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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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    29 Aug 2001

    International sports management firm IMG has gained the rights to license TopGolf, the new golf practice and leisure facility run by UK-based World Golf Systems.

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    29 Aug 2001

    Boxing fans will have to wait until October to see former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in a boxing ring, despite a previous announcement this week stating that the renowned boxer would fight in September.

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    29 Aug 2001

    Kenyan cricket chiefs have asked the sport's world governing body for more international matches following the recent West Indies tour of the country.

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    29 Aug 2001

    The World Wrestling Federation will produce a new two-hour magazine format series, WWF Excess, to anchor broadcaster TNN's new five-hour Saturday night sports and entertainment line-up, "Slammin' Saturday Night”.

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    29 Aug 2001

    US cable network, Black Entertainment Television (BET) is in talks with professional wrestling body Urban Wrestling Alliance (UWA) with regard to a series of weekly shows.

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    29 Aug 2001

    Shares in London Stock Market-listed Sportech Plc, owners of betting and gaming firm Littlewoods Leisure, rose yesterday as it announced a deal for Littlewoods to be the exclusive sponsor of ITV's interactive football coverage.

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    29 Aug 2001

    Nasdaq-listed sporting goods e-commerce company Global Sports has provided guidance for the fourth quarter of 2001 and for the full year 2002 that is significantly better than the current average of analysts' expectations for those periods.

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    29 Aug 2001

    An NHL player agent has dismissed claims clubs are spending too much to attract the star names - despite mounting fears wage bills at some teams are spiralling out of control.

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    29 Aug 2001

    Soccer Australia has forged ahead with its decision to give its primary broadcaster the Seven Network a larger role in the running of the sport by announcing the appointment of senior executive Shane Wood to the Soccer Australia Board.

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    29 Aug 2001

    Unilever – which includes amongst its brands Flora, long-time sponsor of the London Marathon - has appointed the sponsorship strategy consultancy Redmandarin to lead the development of best practice sponsorship guidelines for use by all its regions and brands worldwide.

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    29 Aug 2001

    US Spanish-language network Univision Communications has promoted from within with the appointment of Ray Rodriguez to the new role of president and CEO of the media company.

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    29 Aug 2001

    Shoxygen Sports Marketing, the interactive online marketing solutions company for advertisers and publishers, has announced that AllianceSports/Rivals.com, Swell.com, Snowboarding.com and Boarding.com will be joining its network of sports related websites.

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    29 Aug 2001

    The government reviews of England’s beleaguered Wembley Stadium and the national athletics stadium at Picketts Lock, both being assessed by former Prison Service director Patrick Carter, will not be available until this Friday and next week respectively.

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