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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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02/12/15
Edmonton Withdraws Commonwealth Bid

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02/12/15
Silverstone Steps In To Host MotoGP

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02/12/15
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02/11/15
Nürburgring Makes Proposal To Save GP

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