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Man City Owner In Talks With Uruguayan Second Division Side El Torque

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 24 / 17

A club in Uruguay is Man City's " latest objective " as it looks to continue to expand, according to CLARÍN. Uruguayan newspaper El País reported Man City owner City Football Group is eyeing El Torque, which competes in the Uruguayan second division. A group of European businessme...

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Marinakis In Nottingham Takeover Talks

Superleague Greece side Olympiakos Owner Evangelos Marinakis is "holding secret talks" with League Championship club Nottingham Forest "to join forces with Fawaz al-Hasawi and bring his own kind of leadership to a club flirting with relegation to English football's third tier," according to Taylor & ...

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NRL Parramatta To Sue Insurer QBE

National Rugby League side Parramatta is "preparing to take landmark legal action" against the league's insurer, QBE, over its "denial of a career-ending payout" to former player Anthony Watmough -- a move that "could open the floodgates to similar actions across the code," according to Nick Tabakof ...

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Racing 92, Stade Français Merger Explained

Parisian Top14 clubs Racing 92 and Stade Français announced they will merge  next season, but "questions surround" the logistics of the move, according to David Reyrat of LE FIGARO. The new club will have a "new name, new logo and new jersey." The clubs released a picture of a prop ...

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Franchise Notes

Super League GM Mark Foster said that the league " would consider the prospect of clubs moving to new cities in the interest of the sport." There is "no precedent in rugby league although there have been mergers," such as Hull taking over Gateshead in '00. Foster: "I don't think we could say no t ...

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West Ham Freezes Season-Ticket Prices

Premier League side West Ham United announced "a price freeze on season tickets" for its second campaign at the London Stadium, according to the PA. West Ham has an existing 52,000 season-ticket holders at the former Olympic Stadium, "and a waiting ...

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Racing 92, Stade Français To Merge

Parisian Top14 clubs Racing 92 and Stade Français announced they will merge next season, according to L’ÉQUIPE. Racing 92 President Jacky Lorenzetti and Stade Français President Thomas Savare announced that next season, in an agreement that has been approved by the Nationa ...

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Barcelona Provokes Micro-Earthquake

Barcelona's " remarkable turnaround " against Paris St. Germain in the Champions League on Wednesday "provoked a micro-earthquake in the Catalan city," according to Samuel Marsden of ESPN.com. The game-winning goal "led to pandemonium at Camp Nou," with coaching staff and supporters streaming onto t ...

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Brighton CEO Explains Team's Strategy

In less than a decade, Brighton & Hove Albion -- currently a League Championship club -- has "evolved from a mid table League One side" to a "Premier League club in waiting," according to Joe Hall of CITY A.M. Brighton is "near certain" to at least make the playoffs again this year. Club CE ...

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Australian Super Rugby Franchises Safe

The Rugby Union Players' Association "has armed the Australian Rugby Union with two workable competition models that will allow Australia to retain its five Super Rugby franchises" whether SANZAAR cuts the competition to 15 teams or stays at 18, according to Smith & Davidson of THE AUSTRALIAN.&n ...

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Thohir Confident Amid Corruption Probe

Inter Milan President Erick Thohir said that he is "prepared to go to prison if found guilty of corruption by investigators" examining the organization of the 2018 Asian Games, according to Ben Gladwell of ESPN.com. Thohir has been "drawn into the investigation" because he is president of the Indone ...

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