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Murray Is Unlikely To Renew Sponsorship Deal With Adidas, Industry Sources Say

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 01 / 14

Sources inside the equipment industry said that Andy Murray's long-standing sponsorship deal with adidas "is unlikely to be renewed at the end of the season," according to Sim Briggs of the London TELEGRAPH. The Scottish player is going "in search of one last big kit deal to cover the final five yea...

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Hong Kong Urged To Host More Events

Hong Kong Chef de Mission Kenneth Fok Kai-kong called for Hong Kong to "host more major competitions to help nurture local athletes after their outstanding performance at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games," which closed Wednesday, according to Kevin Kung of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Fok said, "Our ...

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PCB Forced To Cancel Twenty20 League

Pakistan cricket authorities were "forced to cancel their ambitious Twenty20 league project due a lack of time to schedule the tournament ahead of the World Cup, leaving question marks over its future," according to the AFP. The Pakistan Cricket Board had "planned to hold the Pakistan Super League ( ...

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Bilbao Expecting World Cup Influx

Bilbao, Spain is expecting the "arrival of 14,000 fans" ahead of the FIBA World Cup, which will start Saturday, according to Alfonso Herrán of AS. Bilbao is one of six Spanish host cities -- including one of four for the group stage -- for the 24-team tournament. The city is the host of Group ...

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NFL Mexico Head Pleased With F1 News

NFL Mexico Dir General Arturo Olivé said that F1's presence in Mexico is a "point in favor" for the NFL arriving in Mexico, according to Alain Arenas of LA AFICION. Olivé said that F1's arrival in Mexico "will benefit not only the world of racing in the Mexican capital, but it will als ...

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Greece Hoping To Host F1 Race

F1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone said that a "grand prix in austerity-hit Greece could be on the horizon," according to Christian Sylt for CNN. He said, "The Greeks are keen." Referring to Antonis Samaras and Georgios Kaminis, respectively, Ecclestone added, "They want me to go and see the Prime Minister or ...

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Event Notes

The Int'l Volleyball Federation (FIVB) "is without world championship trophies shortly before the start of the men's and women's tournaments." The new trophies of the Men's World Championship in Poland, which starts on Saturday, and the Women's World Championship in Italy, which kicks off on Sept. 2 ...

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England Rugby To Train At Pennyhill

England rugby coach Stuart Lancaster has secured Pennyhill Park "as the host nation's main training base" ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, according to the PA. Lancaster has "opted to keep England at their accustomed Bagshot headquarters for as long as possible during the pool stages" of the '15 t ...

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The England & Wales Cricket Board reported record aggregate attendance for T20 cricket, with the competition breaking the 700,000 barrier for season-long attendances for the first time in its 12-year history. The season's aggregate attendance of 704,205 is the highest number recorded since the d ...

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GAA Drops Ticket Prices For Semifinal

The Gaelic Athletic Association is to "drop the price of tickets for Saturday's All-Ireland final semi-replay between Kerry and Mayo," according to Colm Keys of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. GAA President Liam O'Neill has confirmed that the cost of a semifinal stand ticket is normally €40 ($53), but t ...

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NZRU To Investigate Fireworks Incident

The New Zealand Rugby Union apologized and said that "it would investigate how a fireworks display malfunctioned and injured three spectators at Eden Park before the All Blacks' home win over Australia on Saturday," according to Greg Stutchbury of REUTERS. The spectators "were injured prior to kic ...

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