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Liverpool and Manchester United in discussions to join new European Premier League

Liverpool and Manchester United are taking part in negotiations to join a new European Super League, according to reports. Earlier this month, the top flight duo were spearheading a campaign, titled ‘Project Bigger Picture’, to reform the Premier League. The new campaign would have axed two teams from the league, giving the ‘big six’ “enhanced voting rights”. However, this was …

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FA advances all levels of Women’s football

The Football Association (FA) has announced a new, four-year sustainable strategy to ensure the future of women’s football in England. The project, called ‘Inspiring Positive Change’, has eight key remits, which are listed as: early participation, development participation, club player pathway, elite domestic leagues and competitions, England, football for all, coaching and refereeing. As part of the plan, football will …

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Cyprus CSO becomes first GLMS ‘Sport Associate Member’

The Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS) has welcomed Cyprus Sports Organisation (CSO) as its first Sport Associate Member since the launch of its updated statutes. As the highest sport authority in the country, CSO is a semi-governmental non-profit organisation established in 1969. Its main objectives are, among others, the development of sports outside schools, the coordination of sport life in the country, the cultivation …

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Inside Edge: The case for the defence in the Premier League

defenders - Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings (right) celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London.

There’s been little reaction from sportsbooks to a near 50% rise in goals by defenders in the Premier League, notes Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – in his Friday round-up of the weekend’s sporting activity. We’re already into the fifth week of the season and so much has happened already. Shock results by big scorelines …

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SPFL launches Championship OTT powered by StreamAMG

The Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) has launched an exclusive online streaming platform operated by OTT specialist StreamAMG, broadcasting all Scottish Championship matches. The OTT platform has been launched to cater for international audiences, helping overseas fans follow live action of Scotland’s second tier of professional football. Meanwhile, domestically Scottish Championship clubs will be allowed to use the platform for …

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UK racing launches ‘Racehorse Relief Fund’ to maintain stud welfare

UK racing has announced the launch of a ‘Racehorse Relief Fund’, managed by the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA) in support of stud owners, trainers and UK stables mitigating the financial hardships brought on by the ongoing global COVID-19 crisis. The ROA’s fund has been granted approval by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) to serve as a relief programme for UK …

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Betsson upgrades group racing content with SIS 24/7 betting channels

Betsson AB has significantly expanded its live racing content by integrating Sports Information Services’ (SIS) 24/7 live betting channels across its European sportsbook portfolio. The agreement marks Betsson’s ‘first-ever group-wide content deal‘, which will see SIS racing channels streamed across its sportsbook subsidiaries of RaceBets, Betsson, Betsafe and NordicBet.  Betsson has highlighted its SIS channel integration as a key sportsbook …

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RMG leads media and betting duties for QIPCO British Champions Day

Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has been charged with delivering the media and betting rights for UK racing’s most valuable raceday – Ascot’s ‘QIPCO British Champions Day’ (QBCD) hosted on Saturday 17 October. British Champions Series Ltd (BCSL), organisers of QIPCO British Champions Day, have entrusted RMG to distribute the global media rights for its £2.5 million Ascot raceday. RMG will …

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Svenska Spel and SvFF brand Sweden as ‘Zombie nation’ on sports integrity  

In a joint-article published by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Svenska Spel CEO Patrick Hofbauer and Swedish FA (SvFF) General Secretary Håkan Sjöstrand have called for an immediate overhaul of Sweden’s ‘match-fixing council’.  The Swedish government established its match-fixing council on 1 January 2019, coinciding with the launch of Sweden’s re-regulated online gambling marketplace. The council was earmarked as a key agency …

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FA stands by ‘golden share’ to thwart Premier League power grab

The Times has reported that the FA is willing to implement a ‘golden share’ in a move to block Premier League giants from pursuing a radical overhaul of English football’s competition and reward structures. Dominating this weekend’s football headlines, the Daily Telegraph published its exclusive report outlining the objectives and changes that had been drafted by the owners of Liverpool …

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