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Hangin' With ... The Aspire Group Director Of Australian Operations Ben Pincus

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 30 / 15

The Aspire Group Director of Australian Operations BEN PINCUS is managing a collaborative initiative with the National Rugby League that recently opened the first centralized Fan Relationship Management Center devoted exclusively to outbound sales calls in the history of the NRL. Pincus's team of ...

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WCF: Beijing Ready For Winter Olympics

World Curling Federation President Kate Caithness said in Beijing Sunday that China "did a fabulous job in 2008 Beijing Olympics" and has no problem in hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics, according to XINHUA. Caithness, who is attending the 2014 men's World Curling Championship which kicked ...

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Dates May Change For Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong Sevens "will have to be pushed back a fortnight" to mid-April in '16 if the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's "ambition to become the climactic final leg" of the Int'l Rugby Board Sevens World Series "is to be realised," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. HKRFU C ...

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RS: 'Black Screen' Incident Won't Return

With the World Cup just two months away, it is unclear at this time whether Thailand fans will "need to pay to watch all matches," according to THE NATION. Though four years have passed, the "black screen" with an apology is still fresh in the minds of those who were trying to watch World Cup match ...

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World Cup Stadium Death Toll Rises

Brazil was hit by the seventh World Cup-related death Saturday "after a worker fell at the stadium which will host the championship's opener in Sao Paulo," according to Emily Kent Smith of the London DAILY MAIL. Firefighters said that the worker "fell from about 50 feet." The press office of the Hos ...

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Dhoni Retains Brand Value Amid IPL Mess

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Malaysian Grand Prix To Honor MH370

F1 "will pay tribute to the passengers on missing flight MH370 at Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix," according to the BBC. Drivers "are expected to carry messages on cars and helmets and there will be a minute's silence before the race." Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton said, "It's devastating to hear ab ...

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Ex-BCCI Chief Calls For IPL Suspension

Former Board of Control for Cricket in India President Shashank Manohar on Wednesday called for the suspension of the Indian Premier League till a thorough probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation "nails the culprits and the game is cleaned up," according to the PTI. Manohar was also critica ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

BCCI President Srinivasan Losing Support

Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan "faced growing calls to resign from within his own ranks Wednesday," according to the AFP. In a sign that "his iron grip is dramatically loosening," BCCI VP Ravi Savant described Srinivasan’s position as “untenable." Savant: " ...

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Garmenters Hit By Decline In IPL Orders

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F1 Race Shadowed By MH370 Tragedy

The F1 circus arrived in Kuala Lumpur for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix "to find a nation in sombre mood following the disappearance of flight MH370," according to Paul Weaver of the London GUARDIAN. The atmosphere "at the normally humid and febrile Sepang circuit this weekend will be subdued."  ...

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