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Premiership Moves U.S. Game To September; Teams To Be Announced In 'Next Few Weeks'

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 27 / 17

Premiership Rugby will stage a game in the U.S. in September, "bringing its American adventure into contact with the mighty NFL," according to Martin Pengelly of the London GUARDIAN. Execs seem "not so wary of such contact as might be expected." Heath Harvey of Saracens, which is "at the front of th...

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02/24/17
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02/23/17
PSG Fans Barred From Marseille Stands

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