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Bjorn To Review Selection Policy Ahead Of 2018 Ryder Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

Thomas Bjorn had been appointed as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for less than a day when he announced the selection procedure for the '18 match in the outskirts of Paris is "already being assessed to ensure all the players he will require at the time will be available," according to Mark Tallentire of...

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Diamond League Getting Makeover

The Diamond League will have two end-of-season finals with a prize pool of $3.2M "following changes to the structure of the competition announced by the International Association of Athletics' Federations," according to Simon Jennings of REUTERS. Under the new format, athletes will earn points ...

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12/09/16
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12/08/16
Club World Cup Due For Reform

Regardless of whether FIFA President Gianni Infantino's plan for a 32-team Club World Cup becomes a reality, "this year's tournament in Japan is likely to highlight the need for some sort of change," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. On paper, the idea of bringing together the champion club te ...

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12/08/16
Bledisloe Cup Heading To Perth in '19

The Wallabies and All Blacks will head to Western Australia state in '19 "for the first Bledisloe Cup match in Perth between the traditional rugby rivals," according to the AP. The Australian Rugby Union said Wednesday that "Perth's new 60,000-seat stadium will host the only Bledisloe Cup match that ...

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12/08/16
Valencia F1 Race Lacked Licensing

The Spanish Motor Racing Federation (RFEDA) has reportedly informed a Spanish court that the F1 race held in Valencia from '08-12 "was organized without the corresponding license," according to MARCA. RFEDA Secretary General Javier Moreno said that Valmor Sports, "which received the rights for the r ...

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12/07/16
UAE To Host Women's Cricket Tournament

Women's cricket in the UAE is "set to get a big boost" with the Emirates Cricket Board announcing that it will be hosting an int'l tournament for the first time for women, according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. The tournament is scheduled to start on Dec. 14 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with seven ...

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12/07/16
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The Board of Control for Cricket in India  is " considering whether to switch the final Test match against England from Chennai following the death of a local politician." Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha died aged 68 on Monday. BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke said, "We are keeping a close ...

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12/06/16
Newcastle Bidding To Host Showpiece

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12/06/16
Russian Athletes May Participate Under Neutral Flag

All-Russia Athletics Federation President Dmitry Shlyakhtin said that the ARAF will "propose its athletes to participate in the European Athletics Championship next March in Belgrade under a neutral flag and based on individual applications," according to TASS. He said, "We will definitely propose o ...

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