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French Open Security Measures Unchanged From '16 Despite Manchester Attack

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 26 / 17

The French Open "has not changed its security measures following the recent attack in Manchester, England , but will keep the heightened level of security already in place," according to Kamakshi Tandon of TENNIS.com. French Tennis Federation (FFT) spokesperson Stephan Post said, "We are still in a...

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Arsenal will face its Champions League "tormentors" Bayern Munich in a preseason friendly in China . Arsenal was "hammered" 5-1 by the German side in each leg of their recent Champions League match. The two will play at Shanghai Stadium on July 19, as part of the Int'l Champions Cup ( London T ...

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03/14/17
Durban Will Not Host 2022 CWG

The 2022 Commonwealth Games "will no longer be held in Durban, South Africa," according to the BBC. Commonwealth Games Federation CEO David Grevemberg said that the city "did not meet the criteria" set by his organization, "and the search for a new host city had already begun." Durban was awarded th ...

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03/14/17
Melbourne To Host State Of Origin

Melbourne is set to host next year's "landmark" stand-alone National Rugby League State of Origin Sunday "blockbuster," according to Gilbert Gardiner of the HERALD SUN. The NRL is "committed to returning the Origin juggernaut to Melbourne" in '18 and game two of the best-of-three series will be ...

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03/14/17
Rugby Europe Pressuring Six Nations

Rugby Europe President Octavian Morariu "turned up the pressure" on the organizers of the Six Nations over changes to the format and make-up of the teams following a meeting in Paris on Thursday, according to the AFP. Former Romanian int'l Morariu and the 17 board members of Rugby Europe validated u ...

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03/13/17
SCG Trust Won't Relocate Rugby Match

The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust "ruled out" moving a Super Rugby clash scheduled for the night before a potential A-League grand final as "doubts about the state of the Allianz Stadium surface increase," according to Dominic Bossi of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The grand final is not for another two ...

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03/13/17
Real Madrid, Barcelona To Play In Miami

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03/13/17
England Refusing To Host Friday Matches

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03/13/17
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03/13/17
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