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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

    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”.

  • Date: 
    9 October 2014

    Omar Johnson, executive vice-president for marketing at Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, has said the use of his company's products by athletes at the 2012 London Olympic Games wasn't 'ambush marketing'.

  • Date: 
    9 October 2014

    Mundane family photos, courtside experiences and getting the timing right were among the themes as the NBA and Facebook discussed how to create engaging social media content at the Leaders Sports Summit this afternoon.

  • Date: 
    9 October 2014

    CRM experts from some of the world’s biggest sports teams shared views on how best to use digital channels to generate revenue from fans at the Leaders Sport Business Summit today.

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

    Vietnamese public-service broadcaster VTV has acquired exclusive rights for the 2014 Suzuki Cup national team football tournament.

  • Date: 
    31 October 2014

    Digital services company Spark New Zealand has agreed a deal to offer discounted coverage of the North American National Basketball Association (NBA).

  • Date: 
    31 October 2014

    The NBC Sports Group division of US media company NBCUniversal has extended a rights deal for the Breeders’ Cup horseracing event.

  • Date: 
    30 October 2014

    Jerome Valcke, secretary general of football’s global governing body Fifa, has responded to the furore surrounding the use of artificial surfaces for the 2015 Women’s World Cup by stating the men’s edition could be played on such pitches “sooner rather than later,” while France and Korea have submitted bid documents for the 2019 edition of the women’s showpiece.

  • Date: 
    30 October 2014

    Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said he is considering running for his old position after being cleared of accusations levelled at him by the current administration that his tenure left the Spanish Liga football club saddled with debt.