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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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Valencia Boss Seeks Stadium Completion

Newly elected Valencia Foundation Presdient and La Liga side Valencia majority shareholder Aurelio Martínez indicated that "he will emphasize completing the team's new stadium and following an athletic and economic model" similar to what Borussia Dortmund has done in recent years, according t ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe

05/01/13
Xerex Football Club's Future Undecided

The institutional future of Spanish second-division side Xerex will not be declared as soon as expected, according to Higinio Domínguez of AS. There was no meeting of the administration council on Monday and club president Rafael Mateos did not announce his resignation. There is currently is ...

Tags: Finance, Europe

05/01/13
Real Madrid Stadium Plan On Hold

Former Real Madrid President Ramon Calderon said that Real Madrid, "the world's richest soccer club by sales, will struggle to redevelop its stadium because of Spain's faltering economy," according to Alex Duff of BLOOMBERG. Real President and Spanish builder Actividades de Construccion y ...

Tags: Facilities, Europe

04/30/13
BBL Attendance Breaks 1.3 Million Mark

Alba Berlin was the league leader with an average attendance of more than 10,000 fans as the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) again broke the 1.3-million attendance mark during the '12-13 regular season. Alba drew a total of 170,535 fans, well above second-place Brose Baskets Bamberg's 115,600. A total o ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

04/30/13
UEFA Takes $1.7M In English TV Money

UEFA has "taken more than a million pounds from the English clubs' pot of Champions League television money for scheduling domestic matches against the competition," according to the London DAILY MAIL. The €1.3M ($1.7M) fine "was imposed after UEFA's disciplinary panel found 'clashes relating t ...

Tags: Media, Europe

04/30/13
FIFPro To Lobby For New Transfer Law

Int'l players union FIFPro is "to file a complaint with the European Court against FIFA" to show its "discontent about the current system of transfers," according to Monica Villar of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. If FIFPro gets its way, a new law "could be passed that would mean clubs could only sell a pla ...

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04/30/13
Sky's Bundesliga Ratings 'Respectable'

German pay-TV channel Sky "received respectable ratings with its broadcasts of Saturday's Bundesliga games," according to Alexander Krei of DWDL. A total of 1.15 million viewers tuned in on Saturday afternoon to watch one of the five individual games or Sky's simulcast. In the target demographic 14- ...

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04/30/13
DTM Organizers Plan World Final For '16

The organizers of the German Touring Car Championship (DTM) "are planning some sort of world final starting in 2016," according to MOTORSPORT TOTAL. BMW Motorsports Head Jens Marquardt, who is also a board member at DTM rights holder ITR, said, "The role model for the constellation is the football C ...

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04/30/13
LFP Boss Outlines Spanish Football Goals

New Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas said he plans to address everything from matchfixing to broadcast rights, according to Amaya Iríbar of EL PAIS. On the subject of teams at risk of liquidation this summer, Tebas said, "[La Liga side] Deportivo is in the UVI (Intensive C ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

04/30/13
Deportivo Finds Financial Relief

After months of waiting and legal wrangling, La Liga side Deportivo La Coruña finally has access to the funds it says it needs "to maintain operations," according to Monica Villar of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. La Coruña Judge Rafael García Pérez decided Friday "to lift the em ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

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