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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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11/14/13
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Adelaide's Clipsal 500 "will be the first of five V8 Supercars events that will shift to a twilight format in 2014." The move "comes as part of a push by the category to get its races in front of a prime-time television audience" ( AAP, 11/13 ). ... Switzerland "will once again host a professional ...

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11/13/13
Hong Kong Cricket Execs Seeking Support

Top Hong Kong cricket officials "lamented the government's lack of 'dynamism' and support for sport," with Singapore looming as a "potential rival" to host int'l events once that city's new sports hub is up and running in April, according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong Cr ...

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11/13/13
Tendulkar Match To Slow Business

Expect businesses in India to "grind to a halt for five days starting on Wednesday," according to Norman Da Costa of the TORONTO SUN. Some services around the world "will also be disrupted as millions of Indians will have their eyes focussed on Mumbai where Sachin Tendulkar will be playing ...

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11/13/13
Sydney's Autumn Race To Be Richest

RACING NSW chairman John Messara has admitted the Queen Elizabeth Stakes could eventually replace the WS Cox Plate as Australia's premier weight-for-age classic after plans were unveiled yesterday to turn Sydney's autumn racing carnival into one of the richest race meets in the world. Th ...

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11/13/13
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The German Tennis Federation (DTB) has revealed that Frankfurt's Fraport Arena will host the Davis Cup matchup between Germany and Spain from Jan. 31-Feb. 2. The DTB reached an agreement with Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Fraport Skyliners, which has to reschedule its league game against Brose Ba ...

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11/12/13
Turkey Eyeing '22 Ryder Cup Bid

Turkey officials are discussing a future Ryder Cup bid "internally before they approach the European Tour with a proposal," according to Alex Miceli of GOLF WEEK. There "is time" with the next available Ryder Cup date not until '22, but "the window is closing." The European Tour following the '14 ev ...

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11/12/13
Autumn Carnival To Increase Prize Money

The state government and Racing New South Wales "are set to deliver a long-promised boost to the Randwick autumn carnival with huge prizemoney injections to attract the racing world to Sydney," according to Chris Roots of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. And it is hoped that one week of racing at Randwick ...

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11/12/13
Utrecht To Host Tour Grand Depart

The 2015 Tour de France will start in Utrecht after organizers confirmed that "they will stage back-to-back foreign Grand Departs," according to SKY SPORTS. Twelve months after England hosts the first three stages of the '14 edition, Amaury Sports Organisation "will take the world's biggest cycle r ...

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11/12/13
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Commonwealth Minister Shona Robison is traveling to Sri Lanka "to showcase Scotland to the Commonwealth ahead of the Games next year." She will attend the Commonwealth Business Forum to outline preparations for Glasgow 2014 "and carry out a range of engagements which aim to strengthen economic and s ...

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11/11/13
India To Host '18 Field Hockey World Cup

India has been awarded the 2018 men's field hockey World Cup, "the second time in a span of eight years the country will be hosting the mega event having successfully organised the previous edition three years ago," according to PTI. The '18 edition "will see an expanded field with 16 teams competin ...

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