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Sao Paulo Stadium That Will Host World Cup Opener Not Ready For Test Event

04 / 23 / 14

The stadium that will host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup "will not stage a test match in front of a full house before the tournament kicks off on June 12 because of building work being carried out in the arena," according to Andrew Downie of REUTERS. The Arena Corinthians was built to hold...

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01/22/13
ATP Reveals Its 2014 Calendar

The ATP revealed its calendar for '14, highlighted by a new ATP World Tour 500 event in Rio de Janeiro, according to IG. The Rio tournament, to be played on clay, is scheduled to begin on Feb. 17, 2014 and will be part of a four-week South American swing. ATP President Brad Drewett said, "The four-w ...

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01/22/13
Beach Soccer Has Eyes On India

Beach Soccer Worldwide revealed that it is "organising India's first professional Beach Soccer Championship in Goa," India, according to the PTI. The Goa FA and the Goa Football Development Council "are backing the officially sanctioned event, which will become a biannual feature in India." This fir ...

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01/22/13
Inflation Hits ODI Ticket Prices

The upcoming India vs. England one-day int'l on Jan. 23 "will see some over-the-rooftop ticket rates," according to Hindol Basu of the TIMES OF INDIA. The "pricing is such that it has even surpassed the India-Pakistan 2011 World Cup semifinal ticket rates, the last ODI to be held at the PCA Stadiu ...

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01/22/13
Event Notes

British Cycling confirmed that the 2013 Elite Men’s and Women’s National Road Race Championships will be staged in Glasgow, Scotland. The event, which takes place on June 23, will form part of the proposed course for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and with the majority of racing ba ...

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01/21/13
Univeristy Cricket Revived In India

University cricket, which was once used as a "platform by budding Indian cricketers to catch the attention of the selectors," is being revived in India, according to K.R. Nayar of GULF NEWS. It is being showcased on the NDTV TV channel, with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan as the ambassador of th ...

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01/18/13
Olympic Park Included In '14 Tour Route

The Tour de France in '14 "will begin in Leeds and include a third stage that finishes on the Mall in London, reprising the final scenes of the Olympic road races last year," according to John Westerby of the LONDON TIMES. Organizers of the Tour announced the routes for the first three stages of the ...

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01/18/13
Nadal To Play In Chile Open

Rafael Nadal has been confirmed to make his return to the tennis courts at the Chile Open. The Spaniard has been out of the game since July with a knee injury. The last time Nadal played in South America was in '05 when he won the Brazil Open at the age of 18 ( Chile Open ). SPORT noted Nadal will b ...

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01/18/13
Event Notes

The World Curling Federation has announced Beijing as the host of the 2014 World Men's Curling Championship, which will take place March 29 - April 6, 2014. The event will mark the first time that a the championship has been staged in the Pacific-Asia area ( WCF ). ... Representatives from the Natio ...

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01/17/13
Knicks, Pistons Put Game On Global Stage

As the NBA's Detroit Pistons prepare to face the N.Y. Knicks Thursday at London's O2 Arena, marking the 16th league game in a foreign market, the "desire of the NBA to expand into fertile new territories is overt," according to Sean Ingle of the London GUARDIAN's The Sport Blog. Earlier this week, N ...

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01/17/13
Nadal To Play In Brazil Open

Marketing agency Koch Tavares revealed Rafael Nadal will play in February's Brazil Open, according to MAQUINA DO ESPORTE. The agreement with Nadal was reached "without the participation of Brazil Open sponsors." The tournament in São Paulo will be the Spanish player's first time back on the c ...

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