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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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02/16/17
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Pro12 side Newport Gwent Dragons resolved its "final day of the season Rodney Parade fixture clash " with League Two side Newport County by agreeing to switch its game against Cardiff Blues to "another ground in Gwent." The Dragons and County were each scheduled to play at Rodney Parade at th ...

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02/16/17
PGA Australia Introduces New Format

Golf will be "nudged gently towards modernity at the inaugural World Super 6 tournament in Australia this week," according to Ian Ransom of REUTERS. The European Tour co-sanctioned event at Perth's Lake Karrinyup Country Club will "ditch convention" by deciding Sunday's winner in a final-day matchpl ...

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02/16/17
Women's Tour Final To Be Held In London

London will host cycling's 2017 Women's Tour final stage, with the race to open on June 7 in Daventry, according to the BBC. The five-stage event, won by Britain's Lizzie Deignan last year, "will conclude in the capital" on June 11. Its fourth edition "will also include stages in Northamptonshire, W ...

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02/15/17
McGregor, Mayweather Reach Deal

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather "finally reached a multi-million dollar deal to fight," according to Moran & Higgins of THE SUN. After months of "intense" negotiations, representatives for McGregor "thrashed out a money-spinning contract" with Mayweather's camp in recent days. Although the " ...

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02/15/17
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Australian Football League Women's side Brisbane Lions asked fans for "patience," saying that the " unexpected interest in the new women's league could create teething problems " at Brisbane's first home game. The Lions had "already sought unsuccessfully" to have the game moved to the Brisbane Cri ...

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02/15/17
Singapore Still Sees Allure Of F1

Singapore "is still interested" in hosting its Formula 1 race "if the terms are right, and discussions on keeping the event in the Southeast Asian nation are under way," the Singapore Tourism Board said, according to Melissa Cheok of BLOOMBERG. Singapore Tourism Board CEO Lionel Yeo said, "I think t ...

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02/14/17
Gran Canaria To Host Supercopa

The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) announced that the island of Gran Canaria will host this year's Supercopa and the 2018 Copa del Rey, according to the EFE. The ACB's agreement with the Gran Canaria City Council "is part of a project aiming to incorporate basketball in more than 200 schools." The ...

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02/14/17
Horseracing Officials Curbing Drink Sales

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02/14/17
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The third edition of the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup will be held in Amsterdam from July 7-9. FIBA Exec Dir Europe Kamil Novak announced the Dutch capital will also play host to the sixth edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup in '19 . Both events will be hosted by the Dutch Basketball Federation (NBB) and ...

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02/13/17
European Tour To Announce GolfSixes

The European Tour believes "it has found golf’s version of Twenty20 and over the next few days will announce details of a tournament near London featuring the new GolfSixes format," according to James Corrigan of the London TELEGRAPH. The event will take place from May 6-7 at the Centurion Gol ...

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