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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 26 / 14

The Greek Super League elected Asteras Tripolis President GIORGOS BOROVILOS as president on Monday "after he secured 13 votes out of the 16 teams in the league," with Panthrakikos President DIMITRIS TZELEPIS elected as his deputy ( REUTERS, 11/25 ). ... The NBA announced that JAN MENNEKEN h...

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11/13/13
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The German Tennis Federation (DTB) has revealed that Frankfurt's Fraport Arena will host the Davis Cup matchup between Germany and Spain from Jan. 31-Feb. 2. The DTB reached an agreement with Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Fraport Skyliners, which has to reschedule its league game against Brose Ba ...

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11/12/13
Turkey Eyeing '22 Ryder Cup Bid

Turkey officials are discussing a future Ryder Cup bid "internally before they approach the European Tour with a proposal," according to Alex Miceli of GOLF WEEK. There "is time" with the next available Ryder Cup date not until '22, but "the window is closing." The European Tour following the '14 ev ...

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11/12/13
Autumn Carnival To Increase Prize Money

The state government and Racing New South Wales "are set to deliver a long-promised boost to the Randwick autumn carnival with huge prizemoney injections to attract the racing world to Sydney," according to Chris Roots of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. And it is hoped that one week of racing at Randwick ...

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11/12/13
Utrecht To Host Tour Grand Depart

The 2015 Tour de France will start in Utrecht after organizers confirmed that "they will stage back-to-back foreign Grand Departs," according to SKY SPORTS. Twelve months after England hosts the first three stages of the '14 edition, Amaury Sports Organisation "will take the world's biggest cycle r ...

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11/12/13
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Commonwealth Minister Shona Robison is traveling to Sri Lanka "to showcase Scotland to the Commonwealth ahead of the Games next year." She will attend the Commonwealth Business Forum to outline preparations for Glasgow 2014 "and carry out a range of engagements which aim to strengthen economic and s ...

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11/11/13
India To Host '18 Field Hockey World Cup

India has been awarded the 2018 men's field hockey World Cup, "the second time in a span of eight years the country will be hosting the mega event having successfully organised the previous edition three years ago," according to PTI. The '18 edition "will see an expanded field with 16 teams competin ...

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11/11/13
No Squash Women's World Open In '13

The Women's Squash Association said that "there will be no Women’s World Open squash championships this year," according to Kng Zheng Guan of THE STAR. A "last minute push to have Egypt organise the world meet in mid-December has fallen through" and as such the WSA "has finally run out of opti ...

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11/10/13
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The Aegon Championships at Queen's Club "has been granted World Tour 500 status from 2015 along with the Gerry Weber Open" in Halle, Germany. Both events "are pre-Wimbledon warm-up tournaments and have been upgraded from the Tour 250 tier" ( SKY SPORTS, 11/8 ). ... The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) an ...

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11/08/13
Spanish Women's Hoops Gets Backing

Spain is "a women's basketball power, but perhaps lacks international recognition," according to EL PERIODICO. Because of this, the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB) "has taken a step forward to bid to host the 2018 World Championship for Women, a candidacy that has the support of the Spanish gove ...

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11/08/13
Public Shut Out Of Tendulkar Farewell

Only 5,000 tickets "will be available to the general public for Sachin Tendulkar's farewell Test at the Wankhede Stadium which has a capacity of nearly 33,000," according to the PTI. The Mumbai Cricket Association said that "it can only offer around 5,000 tickets for Tendulkar's landmark 200th Test ...

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