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Sport1 Looking To Renew Broadcast Rights Deal With MLB Beyond 2016 Season

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 27 / 16

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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Bayern Munich Joins Int'l Champions Cup

U.S. soccer fans will see a rematch of the 2010 UEFA Champions League final when Bayern Munich and Inter Milan face off at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on July 30. The match is part of the Int'l Champions Cup preseason tournament, which takes place between July 23-Aug. 13 across vario ...

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Audit Finds Estadio León Paying Little Rent

Estadio León in León, Mexico "is paying less rent than a house," according to Jannet López of LA AFICIÓN. Although the stadium "is supposed to pay" 108,000 pesos ($6,200) per month in rent to the city, it "ends up paying" 13,000 pesos ($742). According to a ...

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Nike's Q3 Profits Grow By 20%

Nike earned $950M in Q3, 20% "more than last year" and nearly $100M "more than analysts' consensus expectation," according to Jeff Manning of the Portland OREGONIAN. The company's $8B in sales for the quarter, while up 8% over last year's Q3, "fell short of the" $8.2B consensus analyst expectation. ...

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ICC Releases Teams, Schedule For '16

Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, released the matchups, venues and dates of the 2016 Int'l Champions Cup on Tuesday. This year’s tournament kicks off the '16-17 int'l football season and features 10 clubs competing across the U.S. and Europe. For the first time, all Int'l Champions ...

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Navratilova Hits Out In Equal Pay Row

Martina Navratilova criticized Novak Djokovic after the world No. 1 claimed that "male tennis players should be awarded more prize money than their female counterparts," according to Ziegler & Flatman of the LONDON TIMES. All grand slam tournaments "have paid equal money to both genders since Wi ...

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Infront Secures Five-Year Deal With CBC Sports

Infront Sports & Media secured a comprehensive media rights agreement with CBC Sports to air key flagship FIS and IBSF events over the next five years. The properties included are '16-17 to '20-21 FIS World Cup events in alpine, cross country, ski jumping, nordic combined, snowboard and freestyl ...

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Haas F1 Will Miss Out On Prize Money

Formula One CEO Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that the new American-owned Haas team "will not share in any" of the $900M prize money paid by the series this year, according to Christian Sylt for FORBES. Ecclestone said, "There's no money in the first year. It's not the end of the world for Haas. Wh ...

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Report: Zak Brown Could Take Over F1

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Indian Wells CEO Criticizes WTA

Indian Wells CEO Raymond Moore said that women players "ride the coattails of the men" in comments before Serena Williams met Victoria Azarenka in the finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday, according to ESPN. Later, he apologized, but not before Williams "had a chance to react." Based on multiple ...

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World Indoors Trying To Put Spotlight On Track

With no Russians, "few stars and the sport engulfed in a doping crisis the world indoor athletics championships begin this week with officials holding their breath and eager to put the spotlight back on the track," according to Steve Keating of REUTERS. That, however, "could be a tall order for ...

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