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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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Bayern's Uli Hoeneß Fears Duopoly

Bayern Munich President Uli Hoeneß "fears the Bundesliga has become too easy for his club, and hopes their rivals can catch up quickly," according to ESPN. The German champions-elect "have sealed their 23rd title with six games to spare and are now just one win away from matching the record nu ...

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04/16/13
Serie A Sampdoria Reveals Stadium Plans

Italian football club Sampdoria has become the latest Serie A side to present plans for a new stadium after "detailing proposals for a 30,000-seat venue on the seafront of Genoa," according to SOCCEREX. Sampdoria unveiled its plans to Genoa city council on Friday and "hopes to build the stadium with ...

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04/16/13
Football Notes

FIFA Chief Investigator Michael Garcia has been declared persona non grata and put on a "black list" by the Russian government. He is one of 18 U.S. citizens on the list who will be denied any entry to Russia ( INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 4/14 ). ... The Kazakhstan football federation "has poured cold ...

Tags: International Football, Europe, Japan

04/15/13
Real To Sign Shirt Deal With Emirates

A senior official at Dubai's Emirates Airline said that the airline "is set to sign a shirt sponsorship deal with Real Madrid" worth up to €30M ($39.3M) a year, in the latest high profile sports investment by the Middle East carrier, according to Rory Jones of the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The offic ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

04/15/13
Rome To Host Italian Cup

The Italian Cup final will be played at the Olympic Stadium in Rome next month "even if it ends up as a local derby match," according to Terry Daley of REUTERS. There are fears that if Serie A clubs AS Roma and Lazio get through to the final on May 26 "there could be a repeat of the scenes that marr ...

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04/15/13
Dortmund CEO Critical Of Arab Money

Bundesliga Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said that large Middle Eastern investment in European football clubs "is unfair to other well-managed teams and Arab owners need to be more patient," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The comments come just days after his club marched into the Cham ...

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04/15/13
Ecclestone Wants Sky To Provide Boxes

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone and pay-TV network Sky have "discussed distributing free set-top boxes," which are required for picking up the sport, in order to increase viewing figures, according to Sylt & Reid of the London EXPRESS. F1's U.K. viewing figures fell by 3.8 million to 28.6 million in '1 ...

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04/15/13
Villar Explains Cost Of Tickets

Royal Spanish Football Federation president Ángel María Villar has defended ticket prices following complaints from fans of Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid regarding the prices at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, according to MUNDO DEPORTIVO. Fans have asked that the ...

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04/15/13
THW Kiel Opposes HBL Title Game

The proposed plans of the Handball Bundesliga "to have a championship game at the end of the regular season has encountered resistence from record champion THW Kiel," according to KICKER. Kiel coach Alfred Gislason has made a counterproposal. He said, "As an alternative, I propose to upgrade the Sup ...

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04/15/13
AvD Will Organize Nürburgring F1 Race

The Automobile Club of Germany (AvD) "will be the organizer of the F1 race at the Nürburgring," according to Dietmar Brück of the RHEIN ZEITUNG. The decision means the race on July 7 will be called Grand Prix of Germany. For a long time, it was unclear which automobile club, ADAC or AvD, w ...

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