• Crew SC: In team's biggest deal, Acura on board as jersey sponsor
    The Columbus Dispatch

    Crew SC: In team's biggest deal, Acura on board as jersey sponsor

    An automotive brand whose manufacturing and research and development operations weave across Ohio will now be woven into Crew SC kits for the foreseeable future. Crew SC announced Acura its new jersey partner today, kicking off a three-year partnership term. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Andy Loughnane, president of business operations for the team, said the agreement represents the largest annual commercial deal in club history. “The integration of a premium brand into the fabric of our jerseys and the fabric of our identity represents another bold step forward for our evolving brand,” Loughane said. “Today is a celebration of two companies that both believe in the power of soccer

  • Turner Said to Win Champions League TV Rights for $180 Million
    Bloomberg

    Turner Said to Win Champions League TV Rights for $180 Million

    Time Warner Inc.’s Turner Sports and Spanish-language broadcaster Univision have acquired the U.S. TV rights to European soccer’s Champions League, according to people familiar with the matter. The three-year deal with soccer’s European governing body, UEFA, starts in 2018. Turner is paying $60 million a year, one of the people said. Univision Holdings Inc. will spend $35 million a year, said Sports Business Daily, which reported the deal earlier Friday. 21st Century Fox Inc. currently holds the U.S. rights to broadcast Champions League matches. The Champions League was one of the few TV sports deals still up for grabs, since most contracts to show professional football, basketball and baseball

  • Leicester City fires Claudio Ranieri: Harsh decision or justified?
    FC Yahoo

    Leicester City fires Claudio Ranieri: Harsh decision or justified?

    May 2, 2016: Leicester City, under manager Claudio Ranieri, beats 5,000-to-1 odds and raises the Premier League trophy. Jan. 9, 2017: Ranieri wins the FIFA Best Men’s Coach award for guiding the Foxes to the most miraculous championship. Feb. 23, 2017