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Gaza Protestors Attack Israeli Premier League Side Maccabi Haifa In Austria

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 25 / 14

Protesters against Israel's military offensive in Gaza attacked Israeli football players "at a friendly match in Austria on Wednesday evening, stopping play five minutes before the end," according to Georgina Prodhan of REUTERS. Salzburg police said on Thursday that around 20 people with flags and p...

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DTM To Race In Guangzhou In 2014

The German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "will host its race in China on the street circuit of Guangzhou in '14," according to the SID. A 4.1km street course "will be designed and constructed for the race weekend." However, the national and int'l motorsports associations "first have to approve the ...

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11/22/13
Myanmar Readies For SEA Games

A total of 33 sports events "will be held on a grand scale" at the 27th Southeast Asia Games in three main cities -- Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Mandalay and Pathein in Myanmar in December, according to XINHUA. Apart from Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon "will host the largest number of sports events" including Kampo, ...

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11/22/13
Tendulkar Finale Lands Historic Ratings

TAM data sourced from Star Sports revealed that Sachin Tendulkar's farewell test match "was the highest rated test match on television in India in the past 8 years," according to Urvi Malvania of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. The match "enjoyed an average viewership of 1.74 million (ca ...

Tags: Media, India

11/21/13
AITA: TNTA Must Prove Chennai Losses

The All India Tennis Association will not waive off "royalty" of around $40,000 on the Chennai Open unless the Tamil Nadu Tennis Association proves that "it was a loss-making venture and made it clear that constitutional provisions are binding on all members," according to the PTI. Snubbing the AITA ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

11/21/13
Adidas India Eyes E-Commerce Growth

As part of its plans to revive its fortunes in India, Reebok is "opening new stores and launching new products," according to Antonita Madonna of the Indian BUSINESS STANDARD. But most importantly, Reebok is "considering its own e-commerce platform to cater to the large populatio ...

Tags: Finance, India

11/20/13
Liverpool Launches Chinese Website

EPL Liverpool announced plans to launch its first official Chinese language website. The club has partnered with China's leading sports portal, Hupu.com, to launch the site. Liverpool was the first European football club to enter the online Chinese market in July '11 with the launch of an official p ...

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Tendulkar Brand To Grow Post Retirement

As Sachin Tendulkar "walks into the sunset, will Brand Sachin, which sold many a dream and still continues to do so, also diminish?" asks Sreemoy Talukdar of the TIMES OF INDIA. It appears that here, too, Tendulkar "is set to break some records." In the collective Indian mindspace,Tendulkar's i ...

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Odisha, India Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday "formally launched Kalinga lancers, the latest franchise" to join the Hockey India League, according to the PTI. Patnaik also unveiled "Kalinga Lancers' logo and jersey for the members of the Odisha" field hockey team. The Lancers would be the " ...

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Opinion: Mizuno Should Run Tokyo 2020

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The Indian Premier League Governing Council members "had an informal discussion on Sunday about alternate country that could host the seventh edition of the popular Twenty20 league next year," according to the PTI. The discussions "were primarily based on the fact India will be going for the general ...

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