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Bjorn To Review Selection Policy Ahead Of 2018 Ryder Cup

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

Thomas Bjorn had been appointed as Europe's Ryder Cup captain for less than a day when he announced the selection procedure for the '18 match in the outskirts of Paris is "already being assessed to ensure all the players he will require at the time will be available," according to Mark Tallentire of...

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RWC Seeding To Be Based On '17 Results

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03/24/16
McGuire Has Plans For New Blockbuster

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03/24/16
Event Notes

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03/23/16
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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03/23/16
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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03/23/16
Wanda Opens Door To China For Ironman

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03/23/16
V8 Supercars Close Book On Olympic Park

Seven years after it was launched as V8 Supercars' "attempt to crack Sydney's sports market," the Olympic Park street circuit event "is on the way out," according to Ed Jackson of the AAP. V8 Supercars CEO James Warburton announced on Tuesday that "the event on the streets of Homebush won't continue ...

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03/22/16
Africa Could Host EPL Tournament

EPL Exec Chair Richard Scudamore said that Africa "could host a Premier League friendly tournament," according to the BBC. A biennial four-team pre-season event, the Premier League Asia Trophy, has been held in Asia since '03. Scudamore envisages a "similar event being staged on the Africa ...

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03/22/16
Rio Derby Forced To Be Held In São Paulo

One of the "biggest derbies" between Rio de Janeiro clubs took place in São Paulo for the first time in 74 years on Sunday "due to Olympic refits leaving the host city with no suitable stadiums," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The match between Brasileiro clubs Flamengo and Flumi ...

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03/22/16
Event Notes

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