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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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NBC Announces EPL Broadcast Plan

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04/16/13
Boston Bombing Prompts London Review

Two bombs "exploded in the packed streets near the finish line" of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing two people and injuring more than 80, according to Jimmy Golen of the AP. The two explosions "took place almost simultaneously" about 100 yards apart, "tearing limbs off numerous people, kn ...

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04/11/13
China Sportswear Company Sues Jordan

Chinese sportswear company Qiaodan Sports said that it sued Michael Jordan for $8M in damages "after his lawsuit claiming unauthorized use of his name," according to Vinicy Chan of BLOOMBERG. The retailer’s suit "was accepted by the Quanzhou City Intermediate People’s Court in Fujian on ...

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04/09/13
McIlroy, Omega Ink Watch Sponsorship

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04/05/13
Centerplate Acquires The Lindley Group

U.S. food vendor Centerplate, an event hospitality partner at North American sports stadiums, entertainment venues and convention centers, has merged with U.K. hospitality-services provider The Lindley Group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Jointly, the new company will continue to provid ...

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04/03/13
ESPN, Turkish Airlines Team Up On Doc

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04/03/13
Adidas Markets Messi In U.S.

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04/02/13
PGA, Bose Agree To China-Based Deal

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03/29/13
Perform, Sporting News Brand Team Up

Perform Group and American City Business Journals have struck a major joint venture to combine Perform's U.S. sports assets, including its popular ePlayer sports video service, with ACBJ's Sporting News brand. The new company, Perform Sporting News Limited, will operate under the brand name Spo ...

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03/28/13
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