Featured Story

Basketball Bundesliga Side Alba Berlin Opens Office In Beijing To Expand Ties

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) side Alba Berlin "has opened its first foreign office in Beijing on Wednesday," according to Matthias Kettenburg of SPONSORs. The club wants to expand its Chinese basketball program through the office in the country's capital. A Chinese speaking employee "will from now on...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, Europe

More Stories

06/24/15
Bartomeu Hits Back At Joan Laporta

Josep Maria Bartomeu has "hit back" at comments from Joan Laporta as the two former Barcelona presidents "settle into what looks a two-horse race in the club's upcoming presidential election ," according to Dermot Corrigan of ESPN. Laporta launched his campaign on Monday by saying that Bartome ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

06/24/15
Horner Denies Team Principal Job Threatened

Red Bull F1 Team Principal Christian Horner has "shrugged off speculation about his future" and said that he is determined to stay on to help the troubled team resolve its problems, according to REUTERS. One of Horner's rival principals called him on Sunday to "commiserate about his supposed departu ...

Tags: Franchises

06/24/15
Franchise Notes

Spanish football club Elche will take its appeal against relegation from La Liga to Spain's Administrative Court for Sport (TAD). Club President Juan Anguix has been in Madrid "to come to an agreement with the Treasury" after the club was demoted for non-payment of tax and players' wages ( FOO ...

Tags: Franchises

06/23/15
Italian Club Parma Declared Bankrupt

Italian club Parma has announced bankruptcy after the "last remaining potential investor pulled out of buying the debt-stricken club" only hours before a deadline to complete a deal with the club's administrators, according to Ben Gladwell of ESPN. Parma was officially declared bankrupt earlier this ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

06/23/15
CSKA Sofia Relegated To Amateur League

The saga over the future of the Bulgarian side CSKA Sofia has "finally ended" with the club suffering a similar fate to that of Scottish Championship side Rangers being relegated three divisions, according to Alexander Krassimirov of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. CSKA will "start next season in Bulgaria's ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

06/23/15
Ferrari Chair Open To Red Bull Partnership

Ferrari Chair Sergio Marchionne "welcomed the possibility of providing Formula One engines to the Red Bull team amid increasing talk that the team could leave the sport," according to Jerome Pugmire of the AP. Red Bull Owner Dietrich Mateschitz "threatened to pull out of F1 unless French engine supp ...

Tags: Franchises

06/23/15
Hawthorn Threatens To Walk Away

Australian Football League side Hawthorn has "sensationally declared it will walk away" from the AFL's chief equalization measure if the northern-based clubs are allowed to "exclusively access future draft picks this season -- a measure that is being considered," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. ...

Tags: Australia, Franchises

06/22/15
Red Bull May Quit Formula One

F1 team Red Bull Racing is "on the verge of quitting a sport they once dominated," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Frustrated, Red Bull Owner Dietrich Mateschitz has "lost patience with what was once his favourite sporting toy" because his team -- "hobbled by useless Renault engines -- ...

Tags: Franchises

06/22/15
Corinthians To Use TOTVS Software

Brasileiro side Corinthians began using new management software from TOTVS with the "intention of leaving its accounts more transparent for sponsors, investors and members," according to MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. Corinthians said that the tool allows for "management of all administrative sectors." The clu ...

Tags: Franchises, Brazil

06/19/15
Greek Owner Banned Over Corruption

Greek side Olympiakos Piraeus Owner Vangelis Marinakis "has been banned from football as an investigation continues into allegations that a criminal organisation is controlling the domestic game," according to Graham Wood of REUTERS. According to judicial sources, the shipping magnate "has also been ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug