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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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07/12/13
Spain Gripped By Sport 'Crisis'

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07/12/13
1860 Munich Close To Sign Deal With VW

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07/12/13
Canal+ Files BeIN Sport Complaint

French pay-TV channel Canal+ "has decided to file a complaint for unfair competition against beIN Sport with the Commercial Court of Nanterre," according to Michael Balcaen of SPORTS. Canal+ "has accused beIN Sport of opperating at a loss" and depending on the deep pockets of its owner, the state of ...

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07/12/13
Criticism For ZDF's Women's Euro Teaser

German public broadcaster ZDF "has scored an own goal with a short teaser for its UEFA Women's Euro 2013 broadcasts," according to BILD. The clip, which has been airing since the weekend, "has caused a lot of negative reaction on the Internet." In the teaser, a female football player in a black ...

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07/12/13
THW Kiel Plans To Build Practice Facility

Handball Bundesliga (HBL) club THW Kiel "is planning to build its own practice facility," according to SPORT1. The proposed 12,000 square meter facility "is expected to be built in the Kiel outskirt of Projensdorf adjacent to the youth academy of 3rd League football club Holstein Kiel." Construction ...

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FIA Bans Media From F1 Pit Lanes

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Sauber Has To Find Backers

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