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Newcastle owner Mike Ashley ready to step aside if wealthier investor comes in

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has revealed he would stand aside if a wealthier investor was interested in taking over – but does not expect to be inundated with offers. A rare interview with Ashley was broadcast on Sunday, shortly after the Magpies were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham on their Premier League return, spanning the entirety of the businessman’s 10-year stint at the helm. And while fans will surely have been interested in Ashley’s conciliatory words towards a number of former managers – including Kevin Keegan, Alan Shearer and Sam Allardyce…

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Joey Barton tells talkSPORT power struggle between Mike Ashley and Rafael Benitez at Newcastle is a dangerous game

Former Newcastle United midfielder Joey Barton believes the Magpies are in danger of losing manager Rafael Benitez over a power struggle with owner Mike Ashley. In a rare interview, Ashley told Sky Sports he is unable to give ‘enough money’ to Benitez in the summer transfer window because of a lack of club funding. READ MORE: Joey Barton signs for talkSPORT Speaking exclusively to talkSPORT on Wednesday, Benitez admitted his frustration and unhappiness with his team’s recruitment to date – but pledged his future to the club. Despite the departure…

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Ashley Madison is back and wants to help more women have affairs

A lot has changed in two years.  We’ve lost Prince and Bowie and the world is now captivated by a few dystopian, theocratic nightmares like The Handmaid’s Tale and whatever is happening in the White House. Ashley Madison is set to relaunch in Australia this week. Photo: Reuters However, somethings, according to Ashley Madison, haven’t changed and that is Australians love affair with extramarital affairs, even after the online dating service had its data hacked in 2015 where details of its 36 millions users were leaked.  According to the site’s vice-president of communications, Paul Keable, the security breach did not bother…

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Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley wins £15m court case

Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley has won a High Court battle with an investment banker over a £15m deal allegedly made in a pub. Jeffrey Blue told the court Newcastle United’s owner reneged on a promise to pay him a multimillion-pound sum if he increased the firm’s share price. The court heard about “drink-fuelled” meetings in pubs, including one where Mr Ashley “vomited into a fireplace”. Mr Ashley’s lawyers said he had won a “comprehensive” victory. Read more about the Mike Ashley case here. The hearing was told that four…

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Rafa Benitez urges Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to 'keep his word' and splash the cash

Benitez led Newcastle back into the Premier League after one year in the Championship Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has urged chairman Mike Ashley to ‘keep his word’ and bring in new players ahead of the club’s return to the Premier League. Benitez snubbed mega-money deals in China to remain at St James’ Park and now wants Ashley to maintain his side of the bargain. Three new players have arrived so far this summer, but Benitez wants more before the season curtain-raiser on August 11. Benitez told…

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Ashley Madison offers $11m settlement

The owner of the Ashley Madison infidelity website, which was hacked in July 2015, has offered a settlement to the people suing the company. Millions of members had their personal details stolen when the site, which encouraged people to cheat on their partners, was breached. Ruby Life has put forward $ 11.2m (£8.5m) to settle a number of class actions. Some of the fund will be used to compensate those with a “valid claim”. Ashley Madison was a dating website for people who already had a partner but were looking…

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Transfer rumours and paper review – Saturday, July 15: Ashley Cole set for shock Birmingham move, Everton to sign Newcastle sensation and more GOSSIP!

Here are the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers… Harry Redknapp has made a sensational move to bring Ashley Cole to Birmingham. Cole, 36, is the big-name player at LA Galaxy but has the rest of the year on his contract at the MLS club. And Redknapp wants him at St Andrew’s to get Birmingham firing in the Championshipnext season after escaping relegation. (The Sun) LA Galaxy have played down talk they are about to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede has long been linked with a move to the MLS side, with a £6million-a-year deal reported to be on…

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