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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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02/19/14
CAA Sports Acquires Munich-Based PGM

CAA Sports, which has one of the largest consulting businesses in U.S. golf, "has acquired a Munich-based agency to increase its reach globally," according to Smith & Mullen of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The golf division of CAA Sports has established a long list of consulting clients that sponsor ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America, Europe

02/19/14
Liga MX Atlas Members Seeking Answers

Following a meeting where Liga MX Atlas' financial figures were revealed, "10 club members did not accept the figures" given by Atlas President Eugenio Ruiz Orozco, which indicated that the club's debt had increased by 94M pesos ($7.1M), according to Rigoberto Juárez of LA AFICION. After ...

Tags: Finance, North America

02/14/14
Airweave Signs Deal With USOC

The U.S. Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced its first sponsorship in the mattress category with Airweave, a Japanese company that makes bedding toppers. Terms of the deal were not available, but Airweave is considered an official sponsor, and those deals are usually valued in the mid-six figur ...

Tags: Olympics, Japan, North America

02/13/14
NBA All-Star '14 Available In 215 Countries

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Tags: Media, North America

02/12/14
Mexico, Peru Football Reach Agreement

Mexican second division football President José Vázquez Ávila announced on Monday an agreement with Peru's second division -- to be called the México-Perú MR MT -- which will "allow for the exchange of youth players with the goal of strengthening both leagues," acc ...

Tags: International Football, North America, South America

02/11/14
COC Weighs Suit Over Labatt Campaign

The Canadian Olympic Committee is considering its options to "fight a campaign by Labatt Breweries of Canada," which the COC "says is misleading Canadians into associating the company’s Budweiser brand with the Olympics," according to Susan Krashinsky of the GLOBE & MAIL. The campaign laun ...

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02/11/14
Beckham Asks PSG Owners For Funding

French newspaper Le Parisien reported David Beckham "has asked the wealthy Qatari owners of Paris Saint-Germain to help fund his new Major League Soccer franchise in Miami," according to ESPN. Beckham, 38, "brought the curtain down on his playing career after helping PSG win the Ligue 1 title last s ...

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02/10/14
Beckham To Shake Up U.S. Soccer

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02/07/14
Avoiding Risk Key For Security Firm

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02/07/14
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