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    1. December 22, 2014

      Rangers’ woes deepen as shareholders reject rights issue

      Rangers’ financial woes deepened when the board failed to persuade shareholders to back a rights issue, leaving it to...

    2. December 19, 2014

      Rangers chooses Ashley ally Derek Llambias as new chief

      The Newcastle United owner and Rangers shareholder Mike Ashley brushed aside the threat of disciplinary action relating to...

    1. December 15, 2014

      Mike Ashley faces SFA action over role at Rangers

      Mike Ashley’s grip on Rangers is under threat after Scottish football authorities filed a formal case against him for...

    2. October 27, 2014

      Ashley set to control destiny of Rangers

      Mike Ashley must have enjoyed his weekend. On Sunday, the Sports Direct entrepreneur was at White Hart Lane to witness a...

    3. October 24, 2014

      Ashley tightens grip on Rangers football club

      Mike Ashley tightened his grip on Rangers after the resignation of the Scottish football club’s financial consultant, one of...

    4. October 8, 2014

      Mike Ashley calls for removal of Rangers directors

      Mike Ashley has called for the two most senior executives of Rangers International Football Club to be removed as directors...

    5. FT Alphaville

      September 25, 2014

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Ukraine — call the sovereign debt cops: Joseph directs us to an announcement by the...

    6. September 10, 2014

      Sales pace slows at Sports Direct

      Sports Direct, the sports retailer controlled by billionaire Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, has posted a mixed trading...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. FT Alphaville

      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...

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