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Manny Pacquiao To Return To Brisbane For Rematch With Jeff Horn In '17, Mayor Says

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 17

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao "will return to Brisbane later this year" to face Australian World Boxing Organization welterweight world champion Jeff Horn in a Battle of Brisbane rematch, according to Ruth McCosker of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The announcement came after Brisbane Mayor Graham Quirk...

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03/27/17
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The FA of Wales is "considering a future bid to host another Champions League final ." Wales hosts the "showpiece event" on June 3 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. FAW CEO Jonathan Ford said that he "would love the FAW to be considered in the future to host these major events." Ford added ...

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03/24/17
Australian GP Wants To Avoid AFL Clash

While Australian Grand Prix organizers are "talking up" the event's ability to compete with the opening round of Australian Football League, they will also be talking to the new owners of Formula 1 to "try and avoid the clash in future," according to Andrew Tate of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Austral ...

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03/24/17
IRFU Promises Unique World Cup

Irish Rugby Football Union CEO Philip Browne said that Ireland is in a "unique position" to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, according to RTÉ. Browne was speaking at the end of an "intensive two-day visit by the World Rugby Technical Review Group designed to assess the credibility of the t ...

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03/24/17
Tour De France To Hold Criterium In China

Tour de France organizers said that they will "stage a Shanghai criterium featuring top riders this year" as the event "bids to attract a following in China," according to the AFP. The "Etape China" for "thousands of enthusiasts" will be held in Changsha in September, before the criterium for elite ...

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03/24/17
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Muirfield is "gearing up" to stage its first ladies’ tournament for nearly 20 years in the wake of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, which owns and runs the East Lothian course, " opening its doors to women members ." The East Lothian Ladies’ County Golf Association w ...

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03/23/17
Peru Returns To Dakar Rally

The 2018 Dakar Rally "will start in Peru and finish in Argentina through Bolivia," according to David Gruz of MOTORSPORT. Peru hosted the opening ceremony of the 2013 Dakar Rally, but has been absent from the program ever since. The country's government said that "it wanted Peru to return to th ...

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03/23/17
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By mid-December last year, only 1,300 tickets were sold to the Wellington Sevens -- less than 4% of the stadium's 34,500-seat capacity. The "sun may be setting" on the tournament, as New Zealand Rugby confirmed it is "in discussions with other potential host cities." The two-day rugby event ...

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03/22/17
London Stadium To Host CWC Matches

England is "set to play in front of the biggest crowd to watch a cricket match" in the country during the 2019 Cricket World Cup, according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. London Stadium is "due to be one of 12 venues hosting 48 games" -- with two matches expected to be staged in Stratford ...

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03/22/17
Leaders: Owners Eye The Future

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03/22/17
Warriors, Timberwolves To Play In China

The NBA announced two-time reigning MVP Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are "headed to China for two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves in October," according to Frank Pingue of REUTERS. The teams will play Oct. 5 in Shenzhen at the Shenzhen Universiade Center, "foll ...

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