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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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A record 248,521 spectators attended The Cheltenham Festival, after 68,918 people attended Gold Cup Day, up from 67,814 in '14. The first three days of the Festival in '15 attracted record crowds of 63,249 (Tuesday), 55,859 (Wednesday), 60,495 (Thursday), followed by a sold out Friday of 68,918 ( Ch ...

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Formula E Eyes Montreal Race

Formula E organizers confirmed talks with Montreal city officials about potentially hosting a race in the Canadian city. Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag, who met with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre in Miami on Saturday, described the discussions as “extremely positive." However, he added there are ...

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Branson On Cutting Edge With ePrix

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson sees Formula E as a driving force behind the goal of making the world carbon neutral by '50. Branson, who joined the fully electric racing series with his Virgin Racing team, said that Formula E will pioneer new technology, which can then be used in ordinary cars ...

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Virtual Reality In NBA's Future

Virtual reality (VR) technology has been earmarked as potentially one of the most profound advancements which could transform the viewing experience of the NBA, according to a top NBA exec. NBA Senior VP & Managing Dir of Europe, Middle East & Africa Ben Morel said, "Basketball has probably ...

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Smiles And Headaches For Late World Cup

FIFA's plans, like FIFA's ethics, are "nothing if not adaptable," and it now "appears -- despite all the chest-bumping and smartphone-rattling" -- that the Cup is going to happen in November and December instead of in January, May or even in the "traditional window of June and July, which would have ...

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Sydney To Launch Bid For F1 Grand Prix

An "audacious bid" to bring the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix to Sydney and "possibly race it across the Harbour Bridge will be launched by a ­­­re-elected Baird government," according to Andrew Clennell of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. New South Wales Premier Mike Baird announced that, if ­­re-elec ...

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Baku Games To Put Azerbaijan On Map

Baku’s national stadium "is a hive of activity," according to Jack Farchy of the FINANCIAL TIMES. In every direction, teams of workers "are rushing to put the finishing touches to the 68,000-seat arena in time for the opening ceremony of the inaugural European Games in June." The "mad dash" to ...

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São Paulo To Host Parapan Youth Games

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Miami Approves Hosting Formula E Until ‘19

Formula E’s return to South Florida is in the hands of series promoters after Miami's city commission approved a five-year extension. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado told SBD Global that the future of the Miami ePrix, scheduled to make its debut on Saturday , depends on Formula E and event ...

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Singapore To Host Asia Trophy

EPL clubs Arsenal, Everton and Stoke City have all agreed to play in this year's Asia Trophy in Singapore in preparation for the '15-16 Premier League season, according to Julian Linden of REUTERS. The three will be joined by a Singapore Select XI for the mid-July knock-out tournament at Singapore's ...

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