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Manchester United Sacks Moyes; Club's Handling Of Situation Scrutinized

04 / 23 / 14

ManU sacked Manager David Moyes on Tuesday, "bringing a rapid end to a shortlived and unhappy reign," according to Blitz & Robinson of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The club announced on its Twitter feed on Tuesday that Moyes had left the club, adding it “would like to place on record its thanks fo...

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McLaren Opens Doors To Google

The McLaren F1 team does not open its headquarters to the public, but as part of its 50th anniversary, McLaren has teamed with Google to map out the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, U.K. for fans to view online. McLaren has allowed Google to bring its Street View cameras to the facility to give ...

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CTBC To Take Over Brother Elephants

Taiwan financial firm CTBC Financial Holding Co. is "close to winning a bid to take over" Chinese Professional Baseball League team Brother Elephants, according to the CNA. CTBC Financial, Taiwan's third-largest publicly traded financial firm, "offered the highest bid among the interested parties an ...

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TV Azteca Buys Liga MX Side Atlas

Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca on Monday bought "troubled" Liga MX side Atlas for about $38M, plus taxes, according to the EFE. Atlas's 124 members decided to sell the club to TV Azteca, which also owns Liga MX club Morelia, during a "historic meeting." Atlas President Eugenio Ruiz Orozco said, "It w ...

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Leicestershire Eying Financial Boost

County Championship side Leicestershire County Cricket Club CEO Mike Siddall "hopes changes for the new season will trigger a financial boost," according to the BBC. He "welcomed the decision to start County Championship fixtures on a Sunday and to play the majority of Twenty20 matches on ...

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Franchise Notes

Warwickshire has renamed its Twenty20 side Birmingham Bears "for next year's t20 Blast tournament." The club has "swapped county for city for the shortest form of the game" as CEO Colin Povey believes "it will give them a greater affinity with the local community" ( PA, 11/26 ). ... The majority o ...

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Mariners To Play More Games In Sydney

A-League club Central Coast Mariners are "looking to move a number of home games to North Sydney Oval next season in a bid to curb financial losses, although sources close to the club fear it could lead to an eventual relocation," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Mariners ...

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Wests Tigers Review Ground Fees

National Rugby League club Wests Tigers "will consider abandoning NRL matches at Campbelltown Stadium after an ugly spat over an unpaid hiring fee became public," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The joint-venture club was A$55,735 ($51,000) "in arrears" in payments to Cam ...

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AS Roma Denies Investor Talks

Italian Serie A side AS Roma could soon be "part-owned by the man believed to be the richest in China," Wang Jianlin, according to Ben Gladwell of ESPN. It was reported that Jianlin, "head of the Dalian Wanda Group," was keen on securing UniCredit's 39% part of Neep Roma Holding's majority 78% stake ...

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Polish City Acquires Slask Wroclaw

The city of Wroclaw, Poland "has acquired full control over local football club Slask Wroclaw," according to Jaroslaw Adamowski of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Slask currently plays in the Ekstraklasa, "the top tier of Poland's professional football league" and is currently the league champ ...

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Rangers Director Sees Stability Ahead

Former Scottish League 1 Rangers Dir Ian Hart Saturday night insisted that the club’s recent boardroom shake-up "would finally bring stability to Ibrox," according to Bill McIntyre of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. The arrivals of Chair David Somers, CEO Graham Wallace and Non-Exec Dir Norman Crig ...

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