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New Zealand Grand Prix To Stay At Manfeild For Next Three Years

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 25 / 17

Manfeild "has fought off stiff opposition to retain the prestigious New Zealand Grand Prix hosting rights," but needs to show it can "improve the event to keep it long term," according to Heagney & Kilmister of STUFF. The Feilding motorsport venue was on Monday awarded the hosting rights fo...

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Low Turnout For England-India Test

Observant Test cricket fans would have noticed that India supporters are "failing to fill out the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium during the first Test," according to Anthony Hay of the London DAILY MAIL. Watch any of the action on TV and "you will see the different colours of the stadium sea ...

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Wolff: No 'Simple Solution' For German GP

Mercedes Motorsports Head Toto Wolff said that the German Grand Prix "is suffering from a hangover after the years of dominance by Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher," according to Parkes & Barretto of AUTOSPORT. The '17 edition of the race is set to be held in Hockenheim. Attendances "have ...

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U.S. To Host World Equestrian Games

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said that the 2018 World Equestrian Games will be held at the Tryon Int'l Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, about 80 miles west of Charlotte, according to Katherine Peralta of the CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. It is "being touted as potentially North Carolina’s bigges ...

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Spanish Officials Investigating Valencia

Agents from Spain's National Police and the district attorney's office entered the offices of the Valencian Motor Circuit to "seize documentation related to Valencia's hosting of the Formula 1 Grand Prix," according to AS. The court "is investigating alleged irregularities" in the hosting of five Gr ...

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Event Notes

The LPGA said that the  2021 Solheim Cup is headed to the Inverness Club , in Toledo, Ohio, which will play host to the 17th edition of the Solheim Cup, pitting the best players from the U.S. against the best from Europe. The Donald Ross-designed course boasts championship pedigree having h ...

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Fitzgibbons' Sydney Event To Return In '17

Surfer Sally Fitzgibbons has plans for the Sydney Int'l Women’s Pro and Int'l Beach Festival to become a "permanent sporting feature as the annual curtain-raiser to summer," according to Amanda Lulham of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The inaugural event this year "boasted the biggest field ...

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EFL CEO Confident In EFL Trophy

English Football League CEO Shaun Harvey has blamed a "perfect storm'' for the poor start to the revamped EFL Trophy but "remains convinced it can win over its critics," according to the PA. Open to clubs from Leagues One and Two, the competition was "overhauled this summer" to include a group stage ...

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FIWC Qualification Starting This Month

The qualification for the 13th edition of the FIFA Interactive World Cup kicks off this month. The FIWC17 Grand Final in London will see virtual football players from around the world compete for the title of best FIFA 17 player as well as $200,000 and a trip to the Best FIFA Football Awards. The FI ...

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NZ All Blacks Stunned In Chicago

The New Zealand All Blacks "saw their 18-match winning run come to a shuddering halt Saturday in the unlikely setting of Soldier Field" -- home of the NFL Chicago Bears, according to Paul Gittings of CNN. With "the Windy City still celebrating" the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series, underdo ...

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Mediterranean Games To Move To '18

Tarragona, Spain, asked to delay the 2017 Mediterranean Games from '17 to '18, according to Esther Celma of EL PERIÓDICO. The event has been rescheduled from June 30-July 9, 2017 to June 22-July 1, 2018, "taking into account the dense calendar of international competitions." To "justify the ...

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