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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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12/23/13
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Myanmar "drew a close to three weeks of sporting celebration with a lavish Closing Ceremony that marked the end" of the 27th Southeast Asian Games on Sunday. The ceremony also "marked the start of Singapore's hosting of the 2015 edition" ( STRAITS TIMES, 12/22 ). ... After "hosting the first sea ...

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12/20/13
Japan To Bid For '23 Women's World Cup

The Japan FA said on Thursday that Japan will bid to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup, according to KYODO. The JFA was "originally planning to campaign for the 2019 tournament." But with the "Rugby World Cup and Olympics coming to Japan in 2019 and 2020, respectively, the JFA felt it made more ...

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12/19/13
EC Approves French Aid For Euro 2016

The European Commission has found that France's public support for the construction and renovation of nine stadiums to host the Euro 2016 is in line with EU state aid rules. After the event, the stadiums will remain available to clubs and citizens for social, sports and cultural events. The Commissi ...

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12/19/13
Putrajaya To Host Second Formula E Leg

The Malaysian city of Putrajaya will host "one of the 10 races in the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship next year," according to Ashreena Pillai of THE STAR. The inaugural season "will begin in Beijing in September, with Putrajaya hosting the second leg on Oct 18." Formula E Holdings CEO Alejandr ...

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12/19/13
NRL Clubs Press League On China Fixture

National Rugby League clubs Canberra Raiders and Manly Sea Eagles were to "meet with the NRL on Thursday to find out whether a proposed fixture in China goes ahead in 2014," according to Lee Gaskin of the CANBERRA TIMES. Both clubs and "their respective sponsors -- Huawei and Kaspersky -- are pushin ...

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12/19/13
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Australian cricket's Allan Border Medal awards night will be held in Sydney for the first time in its 15-year history. The event, run by Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association will be held on Jan. 20 at Doltone House. The Nine Network will produce a one-hour package to be broad ...

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12/18/13
Canberra Could Host Test Cricket

The Australian capital of Canberra is "in contention to host Test cricket for the first time" as early as the '15-16 Australian summer, according to Jesse Hogan of THE AGE. Canberra's revamped Manuka Oval is "shaping as a replacement venue for the tiring WACA Ground in Perth." The WACA Ground "may n ...

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12/18/13
Four Hills Event Increases Prizemoney

The Four Hills Ski Jumping Tournament "has increased its prizemoney" to a total of 315,000 Swiss francs ($354,800), according to the SID. The overall winner of the event will continue to receive 20,000 Swiss francs ($22,500). For the first time, the winner of the qualification rounds will earn a rew ...

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12/18/13
Myanmar Fans Riot After SEA Knockout

Myanmar football fans started fires, tore out seats and hurled rocks after their team was eliminated from the Southeast Asian Games, "the latest stadium violence in a country once banned from 2018 World Cup qualifying because of unruly fans," according to REUTERS. Myanmar's 1-0 defeat to Indonesia l ...

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12/18/13
FIH To Introduce Hockey5s

The Int'l Hockey Federation (FIH) "has drawn up a strategic plan to revitalise the sport in the coming years and it includes the introduction of Hockey5s," according to Y. B. Sarangi of THE HINDU. After the uncertainty over wrestling’s tenure in the Olympics earlier this year, "the FIH has wok ...

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