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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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Record Price Expected For Yearling

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Father Says Webber Won't Leave F1

Australian F1 driver MARK WEBBER 's father said that teammate SEBASTIAN VETTEL ’s disobeyance of Red Bull team orders "will not force Mark Webber into an early retirement," according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. Webber "has flown to Australia to consider his future after Vettel ignored i ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Australia

AFL Clubs Wary Of Integrity Officer Plan

The Australian Football League's fight to strengthen integrity measures "has hit a hurdle, with clubs questioning the need to hire integrity or risk officers," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE.  Collingwood, Port Adelaide, West Coast and Brisbane "have people working in this area, but several ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Australia

AFL Won't Fund Victoria Cricket's Exit

Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou has refused to help fund cricket's proposed exit from the Melbourne Cricket Ground, "despite top-level talks putting pressure on the AFL to contribute" to the A$15M ($15.6M) shortfall needed to send the Sheffield Shield to a new home, according t ...

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Grounds Could Return As AFL Venues

Australian Football League CEO Andrew Demetriou confirmed that "two suburban grounds from a bygone era, Carlton's Visy Park and Richmond's Punt Road, could re-emerge as boutique venues," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. Whether this "is a ploy to put pressure on Etihad Stadium to sell the venue t ...

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F1 Driver Webber Thinks About Future

F1 driver Mark Webber "has returned to Australia to consider his future" as the corrosive atmosphere within his Red Bull F1 team "hits an all-time low," according to Robert Grant of the AAP. Webber "accused Red Bull of protecting teammate Sebastian Vettel after the German disobeyed team orders and p ...

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Western Sydney Fans Riot

Scenes of "violence and intimidation" by fans of the A-League Western Sydney Wanderers football club have forced Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione to "bolster officer numbers at future matches," according to Mark Morri of the DAILY TELEGRAPH. Video of fans "terrorising families before Saturday nig ...

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Calls For Aussie Basketball Changes

National Basketball League players "have expressed fears the competition is at the crossroads, declaring it is time to consider scrapping the player rankings system, lifting the salary cap and moving the season," according to Jon Pierik of THE AGE. NBL Players Association President Jacob Holmes said ...

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Charlesworth Takes Control Of Mariners

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Sydney Fans Prefer To Stay Home

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