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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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04/11/14
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The state government of Sao Paulo on Thursday presented a "published guide for tourists visiting Brazil" for the World Cup. The 236-page guide -- available in Portuguese, English and Spanish -- is titled "Roteiros Paulistas" ("Paulista Routes") and presents 55 possible travel routes. Sao Paulo Gover ...

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04/10/14
Sports Festival Planned For India

India's Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry will host a sports festival called India Sports in November at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. The event will have the following activities: • India sports expo -- ...

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04/10/14
Yu Confident Of FIA's Hong Kong Approval

Hong Kong's first internationally sanctioned motor race, the Formula E, "is back on track for next year" with Hong Kong Automobile Association President Lawrence Yu Kam-kee confident a revamped and modified circuit plan will be accepted" by the FIA, according to Alvin Sallay of the SOUTH CHINA MORN ...

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04/10/14
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The U.S. men's national basketball team will play exhibition games against Brazil, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Slovenia while holding training camps in Las Vegas, Chicago, N.Y. and Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) ( NBA ). ... The "best of UAE rugby" will take to the field at Zayed Sports City ...

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04/09/14
Top Netballer Wants Annual Rivalry Match

ANZ Championship side New South Wales Swifts player Susan Pratley has "urged netball officials to join the football codes in making an Anzac Day match a permanent fixture on the ANZ Championship calendar," according to Jon Tuxworth of the CANBERRA TIMES. Pratley, who boasts "54 Australia caps, said ...

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04/08/14
Bahrain Sees Future In Night Races

Bahrain believes its F1 circuit "has a bright future after the country's first floodlit grand prix turned out a thriller on Sunday," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. Sakhir Circuit Chair Zayed Alzayani said the decision to turn the 10th anniversary event into a night race "was a statement of in ...

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04/07/14
Organizers Face Backlash Over Demolition

A groundswell of opposition "is building in Glasgow against plans to showcase the live demolition of a skyscraper housing block during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games this summer," according to Tracy McVeigh of the London GUARDIAN. It has been decried as "crude" and "offensive" to tho ...

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04/07/14
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Super Rugby side ACT Brumbies Dir of Rugby Laurie Fisher believes Super Rugby needs to expand its fan base beyond the "hardcore supporters" with the club's lowest crowd in 15 years set to cost the outfit up to A$30,000 ($27,000). Just 7,129 fans watched the Brumbies beat the Auckland Blues 26-9 on F ...

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04/04/14
Tower Demolition Planned For Glasgow '14

Five huge tower blocks "that have seen some of the worst deprivation in Glasgow in the past 50 years are to be demolished as part of a spectacular opening ceremony for this summer’s Commonwealth Games," according to Danielle Sheridan of the LONDON TIMES. The Red Road flats, which until recentl ...

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04/04/14
Hawk-Eye Makes Badminton Debut

The Hawk-Eye replay system "has made its badminton debut at the India Open Super Series," according to IANS. After testing various instant-review technologies, the Badminton World Federation "has contracted Hawk-Eye Innovations to provide instant-reviews for major events." This includes Hawk-Eye&rsq ...

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