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Bjorn To Review Selection Policy Ahead Of 2018 Ryder Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

Thomas Bjorn had been appointed as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for less than a day when he announced the selection procedure for the '18 match in the outskirts of Paris is "already being assessed to ensure all the players he will require at the time will be available," according to Mark Tallentire of...

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Sydney Derbies May Remain At ANZ

A-League derbies between Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC at ANZ Stadium "could become the norm if the opening-round A-League fixture attracts a big crowd," according to the AAP. The Wanderers will open the season "against crosstown rivals Sydney FC at the ground on Oct. 8, in a match that is ...

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Hong Kong Cricket Sixes Returning In '17

The Hong Kong Sixes will be back, but fans "will have to wait until next year before the popular tournament returns to the local calendar after four years in the wilderness," according to Nazvi Careem of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The Hong Kong Cricket Association announced on Wednesday that the ...

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Belgium GP Beefs Up Security

Belgium, like France, is “a country that has been targeted by terrorism in recent years,” and with the Belgian Grand Prix looming “this means additional security,” according to Olivier Ferret of NEXTGEN AUTO. The additional security measures are in part because of the news th ...

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WRC's Rally China Cancelled

Next month's Rally China round of the World Rally Championship "has been cancelled due to storm damage," according to David Evans of AUTOSPORT. A joint statement from the FIA and WRC Promoter "confirmed the news on Tuesday afternoon." FIA and WRC Promoter had visited Beijing last week and "were ...

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Event Notes

A virus sweeping through Newmarket , Suffolk,   "could force the cancellation of yard visits during the town’s prestigious open weekend next month because of the risk of cross infection from the thousands of visitors who attend the event." Some of the biggest trainers at the home of ...

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Celtic Fans 'Could Be Arrested'

Scottish Premiership side Celtic fans "could be arrested under controversial Scottish legislation if they wave Palestinian flags during their team’s clash with Hapoel Be’er Sheva," according to the SCOTSMAN. Celtic hosts the Israeli champions in the opening leg of its Champions League pl ...

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Irish Grand National Gets Money Boost

The BoyleSports Irish Grand National "received a huge boost in prize-money" when it was announced on Tuesday that the value of the race at Fairyhouse Racecourse will rise from €275,000 ($310,000) to €500,000 ($564,000), according to GALWAY BAY FM. Irish bookmaking firm BoyleSports, wh ...

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Big White To Host Para Championships

The global governing body of Para snowboard, IPC Snowboard, alongside Canada Snowboard, announced Big White Resort (Kelowna, British Colombia) as the official host mountain for the 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships. Around 80 Para athletes from 25 countries will travel to Big White to compete ...

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UEC Moves Championships To Brittany

The European Cycling Union (UEC) has confirmed that the European road race championships due to be held in Nice, France, from Sept. 14-18 will now be held in Plumelec-Morbihan, in the east of Brittany. Nice was due to host the races -- including the first-ever elite races for professional riders but ...

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Irish Government To Back 2023 RWC Bid

The Irish Government is preparing in the coming weeks to "formally underwrite" €320M ($358M) to host the Rugby World Cup in '23, according to Juno McEnroe of the IRISH EXAMINER. Officials involved "are increasingly confident Ireland stands a strong chance of beating France, Italy, and Sout ...

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