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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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07/15/13
Muirfield's Men-Only Policy Under Fire

A storm "is brewing at Muirfield," host of this week's Open Championship, according Steve Douglas of the AP. Muirfield is one of three courses on the Open rotation -- Royal Troon and Royal St. George's are the others -- that have a men-only membership, "which has been criticized as being out-of-touc ...

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07/15/13
Turkey's U20 World Cup Fails To Draw

The record-low attendance at the FIFA U20 World Cup "could damage Turkey's chances of hosting major tournaments, including the 2020 Olympics and the 2024 European Championship," according to the AP. Ahead of Saturday's final and third place playoff encounter, "the turnout had averaged only 5,23 ...

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07/15/13
DHB Resolves Dispute, Submits Bid

The German Handball Federation (DHB) "has resolved its internal dispute and cleared the way for a bid to host the 2019 IHF World Men's World Championship," according to RP ONLINE. After several days of controversy, the current DHB board "agreed to the plans of its successors in order to spare the ...

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07/12/13
UFC To Move Into Macao, Singapore

The UFC announced on Thursday it has signed a multi-year deal with venues in Macao and Singapore to stage mixed martial arts events in the region starting next year, according to Peter Rutherford of REUTERS. The UFC said that it would "hold events at The Venetian resort hotel in Macau and Singapore' ...

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07/12/13
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The Int'l Jury will announce its decision on America's Cup protests by Team New Zealand and Italy's Luna Rossa early Friday. Both Team New Zealand and the Italians "have argued that the decision by regatta organisers to allow design changes to the boats as part of the sweeping safety recommendations ...

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07/11/13
FINA Prize Money At $3M For '13 Worlds

The Int'l Swimming Federation (FINA) will award €2.4M ($3M) in prizes at the upcoming World Championships in Barcelona, nearly double what it awarded at the previous World Championships two years ago in Shanghai, according to the EFE. FINA will "reward the athletes and teams that finish among t ...

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07/11/13
Event Notes

Pirelli "has decided to take softer tyres to the forthcoming Hungarian Grand Prix than it initially planned." Lotus criticized the initial choice of the "hard" and "medium" tires as "very conservative." BBC Sport "has learned this has been revised to 'soft' and 'medium' for the race" on July 28 ( B ...

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07/10/13
DHB Withdraws Host Bid For '19 Worlds

The German Handball Federation (DHB) "has withdrawn its bid to host the 2019 World Men's Handball Championships," according to SPORT BILD. DHB President Ulrich Strombach "was taken by surprise by the plans of his designated successor Bernhard Bauer and future VP Bob Hanning." German handball "is thr ...

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07/10/13
New Zealand Open, Queenstown Reunite

The New Zealand Golf Open is returning to Queenstown next year "in a move that will water down the New Zealand PGA Championship," according to the APNZ. The Open tournament, a tier-one event on the PGA Tour of Australasia, will be held from Feb. 27-March 2 at The Hills Golf Course and Millbrook Reso ...

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07/10/13
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The Spanish national football team confirmed it will play a friendly against Italy next year, but the date and venue have not been confirmed ( FOOTBALL ITALIA, 7/9 ). ... A charity match between German 3rd League football side Hansa Rostock and Bayern Munich on Sunday at the DKB-Arena is attractin ...

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