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      May 27, 2016

      Goals Soccer Centres gets new boss

      There’s been a substitution at Goals Soccer Centres, which has appointed a new chief executive following a search that...

    2. May 26, 2016

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley warned by senior MP

      Mike Ashley risks “lengthy and public” contempt hearings in Parliament if he fails to turn up to answer MPs’ questions...

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    1. Fast FT

      May 18, 2016

      Rangers looks to end retail deal with Mike Ashley

      The Rangers is pulling the plug on a clothing joint venture with retail tycoon Mike Ashley, who has a shareholding of...

    2. May 18, 2016

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley outbid on BHS

      Sportswear tycoon Mike Ashley was on the defensive in the battle for BHS on Wednesday after a rival retailer made a...

    3. May 17, 2016

      MPs dismiss Sports Direct factory invitation

      Mike Ashley has agreed to answer MPs’ questions about pay and working conditions at his Sports Direct chain, ending...

    4. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      Mike Ashley agrees to face MPs... with a condition

      Mike Ashley has agreed to answer MPs’ questions about pay and working practices at his Sports Direct empire, ending...

    5. May 10, 2016

      BHS administrators receive ‘multiple offers’ for business

      Administrators for BHS have received several offers for all or part of the failed department store chain, raising hopes...

    6. May 10, 2016

      Should grandstanding MPs be allowed to force people to appear?

      Calls for a new law to criminalise those who refuse to appear before MPs will have been boosted by the revelation on...

    7. May 1, 2016

      MP calls on Sir Philip Green to ‘respond promptly’ over BHS

      The chairman of a parliamentary committee looking into the collapse of BHS has called on Sir Philip Green to “respond...

    8. April 24, 2016

      BHS in last-ditch talks to avert collapse and save 11,000 jobs

      BHS has held last-ditch talks over the weekend in search of a rescue package to prevent the ailing British clothing...

    9. April 17, 2016

      Sports Direct’s Ashley goes upmarket

      Until now, a fashion store chain frequented by football stars such as Wayne Rooney has ranked among Mike Ashley’s more...

    10. April 1, 2016

      Mike Ashley ordered to hand over private texts in £14m lawsuit

      Mike Ashley has been ordered to hand over private text messages to lawyers acting for a former adviser who is suing him...

    11. March 31, 2016

      Silver linings playbook offers tragic ending for Chinese M&A boom

      Funny how the silver lining within the dark cloud sometimes turns out to be toxic mercury. Global investment banking...

    12. March 29, 2016

      Sports Direct raises Findel stake to near 30%

      Sports Direct has nearly doubled its stake in Findel, reopening the battle for control of the online and catalogue...

    13. March 25, 2016

      Mike Ashley, a shy and retiring retail insurgent

      Behind a grand façade on Piccadilly Circus in London stands an institution where Mike Ashley might have ended his...

    14. March 23, 2016

      Sports Direct should go private if it cannot tolerate discipline

      Maverick bosses are guests on the stock market. Guests, like fish, always stink after a while. The point is illustrated...

    15. March 23, 2016

      Sports Direct runs into a wall of gloom

      Sports Direct has been forced to make clear that its founder Mike Ashley was not issuing a profit warning when he told...

    16. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Sports Direct shares slide further

      Another bad day on the stock market for Sports Direct. Shares in Sports Direct are falling again on Wednesday, after...

    17. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2016

      Markets Live: Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:05 on 23 Mar 2016. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    18. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Opening Quote: Candour from Sports Direct; Cheltenham rumbles bookies

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley may have been a little too direct with the media, William Hill is licking its wounds after...

    19. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley may have been a little too direct with the media, William Hill is licking its wounds after...

    20. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Sports Direct says earnings to be at bottom of range

      Sports Direct has issued a clarification that its earnings for the full year to April will be at the bottom of its...

    21. March 22, 2016

      Sports Direct team risks own goal with PR strategy

      Talk to people who know Sports Direct’s founder Mike Ashley and at some point they will say: “I quite like him.” This...

    22. March 22, 2016

      Sports Direct shares tumble 10% on trading fears

      Sports Direct’s share price fell more than 10 per cent on Tuesday after investors reacted to comments made by founder...

    23. Fast FT

      March 22, 2016

      Sports Direct shares stumble after Ashley's comments

      Shares in Sports Direct, the discount sports retailer founded by billionaire Mike Ashley, have dropped in early trading...

    24. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Goals Soccer Centres hits 4-year low after first loss in 12 years

      Shares in Goals Soccer Centres have skidded 6.5 per cent this morning to a four-year low after the five-a-side pitch...

    25. Fast FT

      March 14, 2016

      Goals Soccer Centres slumps to loss

      Goals Soccer Centres has rounded off a rough year with a set a of full year results that are the financial equivalent...

    26. Fast FT

      March 2, 2016

      Sports Direct out of FTSE 100, Morrisons in

      Sports Direct, the discount sports retailer founded by billionaire Mike Ashley, Aberdeen Asset Management and Smiths...

    27. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      Opening Quote: New Day; Barclays Out of Africa?; Supermarket sweep

      Morrisons has signed deals with Amazon and Ocado, there’s a warning that an online shift will mean the loss of 1m...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 29, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      Morrisons has signed deals with Amazon and Ocado, there’s a warning that an online shift will mean the loss of 1m...

    29. February 29, 2016

      Sports Direct investors kick out at Mike Ashley

      Mike Ashley, billionaire founder of Sports Direct, is facing fresh calls from investors to shake up the company’s board...

    30. February 1, 2016

      Football clubs to watch on transfer deadline day

      Whether the aim is to win the league, qualify for Europe, or avoid the drop, transfer deadline day is a date circled in...

    31. January 22, 2016

      Sports Direct bounces after upgrade

      Sports Direct led the rebound on Friday as the FTSE 100 closed out its first positive week of 2016. Having nearly...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2016

      What's the point of Sports Direct's profit warning?

      There’s something a bit funny about today’s profit alert from Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct International. Here it is in...

    33. January 8, 2016

      Sports Direct issues profit warning after poor Christmas sales

      Sports Direct has warned that annual profits will be up to £40m lower than expected because of fierce high street...

    34. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Sports Direct warns on profits

      It has not been a good couple of months for UK sportswear retailer Sports Direct. The group, in which founder Mike...

    35. January 4, 2016

      Investment advisers prepare to return to the fray

      Under pressure for mis-selling, retail banks have pivoted through 180 degrees in their willingness to provide advice....

    36. January 4, 2016

      Sports Direct discloses reward for contractor with family links

      Sports Direct has disclosed that the boyfriend of founder Mike Ashley’s daughter could receive millions of pounds for...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 4, 2016

      FT Opening Quote

      A New Year sell-off in China, a clarification from Sports Direct in the UK, a New Year robot resolution in the US. FT...

    38. December 31, 2015

      Sports Direct to pay above minimum wage after storm of criticism

      Mike Ashley has bowed to criticism of employment practices at his Sports Direct retail chain, promising that all of its...

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