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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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PCB, BCCI Agree On Pakistan, India Series

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Zaka Ashraf has said that his Indian counterpart N Srinivasan had agreed to India playing a bilateral series with Pakistan at a neutral venue. "Mr Srinivasan has reassured me they are serious about playing a bilateral series with us even at ...

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Early Morning Super Bowl Party In Beijing

NFL China’s official viewing party of Super Bowl XLVIII in Beijing and Shanghai had a definite American feel, except for the 7:30am start. The event featured not only the Seahawks' win, but also the commercials and halftime show live from Fox Sports, as well as free-flowing Budweiser, a suppor ...

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NFL's Super Bash Takes Over London

On Super Bowl Sunday, London went NFL crazy. Jacksonville Jaguars cheerleaders danced on the stage, Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford talked to adoring fans in replica shirts and Jaguars’ players discussed how much they loved London. The NFL’s official Super Bash took place at t ...

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Commonwealth Games Could Cut Sports

A leading Commonwealth Games official said that Games "could be cut from 17 to 10 sports to keep the event alive beyond 2018," according to Chris McLaughlin of the BBC. Commonwealth Games Federation CEO Mike Hooper said that "reducing the number of sports could encourage interest." He said, "We reco ...

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Mediterranean Games Cutting Back

Due to "Spain's economic crisis," the coastal city of Tarragona, the host of the 2017 Mediterranean Games, will "reduce the scale of the project of hosting the event to ensure its survival," according to Jesús Mínguez of AS. The event's initial projected budget of €150M has been r ...

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Tour De France Launches Women's Race

Coinciding with the final stage of the 2014 Tour de France, the elite of women's cycling will come together on July 27 for the first edition of La Course by Le Tour de France. A few hours before the men's peloton arrives in Paris, the world's elite women cyclists will race the circuit in the histor ...

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Global Horseracing Series Proposed

Sydney's new A$18M ($16M) The Championships at Randwick in April "will form an important leg of a proposed world series of horse racing," according to Ray Thomas of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. With momentum to introduce the series as early as next year, "the world's best gallopers would compete in t ...

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Aquatic Super Series Eyes Team USA

Swimming Australia "has its sights set on the powerful Team USA as the next addition to its annual Aquatic Super Series," according to Brad Elborough of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. CEO Mark Anderson said that "he had been in discussions with Team USA" about attending the third edition of the Perth ev ...

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FIBA Sends Out World Cup Wild Card Bids

The 2014 FIBA World Cup sent its four wild card bids to the national teams of Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey on Sunday, according to the DPA. The FIBA World Cup will take place from Aug. 30-Sept. 14 and will have 24 participants. The "big surprise among those receiving bids is Finland, which is ...

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Super Bowl Rings In Chinese Holiday

Every winter, people in China celebrate an occasion determined by an ancient calendar. Symbols of animals are usually invoked, special foods and alcoholic beverages are served, and people often travel considerable distances for the celebration. Chinese New Year? No. It is the Super Bowl. In China, i ...

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