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Apr 11, 2014
Apr 11, 2014
Apr 11, 2014

Rugby-New European competition to follow UEFA sponsorship model

LONDON, April 11 (Reuters) – The new European club rugby competition launching next season will not have a title sponsor but instead seek a group of backers, emulating a model that has proved lucrative for Champions League soccer.

The European Rugby Champions Cup will replace the Heineken Cup and involve 20 teams from the continent’s six main rugby-playing nations, settling a long-running dispute about the format of the tournament.

Apr 7, 2014

Britain plans tighter controls on betting machines

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Britain plans to tighten
controls on the high-stakes gambling machines whose numbers have
grown rapidly in town centre betting shops in recent years,
sparking a warning from the gaming industry that hundreds of
jobs could be put at risk.

Anti-gambling campaigners have long warned of the addictive
nature of these machines, often cited in poor inner-city areas
and which feature games such as roulette allowing as much as 300
pounds to be staked a minute.

Apr 7, 2014
Apr 7, 2014

Nissan to replace Ford as Champions League soccer sponsor

LONDON (Reuters) – Nissan will replace Ford as a sponsor of Champions League soccer from next season to support its efforts to become the leading Asian carmaker in Europe, the Japanese company said on Monday.

Nissan said the four-year agreement was its largest sponsorship deal but gave no financial details. It declined to comment on media reports that it was paying as much as $75 million per season for the rights.

Apr 7, 2014

Nissan to replace Ford as Champions League sponsor

LONDON (Reuters) – Nissan will replace Ford as a sponsor of Champions League football from next season to support its efforts to become the leading Asian carmaker in Europe, the Japanese company said on Monday.

Nissan said the four-year agreement was its largest sponsorship deal but gave no financial details. It declined to comment on media reports that it was paying as much as $75 million per season for the rights.

Apr 7, 2014

Soccer-Nissan to replace Ford as Champions League soccer sponsor

LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Nissan will replace Ford as a sponsor of Champions League soccer from next season to support its efforts to become the leading Asian carmaker in Europe, the Japanese company said on Monday.

Nissan said the four-year agreement was its largest sponsorship deal but gave no financial details. It declined to comment on media reports that it was paying as much as $75 million per season for the rights.

Apr 3, 2014
Apr 3, 2014
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      "Sports Business Correspondent, a new role at Reuters. I was previously UK Chief Correspondent and have also worked in Italy, Ireland and the Netherlands during more than 20 years with Reuters. I have also worked as an editor in a number of senior roles."
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