Sports Ticker 1 – Saracens, DeepMind AI, Under Armour
We are delighted to welcome you to the first RPC Sports Ticker - providing fortnightly bite-size updates from around the sports industry.
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The idea is simple - we pick five interesting updates from the sports world each fortnight, and give you a topical snippet for each (with a twist). The topics will cover a range of commercial and legal developments from the market, across a variety of sports. The Ticker is designed to make it easier for those in the sports space to keep up-to-speed with the latest stories - we do the running around, so you don't have to. Our goal? A bite-size email that takes just 2-3 minutes to read.
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1. Saracens found to have side-stepped salary cap
In probably the biggest story in English rugby since the bloodgate scandal, Saracens have been docked 35 points and fined c. £5 million after an independent disciplinary panel hearing found the club to have breached salary cap regulations.
2. Out of this world: DeepMind AI conquers eSport game
DeepMind claims it has developed the first artificial intelligence to reach the top league of an eSport video game.
3. City call-in Cisco for telecoms partnership
City Football Group has announced that Cisco has become the club's new Official Technology Partner.
4. Match-winning Liverpool free to contract with Nike next season
Liverpool FC has successfully defended a claim by New Balance and is free to enter into a new kit supply and sponsorship agreement with Nike.
5. Under attack: Under Armour falls foul of advertising rules
The ASA has ruled against Under Armour for making misleading claims in relation to its 'Athlete Recovery Sleepwear' range.