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Man City Owner CFG Enters Joint Venture With U.K.-Based Goals Soccer Centres

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 17

Goals Soccer Centres "entered into a joint venture" with Man City owner City Football Group to "accelerate the growth of the Goals brand in North America," according to Scott McCulloch of INSIDER.co.uk. The five-a-side football center operator...

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Mexico City To Have Pro Hoops Team

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COTA Ticket Promo Generates $10M

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Sharapova Returns To Court

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William Hill, Amaya In Talks To Merge

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