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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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ManU Defends Ticket Pricing Policy

ManU has defended its ticket pricing policy ahead of this weekend's FA Cup fourth-round tie against Fulham at Old Trafford, according to Hampson & Hirst of the PA. The London club has complained to the FA after discovering that some ManU fans have been "able to purchase seats equivalent to those ...

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Golf Courses Bring Koreans To Laos

A "big jump in South Korean tourist arrivals in Laos is being attributed to the lure of new golf courses" in the ancient capital Luang Prabang and in the current capital Vientiane, according to the DPA. Korean investors have built and now manage several golf courses in the land-locked communist coun ...

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Aussie Gov't To Revitalize Grand Prix

The Australian state government of Victoria "wants to revitalize the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne and make the race more cost efficient," according to Falko Schoklitsch of MOTORSPORT MAGAZIN. For fans and teams, the Australian Grand Prix "is definitely one of the highlights of the season du ...

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Report: U.S. Open Boycott Possible

The U.S. Open will be "met with a walkout from an overwhelming majority of the men’s players this year unless it comes up with a considerable improvement in prize money and reconsiders its decision to move the final to a Monday night," according to Neil Harman of the LONDON TIMES. There is "a ...

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ATP Reveals Its 2014 Calendar

The ATP revealed its calendar for '14, highlighted by a new ATP World Tour 500 event in Rio de Janeiro, according to IG. The Rio tournament, to be played on clay, is scheduled to begin on Feb. 17, 2014 and will be part of a four-week South American swing. ATP President Brad Drewett said, "The four-w ...

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Beach Soccer Has Eyes On India

Beach Soccer Worldwide revealed that it is "organising India's first professional Beach Soccer Championship in Goa," India, according to the PTI. The Goa FA and the Goa Football Development Council "are backing the officially sanctioned event, which will become a biannual feature in India." This fir ...

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Inflation Hits ODI Ticket Prices

The upcoming India vs. England one-day int'l on Jan. 23 "will see some over-the-rooftop ticket rates," according to Hindol Basu of the TIMES OF INDIA. The "pricing is such that it has even surpassed the India-Pakistan 2011 World Cup semifinal ticket rates, the last ODI to be held at the PCA Stadiu ...

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Event Notes

British Cycling confirmed that the 2013 Elite Men’s and Women’s National Road Race Championships will be staged in Glasgow, Scotland. The event, which takes place on June 23, will form part of the proposed course for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and with the majority of racing ba ...

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Univeristy Cricket Revived In India

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Olympic Park Included In '14 Tour Route

The Tour de France in '14 "will begin in Leeds and include a third stage that finishes on the Mall in London, reprising the final scenes of the Olympic road races last year," according to John Westerby of the LONDON TIMES. Organizers of the Tour announced the routes for the first three stages of the ...

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