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Zhuhai To Host International Women's Tennis Tournament In November

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 28 / 15

Zhuhai, China "will host an international tennis tournament for the next five years, starting in early November," according to Zhan Lisheng of CHINA DAILY. Co-organized by the WTA, Chinese Tennis Association and the municipal government of Zhuhai, the WTA Elite Trophy "will take place from Nov 2-8."...

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French Rugby League Terminates TV Deal

The director of the French National Rugby League (LNR) Committee "decided to terminate its exclusive contract with Canal+," which would have offered €65M ($88M) per season, according to Cyrille Haddouche of LE FIGARO. A tender on TV rights for the next four seasons "will be launched." Cana ...

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Braunschweig Reports Slight Loss

Bundesliga club Eintracht Braunschweig "released its financial numbers for the '12-13 season in which it made a slight loss," according to the SID. Braunschweig Managing Dir Soeren Oliver Voigt reported a loss of €253,000 ($344,000) at the club's annual general meeting on Monday. During the pre ...

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Report: Bundesliga Ticket Prices

German sports business magazine SPONSORs has analyzed the ticket prices and hospitality occupancy rate of all 36 Bundesliga and 2nd Bundesliga clubs and found out that a single-game ticket costs between €8-€94 ($11-$128) during the '13-14 season. It is SPONSORs' second consecutive re ...

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D.C. United, Inter Milan Partner

Just weeks after Major League Soccer D.C. United co-Owner Erick Thohir took over Serie A Inter Milan, the clubs have announced a collaborative agreement to form a strategic partnership. The partnership will include sharing of team, organizational and competitive best practices, subject to relevant r ...

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Ingolstadt Extends Media-Saturn Deal

German Hockey League (DEL) club ERC Ingolstadt "will extend its sponsorship deal with electronics retail group Media-Saturn," according to Gottfried Sterner of the DONAUKURIER. Media-Saturn Co-Founder and former Exec Chair Leopold Stiefel "confirmed the extension on Friday." He said, "I expect that ...

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Winter Sports, Handball Tops Eurosport

Pan-European sports network Eurosport "recorded high ratings for its broadcast of the Nordic skiing events in Kuusamo, Finland over the weekend," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. The ski jumping competition attracted 400,000 viewers on Saturday afternoon. The number translated into a market share of ...

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Schalke Boycotts Interviews With ZDF

Bundesliga club Schalke "has launched an interview boycott against German public broadcaster ZDF," according to Uwe Mantel of DWDL. Neither players nor coaches "were available for interviews after Saturday's Bundesliga game against Stuttgart." The reason for the club's boycott is that ZDF "will for ...

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DFL Criticizes Frankfurt's Sponsorship Deal

German Football League (DFL) President Reinhard Rauball "has criticized 2nd Bundesliga side FSV Frankfurt and called for a termination of its sponsorship deal with Saudia Airlines," according to SPIEGEL ONLINE. The reason is that the Saudi Arabia-based airline "is allegedly refusing to transport Isr ...

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Williams Named European Tour Chair

DAVID WILLIAMS has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of The PGA European Tour effective in January. Williams will be responsible for building on the legacy left by NEIL COLES , further developing the Tour and its business activities around the world. He is currently cha ...

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Mahindra Racing Joins Formula E

Mahindra Racing, the motorsports division of the Mumbai-based Mahindra Group, signed an agreement with series promoters Formula E Holdings to become the eighth team and another global company to join the new FIA Formula E Championship. Mahindra is no stranger to int'l motorsports, with Mahindra Raci ...

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