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Mexican Football Fans Protest New Anti-Violence Reforms Outside FMF Office

04 / 18 / 14

Representatives of fan associations of various Liga MX sides including América, Cruz Azul, Pumas and Chivas, among others, protested outside the Mexican Football Federation's (FMF) headquarters with the "sole objective of being heard" by Liga MX Dir General Enrique Bonilla, according to Rub&e...

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Sportsnet Lands Euro, World Cup Rights

Canadian sports media brand Sportsnet announced it has secured the Canadian multimedia rights to all European qualification matches for both UEFA Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup for a total of more than 500 matches over the next four years. The agreement includes a comprehensive suite of multi ...

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Amaechi: Coming Out In EPL Challenging

Former English basketball player JOHN AMAECHI said that it "is easier for a gay sportsman to come out in the NBA than it would be in the Premier League," according to Sarah Ebner of the LONDON TIMES. Amaechi, who had two spells in the NBA between '95 and '03, "revealed that he had been in con ...

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Ecclestone Confirms Long Beach Talks

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that "he has held talks with the organisers of the Long Beach Grand Prix about Formula One replacing IndyCar when its agreement to race on the Californian street circuit expires next year," according to Reid & Sylt of ESPN F1. Ecclestone said, "We are not in deep di ...

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Man City Teams With Gaga

EPL club Man City has partnered with Gaga Sports & Entertainment, a Bay Area technology startup specializing in social media consumer research, to create tools for its global fan development efforts. Using Gaga's social CRM platform, Man City has begun to post geographically targeted online fan ...

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UCI Rejects Armstrong Cover-Up Claim

The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) "has rejected claims made by the man who led the investigation into Lance Armstrong that it was complicit in a cover-up of the disgraced cyclist's doping," according to the PA. U.S. Anti-doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart alleges that "Armstrong has evidence pointing to a ...

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R&A Defends Male-Only Stance

The Royal & Ancient "has defended its continued stance in allowing men-only clubs to stage the Open Championship," according to James Corrigan of the London TELEGRAPH. R&A CEO Peter Dawson claimed the governing body would be “bullying” if it insisted courses such as Muirfiel ...

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L.A. Race On Formula E Calendar

Formula E, the electric-powered racing series, announced on Monday that its L.A. race will be held in the fall of '14. The series, which will debut next year, is covering the cost of the race and will work with the Grand Prix Association of Long Beach to put up fencing, walls and infrastructure for ...

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Al Jazeera Interested In Tennis Channel

Al Jazeera is "eyeing the Tennis Channel as it looks to become a player" in the U.S. sports market, according to Claire Atkinson of the N.Y. POST. The Tennis Channel would "add to Al Jazeera’s growing collection of niche cable channels." A group of private equity firms, "including Apollo, Bain ...

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David Stern Discusses India Trip

NBA Commissioner David Stern recently returned from his first trip to India. The twofold mission of the trip: Help grow the sport of basketball in that country and help develop the NBA’s brand there as well. Stern’s public agenda included an April 8 NBA Cares event in Mumbai held in conj ...

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IRB Boss: U.S. Not Ready For World Cup

Int'l Rugby Board CEO Brett Gosper said that the U.S. "is not ready to host a rugby World Cup and needs to establish a sustainable professional league to help develop the sport there," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The sport's "global showpiece" has only been held in "traditional rugby st ...

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