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Don Garber, MLS (Major League Soccer) Commissioner, spoke to Owen Evans about David Beckham, battling cancer and his plans to push soccer onto the top table of sport in the United States.

  • Date: 
    1 November 2014

    Will the already-maligned world of football transfers turn even murkier when FIFA scraps the official football agent’s licence next spring?

  • Date: 
    1 November 2014

    Antonio Zea, director for global football innovation at adidas, writes exclusively for SportBusiness International about being at the forefront of football’s technological revolution.

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    1 November 2014

    The long-awaited International Premier Tennis League, the latest franchise-based sports competition inspired by the successes of cricket’s Indian Premier League, begins this month. Star players are signed up, but with radio silence from its organisers, a similar competition launching at the same time and tickets still not on sale in one of the host countries, could it be doomed for failure?

  • Date: 
    1 November 2014

    Terry Byrne, David Beckham’s former personal manager and founder of UK-based sports agency 1966, is making a move back into talent management with new venture 10Ten. He spoke to Matt Cutler about working alongside some of world football’s biggest stars.

  • Date: 
    9 October 2014

    Christian Deuringer, director of global brand management at insurance company Allianz, said the brand had to be heavily persuaded into taking its flagship stadium naming rights deal in Munich but described the results as a “dream”.

Daily news summaries

Date: 
31 October 2014

Los Angeles’ new Major League Soccer franchise will be owned by a consortium led by entrepreneur Henry Nguyen, film producer Peter Guber and ESPN analyst Tom Penn, and is set to make its debut in a soccer-specific stadium in 2017, the league has announced.

  • Date: 
    31 October 2014

    Online betting and gaming company Dafabet has agreed a deal to become the new title sponsor of the 2014 Champion of Champions snooker tournament.

  • Date: 
    31 October 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has launched a new OTT platform that will allow subscribers to access premium sports content directly through the internet.

  • Date: 
    31 October 2014

    The North American NBA basketball league has signed up a host of regional partners for its new NBA Sundays localised broadcast initiative.

  • Date: 
    31 October 2014

    The IEC in Sports and RDA TV agencies will provide free live streaming of Saturday’s USA v New Zealand rugby union international in 127 territories, through the backing of match presenting sponsor AIG.

  • Date: 
    31 October 2014

    Singapore has retained its co-hosting rights to the Asean Football Federation’s 2014 AFF Championship national team tournament after concerned organisers were placated regarding fears over the standard of the pitch at the new National Stadium.