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Pro12 Rugby Officials In Talks About North American Expansion

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 25 / 16

The Pro12, the "only professional cross-border league in Europe, is considering expanding into North America" as organizers look at ways of "closing the financial gap" with the Premiership and Top14, according to Paul Rees of the London GUARDIAN. Pro12 officials will "next month fly out to meet repr...

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Richmond 2015 Signs Insurer Markel

2015 Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) Road World Championships organizer Richmond 2015 announced that insurer Markel Corp. joined its team of corporate partners for the nine-day cycling event to be held in Richmond, Va., later this month. Markel has been designated as the official specialty insurer of ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America

U.S. Soccer Replaces Matildas With Haiti

U.S. Soccer has found a new opponent for its World Cup-winning women's national team after Haiti agreed to replace Australia for next week's two-game series. U.S. Soccer announced Haiti as the new opponent late Thursday evening. Original opponent Australia withdrew from the matches after a pay dispu ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, North America

NRL Considers Return To California

Haynemania has the National Rugby League considering a return to California -- 28 years after "the disaster that was Peter Sterling and the unbreakable Origin banner," according to Nick Walshaw of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. NRL CEO Dave Smith and Head of Football Todd Greenberg both gave "stro ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Australia, North America

Mexico To Host FIBA 3x3 World Tour

Mexico will host a stop of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour for the first time from Wednesday-Thursday, according to LA AFICIÓN. The site of the event will be Mexico City's Estadio Olímpico Universitario. Three-on-three is a recreational form of basketball that FIBA is promoting and " ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America

Quiksilver Files For Bankruptcy In U.S.

Action sports brand Quiksilver will "cut 80 jobs" after filing for bankruptcy with a "plan to hand control over to lender Oaktree Capital Management," according to Hannah Madans of the ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER. Affiliates of Oaktree "will supply the chain" with the $175M financing it "needs to get thr ...

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MLS Eyes Tournament With EPL, FA Cup Winners

The Premier League champions and FA Cup winners "could take on their American counterparts in a biennial tournament in New York under a proposal made by Major League Soccer" on Tuesday, according to Oliver Kay of the LONDON TIMES. MLS Commissioner Don Garber said that "he has yet to discuss the i ...

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Matildas' U.S. Tour Canceled

The Australian women's national football team's two-match series in the U.S. against the Women's World Cup champions "has been called off as negotiations continue to stall over a new collective bargaining agreement," according to the AAP. The Professional Footballers' Australia said that "the tour ...

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Hangin' With ... Sabrina Carrozza

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EFLI Owner Expects Profits In Two Years

The owner of Elite Football League of India expansion team Navi Mumbai Sabers anticipates a return on his investment within the next couple of years. U.S.-based entrepreneur Donald Thompson expects not only to break even with his American football team but to be profitable in the near future. &ldquo ...

Tags: Franchises, North America, India

American Football League Launches

The Liga Profesional de Fútbol Americano (American Football Professional League) was introduced on Tuesday in Mexico City, according to ESPN. The league will begin in February with four teams, a number that is expected to grow within two years. Juan Carlos Vázquez, who will b ...

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