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Sao Paulo Stadium That Will Host World Cup Opener Not Ready For Test Event

04 / 23 / 14

The stadium that will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup "will not stage a test match in front of a full house before the tournament kicks off on June 12 because of building work being carried out in the arena," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The Arena Corinthians was built to hold...

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09/11/13
NFL China Home Field Draws 2K In Beijing

More than 2,000 people attended NFL Home Field’s opening kickoff on Sunday in Beijing. NFL China Managing Dir Richard Young said the focus was to “make sure everyone we touch walks away with a good experience.” Hosted by Beihang University, the day included university flag football ...

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09/11/13
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India is among the five countries that have bid for the 2018 Hockey World Cup. The national associations of Australia, England, India, Malaysia and New Zealand have all "put strong cases forward in an attempt to lure the sport's top properties to their territory" ( IANS, 9/10 ). ... Matches in the ...

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09/10/13
Beyond Sport Summit Kicks Off In Philly

Using the world’s most popular sport as a vehicle to drive social change was the theme of the day Sunday as Beyond Sport and streetfootballworld hosted a one-day Beyond Soccer event at PPL Park in Philadelphia. The event was the precursor to the Beyond Sport Summit, which runs through Wednesda ...

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09/10/13
Brisbane To Host First UFC Fight

Brisbane, Australia "will host its first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event in December, headlined by Sydney-based heavyweight Mark Hunt and Brazilian Antonio Silva," according to the AAP. Hunt "will take on top five-ranked mixed martial artist Silva in the five-round main event at Bris ...

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09/09/13
Rupee Slump Costs India Golf Tournament

A currency slump and slowing economy "have cost India its biggest golf tournament after sponsors pulled out of the country's only European Tour event on Thursday," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. The Avantha Group, which sponsored the first four years of the tournament, said that "it woul ...

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09/09/13
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The Bahrain F1 Grand Prix "is to switch to a night race next year, with the circuit set to confirm the news in the next few days." The Sakhir venue "was considering a Formula 1 night race to celebrate the event's 10th anniversary." It appears that those plans "have moved forward" with circuit Chair ...

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09/06/13
Sydney Thunder To Switch T20 Event

Big Bash League side Sydney Thunder is "looking into bringing Big Bash League games to Canberra," according to Lee Gaskin of the CANBERRA TIMES. In an arrangement similar to the one Australian Football League side Greater Western Sydney has with the national capital, the Thunder "would move a Tw ...

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09/06/13
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The Swiss Football Federation (SFV) "has decided on Basel as its host city for UEFA Euro 2020" ( NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG, 9/5 ). ... The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) announced it has granted three-year UCI World Tour licenses to three events: the Amstel Gold Race in the Netherlands, the Tour de Fla ...

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09/05/13
NRL Preseason Competition 'Reborn'

A rugby league preseason competition "will be reborn next season" with a A$2M ($1.8M) prize pool, according to Michael Carayannis of the BRISBANE TIMES. The nines tournament will be unveiled by the National Rugby League on Thursday, "with all 16 clubs competing in the NRL Auckland Nines at Eden Park ...

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09/05/13
Dubai To Host Two Golf Tournaments

All roads on the European and Challenge tours "will lead to Dubai this fall," with both circuits wrapping up their seasons with formats "featuring elite players and multiple stakes on offer," according to Steve Elling of THE NATIONAL. Similar to the annual big-money Race to Dubai season finale, the ...

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