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Indian ATP World Tour Event Chennai Open To Move To Pune, Increase Prize Money

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 21 / 17

India's only ATP World Tour event "will now be known as Maharashtra Open," with event owner IMG shifting the tournament to Pune by signing a five-year deal with the Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association, according to the PTI. The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association confirmed that IMG canceled the cont...

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Melbourne Wants Grand Final

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Wuhan Open Helping Region's Brand

The Wuhan Open in Hubei province, central China, has spent 1.5B yuan ($225M) on its facilities since its inception in '14, according to Danielle Rossingh of CNN. The tournament, taking place in the hometown of "Asia's first major singles winner Li Na, is only in its third year." Yet it has spen ...

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Aichi Prefecture and Nagoya were chosen as hosts of the 2026 Asian Games by the Olympic Council of Asia on Sunday. The decision was taken during the OCA general assembly. No "other bids were tendered" for the Asian version of the Olympics. Japan will host the Asian Games for a third ...

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MLB In Talks To Hold Games In London

London may soon host Major League Baseball's first game in Europe, "after discussions were held" between MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and London Mayor Sadiq Khan, according to Nivedita Shankar of REUTERS. Earlier this year, the MLB stated it was "keen for London to host its first regular-s ...

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Formula E To Race In Brooklyn In '17

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ITF Bosses To Revamp Davis, Fed Cup

Tennis chiefs "plan to adopt the NFL's Super Bowl model, by selecting fixed-venue cities in advance for their showcase Davis and Fed Cup finals," according to Ossian Shine of REUTERS. The switch away from one of the finalists hosting the decider is "part of a broader strategy" aimed at developi ...

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Tour De France Returns To Belgium

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PTO Announces Creation Of Collins Cup

The Professional Triathletes Organisation announced the creation of The Collins Cup, a first of its kind global competition in which teams of professional triathletes from the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world (the "Internationals") will compete. The PTO has appointed Wasserman as its ...

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Nagoya Rejoins 2026 Asian Games Bid

Nagoya, Japan, Mayor Takashi Kawamura said Tuesday that the city will rejoin Aichi Prefecture in a bid to jointly host the 2026 Asian Games, "after having said earlier this month that it may withdraw from the co-hosting plan," according to KYODO. Kawamura "made the remark at a joint press confe ...

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