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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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10/30/13
Brazil's Rebelo Not Expecting WC Protests

Brazil Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo on Monday said he does not believe "there will be protests during the 2014 World Cup," according to LA AFICION. Rebelo assured that "the majority of stadium construction will be completed on time, although a minority will be ready in the months to come." Regarding ...

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10/30/13
Event Notes

Organizers predict Eden Park "will be at near capacity" for the inaugural Auckland's National Rugby League Nines tournament "judging by current ticket sales." Event promoter David Higgins said that two-day ticket sales for the Feb.15-16 tournament "were sitting at around 25,000," generating more tha ...

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10/29/13
European Rugby Tournament Nearly Set

The details of a new European rugby tournament to replace the Heineken Cup are "almost complete," with negotiations "likely to be concluded early next month by all parties bar the two rival broadcasters, BT Sport and Sky," according to Robert Kitson of the London GUARDIAN. Sources said that the plan ...

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10/29/13
Taiwan LPGA Event Needs More Sponsors

A shadow "has been cast on the future of the Taiwan leg of the LPGA tour as its organizer said Sunday that more sponsorship is needed to help carry the costs," according to CNA. The Sunrise Golf & Country Club "hosted the Oct. 24-27 LPGA tournament for the third year in a row." Golf Association ...

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10/29/13
Germany, Denmark To Host Handball Worlds

The Int'l Handball Federation "has awarded the 2019 Men's Handball World Championship to Germany and Denmark," according to the SID. It "will be the sixth time that Germany hosts a handball world championship" after '38, '58, '61, '82 and '07. German Handball Federation (DHB) President Bernhard Baue ...

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10/29/13
Event Notes

The FA of Malaysia has admitted that "counterfeit tickets are making the rounds again but they will be prepared to combat it for the Malaysia Cup final between Kelantan and Pahang at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sunday." FAM Competition Committee Chair Datuk Affendi Hamzah said, "We will try our best to ...

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10/27/13
NFL Attracts 40,000 To London Fan Rally

The NFL "took over" London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon as "40,000 gridiron fans enjoyed a spectacular Fan Rally in central London," according to Sunni Upal of the London DAILY MAIL. Players from both San Francisco and Jacksonville attended the event, as did former San Francisco quarterb ...

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10/25/13
Indian GP In Jeopardy Over Tax Dispute

India's Supreme Court agreed Thursday "to hear a petition seeking the cancellation of this weekend's Indian Grand Prix" because organizers have allegedly not paid entertainment taxes for the '12 event, according to the AFP. The Supreme Court, which has exec powers, ordered organizers two years ...

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10/25/13
Cowboys To Take On Jaguars In London

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the Cowboys, Dolphins and Lions will take part in the league’s ’14 Int'l Series. Next year’s series includes Cowboys-Jaguars, Lions-Falcons and Dolphins-Raiders. Dates for the games will be set at a later time ( NFL ). NFL UK Managing D ...

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10/25/13
Argentina F1 Costs Would Be High

Argentine former F1 driver Carlos Reutemann said that bringing an F1 event to Argentina "would require extraordinary economic solvency," according to OLE. Buenos Aires Head of City Government Mauricio Macri has "launched an ambitious project: bringing F1 to Argentina for 2017." F1's last visit to Ar ...

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