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French Open To Increase Prize Money For Champions, Early-Round Losers

04 / 16 / 14

French Open singles champions will get a record €1.65M ($2.3M) each, "with first-week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money," according to Danielle Rossingh of BLOOMBERG. The tournament "has lifted prize money f...

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01/14/13
Stuttgart Wants To Host Grass Event

Organizers of the Stuttgart, Germany ATP tennis tournament, which is played at the facility of TC Weissenhof, "have officially submitted their application to host a grass tournament to the ATP," according to the SID. Tournament Dir Edwin Weindorfer said that "further talks with ATP officials will ta ...

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01/14/13
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The Dakar Rally was hit by another death "as a French motorbike rider was killed following a collision with a Chilean police car." Thomas Bourgin, 25, "was on his way to start the seventh stage of the race when he was hit by the vehicle, which was traveling in the opposite direction." An inquiry "ha ...

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01/11/13
Finances Of University Games Questioned

Russia’s state Audit Chamber said there are "questions" over the financial health of the 2013 University Games in the city of Kazan after reports emerged in the Russian media that the project "could be on the verge of bankruptcy," according to R-SPORT. The office of Deputy PM Igor Shuvalov, wh ...

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01/11/13
Hong Kong FA Puts Own Money On Line

Hong Kong FA officials are "putting their own money on the line," guaranteeing that next month's Lunar New Year Cup "will not lose money," according to Chan Kin-wa of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. After a three-year break during which individual clubs ran the tournament, the HKFA has decided to "ret ...

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01/11/13
Iraq To Host 2015 Gulf Cup

Iraq has revealed it is ready to host the 2015 Gulf Cup of Nations, with new facilities "almost ready for the first football tournament to be held in the country" since the U.S.-led invasion in '03, according to the GULF TIMES. The '13 tournament is currently being held in Manama, Bahrain but was in ...

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01/11/13
Spain Favorite To Win Handball Title

The German handball national team "is entering the word championship as an underdog," according to the SID. The 23rd IHF Men's Handball World Championship will take place in Spain from Friday until Jan. 27. Sports betting provider bwin will pay out 21-times the stake if the team of coach Martin ...

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01/11/13
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Global summits organizer IRN Ltd. has announced that its inaugural World Sports Congress 2013, launching in London from Feb. 26-27, has attracted support from the European Commission, U.K. government department UKTI and sporting organizations from around the world, including LOCOG, Sochi, Amsterdam ...

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01/10/13
Asian Cup Organizers See Tourism Mecca

The 2015 Asian Cup organizing committee believes that the tournament "will prove a hit with local sports fans and create a rich football legacy for Australia," according to Sebastian Hassett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. However, the battle for public attention "will be fierce." The event will be he ...

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01/10/13
WTA To Announce Tourney Change

The WTA has announced one of its top tournaments is moving from Japan to China. The Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo will end what will have been a 30-year run after this year and move to Wuhan, China, hometown of top WTA player Li Na. The announcement comes amid a flurry of calendar developments fro ...

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01/10/13
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Swimmers "will take their first splash" toward the Rio de Janeiro Olympics at the State New Zealand Open Water Championships in Taupo this weekend. At stake is automatic selection to the World Championships later this year. The championships "form part of the two-day State Epic Swim in Lake Taupo." ...

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