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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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Real Madird Signs New Sponsorship Deal

Real Madrid and German-based personal care company Beiersdorf AG have agreed to a new sponsorship deal "designed to promote" the La Liga club and the company's Nivea skincare brand, according to Iain Rogers of REUTERS. The new agreement will run until the end of the '15-16 seasons. A new Nivea adver ...

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02/25/13
Formula E Boss Happy With Progress

The new FIA sanctioned all-electric racing series, Formula E, is still a work in progress, but Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag said he is "extremely satisfied with progress until now." Agag, a 42-year-old Spanish businessman, said a lot of work has to be done before the first race, "but everything [is] ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Europe

02/22/13
Schalke To Protest Drogba Inclusion

Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba "is at the centre of claims that he isn't eligible to play in the Champions League," according to Mike Anstead of the London DAILY MAIL. The former Chelsea striker "made his return in the competition" in Galatasaray's 1-1 draw against Bundesliga club Schalke Wednesd ...

Tags: International Football, China, Europe

02/22/13
Munich Launches Bid To Host Euro 2020

Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the city of Munich "launched a joint bid on Thursday to host Euro 2020" matches at the club's Allianz Arena, according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said, "We have shown by hosting the 2012 Champions League final that we are in a p ...

Tags: International Football, Europe

02/22/13
Alleged Match Fixer Arrested In Italy

Italian police "have taken into custody a suspected football match fixer alleged to be part of an international crime ring centred on Singapore that has already resulted in 50 arrests worldwide," according to Sanderson & Segreti of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The seizure of Admir Suljic at Milan’ ...

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02/21/13
Ecclestone Not Sold On Formula E

Formula E is expected to debut in ’14 and hopes to change the perception of electric cars, which have a stigma of being impractical, slow and only a limited range, but so far the pitch isn't working on the F1 circuit's big boss. F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone seems skeptical of motorsports governing ...

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02/21/13
Infront Lands UCI Worlds Media Rights

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02/21/13
Malaysian Match-Fixing Seminar Begins

Asian Football Confederation acting President Zhang Jilong warned that "the 'cancer' of football match-fixing is a pandemic, which is too big for one organisation to tackle alone," as the regional body and INTERPOL kicked off a two-day seminar on the issue Wednesday, according to Siva Sithraputhran ...

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02/21/13
Sky With Top Ratings For CL Broadcast

German pay-TV channel Sky "received top ratings for its broadcast of the Champions League game between Bayern Munich and Arsenal" on Tuesday night, according to Manuel Weis of QUOTEN METER. The game, which started at 8:45pm German time, attracted 1.17 million viewers. The number equaled a 3.9% marke ...

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Berlin Submits '18 Athletics Euro Bid

The German Athletics Association (DLV) and the city-state of Berlin "have submitted their application to host the European Championships in '18," according to the SID. DLV General Secretary Frank Hensel "has handed over the application documents to European Athletics Association President Hansjö ...

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