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UAE To Host Women's Int'l Cricket Tournament For First Time

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

Women's cricket in the UAE is "set to get a big boost" with the Emirates Cricket Board announcing that it will be hosting an int'l tournament for the first time for women, according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. The tournament is scheduled to start on Dec. 14 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with seven ...

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Townsville and the Gold Coast "will keep their popular Supercar events for at least the next three years" under a new deal with the Queensland government. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that the new deal to retain the Castrol Gold Coast 600 and the Castrol EDGE Townsville 4 ...

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IndyCar Could Return To Australia In '17

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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Aussie MotoGP Gets A Boost From Miller

Jack Miller's maiden MotoGP win this week "could not have come at a better time for the sport in Australia and the Phillip Island round of the world championship," according to Andrew Tate of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Miller's boot-drinking victory antics on the podium "is just the sort of celebrat ...

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Volvo Ocean Race Organizers Reveal Route

Volvo Ocean Race organizers said that the race, the world’s premier round-the-world sailing event, "will start in Alicante, Spain late next year and be the longest distance in race history," according to the AFP. Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner said that the 13th ocean race, which will take e ...

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The NBA Dallas Mavericks will play a game in Mexico City in January. Reports out of Mexico "leaked the news and a source confirmed that the Mavericks will be involved" in an int'l game against the Phoenix Suns . Dallas will be the visitor for the game. The Mavericks have played internation ...

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German GP Unlikely To Happen In '17

German motorsports fans "will have to come to terms with that fact that F1 is not coming to the country in '17," according to the SID. Hockenheimring Managing Dir Georg Seiler: "2017 would be the Nürburgring's turn. I don't know what the current state of the negotiations is. We could only jump ...

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23,000 Policemen To Secure Tour

Tour de France authorities announced that with a French special operations police (GIGN) command post at each stage, 12 policemen per team and "at least" 23,000 police and gendarmes mobilized for the competition, security “will be at a maximum,” according to 20 MINUTES. Officials said th ...

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Brazilian GP Denies Race Is Under Threat

The Brazilian Grand Prix promoter "dismissed claims the future of the race is under threat" after F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that "it may not take place after 2016," according to AUTOSPORT. The Interlagos race "has a contract until 2020 but there have been criticisms of the facilities." In Baku, ...

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NZ Rugby Denies Price Gouging

New Zealand Rugby "is defending its substantial ticket prices to watch next year’s tour by the British and Irish Lions," according to the AAP. Pricing and sale details for the five-week tour were announced on Tuesday, with NZ Rugby CEO Steve Tew "acknowledging prices were well in excess of reg ...

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Wimbledon Counts Cost Of Sharapova Ban

Spectators arriving at Wimbledon this week may notice that "one noise will be missing," according to the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. Namely, the 110-decibel cry of a certain blonde Russian, "whose grunts (supposedly as loud as a pneumatic drill) have attracted scores of complaints over the years." Maria ...

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