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IndyCar Could Return To Australia's Surfers Paradise As Early As '17, Report Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 30 / 16

IndyCar is not ruling out a return of the series to Australia's Gold Coast as early as next season, but declined to comment further. North America's premier open-wheel racing series is currently in the process of investigating potential venues for its upcoming season. Those include a number of int'l...

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UEFA To Pursue Illegal Euro 2016 Resale Sites

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03/08/16
Former Captains Urge Resumption Of Indo-Pak Series

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly and his Pakistan counterpart Inzamam-ul-Haq "have called for the resumption of bilateral series as it will improve relations between the two nations," according to IANS. Inzamam said, "Cricketing series between India and Pakistan should happen. It would be good fo ...

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03/07/16
Lambert: Empty Stadiums Not An Option

Euro 2016 President Jacques Lambert and France Sports Minister Thierry Braillard "have ruled out the possibility of playing games in empty stadiums due to terror threats," according to OMNISPORT. France has been on "high alert since a series of co-ordinated terror attacks in November," in which ...

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03/07/16
Mexico Wants To Host 2026 World Cup

Mexican Football Federation (FMF) President Decio De Maria said that Mexico "reiterated its wish" to host the 2026 World Cup and try to become the first country to organize the tournament three times, according to the AP. Mexico, in '70 and '86, is one of "five countries to host the event twice ...

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03/07/16
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PCB Threatens To Pull Out Of World T20

The Pakistan Cricket Board "has threatened pulling out of the World Twenty20" if they do not get a clear message about the security situation from the Indian government, according to Umar Farooq of ESPN CRICINFO. PCB Chair Shaharyar Khan called for India "to publicly acknowledge Pakistan's participa ...

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UEFA "has agreed to Trafford Council's request to move the kick-off time of Manchester United 's Europa League last-16 second-leg tie against Liverpool " at Old Trafford on March 17. The game was due to start at 6pm GMT but the council "expressed safety concerns about an early kick-off on St Pat ...

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Lleyton Hewitt On Davis Cup Standby

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