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FBI Reportedly Investigating Awarding Of 2021 Athletics World Championships

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 29 / 17

The " controversial decision " to award the 2021 World Athletics Championships to Eugene, Oregon, is reportedly being investigated by the FBI and the IRS' criminal division, according to Daly & McKay of the BBC. The U.S. city was awarded the event in '15, with the IAAF "bypassing the usual ...

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New Balance Launches '17 Campaign

New Balance is "inspiring people this year with a campaign that highlights several high-profile athletes," including Olympian Boris Berian, tennis player Milos Raonic and X Games gold medalist Alexis Sablone, writing "Letters to My Future Self," according to Kyle O'Brien of THE DRUM. The campai ...

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Football Officials Discuss Americas Tourney

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Jamaican Team Raising Money For Coach

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NBA Considering Franchise In Mexico

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that Mexican fans "can expect the NBA to bring more contests into the country, while adding the league is also exploring the possibility of adding a franchise in Mexico City," as well as a Development League team in Monterrey, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN. ...

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CONCACAF Selects Lagardère Sports

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UDN Delivers Record Ratings In '16

Univision Deportes delivered record ratings and double-digit growth in key metrics for its sports content across media platforms in '16. Additionally, UDN, which launched in '12, registered year-over-year ratings gains for the fourth consecutive year and was the only sports network to do so, broadca ...

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McLaren Reviews Buying Stake In F1

McLaren is taking a close look at the possibility of purchasing a stake in Formula 1, team Exec Dir Zak Brown said. The British team is currently reviewing an offer by F1 owner Liberty Media and is weighing up its pros and cons before making a decision. “We think it’s great that Libert ...

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U.S., Canada, Mexico Set For Joint Bid

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NBA To Hold Int'l Doubleheader

The NBA "has never gone global quite like this," according to the AP. The league will play "somewhat of a unique doubleheader Thursday with games in London and Mexico City," the first time it will stage multiple int'l games in different countries on the same day in the regular season. The India ...

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MLS Announces Deals With TSN, TVA

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