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India Announces West Indies Tour To Revive Bilateral Ties

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 02 / 16

India "will tour West Indies in July-August for a four-match test series which will mark the resumption of bilateral ties between them, the cricket boards announced on Saturday," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. Relations between the two boards "turned sour after a visiting Caribbean team ...

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Beckham's MLS Club In Talks With PSG

David Beckham’s Miami football club is in talks with Paris St. Germain "about the sale of an equity stake," according to Ewan Murray of the London GUARDIAN. Miami Beckham United, the ownership vehicle behind a proposed Major League Soccer team in the Florida city, is seeking a partner to what ...

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West Indies Cricket Boycott Averted

The "threat of West Indies being forced to field a second string side at the World Twenty20 was averted" on Sunday when 12 of 13 players in the original squad signed the contracts which "had caused a standoff with the board," according to Kayon Raynor of REUTERS. West Indies Cricket Board had given ...

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NFL Mexico Set To Become Annual Event

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Nissan Sponsors Mexican National Team

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Haas F1 Team Inks Deal With Alpinestars

Haas F1 has struck a new partnership with Alpinestars to become an official supplier of the team. The Italian manufacturer of professional racing products will provide the U.S.-based racing team with all its technical wear. Haas F1 did not disclose ...

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J.League Forms Educational Partnership

The J.League has entered into a multi-year educational partnership with the McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The school will supplement one online course a semester for students enrolled in the J.League Human Capital Project. The program, in partn ...

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Tigres UANL To Build New Stadium

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CONCACAF Releases Reform Proposals

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The NBA "is without a doubt" an int'l league now, according to Pedro J. González of EL NUEVO HERALD. The league "features dozens of players from outside the U.S.," including a number of players from Latin America. The NBA has become "one of the most followed leagues by Latin Americans, both i ...

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Haas: Cost Cap Better Late Than Never

The news that F1 agreed to cap the cost of engines and assured all teams will be supplied going forward is something that should have happened a long time ago, according to Gene Haas. The owner of the Haas F1 Team, which will make its debut at the Australian Grand Prix in March, told SBD Global that ...

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