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NBA Signs Marriott As Official Hotel Of International Games During '15-16 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 31 / 15

The NBA has signed a sponsorship deal with Marriott that makes the company the official hotel of several int'l NBA events throughout the ‘15-16 season. The deal begins in Johannesburg, South Africa, for the upcoming NBA Africa Game on Saturday and also includes the '15 NBA Canada Series that f...

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New Stadium In Monterrey Opens Sunday

BBVA Bancomer Stadium, the new home of LigaMX side Club Monterrey, opens Sunday with a friendly against Benfica of Portugal. The $200M stadium, designed by Populous, is the most expensive facility built in Mexico and its amenities are on par with NFL facilities, according to project officials. Priv ...

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Fox Hires Former StubHub Exec Maged

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Herrera Removed From TV Commercials

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Doha GOALS Considers Global Options

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Wambach Wants End To Gender Pay Gap

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Forward Yamaha To Miss Indianapolis MotoGP

Fallout from the arrest of Forward Racing Owner Giovanni Cuzari means that the team "will be forced to miss the Indianapolis MotoGP," according to CRASH. Cuzari's investigation by Swiss police over alleged tax evasion and other financial impropriety, which began after the recent German round, "has r ...

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ICC Format A Work In Progess

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ICC Signs Slew Of New Partners

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CAA Signs On As Title Sponsor Of WCOS

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Phelps Speaks At Doha GOALS Forum

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