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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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ICC To Improve TV Umpire Technology

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

PFA Unhappy With FAM Ruling On Amirul

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Asia

Asian Football's Impact on Global Sports Industry

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Tags: International Football, Asia

KBO Team Admits Illegal Multi-Year Deal

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Tokyo Stadium To House '64 Cauldron

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Year In Review: Top Stories From Asia

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Paddy Power Pulls Support Of Rodman

Irish bookmaker Paddy Power "has withdrawn its sponsorship" of former NBA player Dennis Rodman's visits to North Korea, saying that it was "a result of general condemnation of Pyongyang," according to Padraic Halpin of REUTERS. Rodman returned on Monday "from a four-day trip to isolated North Korea ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Asia

J.League Club Waits For New Stadium

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, India, North America

Korea To Boost English Sports Websites

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