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Murray Is Unlikely To Renew Sponsorship Deal With Adidas, Industry Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 01 / 14

Sources inside the equipment industry said that Andy Murray's long-standing sponsorship deal with adidas "is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season," according to Sim Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. The Scottish player is going "in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five yea...

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The Int'l Cycling Union's (UCI) Professional Cycling Council has confirmed the 2015 WorldTour calendar at its annual meeting at the World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. The series once again starts with the Tour Down Under in January before the "elite men's peloton turn their attention to Europ ...

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09/23/14
Real Madrid To Play Friendly In Dubai

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09/23/14
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