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  • Rival bidders eye control of West Ham “within weeks”

    By Nick Harris 10 January 2010 West Ham’s Icelandic owners look likely to sell the club before the end of January, with at least two rival bidders “at an advanced stage of the due diligence process”, according to a source familiar with the situation. The source added that “negotiations are ongoing with more than one […]

  • Premier League stars not insured for Angola dangers

    By Nick Harris 9 January 2010 The majority of the footballers at the African Nations’ Cup are uninsured by their national associations for “catastrophic” events including terrorist attacks and kidnapping. The responsibility for such insurance thus falls onto individual clubs, and several Premier League players currently in Angola for the tournament are not covered because […]

  • Togo players shot en route to the African Nations Cup

    8 January 2010 Terrorist gunmen in Angola – host nation for the 2010 Africa Nations Cup, which starts on Sunday – today shot and wounded members of Togo’s team and their support staff, two of them “seriously”, as they travelled by coach through the host country. The central defender Serge Akakpo, 22, who plays in […]

  • Higgins hungry for Masters as snooker starts new era with fresh appetite

    8 January 2010 The first snooker tournament of the new year and a new era starts on Sunday at Wembley arena when The Masters gets underway. The old regime at World Snooker –  the commercial arm of the WPBSA governing body – was swept away last month when Sir Rodney Walker was deposed as chairman. […]

  • English football crowds on course for a 50-year high

    By Brian Sears 8 January 2009 English football crowds are on course for a 50-year high if ticket sales in the current season are maintained across the nation’s four professional divisions. An initial forecast by sportingintelligence is that total gates in 2009-10 will be in the region of 30.4m people. That would be higher than […]

  • NFL-EPL dual owners finding success on just one side of the pond

    4 January 2010 With the NFL regular season ending last night, it strikes us that there is something quirky about the standings: every owner that also has a stake in an English Premier League club has endured an awful season back home in American football. The Cleveland Browns of Randy Lerner (Aston Villa) finished with […]

  • Button surges to pole in diplomacy stakes at new-look McLaren

    4 January 2010 Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton have been giving their views on the upcoming season at the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes website. Hamilton did much to revive interest in F1 in the UK a couple of years ago, then Button stole the headlines along with the title in 2009, and with Shumacher back for […]

  • American gridiron fans keep faith through the downturn

    By Nick Harris 4 January 2010 New figures collated by sportingintelligence.com following last night’s conclusion to the NFL’s 2009 regular season show that the world’s best-attended domestic sports league (by average crowd) has registered only a slight dip in numbers. The average number of people at the 256 regular season games was 67,509, or just […]

  • NFL maintains massive lead in attendance

    By Nick Harris 4 January 2010 UPDATE: See also the 2011 story here The end of the NFL’s 2009 regular season last night brought good news for the sport; even in the worst economic recession in memory, live attendance figures held up for most franchises throughout the season, with 17,282,225 seats sold for the 256 games, […]

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