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TalkTalk Pledges To Pass On Price Cuts To Customers In BT's Broadband

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 19 / 14

TalkTalk "has pledged to cut the price of fibre broadband for customers should regulatory proposals over access to BT’s network force the former telecoms incumbent to lower the wholesale cost," according to Daniel Thomas of the FINANCIAL TIMES. TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding said that "prices for f...

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Argentina Fan Killed By Riot Police

A football fan was killed and another badly injured during fighting between hooligan "barrabravas" and riot police before an Argentine first division match in Buenos Aires on Monday, according to Ampuero & Gowar of REUTERS. Argentine First Division side Estudiantes' game with title challeng ...

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Football Notes

Jordanian FA President Prince Ali said that he "will not put his name forward for Asian Football Confederation president when the post becomes vacant again in 2015" ( INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 6/11 ). ... Italy's Confederations Cup campaign has not "got off to the best start after a portion of their ...

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World Cup Qualification To Boost Code

While Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop "is under no illusions that football would receive a 'rocket boost' from qualifying for the World Cup, he won't budge from his stance that the A-League is now the defining yardstick for the code's success," according to Sebastian Hassett of the BR ...

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Putin Signs 'World Cup Law'

Russian President Vladimir Putin "signed into law Friday measures giving FIFA powers to stop commerce in large areas of the 2018 World Cup host cities," according to R-SPORT. The "so-called World Cup Law mandates that FIFA or its nominees must give written approval for any trading or advertisin ...

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FA Chair Rejects Winter World Cup Move

Outgoing FA Chair David Bernstein has "dismissed a proposal to reschedule the 2022 World Cup to better suit the climate in Qatar," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. Bernstein said moving the tournament from summer to winter to avoid the searing desert heat would be “fundamenta ...

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Football Notes

Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas said Saturday that starting next season, there will be "a regulation about the requirement of cooperation with media before, during and after games to follow the model of the UEFA Champions League, and it will include sanctions for those who fail ...

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Beckham Could Headline India Tourney

Indian football fans may "soon have the opportunity to watch David Beckham’s nimble footwork live," according to Williams & Mehta of DNA. If "all goes according to plan," Beckham will join int'l stars such as Thierry Henry and Michael Owen to "showcase their skills in a tournament on the l ...

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UEFA Official Supports Winter World Cup

Professional football leagues "face huge upheaval to accommodate movable dates for World Cup finals under proposals to restructure the calendar," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. As political pressure grows on European governing bodies to yield to a winter World Cup in Qatar in '22 ...

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Flamengo Signs Up CEOs To Save Club

Brasileiro club Flamengo said it is “the most loved club in the world,” and the club "is counting on that affection to help rescue it from the taxman," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. Flamengo may be the "most popular in Brazil," but it is "also the most indebted." Flamengo Presid ...

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Chaos Continues At Beitar Jersusalem

Israeli Premier League Beitar Jerusalem's future is "shrouded in doubt as the new season edges ever closer," according to Allon Sinai of the JERUSALEM POST. Just last week, representatives of Owner Arkadi Gaydamak announced that "they had reached an agreement with Eli Tabib to purchase the club" aft ...

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