Featured Story

SAP Co-Founder Dietmar Hopp To Become Majority Owner Of TSG Hoffenheim

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 19 / 14

SAP co-Founder Dietmar Hopp "is expected to become the majority owner of Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim" in '15, according to the SID. The German Football League (DFL) on Thursday confirmed that Hopp "will be allowed to take over the majority ownership on July 1." Hopp is therefore avoiding the so-c...

Read More

Tags: Franchises, Europe

More Stories

09/02/14
Srinivasan's BCCI Role In Limbo

India’s Supreme Court on Monday "gave investigators another two months to probe allegations of corruption in cricket as they blocked a bid" by Int'l Cricket Council President N. Srinivasan to resume his role as head of the national board, according to the AFP. The panel of investigators submit ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

09/02/14
League Notes

The Gaelic Athletic Association and the Gardaí police force are "set to investigate the ugly scenes which occurred in the closing stages of Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final replay between Kerry and Mayo." Angry Mayo fans "invaded the pitch following the final whistle" at the Gaelic Grounds, ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

08/29/14
F1 CEO Ecclestone Vows Revenge

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone has "promised to get even with critics who predicted his downfall from a bribery trial, which he settled earlier this month," according to Christian Sylt for the London INDEPENDENT. He paid $100M to prosecutors in Germany to "put the brakes on charges that he paid a bribe to ...

Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/29/14
NRL Coaches Bash Proposed Third Ref

National Rugby League coaches have "hit out at a proposal to add a third whistleblower to the field" from '16, believing the move "would lead to more mistakes and inconsistency," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The NRL is in the process of "undertaking a sweeping review o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

08/29/14
New Indian Super League Launches

The Indian Super League, "the first of its kind" football league in India, was launched Thursday by team owners Sachin Tendulkar, John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and brand ambassador Varun Dhawan, according to the PTI. The promoters of ISL, IMG-Reliance and Star India, "unveiled all e ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

08/29/14
League Notes

Round 25 of the First Utility Super League "is being dedicated to the charity State of Mind in an attempt to raise awareness of psychological problems in the sport." More than 1,000 players, coaches and support staff from Super League and the Championships have attended sessions organized by State o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/28/14
Swiss Athletics To Pay For Championships

Swiss Athletics "will have to financially contribute toward the recently completed European Athletics Championships," according to Andreas Kopp of the NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG. The organizers of the championships, which took place in Zürich, calculate with a financial loss of 2M Swiss fra ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

08/28/14
NRL To Discuss Adding Third Official

The National Rugby League "will explore the possibility of using three referees after announcing a multi-million-dollar review aimed at improving the consistency, accuracy and ­efficiency of its oft-maligned match officials," according to Stuart Honeysett of THE AUSTRALIAN. NRL Head of Football Todd ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

08/28/14
Deng: British Basketball Has Bleak Future

British NBA Miami Heat player Luol Deng thinks that British basketball funding cuts "have left the sport at the point of no return," according to the PA. Following the 2012 Olympic Games, UK Sport announced that basketball "would no longer receive funding." In response to the news, Deng "has set up ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

08/28/14
Pro Kabbadi League Catching On Quickly

An "ancient Indian game, kabaddi in its newest incarnation is like a high-octane mix of tag and Greco-Roman wrestling," according to Sean McLain of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. Since the start of its first season last month, "it has been drawing sellout crowds" and big TV audiences. The new league, know ...

Tags: India, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug