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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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Liga MX Fines Atlas $25,800

Liga MX's disciplinary committee on Monday "penalized Atlas with a $25,800 fine and a one-match stadium ban for its next home match at Estadio Jalisco in the wake of fan violence " during a match against Guadalajara on Saturday that left several police officers wounded, according to ESPN. Guadalaja ...

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Germany Rejects Goal-Line Technology

The German Football League (DFL) said on Monday that Germany has "opted not to bring in" goal-line technology after the clubs from the top two divisions "voted against it," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. DFL President Reinhard Rauball said, "I can announce the clubs of the Bundesliga and ...

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Russia To Absorb Crimean Club

The Russian Football Union on Monday "confirmed it plans to bring the two Crimean clubs currently in the Ukrainian Premier League over to the Russian league system," according to R-SPORT. The two Crimean clubs in the Ukrainian top flight are '92 champions Tavria Simferopol and FC Sevastopol, "both o ...

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Action Promised Following Liga MX Violence

Liga MX side Guadalajara said in a statement that it will "seek a lifetime stadium ban for unruly fans after two police [officers] were injured in an altercation Saturday night at Estadio Jalisco" during the club's 1-1 draw against Atlas, according to ESPN. Guadalajara said in the statement, "Afte ...

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Football Notes

Spain's Referees' Committee (CTA) has reported Real Madrid players Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo to the Spanish Football Federation's (RFEF) Competition Committee "after their criticism of Clásico referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco." The panel, which "holds meeting on Wednesdays," will dec ...

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Lee Pushes For Action Against Racism

J.League side Urawa Reds striker Tadanari Lee has urged Japanese football to follow the Premier League’s zero-tolerance attitude toward racism "after taking part in the first J.League game to be played behind doors," according to Andrew McKirdy of the JAPAN TIMES. On Sunday, the J.League hande ...

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FIFA Chief Coy On Qatar World Cup Fate

FIFA President Sepp Blatter "has refused to speculate on whether Qatar could be stripped of the World Cup over a new round of bribery allegations, which have been referred to its ethics committee," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Blatter said he "was not a prophet" when asked whethe ...

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FA Launches Anti-Discrimination Films

The FA has launched a series of animated films as part of a campaign aimed at ending "the under-reporting of discrimination" by players and fans at all levels, according to the London GUARDIAN. The "Hear it; See it; Report it" campaign "follows the release of survey results showing more than half of ...

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Bayern Dominance Threatens Bundesliga

The last time Bayern Munich lost in the Bundesliga was in Oct. '12, "more than 50 league games ago," according to Joshua Robinson of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Since then, "it has rampaged to 44 victories, six draws and picked up last season's league championship in the process." According to some of ...

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Urawa Plays Game In Empty Stadium

J.League side Urawa Red Diamonds drew 1-1 with Shimizu S-Pulse on Sunday in a game played in an empty stadium as punishment for a racist "Japanese only" banner "put up by hardline fans that deeply embarrassed" the J.League, according to the AFP. League officials hit Japan's best-supported club "with ...

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