SportBusiness International Newswire

Date: 
20 August 2014

An investment group led by former Washington Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin has struck a deal to acquire a “substantial” minority stake in the New York Islanders that will increase to a controlling shareholding in the National Hockey League franchise in two years’ time.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Fifa has maintained it will not re-open the voting process for the hosting rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but president Sepp Blatter said that the confidential report into the bidding process for football’s showpiece events will be published in part.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    World football’s governing body Fifa has said its ban on third-party ownership (TPO) of players will be introduced on May 1.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Financial services company Bayerische Landesbank and Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of the Formula One motor-racing series, have filed lawsuits against each other this week, according to the Bloomberg news agency.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    English Premiership rugby union team Saracens has called for the league to scrap its salary cap to ensure its teams remain competitive among Europe’s elite.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani has opted to extend its partnership with the Euroleague Basketball European club competition.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster DirecTV has secured exclusive broadcast and naming rights to the Liga de las Americas club competition in a deal struck with basketball’s world governing body, Fiba.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    UK media regulator Ofcom has said Sky’s dominance of the UK pay-television sports rights market could harm competition, but stated it is “less clear” that an obligation to share content with other broadcasters should be extended to its rival, telecommunications company BT.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Major League Soccer expansion franchise New York City FC has announced a multi-year agreement to make regional pay-television sports broadcaster Yes Network its exclusive local television partner ahead of its 2015 debut in the North American club football competition.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Microsoft has signed a two-year extension to its shirt sponsorship deal with Major League Soccer team Seattle Sounders, according to GeekWire.com.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Swiss dairy produce association Interprofession du Gruyère has extended its deal as an official partner of the Tour de Suisse cycling race.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    PyeongChang 2018 organisers have signed off on an 85.9bn won (€62.9m/$78.1m) plan to address one of the key venue concerns for South Korea’s staging of the winter Olympic Games, while another senior political figure has rejected the idea of the country sharing hosting rights to the event.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Billionaire Dietmar Hopp’s majority control of German Bundesliga top-tier football club Hoffenheim has been approved by the DFL, the country’s football league.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    D.C. United has moved a major step closer to ending its long-running search for a soccer-specific stadium after D.C. Council adopted legislation that sets out the financing and the terms through which the District and the Major League Soccer (MLS) team will build a $300m (€241.9m) facility.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) will choose between Stuttgart, Germany and Rotterdam, the Netherlands for the host of its 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    North American ice hockey league the NHL has further enhanced its green agenda by appointing Constellation as its official preferred energy provider.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Sports medicine specialist Clinica Meds, telecommunications provider Movistar and education institute Santo Tomas have reached deals to be national supporters of the Fifa U-17 World Cup national team football tournament when it arrives in Chile next year.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Turkish Super Lig football club Galatasaray has entered into a partnership with Russian oil company Lukoil.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    The International Olympic Committee has completed its rights sales for the 2016 summer Olympic Games after agreeing a deal with Cuban state broadcaster Instituto Cubano de Radio y Televisión.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Transport, utilities and private construction business QTS Group has reached a deal with the Scottish Professional Football League to serve as the presenting sponsor for the closing stages of its 2014-15 League Cup club competition.

  • Date: 
    19 December 2014

    Pay-television broadcaster Sky Deutschland has acquired rights in Germany and Austria for the Uefa Europa League European club football tournament.

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