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England & Wales Cricket Board Chair Graves Opens Door To Pietersen Return

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 02 / 15

Incoming England & Wales Cricket Board Chair COLIN GRAVES has given England cricket player KEVIN PIETERSEN "a glimmer of hope that he may yet be able to resurrect his England career," according to the AFP. With England toiling at the World Cup and Pietersen having spoken of his eagerness t...

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European Rugby Tournament Nearly Set

The details of a new European rugby tournament to replace the Heineken Cup are "almost complete," with negotiations "likely to be concluded early next month by all parties bar the two rival broadcasters, BT Sport and Sky," according to Robert Kitson of the London GUARDIAN. Sources said that the plan ...

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Taiwan LPGA Event Needs More Sponsors

A shadow "has been cast on the future of the Taiwan leg of the LPGA tour as its organizer said Sunday that more sponsorship is needed to help carry the costs," according to CNA. The Sunrise Golf & Country Club "hosted the Oct. 24-27 LPGA tournament for the third year in a row." Golf Association ...

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Germany, Denmark To Host Handball Worlds

The Int'l Handball Federation "has awarded the 2019 Men's Handball World Championship to Germany and Denmark," according to the SID. It "will be the sixth time that Germany hosts a handball world championship" after '38, '58, '61, '82 and '07. German Handball Federation (DHB) President Bernhard Baue ...

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The FA of Malaysia has admitted that "counterfeit tickets are making the rounds again but they will be prepared to combat it for the Malaysia Cup final between Kelantan and Pahang at the Shah Alam Stadium on Sunday." FAM Competition Committee Chair Datuk Affendi Hamzah said, "We will try our best to ...

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NFL Attracts 40,000 To London Fan Rally

The NFL "took over" London's Trafalgar Square on Saturday afternoon as "40,000 gridiron fans enjoyed a spectacular Fan Rally in central London," according to Sunni Upal of the London DAILY MAIL. Players from both San Francisco and Jacksonville attended the event, as did former San Francisco quarterb ...

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Indian GP In Jeopardy Over Tax Dispute

India's Supreme Court agreed Thursday "to hear a petition seeking the cancellation of this weekend's Indian Grand Prix" because organizers have allegedly not paid entertainment taxes for the '12 event, according to the AFP. The Supreme Court, which has exec powers, ordered organizers two years ...

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Cowboys To Take On Jaguars In London

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the Cowboys, Dolphins and Lions will take part in the league’s ’14 Int'l Series. Next year’s series includes Cowboys-Jaguars, Lions-Falcons and Dolphins-Raiders. Dates for the games will be set at a later time ( NFL ). NFL UK Managing D ...

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Argentina F1 Costs Would Be High

Argentine former F1 driver Carlos Reutemann said that bringing an F1 event to Argentina "would require extraordinary economic solvency," according to OLE. Buenos Aires Head of City Government Mauricio Macri has "launched an ambitious project: bringing F1 to Argentina for 2017." F1's last visit to Ar ...

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CIMB Classic Expected To Boost Fan-Base

As the world of golf celebrates the CIMB Classic becoming a full-fledged US PGA Tour event, one can already sense the $7M tournament "bringing with it numerous spin-off benefits for the local industry, especially the tourism sector," according to Shaun Orange of THE STAR. But the first and only FedE ...

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Perez Hopes Indian GP Will Make Comeback

McLaren driver Sergio Perez on Wednesday said it is a "shame" that Indian Grand Prix "would not be part of the F1 calendar next year and hoped the event makes a return" in '15, according to the PTI. Perez: "Hopefully, we return later on. The market is growing, when we come here every year, the inter ...

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