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  1. July 16, 2014

    Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley walks away from bonus scheme

    Mike Ashley has pulled out of a contentious bonus scheme that gained the approval of Sports Direct shareholders just two...

  2. June 18, 2014

    Ashley follows Green into MySale online business

    Mike Ashley has muscled in alongside Sir Philip Green to become a shareholder of Australian online business MySale, picking...

  1. April 14, 2014

    How Sports Direct won a place in the premier league of retail

    Sports Direct has no official outpost in Verbier. But most weeks in winter, Mike Ashley, the sporting goods retailer’s...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Boardroom trades April 12

    Mike Ashley inflicted pain on shareholders of Sports Direct this week in what looked to some like sour grapes for their...

  3. April 7, 2014

    Maverick retailer Ashley gatecrashes Chinese tycoon’s party

    A Chinese tycoon, a Scottish philanthropist, and a maverick retailer and football club owner. The fate of House of Fraser,...

  4. April 2, 2014

    Shareholders reject £70m share plan for Sports Direct’s Ashley

    The fractious relationship between Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley and the City took another turn for the worse when...

  5. January 16, 2014

    Sports Direct swaps Debenhams shares for options

    Sports Direct has entered into an option contract that would potentially allow the Mike Ashley-controlled retailer to take a...

  6. January 13, 2014

    Ashley calls Toon with Debenhams move

    Mike Ashley loves making the big, contrarian bet, preferably with the maximum amount of mischief. The billionaire opened his...

  7. January 13, 2014

    Ashley keeps Debenhams investors in dark

    For a man who has had an uneasy relationship with the City for much of the past seven years, maverick businessman Mike...

  8. January 13, 2014

    Ashley could give Debenhams the shake-up it needs

    Michael Sharp, chief executive of Debenhams, will have to add a fifth pillar to his ho-hum “four pillar” strategy: keeping...

  9. February 28, 2013

    Sports Direct buys Republic

    Sports Direct has bought the collapsed youth fashion chain Republic in a deal that analysts estimate to be worth between...

  10. February 26, 2013

    Ashley sells Sports Direct shares for £100m

    Mike Ashley has raised £100m from selling shares in Sports Direct, the sports goods retailer he founded and where he has a...

  11. December 19, 2012

    Rangers scores on Aim debut

    Rangers Football Club won a favourable reaction from investors to its Aim market debut, trading above its 70p flotation...

  12. December 14, 2012

    Follow we will as Rangers joins Aim

    Rangers International Football Club are to issue new shares at 70p each on to the Alternative Investment Market next week,...

  13. September 26, 2012

    Ashley bid for JJB stores in doubt

    Mike Ashley’s bid to rescue JJB Sports stores from closure is in jeopardy after an 11th-hour spat with Adidas, one of the...

  14. September 24, 2012

    JJB chain to call in administrators

    JJB Sports is poised to fall into administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk, after shares in the Aim-traded sports...

  15. September 21, 2012

    Football clubs to discuss financial reforms

    Premier League football clubs will thrash out ideas for injecting common sense into their often irrational spending habits,...

  16. September 5, 2012

    Shareholders reject Ashley £25m bonus

    Shareholders in Sports Direct International have voted against a proposal to award Mike Ashley a one-off bonus of 8m shares,...

  17. February 17, 2012

    Sports Direct approaching watershed

    City fund managers have used many different adjectives to describe Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley over the years, but...

  18. February 15, 2012

    Sports Direct on track to reinstate dividend

    Sports Direct could reinstate its dividend this summer following a strong performance over Christmas, defying the dismal...

  19. January 31, 2012

    Soccer clubs abandon spending frenzy

    Premier League clubs abandoned the frenzied spending of recent years during the January transfer window, which closed on...

  20. January 9, 2012

    Sports Direct smarts at £20m sale of Blacks

    Sports Direct has hit out at suppliers to Blacks Leisure, blaming them for its failure to acquire the stricken outdoor...

  21. January 9, 2012

    Branson makes pledge over ‘free’ banking

    Virgin Money will offer current accounts with free banking, Sir Richard Branson promised as he visited Newcastle’s most...

  22. January 5, 2012

    ‘Dragon’ Jones joins race for Blacks

    Peter Jones, the entrepreneur and star of the BBC programme Dragons’ Den, has emerged as one of four bidders battling to win...

  23. December 16, 2011

    Sports Direct pulls out of Blacks Leisure bid

    Sports Direct has decided not to bid for Blacks Leisure, sending shares in the struggling outdoor clothing and equipment...

  24. December 15, 2011

    Ashley shoots for £12m Sports Direct bonus

    Sports Direct International founder Mike Ashley is in line to receive a one-off bonus of 6m shares if the sportswear...

  25. December 6, 2011

    Sports Direct offers lifeline to Blacks

    Sports Direct, the company founded by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, has proposed a joint venture with struggling...

  26. September 9, 2011

    Mittal ‘came close to selling QPR stake’

    Lakshmi Mittal came close to ditching his one-third stake in Queen’s Park Rangers in the summer despite the club’s promotion...

  27. August 12, 2011

    UK watchdog halts Sports Direct-JJB Sports probe

    The Office of Fair Trading has provisionally ended its probe into alleged anti-competitive practices between Sports Direct...

  28. August 11, 2011

    Blacks refinancing on the horizon

    Blacks Leisure, the outdoor retailer, will seek new refinancing options, according to interim chairman Peter Williams. Mr...

  29. August 4, 2011

    Bernstein quits Blacks Leisure

    Blacks Leisure’s chairman of 10 years has been ousted by the group’s biggest shareholder, trade rival Sports Direct. The...

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    July 11, 2011

    Sports Direct staff in line for £87.5m bonus

    Staff at Sports Direct, the sports retail group founded by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, are in line for a...

  31. July 10, 2011

    Sports Direct staff in line for £87.5m bonus

    Staff at Sports Direct, the sports retail group founded by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, are in line for a...

  32. July 5, 2011

    Ashley in upmarket fashion store move

    Mike Ashley, the founder of Sports Direct, is teaming up with Scottish entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter in an attempt to move the...

  33. April 21, 2011

    Sports Direct shrugs off high street gloom

    Sports Direct reported a 12.4 per cent increase in sales in its retail division to £200m in the nine weeks to March 27, as...

  34. April 1, 2011

    McCreevy joins Sports Direct board

    Charlie McCreevy, the former European Union internal markets commissioner, has joined the board of Sports Direct, the...

  35. February 17, 2011

    Sports Direct steps up pressure on JJB

    Sports Direct reported a 13.8 per cent sales increase in its third quarter, showing how the company is winning market share...

  36. February 4, 2011

    £100m football transfer fee ‘inevitable’

    Football’s transfer market will reach a point when it is “inevitable” that a Premier League club will pay £100m for a...

  37. February 4, 2011

    Fantasy football

    As the real economy stagnates, some sectors bounce on regardless. The British public has been decrying the return of...

  38. February 2, 2011

    Uefa gives clubs time to balance books

    Profligate football club owners, such as Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich, cannot escape Uefa’s financial clampdown even though...

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