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The IOC today announced that Saudi Arabia will "send female athletes to the Olympics for the first time." The athletes are judoka Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani and runner Sarah Attar (REUTERS, 7/12).

The NASL today approved the entry of the N.Y. Cosmos to the league for the ’13 season. The team will play its matches at Hofstra Univ. (NYTIMES.com, 7/12).

A group of military veterans tied to the Unite Here union are calling for the U.S. Marines to refrain from using taxpayer money to sponsor the UFC. The group is also voicing its support for an amendment that would ban military spending on professional sports (Unite Here). The union has targeted UFC sponsors with similar demands in the past (THE DAILY).

Mizuno USA has launched The Mezamashii Run Project, an online community housed on MizunoUSA.com, which allows runners to interact with the company and help influence the future direction of both product and marketing (Mizuno USA).

The PGA of America announced Moet & Chandon as its official champagne (The PGA of America).
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