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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 26 / 14

The Greek Super League elected Asteras Tripolis President GIORGOS BOROVILOS as president on Monday "after he secured 13 votes out of the 16 teams in the league," with Panthrakikos President DIMITRIS TZELEPIS elected as his deputy ( REUTERS, 11/25 ). ... The NBA announced that JAN MENNEKEN h...

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ICC Increases World Cup Prize Money

The Int'l Cricket Council announced a 20% "increase in prize money for next year’s World Cup, to be held in Australia and New Zealand," according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. The prize money is hence raised from 2011 World Cup’s prize money of $8M to $10M. The two-day ICC board meeting, w ...

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Protests May Change HK Marathon Route

Organizers of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon are “keeping a wary eye on the Occupy protests, worried they may have to introduce a ‘plan B’ route,” according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. The marathon and half-marathon races, scheduled for Jan. 25, ...

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After a year off the golfing calendar, the New Zealand PGA Championship is back and "will be played a week before the New Zealand Open." The Remuera Golf Club will host the NZ$125,000 ($96,800) PGA Tour of Australasia event from March 5-8, the week before the New Zealand Open returns to Arrowtown's ...

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11/10/14
NRL Side Plans Exhibition Game In Seattle

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Morocco Refuses To Host Nations Cup

Morocco "has refused to host January's African Nations Cup soccer finals amid fears over the spread of the Ebola virus, throwing the 2015 tournament into jeopardy on Saturday," according to Mark Gleeson of REUTERS. The country, which had already said that "it wanted the 16-team event postponed, reje ...

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11/07/14
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London will host NFL games "on back-to-back Sundays" in the fall of '15, according to the BBC. The double-header will see the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills meet at Wembley on Oct. 25, with the Kansas City Chiefs and Detroit Lions facing off at the national stadium on Nov. 1. NFL Exec VP Mar ...

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Bermuda To Host America's Cup Event

The America’s Cup World Series will be coming to Bermuda in October of '15. The America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup and begins in the summer of '15. Featuring all of the America’s Cup teams racing in one design AC45 catamaran ...

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Fans Ripped Off By Expensive Tickets

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