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Jan 20, 2014

Sponsor Zoopla ends West Brom deal after Anelka row

LONDON (Reuters) – Property website Zoopla is ending its sponsorship of English soccer club West Bromwich Albion following an outcry over an alleged anti-Semitic gesture made by striker Nicolas Anelka during a Premier League game last month.

The company said the deal would not continue beyond the end of the current season in May. The statement followed reports that Zoopla would pull out of the 3 million pound ($4.9 million) deal unless West Brom dropped Frenchman Anelka.

Jan 20, 2014

Soccer-Sponsor Zoopla ends West Brom deal after Anelka row

LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – Property website Zoopla is ending its sponsorship of English soccer club West Bromwich Albion following an outcry over an alleged anti-Semitic gesture made by striker Nicolas Anelka during a Premier League game last month.

The company said the deal would not continue beyond the end of the current season in May. The statement followed reports that Zoopla would pull out of the 3 million pound ($4.9 million) deal unless West Brom dropped Frenchman Anelka.

Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 20, 2014
Jan 17, 2014

New racing series to sell electric cars to skeptics

LONDON (Reuters) – There’s a new kid on the block in motor racing this year, a quieter cousin to the brash Formula One, and it has the lofty aim of helping to get consumers to embrace electric cars.

Featuring teams backed by Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio and British entrepreneur Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, Formula E will stage its first race in Beijing in September.

Jan 17, 2014

New electric series has shocks in store

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s plan to award double points for the last race of the season has grand prix purists steamed up but that is nothing compared to the shock the new electric Formula E series intends to deliver later this year.

Organizers of the global city championship starting in September can see a time when their final round becomes entirely virtual.

Jan 17, 2014

Motor racing-New electric series has shocks in store

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Formula One’s plan to award double points for the last race of the season has grand prix purists steamed up but that is nothing compared to the shock the new electric Formula E series intends to deliver later this year.

Organisers of the global city championship starting in September can see a time when their final round becomes entirely virtual.

Jan 16, 2014
Jan 16, 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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