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Pro12 Rugby Officials In Talks About North American Expansion

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 25 / 16

The Pro12, the "only professional cross-border league in Europe, is considering expanding into North America" as organizers look at ways of "closing the financial gap" with the Premiership and Top14, according to Paul Rees of the London GUARDIAN. Pro12 officials will "next month fly out to meet repr...

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Hangin' With ... Darius Kasparaitis

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Populous Confirms Monterrey Stadium

Architecture firm Populous Dir General Rod Sheard -- whose firm is building a stadium in Monterrey for Liga MX side Tigres UANL -- "assured that Monterrey will have a new stadium in the near future," according to Guillermo González of LA AFICIÓN. Sheard admitted that "while ther ...

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Mexico GP Plans To Keep F1esta Going

Organizers of the Mexican F1 Grand Prix expect an even bigger crowd for this year’s race after increasing the venue's capacity to keep the party going. The return of Mexico City on the F1 calendar last year was hailed a success as more than 3 ...

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NASL, Opta Ink Three-Year Partnership

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Tags: Media, United Kingdom, North America

CSM: F1’s Commercial Environment ‘Poor’

The world’s top motorsports competition is going through some tough economic times as team sponsorship is down by a quarter over the past three seasons, Group CEO of CSM Sport & Entertainment Zak Brown said. He added the racing series’ commercial appeal is “pretty poor” a ...

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Bayern Renews With One World Sports

Bayern Munich has reached a multi-year extension with American TV network One World Sports. The renewal, which will be officially announced on Tuesday, will see One World Sports continue as the exclusive English-language North American carrier of B ...

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London’s CSM Seeks U.S. Foothold

London agency CSM has its sights set on growing in North America and the recent acquisition of JHE Productions is one of its first major steps in creating a foothold in the U.S. CSM, the sports marketing and entertainment division of Chime Communications, last week signed off on its purchase of ...

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Ascot Exec Talks IMG Licensing Deal

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Haas F1 Releases Images Of First Car

Haas F1 unveiled its '16 racecar through digital media on Sunday. The U.S.-based team used its social media channels and its website to take the cover off its inaugural F1 car, called VF-16. Introducing, the #HaasVF16 . | https://t.co/yNMXmxFeik #HaasF1 #F1 pic.twitter.com/77eWe4FaNo &m ...

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Nike Drops Pacquiao After LGBT Remarks

Manny Pacquiao's recent comments about the LGBT community have "cost him a contract with Nike," and it "may not be the only endorsement Pacquiao loses," according to Tim Dahlberg of the AP. Pacquiao and Top Rank Chair Bob Arum are scrambling to "contain the damage done by a television interview ...

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