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AIU Decides To Add American Football To National University Games Schedule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 30 / 15

American football has been formally recognized as an official college sport by India's collegiate sports governing body. The Association of Indian Universities decided to include American football as a regular event on its National University Games schedule starting in '15-16. Following a unanimous ...

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Anglesey has been "chosen as the host venue" for the opening stage of the 2015 Tour of Britain on Sept. 6, according to the BBC. Cyclists will complete a stage from Beaumaris to Wrexham, "marking the first time the race has started in Wales in its modern history." The tour will finish in London on S ...

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Big Events Testament To UAE Infrastructure

Dubai Sports Council Deputy Chair Mattar Al Tayer said that the return of the FIFA Club World Cup to the UAE in '17 and '18 "is testament to the country’s infrastructure," according to Ashley Hammond of GULF NEWS. FIFA announced on Friday the UAE’s winning bid ahead of Brazil, India and ...

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Int'l Champions Cup Expanding In '15

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FIA Confirms Axing Of German F1 Race

The German Grand Prix "has been dropped from this year’s Formula One calendar," according to the PA. The race "had been in doubt owing to questions over which circuit would host the race, which has been shared between Hockenheim and Nürburgring in recent seasons." A short FIA statement sa ...

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France To Host 2019 Women's World Cup

France has been awarded the hosting rights for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 and the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2018 ahead of South Korea, which was also in the running. The two bid teams were represented by French FA President Noël Le Graët and Korea FA President Chung Mong ...

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Nürburgring Says No To German GP

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Hockenheimring Boss Rules Out GP

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Spanish second division side Girona's players are "beginning to lose patience because they have not been paid for two months," according to Marc Bernad Suelves of AS. Girona President Francesc Rebled "asked for calm because the payments will be made." Rebled: "The situation that we have economically ...

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