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Formula E Talking To Two North American Cities To Find Replacement For Rio Race

04 / 15 / 14

Electric racing series Formula E is in talks with two North American cities to replace Rio de Janeiro on the calendar of its inaugural season. However, Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag could not reveal the specific cities. Agag said, “We are in touch with two cities for a replacement, actually bo...

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11/01/12
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10/30/12
NBC Awarded EPL Rights In U.S.

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10/30/12
KHL Cancels January Brooklyn Games

The Kontinental Hockey League canceled two regular-season games at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center that were scheduled for January, according to RT.com. The games scheduled for Jan. 19-20 would have featured Gagarin Cup holders Dynamo Moscow and the big-spending SKA St. Petersburg. The KHL altered ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, North America, Russia

10/30/12
Univision Deportes Inks 10-Year CONCACAF Deal

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10/30/12
Canadian Fund Bets On Motor Sports

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10/29/12
NBC Uni Favorite To Land U.S. EPL Rights

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10/26/12
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10/26/12
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Korean Channel Wins Rights To Air WBC

JTBC, the broadcasting channel of the JoongAng Media Network, "has won exclusive rights to broadcast the 2013 World Baseball Classic" in South Korea, according to Moon Gwang-lip of the KOREA JOONGANG DAILY. JTBC signed a contract with MP & Silva, the media rights agency for the WBC, to broadcast ...

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