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McGregor An Athletic Apparel Free Agent Ahead Of Mayweather Bout

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 21 / 17

Conor McGregor’s apparel deal with Reebok expired, leaving the UFC fighter "free to sign with any other sports brand for his upcoming boxing match with Floyd Mayweather," according to Tony Connelly of THE DRUM. The 28-year-old mixed martial artist’s bout with Mayweather on Aug. 26 is "an...

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Ferrari's Vettel Goes On Tirade

Lewis Hamilton clung on to his Formula 1 world title hopes with victory in "a Mexican Grand Prix that was overshadowed by an expletive-ridden row involving Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel," according to Jonathan McEvoy of the London DAILY MAIL. Vettel "was dramatically relegated from the podiu ...

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Mexico Planning To Bid To Host '26 WC

Mexico Football Federation President Decio de Maria has "reaffirmed his country's desire to bid for the 2026 World Cup, whether with another country or alone," according to ESPN.com. De Maria said that the idea of Mexico co-hosting in a '26 bid was "received well by the federation's executive commit ...

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More U.S. Races A Posibility

Last weekend’s record-setting attendance at the U.S. F1 Grand Prix could accelerate the series’ pursuit of adding a second or third race in the market, industry insider Zak Brown said. “Organizers put on a great event last weekend,” Brown told SBD Global. “The numbers s ...

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Brown Rumored To Be Next McLaren Chair

American ZAK BROWN left the door on his personal future ajar as he neither confirmed nor denied rumors he has been tapped by McLaren to replace Chair RON DENNIS next year. Speaking to SBD Global on Thursday, Brown said that he would rather not comment specifically on the rumor, which was first r ...

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Sport1 Looking To Renew MLB Rights

German sports network Sport1 is considering renewing its broadcast rights deal with MLB, capitalizing on the heightened interested in the ongoing World Series between Chicago and Cleveland. The network's current contract with the league will expire ...

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TV Azteca To Show MMA In U.S., Mexico

Hispanic mixed martial arts franchise Combate Americas and TV Azteca announced an exclusive, year-long agreement to broadcast live world champion MMA events in the U.S. and Mexico. In addition to monthly live events, the partnership, which marks the first time Azteca will carry MMA program ...

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NBA Rosters Feature 113 Int'l Players

The NBA announced that a record 113 int'l players from a record 41 countries and territories are on opening night rosters for the '16-17 season. It marks the third-consecutive season that opening night rosters feature at least 100 int'l players and that all 30 teams have at least one int'l player. O ...

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NBA, New Era Announce Global Partnership

New Era and the NBA announced an expanded global licensing partnership that makes the brand the official authentic headwear provider of the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League. New Era will exclusively produce caps for marquee NBA events, including the NBA Draft, Conference Finals and NBA Fina ...

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U.S. GP Could Get More Circuits

The U.S. Grand Prix has had 10 homes, more than any other grand prix, and according to Formula One’s new owners, Liberty Media, "that number is about to increase," according to Paul Weaver of the London GUARDIAN. There is talk of another race -- perhaps two, with L.A., Las Vegas and New J ...

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Hangin' With ... Christina Nielsen

CHRISTINA NIELSEN made history when she became the first female driver to win a major, full-season North American sports car championship. The 24-year-old Dane won the title in the GT Daytona category this season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship together with co-driver ALESSANDRO BA ...

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