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Pirelli Will Paint Tires Pink For F1 U.S. GP To Promote Breast Cancer Awareness

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 17 / 17

Tire manufacturer Pirelli is set to turn its tires pink at the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix "to raise awareness for breast cancer," according to Ben Church of the London DAILY MAIL. The company will alter its ultrasoft tires from their "usual purple" color as part of an F1 initiative. The sport is plan...

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10/16/17
Morocco To Host 2018 African Nations

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10/16/17
FIVB Announces Volleyball Nations League

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10/16/17
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Glasgow police have issued a " stark warning " to Bayern Munich fans after 34,000 German supporters "tried to buy tickets for this month's Champions League clash with Celtic in Glasgow ." Senior officers "fear a major security headache" ahead of the Oct. 31 tie in the east end of Glasgow. Cops ...

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10/13/17
Tottenham May Break EPL Attendance Record

Tottenham is "expected to break the 10-year-old Premier League attendance record" when it hosts Bournemouth at Wembley on Saturday, according to Riath Al-Samarrai of the London DAILY MAIL. Ticket sales are reportedly "fast closing in on the current record" of 76,098 -- set when ManU beat Blackburn 4 ...

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10/13/17
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10/12/17
Visa Ruling Threatens Gold Coast CWG

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10/12/17
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