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Insider Sport: On The Ball – Ongoing civil unrest sees Copa moved from Chile

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the Copa Libertadores move, Eintracht Frankfurt’s digital expansion and Middlesborough’s support of Responsible Gambling Week 2019.  Chilean unrest sees Copa Libertadores final moved to Peru Conembol, the governing body for South American football, …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – China to host 2021 FIFA Club World Cup

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This week’s OTB reports on the latest MLS expansion franchise, FIFA’s Club World Cup announcement and Amazon’s latest fly-on-the-wall documentary featuring Tottenham Hotspur.  FIFA awards hosting rights of the 2021 Club World Cup to China China PR has …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Bury, Bolton and Matthew McConaughey

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at the plight of Bury, the saving Bolton and MLS expansions. Austin lands Oscar-winning investor  Major League Soccer (MLS) expansion franchise Austin FC has unveiled academy award winning actor Matthew McConaughey as a minority owner. …

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InsiderSport: On The Ball – Sterling, MLS and UEFA

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, InsiderSport has you covered. This edition looks at MLS expansions and the latest in La Liga broadcasting. ITV continues successful La Liga partnership A last minute deal struck between ITV and La Liga will see the British broadcaster televise the opening game …

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Daniel Sturridge fined and suspended after betting breach

Daniel Sturridge, former Liverpool FC and England striker, has been issued with a six week suspension and a £75,000 fine after being found guilty of breaching betting rules. The charges relate to allegations brought towards the footballer during the January 2018 transfer window.  In that transfer window, Sturridge completed a late loan move to West Bromwich Albion, however, throughout the month he had been …

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New York Red Bulls may look to win big with betting partnership

It has been reported by the  that MLS franchise, New York Red Bulls are holding talks with betting companies over potentially selling the naming rights to the club’s 25,000 seater stadium.   Since its opening in 2010, the stadium has been named after the club’s primary sponsor Red Bull, however according to a report by the SportsBusiness Journal, the franchise is …

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BETR offering evolves with elevated sports markets

Following the successful launch of BETR’s platform for the World Cup, growth has continued for the BETR app with new markets including the J-league and MLS, as well as plans to offer baseball and horseracing in the very near future. BETR is also delighted to have recently completed an agreement with Changelly for listing on their exchange, which will enable …

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Why the time is right for a North American World Cup

Whilst the footballing world is heavily focused on Russia 2018, in less than one week FIFA will congregate on Moscow to announce the destination of the 2026 World Cup. Football’s governing body will decide whether the joint bid by the USA, Mexico and Canada is successful or whether the tournament is heading to the North African region of Morocco for …

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DraftKings raises further $100 million through Eldridge Industries LA

Bloomberg USA has reported that daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator DraftKings has raised a further $100 million (£84 million) in venture financing led by Los Angeles VC fund Eldridge Industries. The  VC fund which is headed-up by Los Angeles Dodgers MLB franchise owner Todd Boehly joins DraftKings’ portfolio of 17 core investors (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/draftkings#/entity ) To date, DraftKings has raised approximately …

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Sportradar nets NBA real-time data & statistics global distribution partnership

The NBA has announced a multiyear global data and statistics distribution agreement with Sportradar and Second Spectrum. Restructuring its data, insights and analysis infrastructure, the NBA will implement a new Sportradar and Second Spectrum developed state-of- the-art league-wide player tracking system. Beginning season 2017/18 the partnership will further see Sportradar become the official ‘Global Distributor’ of real-time NBA league and match …

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