesday "hit back at his club's own fans by insisting categorically he has no plans to sanction the sale of Murray Park," according to Keith Jackson of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Following a statement from supporters' coalition group the Union ...

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07/30/14
Bayern's Season-Ticket Holders Complain

Bayern Munich's ticket department "is being bombarded with complaints," according to the HANDELSBLATT. In May, the club "revoked the season tickets of 211 season-ticket holders because they did not attend enough home games." The affected people "feel betrayed and hurt in their pride as a fan." The t ...

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07/29/14
Mercedes To Rethink Team Orders

F1 team Mercedes "will rethink" its approach to races "after a controversy over team orders at the Hungarian Grand Prix," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. Lewis Hamilton "refused a demand to move over for team-mate Nico Rosberg because he felt it would mean the German would end up beating him ...

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07/29/14
Blackpool FC Has Only Eight Players

With two weeks to go until the new League Championship season kicks off, Blackpool "only have eight contracted players," according to Luke Edwards of the London TELEGRAPH. At Blackpool, there is "only growing fear that the club is facing humiliation on the field and disaster off it, with fans, board ...

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07/29/14
Politician Vows To Help Racing Santander

Cantabria, Spain President Ignacio Diego criticized those responsible for the situation of second division side Racing Santander, which is "playing for its life" after Spain's IRS announced on Friday that the club "does not meet the legal requirements" to receive extra time to make the payments it o ...

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07/29/14
Franchise Notes

La Liga side Valencia majority shareholder VCF Foundation will vote on Thursday on "whether to sell a 70% stake in the club to Peter Lim." During the vote, "VCF Foundation will decide whether to sell the shares to Peter Lim and make him the club's majority shareholder." Two points "will be finalized ...

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07/28/14
NFL Jets Owner Optimistic On Growth In U.K.

High-level support for an NFL franchise in London "continues to grow" as NFL N.Y. Jets Owner Woody Johnson has "insisted the British capital could get a team before Los Angeles," according to Neil Reynolds of BRIT VIEW NFL. Johnson's comments come "hot on the heels of recent pro-London comments fr ...

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