Featured Story

Chinese Company 5USport Purchases 60% Stake In League One Side Northampton Town

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 27 / 17

League One side Northampton Town has been taken over by Chinese sports company 5USport, according to SKY SPORTS. Talks between the parties have reportedly been "ongoing for a number of months" and a deal has now been finalized. Following approval from the English Football League, the sports developm...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, Asia, United Kingdom

More Stories

10/13/16
West Ham's Sullivan Rips Media

EPL side West Ham co-Owner David Sullivan "has furiously hit out at sections of the media" for an alleged "negative campaigning" regarding the club’s move to the London Stadium, according to Jack Austin of the London INDEPENDENT. The club left Upton Park during the summer after 112 years at th ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

10/13/16
Former Engineer Sees 'Climate Of Fear'

Former Ferrari F1 Chief Engineer Luca Baldisserri said that the team is suffering from a "climate of fear" with staff reluctant to take risks in case they are fired, according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Baldisserri said, "Unfortunately, neither (Chair Sergio) Marchionne nor (Team Principal Maurizio ...

Tags: Europe, Franchises

10/12/16
Glamorgan CEO Calls Club 'Well-Placed'

Glamorgan Cricket Club CEO Hugh Morris said that the club will be "really well-placed" to host a city-based team in a new T20 competition, according to Nick Webb of the BBC. He said that the tournament is "needed for financial and participation reasons." Morris: "The idea of using a new city-based t ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

10/12/16
West Ham Taking Control Of Women's Team

West Ham has announced it will take full control of its ladies team "following accusations of discrimination by the club's former chairman," according to Charlotte Bates of SKY SPORTS. Stephen Hunt accused the club of "refusing to provide funding for the team," which plays in the Women's Premier Lea ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

10/11/16
Grosjean Denies Losing Patience

F1 driver Romain Grosjean has "denied that his increasingly outspoken tone on the radio is revealing a loss of patience with the Haas Formula 1 team," according to GMM. The Frenchman has been "struggling with car problems at recent races toward the tail end of Haas' first season on the grid." After ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

10/11/16
Franchise Notes

Sources have said that the sale of Olympique de Marseille to American investor Frank McCourt “will be signed on Oct. 18 .” Future OM President Jacques-Henri Eyraud , chosen by McCourt, will travel to Marseille for the “closi ...

Tags: Franchises

10/10/16
Rangers Face Having To Pay Barton

Scottish Premiership side Rangers face having to pay off the remainder of Joey Barton's £2M ($2.5M) contract if the club "cannot find grounds to sack him," according to the London TELEGRAPH. The controversial midfielder's Ibrox career "appears all but over after he was told not to re ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

10/10/16
Lewis Hamilton Drawing Criticism

Mercedes F1 said that it is prepared to accept "some collateral damage" from driver Lewis Hamilton following his "controversial" behavior in Japan, according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. Hamilton refused to answer questions in his post-qualifying news conference on Saturday, accusing the media ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

10/10/16
Franchise Notes

Tottenham Head of Recruitment Paul Mitchell is among the names "being considered by Marseille ." The French club is in the process of being taken over by former L.A. Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt and wants "to speak to Mitchell" about becoming its head of recruitment. Mitchell has resigned from h ...

Tags: Franchises

10/07/16
Leaders: West Ham Defends Brady

EPL side West Ham has "moved to defend" Vice-Chair Karren Brady after her comments at the Leaders Sport Business Summit, according to James Benge of the London EVENING STANDARD. She "drew the ire of some supporters" on Wednesday for appearing to ...

Tags: Franchises, United Kingdom

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug