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Words To Live By: Quotes Of The Year, Part One

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 22 / 14

No matter how the criminals may justify their actions, there is no justification for crimes committed against civilians, especially against women and children. -- Russian President Vladimir Putin , after suicide bombers killed more than 30 people in Volgograd. I am the master of my socia...

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01/20/14
Event Notes

Racing sanctioning body SCORE Int'l announced that it signed a three-year contract with Mexican government officials to bring the Tecate SCORE San Felipe 250 back to the fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, 125 miles south of the U.S. border ( SCORE Int'l ). ... Organizers of the inaugural Dubai Co ...

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01/17/14
DBB Applies For FIBA World Cup Wild Card

The German Basketball Federation (DBB) "is applying for a wild card for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup," according to Anno Hecker of the FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG. Germany's "secret weapon" is NBA Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki. Should Germany receive the wild card, Nowitzki "could m ...

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01/17/14
Sharapova Wants Clarity On Stoppages

Maria Sharapova has "called for tennis officials to clear confusion over what qualifies as unplayable conditions after she was forced to play" in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) at the Australian Open, according to Michael Chammas of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The heat "forced ...

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01/17/14
Courtside Gambler Testifies In Court

Australian Open fan Daniel Dobson, the first person arrested in Australia for gambling courtside at the tennis event, "was sitting in Show Court 2 at the Australian Open with a device hidden in his shorts, a court has heard," according to Mark Russell of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Dobson, 22, allege ...

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01/17/14
Big Bash League Interest On The Rise

Cricket Australia's Big Bash League is "attracting larger crowds, greater audiences and broad interest on the back of an extraordinary summer of Test cricket that some suspected would suck the air out of any other competition," according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTRALIAN. CA CEO James Sutherland said ...

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01/17/14
Families Offer Cheap WC Lodging Alternatives

Brazil's Tourism Ministry is encouraging "alternative accommodations in certain cases for tourists who want to visit the country during the World Cup," according to NOTIMEX. One of these alternatives is called "bed and breakfast," where families offer a place to stay and breakfast at their homes at ...

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01/16/14
Laureus Cancels World Sports Awards

Laureus has "cancelled plans to host their World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro this year," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. In a statement, Laureus said, "Laureus and the state of Rio de Janeiro have agreed that the 2014 Laureus World Sports Awards will not be staged in Rio. Laureus will ann ...

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01/16/14
Aussie Open Withdrawals Record Reached

The Australian Open sick bay "is overloaded," with player withdrawals "now reaching record numbers at sweltering Melbourne Park," according to Darren Walton of the AAP. Croatian Ivan Dodig "is the latest casualty," with the 32nd seed "calling it quits" on Wednesday. Eight men and one woman were "una ...

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01/16/14
Event Notes

Three weeks ahead of the start of the Sochi Winter Games, Nordic combined athletes "will compete in the first ever 'Nordic Combined Triple,' which will take place from Friday until Sunday." The triple, which consists of three competitions on three days, "will have double World Cup points" and a tota ...

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01/15/14
Heat At Australian Open Takes Its Toll

Australian Open organizers have been labeled "inhumane" for their decision to let "play go ahead despite incredibly hot conditions on the second day of action," according to Simon Rice of the London INDEPENDENT. Temperatures "went above 42 degrees Celsius [108 Fahrenheit] in Melbourne" on Tuesday, l ...

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