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    1. April 15, 2015

      Guy Hands weighs bid for LA Fitness chain

      Guy Hands is throwing his hat into the ring in the bidding for LA Fitness, pitting his private equity firm against Pure Gym...

    2. April 14, 2015

      Mike Ashley’s holding company doubles pre-tax profits

      Billionaire Mike Ashley made more than £500m last year as the sale of shares in Sports Direct more than doubled pre-tax...

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    1. April 7, 2015

      Rangers shares cancelled after failure to find nomad

      Shares in Aim-quoted Rangers International Football Club were cancelled after it failed to find a nominated stock market...

    2. March 25, 2015

      MPs question Sports Direct over collapse of USC chain

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct empire has been branded “a backstreet outfit” that withheld payments to suppliers and landlords...

    3. March 6, 2015

      Mike Ashley suffers defeat in Rangers FC boardroom battle

      Retail billionaire Mike Ashley suffered a rare defeat on Friday as his allies on the board of Rangers Football Club were...

    4. March 4, 2015

      Rangers shares suspended after nominated adviser quits

      Shares in Aim-quoted Rangers were suspended on Wednesday after WH Ireland quit as the football club’s nominated stock market...

    5. March 3, 2015

      King claims victory in fight with Ashley to control Rangers

      Dave King, the South African businessman seeking to wrest control of Rangers Football Club from retail entrepreneur Mike...

    6. March 2, 2015

      Rangers chairman resigns ahead of EGM

      The turmoil at Rangers deepened on Monday when David Somers resigned as chairman of the Scottish football club, four days...

    7. February 19, 2015

      Poor skiing season hits Sports Direct

      A poor skiing season in continental Europe took its toll on Sports Direct, with sales growth at the sports retailer...

    8. February 17, 2015

      London stocks hit by Greece woes

      London stocks made a weaker start on Tuesday as talks between Greece and the European Union broke down, creating a damper on...

    9. February 5, 2015

      Sports Direct tussle offers test case for UK’s zero-hours workers

      A legal tussle between Sports Direct and 300 of its staff could help clarify the employment status of Britain’s zero-hours...

    10. January 30, 2015

      Glasgow Rangers fans enter fight for control of football club

      Ibrox Stadium, home of Glasgow Rangers, was filled last Sunday with 41,000 fans. The occasion was a charity match to raise...

    11. January 27, 2015

      Mike Ashley tightens grip on Rangers with £10m loan

      Mike Ashley tightened his grip on Rangers after the cash-strained Scottish football club agreed to accept the Sport Direct...

    12. January 21, 2015

      Mike Ashley cuts Sports Direct stake to 55%

      Shares in Sports Direct fell more than 6 per cent on Wednesday after founder Mike Ashley sold more than £100m worth of...

    13. January 21, 2015

      Ashley is better emulated for enterprise than his investments

      A great revelation strikes all stock market newbies: “Directors have inside info. I’ll buy and sell when they do and get...

    14. January 19, 2015

      Power struggle deepens at Rangers football club

      The power struggle at Rangers has deepened after former director Dave King mounted a bid to remove four board members of the...

    15. January 6, 2015

      Rangers rebuffs takeover approach from Robert Sarver

      Rangers’ board has rejected an £18m possible offer by American businessman Robert Sarver to take over the ailing Scottish...

    16. January 1, 2015

      UK supermarkets store up problems with too much space

      Britain’s biggest grocers have a bad case of indigestion. For the past decade, the big four supermarkets — Tesco, Asda, J...

    17. December 26, 2014

      Low-cost gyms flex muscles and bulk up

      Been putting on the pounds this Christmas? At least in 2015 there are going to be plenty of new gyms to help you shed that...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. December 11, 2014

      Sports Direct shrugs off England team woes

      Sports Direct, the sportswear retailer owned by billionaire Mike Ashley, has reported a rise in half-year profits despite a...

    21. November 15, 2014

      Miliband to attack Sports Direct’s zero-hours contracts

      Ed Miliband will attack one of Britain’s biggest retailers on Saturday, accusing Sports Direct of having “Victorian...

    22. November 11, 2014

      Mike Ashley to ‘revolutionise’ fitness sector with cut-price gyms

      Mike Ashley promised to “revolutionise” the fitness industry by launching club membership of £5 a month at his new chain of...

    23. November 6, 2014

      Mike Ashley sells £33m stake in Debenhams

      Sports Direct, the retailer controlled by Mike Ashley, has sold its £33m stake in Debenhams just over a month after...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. October 23, 2014

      Debenhams suffers steep profit fall in difficult year

      Debenhams has reported a steep but expected decline in full-year profits, capping a difficult year for the department store...

    27. 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...

    28. October 2, 2014

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct takes fresh 5% stake in Debenhams

      Mike Ashley, the retail billionaire, has increased his bet on Debenhams, by spending £33m to acquire an almost 5 per cent...

    29. September 26, 2014

      Sports Direct leads FTSE 100 lower

      A rally in the mining sector and modest gains for banks were not a strong enough tonic to keep the FTSE 100 in positive...

    30. September 25, 2014

      Ashley’s gamble on Tesco divides opinion in the City

      Mike Ashley, the billionaire retailer who likes a flutter, is taking a punt on Tesco. Mr Ashley, who owns 58 per cent of...

    31. September 25, 2014

      Sports Direct: small time gambler

      Sports Direct has been very naughty. The UK sports retailer has sold a put option on 23m Tesco shares to Goldman Sachs. If...

    32. September 25, 2014

      Mike Ashley’s yen for puts

      It seems unlikely that Warren Buffett would have stripped to Tom Jones’ ‘You Can Leave Your Hat On’ in a Chinese restaurant...

    33. September 25, 2014

      Message to Sports Direct’s Ashley: spoof not lest thou are spoofed

      Mike Ashley famously played the pub game “spoof” with bankers over who should pay a £200,000 legal bill for the 2007...

    34. 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...

    35. September 25, 2014

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley takes bet on Tesco with options deal

      Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has made a dramatic intervention in the turmoil surrounding Tesco, taking a bet that shares in...

    36. September 19, 2014

      Designers find opportunities in golf wear

      As style director of British retailer Marks and Spencer, Belinda Earl dresses the nation for all eventualities. But in her...

    37. 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...

    38. August 19, 2014

      Dick’s dropped in bunker by US golf slump

      A slump in the number of Americans playing golf forced sports retailer Dick’s Sporting Goods to announce $20.4m of pre-tax...

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