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SportBusiness International Newswire

20 Aug 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.

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    7 Aug 2018

    Nascar president Brian France has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the North American stock car-racing series amid reports he was arrested on Sunday for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of a controlled substance.

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    25 Jul 2018

    Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote has reaffirmed his interest in buying Arsenal amid reports that Alisher Usmanov is seeking to sell his 30 per cent stake in the team, while the English Premier League outfit has dampened speculation that chief executive Ivan Gazidis could leave the club.

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    24 Jul 2018

    The International Judo Federation (IJF) has opted to suspend scheduled events in Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over the treatment of Israeli athletes in both countries.

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    23 Jul 2018

    Italian Serie A football club Parma has retained its top-flight status but has labelled a points deduction and a two-year ban for forward Emanuele Calaio as “extremely disappointing” as it prepares an appeal against sanctions imposed for what the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has classed as attempted match-fixing.

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    23 Jul 2018

    Sergio Marchionne, chairman and chief executive of Ferrari, has stepped aside from his position in a development that removes a combative key player in Liberty Media’s ongoing efforts to reform the Formula One motor-racing championship.

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    20 Jul 2018

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president Andrew Parsons and International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) counterpart Morinari Watanabe will be proposed as two of nine new members, as the leaders of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and world football’s governing body Fifa continue to be sidelined.

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    19 Jul 2018

    The French Rugby Federation (FFR) has today (Thursday) signed an agreement for the Stade de France to remain as the home of showpiece rugby union fixtures in the country, with the deal set to lead to renovation work for the 80,698-seat venue.

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    19 Jul 2018

    A referendum will be held in Miami in November on the David Beckham-led group’s latest stadium proposal for its Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise, after the proposal was narrowly approved yesterday (Wednesday).

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  • News
    18 Jul 2018

    Vin Lananna has resigned as president of TrackTown USA and chairman of the local organising committee (LOC) for the 2021 World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, stating he wants to devote more of his time to assess the future of the sport in the US.

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    13 Jul 2018

    The International Boxing Association (Aiba) has today (Friday) continued its reform efforts by launching a New Foundation Plan which seeks to lay the groundwork for the future of the organisation.

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