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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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LFP World Challenge Continues In Chile

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07/30/14
No Drug Tests For CWG Medal Winners

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07/30/14
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Giro d'Italia organizer RCS Sport announced that the '15 edition of the Italian Grand Tour will begin with an 18km team time trial to Sanremo "on a special cycle path along the Ligurian coast." The 2015 Giro d'Italia "will stay in the Liguria region for two other road stages, with a day for the spri ...

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07/29/14
CGI Announces Mexico City Race

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07/29/14
Münster Planning To Host Grand Depart

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07/29/14
SRU To Build On CWG Rugby At Ibrox

The Scottish Rugby Union will explore the "possibility of staging" an int'l at Ibrox Stadium after the "success of the Commonwealth Games sevens competition, which reached its climax" on Sunday night with South Africa "ending New Zealand’s 16-year hegemony" to win the Gold Medal, according to ...

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07/29/14
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07/28/14
European Teams Commit To America's Cup

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07/28/14
Swimming Records To Stand Despite Defect

Commonwealth Games and Int'l Swimming Federation (FINA) officials "insist records set in the Glasgow pool will stand despite revelations that a technical hitch has left the floor stuck in an uneven position," according to Barrett, Lutton & Paxinos of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The Tollcross pool ...

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07/25/14
DTM Confirms Zandvoort As Replacement

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