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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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FIGC Passes Stadium Rule

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) "has passed a new rule banning clubs from entering Serie A" if they do not have a stadium, a response to the Cagliari Is Arenas saga, according to FOOTBALL ITALIA. FIGC President Giancarlo Abete said, "Registration will be possible only if the stadium used ...

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IIHF Worlds Again On YouTube

The 2013 Int'l Ice Hockey Federation World Championship running from May 3-19 in Stockholm, Sweden and Helsinki, Finland will again be featured free-of-charge on a dedicated YouTube channel. Starting this Friday, coverage of all 64 games will be available. The streaming is complemented by an on-dema ...

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Austrian League Denies 6 Clubs Licenses

A total of 25% of the license applicants for the Austrian Bundesliga, which is in charge of the country's top two football leagues, "have failed to receive a license from the organization's license committe, Senat 5," according to LAOLA1. Eighteen of the 24 clubs that applied for a license "received ...

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Cadenas Eyes Spanish Handball Club Post

Spanish handball club Reale Ademar coach Manolo Cadenas said that "he would like to coach the Spanish national team for the next Olympic cycle," according to the EFE. Cadenas expects to make the position official in a meeting with new Royal Spanish Handball Federation President Francisco Bláz ...

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Rally Of Prince Of Asturias Celebrates

There will "finally be the Rally of Prince of Asturias" this September, according to Pipo López of AS. Despite the organizers announcing last week that they had to cancel due to a lack of economic support, the 50th edition of one of the "most prestigious competitions in Spain" will be held. ...

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Names In The News

The PGA Tour has cleared VIJAY SINGH, a three-time major winner, of doping offenses after the World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed the deer antler spray Singh admitted to using was not "prohibited unless a positive test results" ( THE NATIONAL, 5/1 ). ... Boxer AUDLEY HARRISON has announced his ...

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Spanish Doping Doc Sentenced

Spanish doctor EUFEMIANO FUENTES , "the central figure in the Operation Puerto probe into a doping ring in cycling," got a one-year prison term on Tuesday as the judge ordered all evidence from the case to be destroyed, according to Mark Elkington of REUTERS. Fuentes -- "who is unlikely to be jaile ...

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'Clumsy' Blatter Cleared Of Misconduct

A long-awaited report said that FIFA President Sepp Blatter "has been cleared of misconduct" in his handling of a multimillion-dollar bribery scandal despite being "clumsy," according to Ashling O'Connor of the LONDON TIMES. Although the report clears Blatter, the findings "have prompted fresh calls ...

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Mönchengladbach Nets Record Profit

Bundesliga club Borussia Mönchengladbach "has released its financial results for '12" in which it generated a profit of €15M ($20M), according to Karsten Kellermann of RP ONLINE. The club's revenue was €122M ($161M). In '11, Mönchengladbach had a revenue of €78M. The results ...

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UEFA Tries To Avoid Further Sanctions

UEFA has announced that "it will establish a working group to ensure member associations avoid fixture clashes between domestic and European games," after the FA " was disciplined for a breach of regulations ," according to SOCCEREX. In what "is believed to be the first penalty for this type of offe ...

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