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Data Streaming Deal for Northern Ireland Football League

The Northern Ireland Football League has become the official partner of Trackchamp, a collaboration of Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment and Chyronhego. Trackchamp streams live video and graphics and as a result of this deal will accumulate performance data for every Danske Bank Premiership game as of next season. Andrew Johnston, managing director NIFL, s...

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Tabcorp Holdings Purchases ACTTAB for A$105.5M

Australian bookmaking company Tabcorp Holdings has purchased the ACTTAB betting agency for A$105.5 million by the Australian Capital Territory provincial government. Tabcorp CEO David Attenborough said,"We look forward to leveraging our capabilities to strengthen the product offering available to ACTTAB customers and to deliver the best outcome for the racing...

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Microgaming Sponsoring The BiG Foundation

Microgaming will be sponsoring The BiG Foundation, a charitable organization in the UK, at an upcoming BiG Sports Dinner on Wednesday 10th September 2014, at The Dorchester Hotel in London. 'We are delighted to have Microgaming show such an interest in this inaugural event. The founders believe there is a real need for an organisation such as ours within our...

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Premier League: Ross Barkley signs new Everton contract

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley has signed a four-year contract extension with the Toffees, despite great interest for him from England's top clubs. The 20-year-old attacking midfielder scored six Premier League goals last season and was part of the England squad at the World Cup in Brazil. Everton boss Roberto Martinez said: "It is a four-year deal which reflect...

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Premier League: Yaya Toure confirms he will remain at Manchester City

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure says he wants to stay at the club for "as long as possible". Earlier this summer there were reports claiming that the Ivorian midfielder was unhappy at the club. The player's agent, Dimitry Seluk, had claimed Toure felt "disrespected" by the club's owners. But Toure decided to clarify things, even though a bit late: "It w...

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Premier League: Tottenham target Southampton duo

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and forward Jay Rodriguez are close to joining former boss Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham, British media reports claim. There are talks between the two clubs and the two 24-year-old players seem set to join Spurs. Southampton have already sold Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Calum Chambers...

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Tennis: Serena Williams will be fit for US Open

Serena Williams will be able to defend her US Open title after recovering from the virus which took her out of the Wimbledon tournament earlier this year. The world number one, aged 32, had to end her doubles match with sister Venus earlier this month after struggling to serve. Some said that she was either drunk or on drugs during that match but the official exp...

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Premier League: Liverpool sign Dejan Lovren

Liverpool have completed their fifth signing of the summer: Southampton defender Dejan Lovren in a deal worth 20 million pounds. The 25-year-old Croatia centre-back is the third Saints player to move to Anfield during this transfer window and he signed a four-year contract with the Reds. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said: "This is a very important signing...

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Premier League: Arsenal complete Calum Chambers signing

Arsenal have signed England Under-19 defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for around 16 million pounds. The 19-year-old defender has made 25 appearances for Southampton. He is a versatile player that could be an option as a right back, central defender or even in midfield. "The way he adapted to the Premier League last season at a young age shows that he h...

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Premier League: Louis van Gaal says his squad is imbalanced

New Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal believes his squad is not balanced, despite an impressive display against American side LA Galaxy and a 7-0 success in his first game in charge. Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and rookie defender Reece James all scored twice in the friendly win in front of 86,432 at the Rose Bowl in California. Van Gaal says his squad has...

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Premier League: Jose Mourinho considers re-signing Drogba

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says Didier Drogba "belongs" at the club and that he is thinking about re-signing the veteran striker. The Ivorian star, now aged 36, won 10 trophies at Chelsea from 2004-2012 and is available on a free transfer from Galatasaray. Mourinho said the club were thinking about bringing back the legendary forward, but that the decision wou...

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UK Politicians Consider Extension of Levy on Horse Racing Wagers

Labour Party politicians in the UK intend to raise money and awareness for problem gambling by an extension of the current horse racing levy placed on bets taken by retail and online bookmakers. 'We believe it is right that businesses that make money from sport should contribute to sport," said Clive Efford, the shadow sports minister according to The Guardi...

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Primera Liga: Barcelona sign defender Jeremy Mathieu

Barcelona have completed the signing of Valencia defender Jeremy Mathieu on a four-year contract for a fee of £15.8m. Mathieu, aged 30, has won just two caps for France and can play at left-back or centre-back. He is the one who will replace former captain Carles Puyol, who has retired from playing after 15 years at the club. A Barcelona statement said: "The...

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Premier League: Tottenham sign Swansea's Davies and Vorm

Tottenham have signed Swansea City duo Ben Davies and Michel Vorm, with midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson moving from the Spurs to the Swans. Wales full-back Davies, aged 21, has signed a five-year deal while Netherlands goalkeeper Vorm, aged 30, has agreed a four-year contract with the Spurs. Iceland international midfielder Sigurdsson, aged 24, has signed a four-year...

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TVG Network Extends New York Racing Association Contract

Betfair subsidiary, TVG Network, sealed a multi-year contract extension with the New York Racing Association (NYRA). High definition telecasts will receive increased exposure as a result of the deal. Kip Levin, CEO of TVG and Betfair USA, said that both companies have invested in High Definition television capabilities during the last year and the extended...

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International Football: Carlos Dunga named as new Brazil head coach

Brazil have named former player Dunga as their new coach for the second time. Dunga was the captain of Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning team and he also coached the national team from 2006 to 2010. "I am immensely happy to be back," said the 50-year-old coach. Dunga replaces Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned after Brazil reached the semi-finals of the 2014 Wor...

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Premier League: Stoke sign Barcelona forward Bojan Krkic

Stoke City have signed attacker Bojan Krkic from Barcelona on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee. Bojan, now aged 23, had made his debut for Barcelona at the age of 16 and was touted as a future superstar. He failed to secure a first team spot at the Nou Camp though and spent several seasons on loan. Last season he was on loan at Ajax, where he scored fo...

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2014 World Cup Matches Boosted French Sportsbook Traffic

President of the French regulator ARJEL, Charles Coppolani, says that the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was beneficial for French sports betting operators and has helped to boost suffering revenues. French sportsbooks saw an increase in wagers due to the the World Cup matches. The chief regulator said that wager averaged around Euro 10 to Euro 18 per match but...

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Tour de France: Michael Rogers wins stage 16

Australian Michael Rogers took victory in stage 16 of the Tour de France, the longest of this year's race. The 34-year-old Tinkoff-Saxo rider placed the decisive attack on the descent with three kilometres remaining on the Carcassonne to Bagneres-de-Luchon route. It was his first stage victory on the Tour and followed his two stage wins at the Giro d'Italia this...

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Primera Liga: James Rodriguez joins Real Madrid

Real Madrid have signed World Cup Golden Boot winner James Rodriguez from French Ligue 1 club Monaco. The 23-year-old Colombian player has signed a six-year deal at the Bernabeu. The reported fee was around 80million euros, making Rodriguez the fourth most expensive transfer of all time after Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. Rodriguez scored six go...

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