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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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Red Bull Air Race has announced the '15 race schedule, with some "new inclusions to the eight-race series." Coming into the series are Chiba, Japan; Budapest, Hungary and a "yet-to-be-confirmed race at Sochi in Russia" ( AUSTRALIAN FLYING, 11/27 ). ... An umpire at a cricket match in Ashdod, Isr ...

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Qatar Looks To Enter F1 Circuit

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone revealed that "Qatar is planning to host a grand prix in a bid to build up the sporting legacy in the tiny Gulf state which controversially won the right to stage the 2022 World Cup," according to Christian Sylt for the London INDEPENDENT. A grand prix in Qatar "would bring ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Middle East

Portsmouth To Host America's Cup Races

Portsmouth, "an historic naval town on the south coast of England, will host America's Cup World Series sailing races in Britain" in '15 and '16 as part of the "build-up to the main event" in '17, according to Alexander Smith of REUTERS. British challenger Ben Ainslie is building a base in Portsmo ...

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Tour de France organizer ASO announced the awarding of the Grand Départ for the '16 edition of the race "to the department of Manche in the Lower Normandy region." It "is the first Grand Depart for Manche and the start city will be announced in early December" ( CYCLING NEWS, 11/24 ). ... R ...

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FFA Considering Neutral-Site Derby

Football Federation Australia is in discussions with A-League sides Western Sydney and Sydney FC to play "one of the three annual Sydney derbies at ANZ Stadium from next season," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. FFA CEO David Gallop is "negotiating plans with both clubs" to ...

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Real Madrid To Head Down Under

Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid is coming to Melbourne as part of a "feast" of int'l football next July, according to Ben McKay of the AAP. The int'l friendlies, part of the Int'l Champions Cup, will take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from July 18-24. The reigning European champion and "FIFA ...

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Report: IHF Promised Wildcard To Germany

A report by German public broadcaster ARD revealed that "regardless of Germany’s results during qualifying" for the 2015 World Handball Championship in Qatar (Jan. 17-Feb.1), the Int'l Handball Federation "promised a wildcard to the German team," according to L’EQUIPE. In June, Germany ...

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America's Cup Headed To Bermuda In '17

Bermuda "has been picked over San Diego" to host the '17 America's Cup, according to Bernie Wilson of the AP. A source said that former Oracle CEO Larry Ellison "made the decision after consulting" with Oracle Team USA CEO and America's Cup Event Authority Dir Russell Coutts. A news conference "to a ...

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Ricci Bitti: No Plans To Alter Davis Cup

Int'l Tennis Federation President Francesco Ricci Bitti said on Saturday that the Davis Cup "has its flaws, but it is still one of sport's great events and there are no plans to radically alter it," according to the AFP. Ricci Bitti said that changes to the Davis Cup "had been considered in the past ...

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Qatar Reportedly Weighing Olympics Bid

Qatar has "already bagged football's World Cup and the World Athletics Championships, two of the biggest sporting events on the planet, and it also hosts top-class golf and tennis tournaments," but it "wants more," according to the BBC. It wants the event that likes to call itself "the greatest show ...

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