The FA have pulled out of their betting partner deal with Ladbrokes just one year into a four-year contract after a string of controversies blighted the game. An official announcement was made on Thursday morning, an hour after Sportsmail exclusively revealed the news. The decision follows a recent management team review by English football's ruling body into how appropriate having such an agreement was when the FA ban anyone connected with the game from gambling on football.
Arsenal billionaire shareholder Alisher Usmanov has added to the current turmoil surrounding the club by making a £1billion takeover bid. Uzbekistan metals magnet Usmanov made the massive offer in a recent letter to American sports mogul Stan Kroenke, who owns 67 per cent of the club. It's understood Kroenke did not initially turn down the fortune, which values Arsenal at over £1.6billion with Usmanov owning 30 per cent already. But he has indicated over the last week that he will not be selling.
Richard Scudamore, Premier League executive chairman, will add to his considerable sporting influence by co-chairing the government's new Sports Business Council alongside minister of sport Tracey Crouch. Membership of the council will be drawn from Whitehall and leaders in sport. It will look at what can be done to drive the sports economy and create jobs.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".