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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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Canadian Fund Bets On Motor Sports

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the country's top pension fund managers, outlined "two major investments in the world of professional motor racing," according to Meads & Rocha of REUTERS. CPPIB, known for staid investments in infrastructure projects, shopping centres, private equity ...

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NBC Uni Favorite To Land U.S. EPL Rights

NBC Universal has emerged as the clear front-runner in the race to pick up U.S. rights to the EPL as part of a three-year deal starting with the '13-14 season, according to multiple informed sources. NBC Universal would not return repeated phones calls seeking comment. EPL is expected to make a form ...

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FIS: Vonn's Request A 'Publicity Stunt'

Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) President GIAN FRANCO KASPER said that "no official request has arrived yet" at FIS headquarters in Switzerland from U.S. skier LINDSEY VONN , who recently said she "wants to start in the men's downhill race at Lake Louise," Canada. Kasper said, "The only thing there is ...

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CONMEBOL To Hold Copa America In U.S.

A special Copa América in '16 to celebrate the organization's 100th anniversary -- named Copa  América Centenário and staged in the U.S. -- was unveiled by South America's football governing body CONMEBOL. A total of 16 teams will participate, the 10 from South America, an ...

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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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ManU To Expand With U.S. Office

ManU is "hoping to break into the U.S. market" by opening an office on the East Coast to "maximize commercial opportunities in the U.S.," where the club is now listed on the N.Y. Stock Exchange, according to the AP. The location of the office is yet to be determined, but it would "replicate the oper ...

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Japan Baseball Prodigy Eying U.S.

Japanese baseball officials are "concerned about a potential exodus of premier talent" to the MLB after high school pitching prospect Shohei Otani revealed his decision Sunday to forgo a career at home in favor of playing in the U.S., according to KYODO. Nippon Professional Baseball Yomiuri Giants P ...

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U.S. Agency Teams With India's Kwan

L.A.-based talent management agency Creative Artists Agency has entered the Indian market through a joint venture with Mumbai-based celebrity and sports management agency Kwan Entertainment. The venture will represent athletes and celebrities in India and the South Asian Association for Regional Coo ...

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Woods Launches Mexican Golf Project

Tiger Woods has "begun construction on what appears certain to be his first ever completed golf course at Diamante, a high-end real estate enclave in the Mexican resort town of Cabo San Lucas," according to Eamon Lynch of GOLF magazine. Ground was "broken on the course -- to be called ‘El Card ...

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U.S. T20 League Could Hit English Game

A new franchise cricket league to be launched in the U.S. next summer has "led to fears that English counties will miss out on signing leading overseas players," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The England and Wales Cricket Board is "monitoring the progress of the American league," ...

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