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New Zealand Rugby Union, Sky TV Sign 'Conditional' Deal For Broadcast Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 24 / 14

The New Zealand Rugby Union and Sky TV signed "a conditional five-year deal for broadcasting rights from 2016," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. A final agreement is expected to be signed off by the end of November. NZRU CEO Steve Tew said that no financial details were disclosed "due to the...

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Former CONCACAF Leaders Scrutinized

FIFA Audit & Compliance Committee Head Domenico Scala said that former CONCACAF leaders Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer "should face the full force of the law for their alleged misdemeanours during the two decades that they ran the confederation," according to Mike Collett of REUTERS. Scala: " ...

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Force Indian Owner Blasts Top Teams

Indian business magnate Vijay Mallya accused some of F1’s biggest teams "of selfishly refusing to ensure the survival of the seven squads in the sport under financial pressure," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. The co-owner and team principal of Force India warned that F1 must "ge ...

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FIBA's Mainini Excited For NBA's Silver

Int'l Basketball Federation (FIBA) President Yvan Mainini said that the relationship between the sport's governing body and the NBA will not change after the reign of NBA Commissioner David Stern comes to an end on Feb. 1, and current NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver takes over. Mainini told SBD ...

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Q&A With FIBA President Yvan Mainini

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India Minister Seeks Draft Law Changes

India's Sports Ministry "is not satisfied" with the first draft of the proposed law to curb spot-fixing and other corrupt practices in sports and intends to carry out "extensive modification" to the contents of the draft, according to the PTI. Sports Secretary P.K. Deb said, "We have received the dr ...

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Australian Institute Releases Guidelines

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Platini Wants Police For European Sports

UEFA President Michel Platini wants to establish a "European sports police force to address betting, corruption, match-fixing, doping and hooliganism," according to the AP. Speaking to the UEFA Congress in London on Friday, Platini said that his previous calls "have been ignored by governments for s ...

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Mercedes To Be Investigated By FIA

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Top Prosecutor Joins ASADA Inquiry

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority said that Colorado-based sports lawyer Richard Young, the world's leading anti-doping prosecutor, "had been enlisted to help the doping watchdog on an ongoing basis as it prepares to enter the fifth month of its investigation without a scalp and with no co ...

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Government Will Not Interfere With BCCI

Regarding the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the wake of the T20 spot-fixing, India Law Minister Kapil Sibal said that the government has ruled out interference with it unless it "becomes absolutely necessary," but insists that the cricketing body should have "transparent" and "objective" ...

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