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Glazer Family To Raise More Than $150M By Selling 8 Million Manchester United Shares

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 14

The Glazer family is selling about 5% of its holding in ManU, "taking advantage of the club’s rising share price" on the back of its £750M ($1.2B) kit supply deal with adidas, according to Roger Blitz of the FINANCIAL TIMES. ManU "will begin a roadshow next week" offering 8 million Class...

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Talks with FIFA aimed at creating an historic deal to unify football in Cyprus "have stalled as Greek and Turkish Cypriot officials grapple with the wording of a firm agreement" ( INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 5/9 ). ... A former member of the Pakistan Cricket Board's board of governors "filed a petition ...

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AFL Could Stage League Game In Dubai

Leading administrators in Australian rules football "are expected to meet next week to discuss the possibility of extending their domestic season, which could increase the prospect of staging a competitive fixture in Dubai," according to Paul Radley of THE NATIONAL. Australian Football League side C ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Middle East

EHF To Test Goal-Line Technology

The European Handball Federation "will test a new goal-line technology system at the EHF Cup in Nantes, France from May 18-19," according to the SID. An EHF statement said, "At the request of referees it will now be possible to check decisions on the awarding of goals via video replay -- and to answ ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

NRL Denies Slowing Doping Investigation

National Rugby League CEO Dave Smith "has struck back at claims rugby league is stonewalling anti-doping investigators" -- and called on them to get on with the job instead of playing a "blame game," according to Andrew Webster of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. In a clear response to claims from World ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

ECB To Invest In Community Cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board will invest £96M ($149M) in community cricket in the next four years after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the ECB's recreational assembly. The MOU was agreed during a day of meetings at the Kia Oval, which culminated in the ECB's annual meetin ...

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Ousted May Slams ICC After Election

Tim May, who was ousted from an Int'l Cricket Council committee following allegations of pressure from India, said it is time someone ''stood up to the cancer of stand-over tactics'' that defines the governing body, according Chloe Saltau of THE AGE. May, the cricket world's most prominent player ad ...

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Internet Campaign Protests Puerto Ruling

The Internet campaign that started a week ago to request that the blood bags from the "Operation Puerto" case not be destroyed has more than 20,000 signatures in Spain, according to the EFE. Ex-cyclist Óscar Freire and athletes Pablo Villalobos, Concha Montaner, Antonio Reina, Luis Alberto Ma ...

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PCB Elects Zaka Ashraf To Four-Year Term

Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Zaka Ashraf on Wednesday became the country's first elected head of the sport, "winning a four-year term under a new constitution approved earlier this year," according to PAKISTAN TODAY. The Int'l Cricket Council "directed all its members to run their boards democratica ...

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FIFA Acts On Racism With Extra Officials

FIFA "has proposed the introduction of extra officials in stadiums to watch out for incidents of racism, plus a two-tier system of sanctions" for teams whose followers indulge in discriminatory behavior, according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. A FIFA statement said the new officials "would identify ...

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WADA Boss: NRL Needs To Model AFL

World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey has launched a stinging attack against the National Rugby League for its handling of the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority investigation, claiming the Australian Football League "has shown far greater leadership on the issue," according to Stu ...

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