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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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Barça's Dani Alves Slams 'Backward' Spain

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04/30/14
Doping Samples To Cost FIFA Extra $250K

FIFA Medical Committee Chair Michel D'Hooghe said that FIFA will run up $250,000 in extra costs "as a result of having to send samples from this summer's World Cup across the Atlantic for analysis," as he set out plans for the most extensive anti-doping controls ever at int'l football's flagship tou ...

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04/30/14
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04/29/14
Man City, PSG Offered Deals Over FFP

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04/29/14
World Cup Still A Concern For Valcke

FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke ended his latest visit to Brazil "with an upbeat message," according to Tales Azzoni of the AP. Valcke said that in a few weeks "he would be celebrating the start of a successful World Cup by drinking a 'caipirinha' cocktail with Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebel ...

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04/29/14
Barça's Alves Subject Of Racist Abuse

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