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Sports Ticker (14 January 2022) - Djokovic's Australian visa row, Arsenal's ASA reprimand and Ferrari's NFT foray - a speed-read of commercial updates from the sports world

Published on 14 January 2022. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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During a fortnight which has seen Peter "Snakebite" Wright secure his second victory at the PDC World Darts Championship, the Premier League obtain summary judgment against PPL in the Commercial Court and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Antonio Brown bizarrely exit the MetLife Stadium leading to the termination of his contract with the franchise, we feature the latest on Djokovic's Australian Open debacle, the passing off claim made against "The Good, the Bad and the Rugby" podcast and the salary cap investigation into Premiership Rugby league-leaders Leicester Tigers. We also take a look at Ferrari's foray into the ever-expanding NFT metaverse, the censorship of Arsenal's crypto adverts and the New York Times' acquisition of The Athletic.

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Sports Ticker (23 December 2021) - Women's Rugby Association, 2022 Winter Olympics boycotts and F1's thrilling finale - a speed-read of commercial updates from the sports world

Published on 23 December 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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With Christmas only round the corner, the past fortnight has been particularly busy for the world of sport. With Premier League and EFL clubs choosing to fulfil festive fixtures despite ongoing COVID-19 disruption, this final Sports Ticker for 2021 features the controversial finale in the F1 season, World Rugby's NFT launch, and the formation of the Women's Rugby Association. We also take a look at a potential legal loophole on pitch invaders in women's football, diplomatic boycotts of the 2022 Winter Olympics, as well as Arctos Sports' private equity investment in the NHL. As always, if there are any issues on which you'd like more information (or if you have any questions or feedback), please do let us know or get in touch with your usual contact at RPC. The RPC Sports group wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

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Sports Ticker (13 December 2021) - Crouch's review, World Rugby eligibility rules change and Discovery targets BT Sport

Published on 13 December 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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In a fortnight which has seen Dame Louise Casey's 128-page report published on the events that occurred at this summer's UEFA EURO 2020 final and Tottenham Hotspur fixtures postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the team, we feature the mutual termination of the Mercedes x Kingspan F1 partnership, World Rugby's eligibility rules change and Manchester United's share scheme plan for fans. We also discuss Tracey Crouch MP's report following the Fan Led Review of Football Governance, Discovery's swoop on the DAZN and BT Sport deal and Porsche's Gran Turismo 7 virtual car design.

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Sports Ticker (25 November 2021) - FIFA, UEFA's COP26 commitments, Fnatic's latest partnership and LIV Golf's shake up

Published on 25 November 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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During a fortnight in which Tracey Crouch has reported on her fan-led review into football (more on that in the next edition) and which has seen managerial exits and arrivals in the Premier League, the launch of DAZN's new innovation hub and Czech billionaire Kretinsky acquiring a 27% stake in West Ham, we feature Fnatic's new partnership with the New York Institute of Technology and COP26 commitments from UEFA and FIFA. We also take a look at the racism scandal at Yorkshire Cricket Club, the attempted shake up of professional golf and Sportsbet.io's new crypto fan fund.

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Sports Ticker (9 November 2021) - Valve's NFT ban, new IPL teams and FaZe Clan going public

Published on 09 November 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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During a fortnight which has seen England shine in the T20 World Cup and Glover Teixeira become the oldest first-time champion in UFC history, the Ticker's 50th edition features Valve's ban on NFTs and cryptocurrencies, FaZe Clan's public merger announcement and news of two new teams joining the IPL. We also look at former rugby league players' legal action against the RFL and whether it is the end of the road for the iconic FIFA, EA Sports partnership.

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Sports Ticker (21 October 2021) - A women’s B&I Lions team, UKGC warning on Sorare, and the latest tech innovations

Published on 21 October 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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In a fortnight which has seen UEFA hand England a one-match Wembley Stadium ban for Euro 2020 final crowd trouble, Rory McIlroy dazzle at The CJ Cup and 18 EPL clubs vote to temporarily block certain related party transactions whilst considering future regulations on the issue, we feature the potential for a women's British and Irish Lions team, Google's new partnership with the NBA plus key developments at the interface of sports and technology.

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Sports Ticker (11 October 2021) - DAZN and BT Sport European Super League and new AJ deal

Published on 11 October 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

In a fortnight during which Tyson Fury retained his world title in an epic bout against Deontay Wilder, we feature Qatar joining the F1 circuit, AJ's new "career-long" deal with Matchroom, Excel Esports' exciting additions to its FIFA roster, and DAZN's potential bid for BT Sport.

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Sports Ticker (24 September 2021) - RFU appoints Ilube as new chairman, ECB's new kit sponsorship deal and NFTs meet fantasy

Published on 24 September 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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RPC Sports Ticker (13 September 2021) - Heineken & women's sports, World 12s and gaming restrictions

Published on 13 September 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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In a fortnight during which Emma Raducanu broke countless records by winning the US Open, Cristiano Ronaldo made a goalscoring return to Man United, and where Nike gave US head office workers a week off to re-connect with loved ones and “power down” from work, we feature Heineken's latest partnerships in women's sports, a new rugby tournament proposal and BMW and Fnatic's new esports campaign. We also feature China's latest crackdown on under 18 gaming and the suspended World Cup qualifier game between Argentina and Brazil.

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Sports Ticker (12 August 2021) - UEFA and PlayStation renewal, gaming industry change and Rugby League World Cup

Published on 12 August 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker (29 July 2021) - Premier League v Man City, Rugby League World Cup and F1 TikTok content - a speed-read of key commercial updates from the sports world

Published on 29 July 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker (16 July 2021) - Soul Cap, Jay-Z tackles rugby, and Wimbledon media rights - a speed-read of key commercial updates from the sports world

Published on 16 July 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker (1 July 2021) - Laurel Hubbard, Nike's super spikes and the RFU's COVID Recovery Plan - a speed-read of key commercial updates from the sports world

Published on 01 July 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker (17 June 2021) - RPC Sports Ticker: The FA's first female chair, CVC's "One Tennis" plans and Boris backs bowler

Published on 17 June 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Sports Ticker (3 June 2021) - Parkrun, F1 Salary Cap and Copa America - a speed-read of key commercial updates from the sports world

Published on 03 June 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Sports Ticker (25 May 2021) - Tokyo Olympics' vaccinations, Premier League NFTs and Lineker v HMRC

Published on 25 May 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.

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Sports Ticker (12 April 2021) - British Cycling World Rugby and the Tokyo Olympics

Published on 12 April 2021. By Jeremy Drew, Head of TMT and Joshua Charalambous, Senior Associate and Samuel Coppard, Associate and Jaleela Johnson, Associate and Joseph Akwaboa, Associate

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Welcome to the latest edition of the RPC Sports Ticker ­ providing fortnightly bite­size updates from around the sports industry.

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