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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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02/11/14
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The ATP announced the schedule for the '15 men's tennis season, which features an "extended three-week grass-court campaign" that will provide the "build up to Wimbledon." As well as the "likes of the Queen's Club in London and Halle, grass tournaments in Nottingham and Stuttgart have been added to ...

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02/10/14
WTA Organizers Approaching Li Na

Australian Open champion Li Na is "being wooed to headline" Hong Kong's return to the world of professional tennis in September -- "in the WTA Championship at Victoria Park," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Tournament Dir Stephen Duckitt said of Li, "We have approached her ...

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02/07/14
Avoiding Risk Key For Security Firm

Security company RIMI Corp. Services believes that pre-planning is key to implement the necessary safety and security measures for large-scale sporting events. With the Sochi Winter Olympics officially starting Friday in a region that has been plagued by terrorist attacks, security has been a major ...

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02/07/14
Glasgow To Host IAAF Diamond League

UK Athletics confirmed that Hampden Park in Glasgow will "host the London leg of the IAAF Diamond League," according to the BBC. The event, which will take place July 11-12, will "see some of the world's top athletes compete two weeks before the Commonwealth Games." Hampden has "replaced the Olympic ...

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02/07/14
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Laureus World Sports Awards Chair Edwin Moses said on Wednesday that the 2014 Awards will be held in Kuala Lumpur on March 26 instead of Rio de Janeiro. The announcement "of the new venue for the 15th edition of the awards, also dubbed the Oscars of sports, was made less than a month after the organ ...

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02/06/14
Red Bull Owner Promises Investments

Red Bull Owner Dietrich Mateschitz "has promised investments in and around Spielberg, Austria," according to KURIER. He also "wants to more closely include the surrounding communities." The Red Bull Ring, which is located near Spielberg, will host an F1 race for the first time in 11 years in June. O ...

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02/06/14
Euro Tour CEO Denies Calling EurAsia Cup 'Mistake'

European Tour CEO George O'Grady "has strongly denied saying the new EurAsia Cup team tournament was a 'mistake'" after organizers of a rival event claimed he was having second thoughts, according to the AFP. O'Grady was responding to comments from Royal Trophy co-Managing Dir Ivan Ballesteros, who ...

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02/06/14
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Celtic Park "will host next month's Scottish League Cup final." Aberdeen is due to face Inverness as the first major piece of silverware of the season is contested. Celtic Park "has beaten off competition from Rangers' Ibrox Stadium" ( Scotland DAILY RECORD, 2/5 ). ... Rally Australia "will again ...

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02/05/14
Ponferrada Prepared For World Championships

Ponferrada, Spain Mayor Samuel Folgueral assured that his city, which will host the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in September, has "raised 70% of the event's budget," according to Chema Bermejo of AS. Folgueral confirmed after a meeting with Spanish Superior Sports Council (CSD) President Migue ...

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02/05/14
FIBA World Cup To Have $405M Impact

The 2014 FIBA World Cup, which Spain will host from Aug. 30-Sept. 14, will have an "estimated economic impact" of €300M ($405M) on the country, according to Jose Felix Diaz of EL CONFIDENCIAL. Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) President José Luis Sáez's "main objective is not to ...

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