TUI to remain main sponsor at Hanover 96

After announcing a kit Deal with Under Armour  last month, Hannover 96 is extending its partnership with the TUI Group through to the end of the 2010/2011 season. This was officially announced today at a joint press conference given by Hanover 96, TUI AG and TUI Germany at the AWD Arena in Hanover. Thus, the club's first team will once again bear the familiar cheery TUI smile on their shirts next season.

"I am delighted that TUI is going to continue to be a strong and dependable partner to Hannover 96 for another three years," commented the club's general manager, Martin Kind, who was very happy with the continued collaboration. "This clearly demonstrates our mutual confidence in each other and is an important step for the club in remaining competitive over the medium term, as well as being able to develop successfully in the future."

Exeter City fans are being given the opportunity to help choose the club's home strip for next season.A number of designs were drawn up by kit supplier Sho

For the past few weeks Trust representatives have been working in conjunction with officials from the management of Exeter City FC and the clubs official kit supplier SHO with a view to developing a list of potential designs for Exeter City's 2008 - 2009 home shirt.

Exeter City fans are being given the opportunity to help choose the club's home strip for next season.A number of designs were drawn up by kit supplier Sho and presented to City boss Paul Tisdale and other representatives from the club.

The list was whittled down to five designs and now supporters are being encouraged to vote on their favourite strip.

Nike declines to comment on rumored interest in Adidas

Shares in German sports goods maker Adidas rose as much as 3 percent on Monday, with traders citing market talk of takeover interest from U.S. rival Nike. Rumours say the company might be mulling a takeover bid for German rival Adidas, but a spokesman for Nike declined to comment. He said the company does not comment on market rumours.

'The rumour is a rehashed older rumour and I really don't think there is much to it,' a Frankfurt-based trader said earlier today, after shares of Adidas rose in reaction to the speculation.

Pony International Announces They Are "Back In the Game"

Pony International announced the re-launch of the famous footwear company once known for iconic performance and creativity with "Back In the Game," a clever marketing campaign designed to return the once category leader back to prominence.

"The Pony brand has always been a classic. From its incubation on the streets of New York to the way it once ran the floors of professional arenas. We're eager to show the world that Pony is once again 'Back In the Game,' commented Pony CEO Kevin Wulff. "From the form and function upgrades we've made to our products, to our new marketing campaign, we are now delivering on all cylinders."

Born in Brooklyn in 1972, Pony quickly became the premier sports brand of the 70's and 80's with legendary pitchmen such as Muhammad Ali, Dan Marino, Reggie Jackson and Pele.

Goal-line technology put on ice

At its Annual General Meeting today in Gleneagles, Scotland, the International Football Association Board (IFAB) has decided to put on ice goal-line technology and to stop tests in this area until further notice. Amongst others, the questions of the human aspect of the game, the universality of the Laws of the Game, as well as the simplicity and efficiency of the technology were taken into consideration.

However, the IFAB has approved a proposal from FIFA to conduct an experiment involving two additional assistant referees who will mainly focus on fouls and misconduct in the penalty area. The competition in which this test will be conducted will be decided at a later stage.

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Butcher Match Worn England / Rangers Cup Final Shirt

 

Up for auction : Butcher Match Worn England / Rangers Cup Final Shirt

The seller added the following : Terry Butcher Donated to the 'Shoot' Magazine Auction for the Hillsborough Disaster Fund 1989 For sale are two very special match worn Terry Butcher shirts originally donated to 'Shoot' magazine's auction to raise funds for the survivors of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. An original copy of the magazine featuring all of the items being auctioned will also be included for the winner.

Shirt 1: Glasgow Rangers League Cup Final Shirt. Butcher Captained the winning team to a 3-2 win over Aberdeen.

Shirt 2: A blood stained England home shirt, game unknown. Butcher very rarely wore a long sleeve shirt so it should be possible for the winner to identify what game this shirt might have come from.

adidas and Samsung Launch Revolutionary Training System miCoach

At the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, two of the world’s leading brands, adidas and Samsung, announced their strategic partnership and unveiled the first product initiative as a result of the collaboration, called miCoach.

miCoach is a real-time training system designed to motivate, inspire and enable athletes at all levels to reach their training goals, whatever they may be.  It is the most advanced interactive training system by collecting and turning personal data into individual training plans based on one’s fitness level and specific goals.  This unique partnership combines the expertise of Samsung in mobile technology and communications with adidas’ leadership in innovation for sport. 

Match Worn 80's Manchester United Shirt

Up for auction : Match Worn Manchester United Shirt

The seller added the following : Hello and welcome up for auction is a very rare match worn Manchester United Fc Shirt from the 80s. i know the last player to wear this was Jesper Olsen in mint condition and washed. This is a large shirt and 100% Polyester.