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The Business of Sports Management
A Sports Management news resource designed to support the book The Business of Sport Management, eds. John Beech and Simon Chadwick, Pearson Education. Regularly updated with news from the world of Sports Management.. See also http://tinyurl.com/TBOEM for Events Management news, including, for example, the FIFA World Cups.  Using the TAGS below is strongly recommended.
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Cheltenham Festival to reduce field sizes in bid to improve safety

Cheltenham Festival to reduce field sizes in bid to improve safety | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
A British Horseracing Authority report has made 17 recommendations for all Cheltenham fixtures and jumps racing as a whole following an investigation into the death of seven horses at this year’s Festival
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Barcelona scrap plans to face Girona in Miami in January

Barcelona scrap plans to face Girona in Miami in January | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Barcelona end plans to play Girona in a La Liga fixture in Miami due to a "lack of consensus" between stakeholders.
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Rangers borrowing tops £22m - more than Scottish football's professional clubs combined

Rangers borrowing tops £22m - more than Scottish football's professional clubs combined | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Rangers borrowed more than £22m in their latest year's accounts, a report showing the amount of borrowing in football has claimed.
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Gambling firms agree 'whistle-to-whistle' television sport advertising ban

Gambling firms agree 'whistle-to-whistle' television sport advertising ban | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Britain's leading gambling companies voluntarily agree to a "whistle-to-whistle" television advertising ban.
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Rangers chairman Dave King says some shareholders have links to organised crime

Rangers chairman Dave King says some shareholders have links to organised crime | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Rangers chairman Dave King has told a court he suspects some shareholders in the club have links to organised crime.
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Monmouth Park launches appeal to claim $140m damages from pro leagues

Monmouth Park, the New Jersey racetrack that led the charge to overturn the US federal ban on sports gambling, is still seeking $140m (€123m) in damages from the pro leagues who opposed its effort.
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French dominate European clubs, English barely lead in their own country, finds report

French dominate European clubs, English barely lead in their own country, finds report | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
November 27 – French developed players dominate Europe’s Big 5 leagues with almost one in five minutes being played (19.7% of total minutes) by players who grew up in the country.
The data, compiled by the CIES Football Observatory, ranked the French ahead of the Spaniards (15.2%) and the Germans (9.8%).
Of the Big 5 leagues England were bottom with just 7.5% of minutes played by English developed players, figures that are just 15% of Brazilian players in Europe and 1% behind Italy. Read more …
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Investigation uncovers mass Cypriot match-fixing scam led by Chinese club investor

Investigation uncovers mass Cypriot match-fixing scam led by Chinese club investor | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
November 20 – More than 30 close-season friendly games in Cyprus during 2016, 2017, and 2018 were allegedly fixed, according to local reports citing a probe by a Romanian member of the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC), a widespread media network.
The scam reportedly involved fake referees who were part of an intricate match-fixing network involving agents, investors, and players.
Starting from January 2016 and running over three years, at least eight individuals from Romania, Read more …
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FC Internazionale And AC Milan Sign Memorandum Of Understanding On Stadium

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USA Gymnastics expects to pay $75m-$150m to sexual assault victims

The crisis at USA Gymnastics shows no sign of stopping. The beleaguered governing body expects to pay between $75m (€66m) and $150m to victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse…
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Infantino interfered in changes to FIFA ethics code - report

Infantino interfered in changes to FIFA ethics code - report | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
FIFA chief Gianni Infantino broke the world soccer body's rules by interfering in the rewriting of its ethics code, German magazine Der Spiegel and European Investigative Collaborations, a network of international media, reported on Friday.
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Infantino puts $25bn overhaul of world soccer competitions on hold

Gianni Infantino’s plans to launch a $25bn (€22bn) overhaul of world soccer competitions has been postponed after Fifa set up a taskforce to examine proposals for a new Club World Cup and Global…
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European Leagues slam Infantino’s half-baked $25bn competition sell-off

European Leagues slam Infantino’s half-baked $25bn competition sell-off | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
October 25 – Gianni Infantino’s controversial $25 billion plan for two new international tournaments has come under further attack, this time from the umbrella body representing Europe’s major leagues.
Infantino’s proposal for a revamped expanded Club World Cup and a global Nations League is back on the agenda for Friday’s FIFA Council meeting in Rwanda with the FIFA president at last expected to divulge details of his pet project that is in danger of disrupting the entire footballing calendar. Read more …
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Team Sky searches for new backer as Sky pulls out

Team Sky searches for new backer as Sky pulls out | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Sky has announced it is withdrawing its backing for the Team Sky cycling team at the end of 2019. The team was launched in 2010 by the same people who masterminded British Cycling’s successes on the…
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IOC steps back from esports, says talk of Olympic inclusion is “premature”

IOC steps back from esports, says talk of Olympic inclusion is “premature” | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
The IOC has poured cold water over building speculation that esports could become an Olympic sport in the near future, calling such conversations “premature”. The topic was discussed by a group of…
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USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy following sex abuse scandal

USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy following sex abuse scandal | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
USA Gymnastics has filed for bankruptcy in a move which the embattled
governing claims will enable it to "expeditiously resolve" the claims
made by th...
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La Liga takes Spanish FA to court over battle to play Girona-Barcelona in Miami

La Liga takes Spanish FA to court over battle to play Girona-Barcelona in Miami | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
La Liga is taking the Spanish Football Association (RFEF) to court in its fight to play Girona's home league game against Barcelona in Miami.
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Premiership Rugby agrees sale of minority stake to CVC

After months of searching, England’s Premiership Rugby has secured fresh investment, finalising a deal with former Formula One ownership group CVC Capital Partners, according to RugbyPass.
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RFU posts £30.9m loss, looks to new financial future

The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) has acknowledged changing market conditions as it today (Monday) revealed a £30.9m (€34.9m/$39.6m) loss and the forced redundancy of 54 members of staff.
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Chelsea spotlighted as Premier League clubs face FIFA scrutiny over rules on signing minors

Chelsea spotlighted as Premier League clubs face FIFA scrutiny over rules on signing minors | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
By Andrew Warshaw
November 15 – FIFA is reported to be investigating five Premier League clubs over possible violations of rules covering the signing of foreign players under the age of 18.
If found guilty, according to several British newspapers, all five risk transfer bans.
The probe was first reported by the French investigative website Mediapart which claims FIFA’s Integrity and Compliance unit has internally proposed a two-year transfer ban on Chelsea stretching across four windows. Read more …
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Tiger Woods ‘turns down record £2.5m offer to play in Saudi Arabia’

Tiger Woods has turned down a £2.5m (€2.9m/$3.3m) pay day – the largest known golf appearance fee – to play in the European Tour’s inaugural event in Saudi Arabia next year, according to the Daily…
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Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France's Best Football Team

Emirates Is Ending Its Sponsorship of France's Best Football Team | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Dubai airline Emirates plans to sever ties to Paris Saint-Germain as the soccer team seeks a more lucrative sponsorship deal and relations between the Dubai airline Emirates will sever ties to Paris Saint-Germain as the soccer team seeks a better sponsorship deal and politics complicate the relationship.
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Rangers losses double to £13m after recruitment drive

Rangers losses double to £13m after recruitment drive | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
Rangers losses double to £14m after recruitment drive. Rangers International Football Club plc results saw revenues rise but wages also climb.
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LaLiga threatens legal action after Fifa Council opposes USA match

LaLiga threatens legal action after Fifa Council opposes USA match | The Business of Sports Management | Scoop.it
LaLiga has vowed to go to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in its ongoing fight to stage official league matches in the United States. On Friday, the Fifa Council voiced its opposition to LaLiga’s…
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