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UAE To Host Women's Int'l Cricket Tournament For First Time

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 07 / 16

Women's cricket in the UAE is "set to get a big boost" with the Emirates Cricket Board announcing that it will be hosting an int'l tournament for the first time for women, according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. The tournament is scheduled to start on Dec. 14 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium with seven ...

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CFU Kicks Off Caribbean Cup

The Caribbean Cup 2016 kicked off this week with a "new format and a new title sponsor" in the form of Scotiabank, according to Paul Nicholson of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. Cuba, Grenada and Guyana all won their opening games as seven groups begin play to qualify 15 teams for the next round. The Ca ...

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Bayern Munich Joins Int'l Champions Cup

U.S. soccer fans will see a rematch of the 2010 UEFA Champions League final when Bayern Munich and Inter Milan face off at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., on July 30. The match is part of the Int'l Champions Cup preseason tournament, which takes place between July 23-Aug. 13 across vario ...

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Report: F1 To Leave Monza After '16

F1 "is close to losing another historic European venue," according to BILD. Angelo Sticchi Damiani, president of race promoter CSAI, told Italian newspaper Il Fatto Quotidiano, "There is no more wiggle room for negotiations." The sticking point between the racetrack in Monza and F1 "is as usual mone ...

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Tour De Yorkshire Increases Prize Money

The organizers of the Tour de Yorkshire "have turned their event this year into the most lucrative competition on the women’s calendar," offering a first prize for the one-day race that will "comfortably exceed what is on offer to the men racing their three-day stage race over the same weekend ...

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RWC Seeding To Be Based On '17 Results

Seedings for the next Rugby World "are likely to be based" on int'l results in '17, according to Iain Morrison of the SCOTSMAN. The top 12 ranked nations at a given point "automatically qualify for the tournament, so the timing of the decision is key." The seedings for last year’s Rugby W ...

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McGuire Has Plans For New Blockbuster

Australian Football League sides Collingwood and Sydney, "best of football enemies, are hatching a new, mid-year blockbuster" that the chiefs of both clubs say can rival the National Rugby League's State of Origin in significance, according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Collingwood ...

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Event Notes

The next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race , a "round the world race," will end at the Dutch seaside resort of Scheveningen . Scheveningen "hosted a pit stop in the race last year" and organized a three-day festival around the event. The 13th edition of the race will begin in autumn '17. A ...

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ICC Releases Teams, Schedule For '16

Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, released the matchups, venues and dates of the 2016 Int'l Champions Cup on Tuesday. This year’s tournament kicks off the '16-17 int'l football season and features 10 clubs competing across the U.S. and Europe. For the first time, all Int'l Champions ...

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Anfield Considered For Four Nations Final

Anfield "is being lined up to host the final of the 2016 Four Nations Series," according to the PA. The Rugby Football League said that dates and venues are still being finalized but a spokesperson confirmed that the home of Liverpool "is in the reckoning." The RFL is "keen to try out new venues aft ...

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Wanda Opens Door To China For Ironman

Dalian Wanda’s relationship with the Chinese government has been the key to Ironman’s entrance into the Chinese market. With cities Xiamen and Hefei each debuting an Ironman 70.3 in the fall, the Chinese property company’s acquisition of Ironman owner World Triathlon Corp. for $650 ...

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