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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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Gießen Needs $196,000 To Stay Afloat

Insolvent Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Gießen 46ers "have to come up with €150,000 ($196,000) by the end of January," according to FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG. Liquidator Tim Schneider said that if Gießen "fails to come up with the money, the club will have to open insolvency ...

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01/10/13
Pramac Racing Adds Energy T.I. For '13

MotoGP team Pramac Racing, which this year lines up with riders Ben Spies and Andrea Iannone, has announced gas & power brand Energy T.I. as a sponsor for '13. The association of the brand with the Pramac Racing Team and especially the choice of putting the Energy T.I. logo on the fairing of the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe

01/09/13
Spain's Economy Won't Hamper 2020 Bid

Officials behind the Madrid 2020 bid that was submitted Monday said that the city "will be capable of staging a successful 2020 Olympics despite the parlous state of Spain's finances," according to Iain Rogers of REUTERS. Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco said, "The biggest weakne ...

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01/09/13
Yamaha Signs New Title Sponsorship Deal

U.S. energy drink company Monster "will increase its MotoGP presence and become the title sponsor of the Yamaha factory team for at least the next two years," according to Roman Wittemeier of MOTORSPORT TOTAL. The company's black and green colors "will be featured on both YZR-M1 motorcycles, as well ...

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01/09/13
Berlin Wants To Host DEL Winter Game

The first outdoor game of the German Hockey League (DEL), the DEL Winter Game between Nuremberg and Berlin, which attracted 50,000 fans to a sold out Frankenstadion in Nuremberg, "has whet the appetite of DEL club Eisbären Berlin," according to the BERLINER KURIER. Berlin "wants to host the Win ...

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01/08/13
FC Barcelona Profiled On CBS' 60 Minutes

“La Liga club FC Barcelona is arguably the best team in the world,” winning over the last four years 14 out of a possible 19 trophies, which has “never been done before,” according to CBS’ Bob Simon on a segment of Sunday's 60 Minutes . Many experts refer to the club&r ...

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01/08/13
Race For 2020 Olympics Bid Begins

The three cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympics submitted their official candidature files to the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland on Monday, "marking the start of eight months of intensive campaigning," according to Owen Gibson of the London GUARDIAN. Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are "hoping to host t ...

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01/08/13
UEFA Looking Into Racist Chants At Lazio

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Serie A side Lazio "over the behaviour" of its supporters during its Europa League match against EPL club Tottenham in November, according to Mark Cue of the LONDON TIMES. Lazio is being investigated over allegations its fans "aimed racist chants at t ...

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01/08/13
Messi Wins Ballon D'Or

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01/08/13
Madrid Extends Chinese Distribution Deal

Real Madrid and digital information security company WISeKey reavealed the extension of an agreement signed last year for the exclusive distribution rights of the club's mobile content in China for the '12-13 season. Under the agreement, WISeKey and its Chinese partners will help Real Madrid monetiz ...

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