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NFL Mexico Exec Intends To Turn League's Return To Country Into Annual Event

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 12 / 16

The NFL is planning on staging an annual regular-season game in Mexico after confirming its return to the country ahead of Super Bowl 50 last week. NFL Mexico Dir Arturo Olivé told SBD Global that he has already held talks with league officials about making the game an annual event. "We ...

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Scotland, Sweden Bid For Solheim Cup

Gleneagles, the host venue of last year’s Ryder Cup, "will go head-to-head with the Bro Hoff Slott club in Sweden for the right to host the 2019 Solheim Cup," according to the HERALD SCOTLAND. From the 10 initial expressions of interest that were submitted from a variety of nations around Euro ...

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West Perth, WAFC At Odds Over Logo

West Australian Football League club West Perth said that it will "fight any sanctions imposed on it" by the WA Football Commission as the club's board and WAFC heavyweights "prepare for a showdown" on Wednesday over the "footy logo scandal which continues to plague the competition," according to Jo ...

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A legal attempt to block the South African team flying to the U.K. to play in the Rugby World Cup "in a row over racial discrimination has failed." A judge in Pretoria "dismissed an opposition political party's bid to block the Springboks over a perceived lack of black players." Nine non-white playe ...

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London Aims To Be Global Leader In '17

The handover of the IAAF flag to London, venue of the next World Athletics Championships, "could be the start of the next big stage of securing a legacy for the sport after the London Olympics," according to Ron Lewis of the LONDON TIMES. London will follow Beijing as host of the world championships ...

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CSA, BCCI Rename Cricket Series

The Board of Control for Cricket in India and Cricket South Africa announced that they will title all future bilateral series between the two countries "The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series," according to SPORT24. Going forward, the Test series between the respective countries will be playe ...

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German Fans Welcome Refugees

Football fans in Germany have been "getting to grips with the European refugee crisis in the best way possible this weekend" -- by welcoming asylum seekers at their grounds, according to Tom Edwards of the London TELEGRAPH. Crowds at various different clubs "displayed large banners" with the me ...

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NZ's Winter Games Hailed As Success

After 10 days of competition, the New Zealand Winter Games is "being hailed an international success and talks of making it a yearly event are under way," according to STUFF. More than 600 athletes competed in adaptive skiing, freeskiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and curling events, w ...

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Women's Ashes Attracts Record Fans

Sell-out crowds for the Women’s Ashes IT20s at the County Ground, Chelmsford, and the County Ground, Hove, have helped to set a new record attendance figure for an int'l women’s cricket series in England. Nearly 22,000 fans attended a Women’s Ashes match between England and Austra ...

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RWC Organizers Downplay Troubles

Rugby World Cup organizers said that they are "confident that London's Olympic Stadium will be ready to host the first of five scheduled games in the tournament," according to Ian Malin of the London GUARDIAN. Saturday's "high-profile match" between Samoa and the Barbarians, which was watched b ...

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Qatar To Host Pakistan Twenty20 League

Doha "will make its first impact on world cricket’s map" when it stages the first Pakistan Super League next February, according to Osman Samiuddin of THE NATIONAL. A scheduling clash over venues in the UAE had compelled the Pakistan Cricket Board "to look to Qatar as an alternative venue." T ...

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