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Vietnam Announces It Will Not Host 2019 Asian Games, Citing Lack Of Preparation

04 / 18 / 14

Vietnam "quit as host" of the 2019 Asian Games on Thursday, citing a "lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable," according to Nguyen Phuong Linh of REUTERS. Vietnam PM Nguyen Tan Dung said that Vietnam was "suffering from the effects of ...

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AvD Will Organize Nürburgring F1 Race

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04/15/13
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A-League's newest franchise, Western Sydney could "set a new record" at Sydney's Allianz Stadium when it plays Central Coast this Sunday. Tickets go on sale to Wanderers and Mariners members Monday and "demand is likely to be extreme, with officials already confident of a sell-out" despite the game ...

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04/12/13
FA Forced To Give Away Semifinal Tickets

The FA "has been forced to give away tickets" for this weekend’s FA Cup semifinal between EPL side Wigan Athletic and League Championship club Millwall," according to Sarah Ebner of the LONDON TIMES. But despite its efforts, the game, at Wembley Stadium, "is still expected to be 10-15,000 unde ...

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04/11/13
Australian FA Cup Ready To Kick Off

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04/11/13
Wigan Fails To Sell FA Cup Tickets

The FA Cup semifinal between League Championship side Millwall and EPL club Wigan at Wembley Saturday "will be open to 'neutral' supporters following the Premier League team's struggle to sell tickets," according to David Kent of the London DAILY MAIL. Wigan has not sold 10,000 of its 31,000 tickets ...

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04/11/13
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04/10/13
AFL Wants To Start Season Early

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04/09/13
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The next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race in '14-15 "will be the longest ever," after organizers announced on Monday "a route taking in 10 cities in nine countries and lasting almost nine months," according to Mitch Philips of REUTERS. The "12th edition of the round-the-world yacht race" will begin i ...

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