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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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Bartoli Makes Move To Broadcast Booth

Retired tennis player Marion Bartoli has joined the Eurosport team for the upcoming U.S. Open. Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon winner, will join Mats Wilander, Amélie Mauresmo, Barbara Schett, Henri Leconte and Serena Williams' coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, as part of the Eurosport team for the fin ...

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Dortmund To Unveil Record Revenue

UEFA Champions League runner-up Borussia Dortmund "will unveil a new revenue record for the last fiscal year," according to the SID. The club will reportedly present a record revenue of more than €250M ($336M) at its financial results news conference on Thursday. Dortmund "is also expected to a ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

DFB Investigates Racial Abuse

The German Football Federation (DFB) "has confirmed it has begun an investigation into the racial abuse" that took place during a 2nd Bundesliga game between 1860 Munich and FC Ingolstadt at the Allianz Arena, according to Stephan Uersfeld of ESPN FC. Ingolstadt defender Danny da Costa, born in Germ ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

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The Australian Financial Review's JOHN STENSHOLT : "Meanwhile, just catching up with Essendon stuff on #AFL360. And so the saga rolls on. Messier and messier." The BBC's JENNIE GOW : "Hands up who's going to Spa this weekend??? Road trips a plenty I think! #F1 #It'sback" Soccernomics' ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

ARD, Eurosport Score With IAAF Worlds

German public broadcaster ARD "has recorded high ratings for its broadcast of the final day of the 2013 IAAF World Championships," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 3.11 million tuned in on Sunday afternoon to watch the live broadcast. The number translated into a market share of 20.9% ...

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MTG Extends EPL Rights In Baltics

Swedish media company Modern Times Group announced that it has prolonged the exclusive TV broadcasting rights to England's Premier League in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania on all platforms from the start of the '13-14 season until the end of the '15-16 season. The rights include exclusive c ...

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Bayern Board Not Standing With Hoeneß

The board of directors of Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich "is not standing unified behind its Chair & President Uli Hoeneß," who has been accused of tax evasion, according to Martin Seiwert of WIRTSCHAFTS WOCHE. The assistant board chairman, Audi Chair Rupert Stadler, "wants to put ...

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La Liga Season Tickets Sales Down

Reports in Spain maintain that the sale of La Liga season tickets for the '13-14 campaign "are down on previous seasons," according to FOOTBALL ESPANA. Although there are still signings to be made with two weeks of the summer transfer window remaining, "most clubs are weighed down by increasing debt ...

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Adidas Tp Continue To Produce Matchball

Adidas "will continue to produce the official matchball for the Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga," according to the DPA. The German Football League (DFL) said on Friday that "the contract, which is set to expire in '14, will be extended until the end of the '17-18 season." Ahead of the annoucement, DFL ...

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Int'l Friendlies Draw High On ITV, ZDF

More than 9 million football fans "tuned in to ITV's coverage of the first clash between England and Scotland in 14 years," according to Mark Sweney of the London GUARDIAN. ITV's coverage "attracted an average audience of 6.8 million and a 31.4% share" between 7:30-10:25pm. The "15-minute peak ...

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