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Mexican Football Fans Protest New Anti-Violence Reforms Outside FMF Office

04 / 18 / 14

Representatives of fan associations of various Liga MX sides including América, Cruz Azul, Pumas and Chivas, among others, protested outside the Mexican Football Federation's (FMF) headquarters with the "sole objective of being heard" by Liga MX Dir General Enrique Bonilla, according to Rub&e...

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04/18/14
Warner, CONCACAF In Legal Battle

Former FIFA VP Jack Warner insisted that "he will fight legal action challenging his ownership of a luxurious centre of excellence in Trinidad built with FIFA money," according to the PA. The Joao Havelange center was constructed through grants totaling as much as £15.5M ($26M) from FIFA and ...

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04/17/14
ESPN Readies World Cup Coverage

ESPN's World Cup Coverage By The Numbers 2 – host sets at Clube dos Marimbas used by ESPN and ESPN International. 15 – World Cup rosters for English-language TV pundits. 25 – cameras at host set location. 29 – English-language on-air com ...

Tags: Media, North America, Brazil

04/17/14
CAS Blasts Jamaica Anti-Doping Officials

The Court of Arbitration for Sport "blasted Jamaican anti-doping officials on Tuesday for the mishandling of a drug test by sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown that led to a successful appeal" of the three-time Olympic Gold Medalist's two-year ban, according to Keating & Raynor of REUTERS. In a "sc ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America

04/17/14
UFC To Confirm Sport's Mexico Debut

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White will be in Mexico City on April 29 to "finally make an official announcement" of UFC's first fight to be held in Mexico, which is expected to take place in November at Mexico City Arena, according to Carlos Contreras Legaspi of LA AFICION. White vi ...

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04/15/14
North American City To Replace Rio Race

Electric racing series Formula E is in talks with two North American cities to replace Rio de Janeiro on the calendar of its inaugural season. However, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag could not reveal the specific cities. Agag said, “We are in touch with two cities for a replacement, actually bo ...

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04/15/14
Al Jazeera America Disbands Sports Unit

Al Jazeera America "has disbanded its sports unit and laid off a few dozen freelancers who were brought on for the launch of the news channel last summer," according to Cynthia Littleton of VARIETY. Most of the departures were freelancers "who were always intended to have a finite stay following th ...

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04/14/14
Boca, River Looking To Exploit Rivalry

Argentine first division rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate have agreed to play a friendly in Chile in late May "as part of a series in which Chilean first division clubs Universidad de Chile and Unión Española will also participate," according to Yarroch & Del Río of CLARI ...

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04/11/14
NBCSN Picking Up Speed On F1 Ratings

NBC Sports Network averaged 594,000 viewers for the Bahrain Grand Prix last Sunday, marking the net’s best F1 audience since it began airing races last year and also marking the best non-U.S. F1 race on cable TV in three years. The telecast from 10:30am-12:53pm was the best-rated cable TV F1 r ...

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04/11/14
AS Roma To Return To Disney World

Serie A club AS Roma announced that it will return to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Fla. in May. Roma is returning to the U.S. for the third consecutive summer. The club will train at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney from May 22-25 ...

Tags: Franchises, Europe, North America

04/11/14
NBA Announces Global Games Schedule

The NBA will play five preseason games in four countries this October as part of NBA Global Games 2014. Five teams -- the Brooklyn Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs -- will play a series of games in five cities in Brazil, China, Germany and Turkey. NBA Glo ...

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