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Murray Is Unlikely To Renew Sponsorship Deal With Adidas, Industry Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 01 / 14

Sources inside the equipment industry said that Andy Murray's long-standing sponsorship deal with adidas "is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season," according to Sim Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. The Scottish player is going "in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five yea...

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Arsenal confirmed that La Liga side Valencia, Ligue 1 side Monaco and Portuguese side Benfica will visit London for August's preseason Emirates Cup tournament. The "seventh staging of the competition" will be held on Aug. 2-3 ahead of the '14-15 campaign. Arsenal will face Benfica in "Saturday's sec ...

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05/02/14
Red Bull To Launch Wings For Life Run

Red Bull will launch its first world race to benefit spinal cord research with more than 45,000 registered runners from across the globe set to take part in the event. The Wings for Life World Run will begin Sunday at 10am UTC and take place in 34 race locations in 32 countries. In the U.S., Univers ...

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05/02/14
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05/02/14
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Scottish Premiership sides Dundee United, Hamilton and Falkirk will "battle it out for automatic promotion to the top flight," with the trophy for the first SPFL Championship to be "delivered by chopper" on Saturday. It is "so tight at the top" that SPFL Operations Dir Iain Blair "will be standing b ...

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05/01/14
World Cup Tickets Explode On Secondary Market

World Cup final tickets "are being advertised" for more than $40,000 "on the secondary market by holders ignoring a threat" from FIFA to "void those not resold via the tournament organizer," according to Tariq Panja of BLOOMBERG. The cheapest ticket to the July 13 final at Rio de Janeiro’s Mar ...

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Spanish F1 Race Hoping To Draw 100,000

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