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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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BCB: Political Violence Threatens T20

Bangladesh Cricket Board President Nazmul Hassan said that next year's World Twenty20 "is threatened by the country's deadly political violence, warning there may only be weeks to save the tournament," according to the AFP. The 16-team competition, due to take place between March 16 and April 6, "s ...

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Hong Kong Open To Move To October

The Hong Kong Open "is likely to be played in October next year as organisers try to make the event more attractive to potential title sponsors by returning to a choice slot in the European Tour's Race to Dubai," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Miguel Angel Jimenez, who wo ...

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Formula E Pulls Plug On Hong Kong Race

The new Formula E motor racing championship "will not be coming to Hong Kong after the proposed circuit in Central failed to meet the approval of the world auto sports governing body," according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Hong Kong Automobile Association President Lawrence Yu K ...

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FFA Dreams Of All-Sydney Grand Final

Football Federation Australia "is preparing for a possible all Sydney A-League grand final, booking out ANZ Stadium to host the potential blockbuster on May 4," according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The FFA "has pencilled in ANZ Stadium to host the grand final if the Western Syd ...

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Event Notes

Bangladesh cricket authorities "played down security fears" on Monday after a bomb explosion outside the hotel of a West Indian touring team sparked jitters ahead of the World Twenty20, which the UAE have qualified for, next March. The West Indies Cricket Board Sunday withdrew its U19 national crick ...

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Davis Cup Match Virtually Sold Out

The Davis Cup first-round matchup between Germany and Spain, which will take place in Frankfurt between Jan. 31-Feb. 2, "has been virtually sold out," according to the SID. The German Tennis Federation (DTB) announced on Thursday that "only a limited number of tickets are still available." The DTB s ...

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RFU Chief Trying To Save Euro Cup

Rugby Football Union CEO Ian Ritchie is "making another push to salvage a six-country European Cup for next season," according to Paul Rees of the London GUARDIAN. He fears that "some unions will go into financial meltdown" if the English clubs find a permanent way of occupying the nine weekends tak ...

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India To Host U17 FIFA World Cup

India will host the 2017 U-17 World Cup. The decision was announced on Thursday by Fifa president Sepp Blatter following the meeting of the Fifa executive committee at Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. - See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/sports-news/football/wait-over-india-to-host-u-17-world-cup ...

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Event Notes

Citing "security concerns," the West Indies U19 cricket team on Sunday "declined to play" Bangladesh U19 in Chittagong, which is "242 km southeast of capital Dhaka." The West Indies team "expressed their reluctance after a bomb blast Saturday night in front of their hotel" in Chittagong, where the " ...

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Smoke Cancels Mexico City NBA Game

The NBA game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night in Mexico City had to be canceled "after smoke flooded the court," according to LA AFICION. NBA Spokesperson Sharon Lima said that the "smoke originated from a malfunctioning generator." Spurs TV commentator Sean E ...

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