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

08/13/14
ALP Wanted AFL Essendon Punished

Former Australian PM Julia Gillard's government wanted Australian Football League side Essendon "stripped of premiership points and club employees sacked" amid growing concern Essendon "over-egged" the release of an Australian Crime Commission report into drugs in sport on the so-called "blackest da ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

08/13/14
NRL To Examine Issue Of Smaller Crowds

A working committee of National Rugby League clubs is being formed to "address the growing problem with scheduling amid concerns that some clubs have suffered alarming falls in crowd figures while television ratings are also down across the board," according to Stuart Honeysett of THE AUSTRALIAN. Th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

08/13/14
League Notes

Indigenous National Rugby League players are "set to step up plans to have their own war cry, with Cronulla winger Jonathan Wright having been enlisted to help develop the dance." Wright, who "worked as a dance instructor after leaving school, will begin work on the Aboriginal war cry as soon his co ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/12/14
Case Could Destroy AFL Essendon

Australian Football League side Essendon lawyer Neil Young fears a Federal Court finding against the club could "effectively destroy its business," according to Pierik & Cooper of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. With suspended Essendon coach James Hird and his wife Tania watching from the "back corne ...

Tags: Australia, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/12/14
AFL Brushes Aside Heat Concerns

The Australian Football League has "poured cold water on Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson's scheduling concerns related to Sunday's hot fixture in the Sunshine State," according to Rob Forsaith of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Adelaide played in Brisbane at 1:10pm on a "warm winter's day that reached 2 ...

Tags: Australia, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/12/14
League Notes

The Rugby Football League is to "investigate after fans ran onto the pitch following Castleford's Challenge Cup semi-final win over Widnes." Police and stewards "had to intervene to stop spectators from the Widnes section at the Leigh Sports Village" ( BBC, 8/11 ). ... The possible scrapping o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/11/14
DFL Expects $335M From Int'l TV Rights

German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert "is expecting drastically higher income from int'l TV rights," according to Joachim Hofer of the SID. Seifert said that the medium-term goal is generating €200M-€250M ($268M-$335M) per season. The Bundesliga currently makes €70M ($94M ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

08/11/14
Focus Shifts Back To Future Of F1

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone emerged from a Munich courtroom $100M poorer "but a free man," according to Robinson & Ross of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The 83-year-old billionaire "stood accused of bribing BayernLB banker Gerhard Gribkowsky in order to maintain control of Formula One." At the outset of t ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

08/11/14
NRL Considering Rookie Entry Draft

The National Rugby League has "commenced negotiations to introduce one of the most sweeping reforms in the 106-year history of the code" by implementing a rookie entry draft system, according to Hooper, Massoud & Wilson of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. NRL powerbrokers have been "researching the c ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

08/11/14
Bilbao Basket Wins Appeal Against ACB

Spanish basketball club Bilbao "could play the upcoming season" in the Spanish Basketball League (ACB) after submitting an appeal to the Spanish Sport Ministry's Administrative Court (TAD), according to LIBERTAD DIGITAL. The ACB " excluded the club for its debt to its players and its failure to dep ...

Tags: Europe, Leagues and Governing Bodies

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug