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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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IndyCar Could Return To Australia's Surfers Paradise As Early As '17, Report Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 16

IndyCar is not ruling out a return of the series to Australia's Gold Coast as early as next season, but declined to comment further. North America's premier open-wheel racing series is currently in the process of investigating potential venues for its upcoming season. Those include a number of int'l...

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: UFC Agrees To 5-Year Deal With PPTV

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hangin' With ... Juan Delgado

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: ESPN FC, Kick Team Up For Euro 2016

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Perform Launches Agency Goal Studios

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom

SportsBusiness Daily Global: Swansea City Goes On U.S. Summer Tour

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: NeuLion Acquires Saffron Digital

NeuLion has acquired U.K.-based OTT service provider Saffron Digital in an all-cash transaction. The deal, which was formally announced on Monday, creates a one-stop shop for owners and rights holders of live or on-demand content, NeuLion Exec VP C ...

Tags: United Kingdom, North America, Finance

SportsBusiness Daily Global: Eurosport Secures NHL Rights In Russia

The NHL has agreed to a new broadcast partnership with pan-European sports network Eurosport in Russia. Eurosport, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, secured all broadcast and select multi-platform rights to North America's premier hockey le ...

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: CPL, Hero Sign Three-Year Extension

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: MP & Silva Set To Grow Chinese Operation

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SportsBusiness Daily Global: Goal.com Teams Up With China's Baidu

Goal.com has teamed up with Chinese search engine Baidu to provide football fans in the world's most populous country with access to its editorial content. The deal, which was announced on Wednesday, also saw the launch of a new co-branded website, goal.baidu.com. The cooperation between Perform Gro ...

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