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Cricket Among Traditionally Male Sports With Women's Versions Gaining Ground

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 31 / 15

The female versions of traditionally male sports are "attracting far more attention than ever before," according to Matthew Engel of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The Women's World Cup in Canada had global appeal; last year's women's Rugby World Cup was "also higher profile than ever before." Every...

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UEFA Evaluates Scotland's 2020 Bid

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Tottenham Reportedly 'Up For Sale'

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ManU Expects Profit To Drop

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Nike, Teague Create Custom Aircraft

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Tottenham To Leave White Hart Lane

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Rangers Bin Ahmad VIP Treatment

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Finance Notes

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