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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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Global Eagle Partners With UEFA

Satellite-based inflight WiFi and device-based entertainment provider Global Eagle Entertainment announced a new partnership to show UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League tournament matches on cruise ships. Global Eagle will distribute UEFA games to cruise ships on the premium satellite TV ch ...

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Lanxess Arena To Go Up For Sale

Cologne's Lanxess Arena, which is, among others, the home of German Hockey League (DEL) club Cologne Sharks, "is expected to be sold," according to the SID. Arena owners Oppenheim-Esch-Fonds "are reportedly preparing the sale of the multi-purpose arena, which was completed in '98, and its adjacent b ...

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Organizers Criticize Tennis Australia

The organizers of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart, Germany "have criticized the Australian tennis federation for the event's scheduling conflict with the Fed Cup semifinal," according to the SID. The Porsche Tennis Grand Prix is scheduled for April 21-27. The Fed Cup semifinal between Germany and Au ...

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DHB, Adidas End Five-Year Partnership

The German Hockey Federation (DHB) and kit supplier adidas "will end their five-year partnership at the end of the year," according to the SID. Both sides "confirmed the decision on Wednesday." The field hockey federation, which also lost its main sponsor Hyundai in '12, "will, however, not encounte ...

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Crimean Clubs Mull Ukraine League Exit

Crimean-based football clubs Tavria Simferopol and Sevastopol "are considering whether to quit the Ukrainian premier league and join Russia's league next season," according to Igor Nitsak of REUTERS. Sevastopol is ready to complete the current season in the Ukrainian league but hopes that UEFA and ...

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State Gov't Backs Munich's Euro Bid

The Bavarian state government "has provided its backing for Munich's bid as a host city for Euro 2020," according to DIE WELT. The state government "has provided the city and the German Football Federation (DFB) with wide-ranging guarantees for their Euro 2020 bid." Bavarian Interior Minister Joachi ...

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Ukraine Gives Up Eurobasket 2015

Ukraine "has given up the hosting rights for next year's European basketball championship due to its political and financial situation but would like to stage Eurobasket 2017," according to REUTERS. Tournament Dir Markiyan Lubkivsky said, "I cannot imagine how to carry out preparations in the curren ...

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Plans For DFB Center To Be Finalized

The plans for a new German Football Federation (DFB) performance center at Frankfurt's horse racecourse "are reportedly close to being finalized," according to the SID. Frankfurt Mayor Olaf Cunitz said, "All talks that we have had so far and all signals from DFB officials leave no doubt that the die ...

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Fenninger, Hirscher Top Ski Earners

Austrians Anna Fenninger and Marcel Hirscher "were the highest-earning skiers during the recently completed '13-14 FIS World Cup season," according to the KURIER. Fenninger and Hirscher earned prize money of €270,000 ($375,000) and €285,000 ($396,000), respectively. Fenninger "won four rac ...

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Dresden To Take $13M Hit If Relegated

Second Bundesliga club Dynamo Dresden would take a €9.3M ($12.9M) "hit to its budget if the team gets relegated to the 3rd League," according to Jan Arndt of BILD. The club, which applied for a 2nd Bundesliga license for the upcoming season, "has also made plans for the thrid divison." Dresden ...

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