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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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12/06/13
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To prepare the senior men's national field hockey team for next year's World Cup, Hockey India High Performance Dir Roelant Oltmans and coach Terry Walsh have requested that the Sports Authority of India "replace both the synthetic turfs" at its Bhopal Centre by March, according to the PTI. The coac ...

Tags: Facilities, India

12/05/13
India-SA Series A Cash Cow For Ten

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Tags: Media, India

12/04/13
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, India

12/03/13
IPL Salary Cap Fixed At $10M

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