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FIBA World Cup Court Provider Connor Sports Embracing Company's Biggest Int'l Project

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 22 / 14

Viewers tuning into FIBA World Cup games in August and September will notice consistent but distinct designs on the courts at the venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Sevilla, Bilbao and Gran Canaria. One of two companies -- along with FIBA presenting partner Beko -- with a brand prese...

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Exec Confirms Sale Of Mexican Club

Mexican second division side Nexaca President Felix Aguirre "confirmed speculation and indicated that the club is in negotiations to sell the team," according to Rubén Guerrero of LA AFICION. Aguirre: "The team is in the process of being sold. This is not a rumor, it is a fact. We are waiting ...

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Volvo Considers Adding More Cars To V8

Volvo said that "it is already considering adding more cars to the V8 Supercars field as early as 2015," according to the AAP. The Swedish manufacturer "is set to join the category next season under the banner Volvo Polestar Racing, in partnership with existing outfit Garry Rogers Motorsport." The t ...

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Canberra Could Become Richest Baseball

The Canberra Cavalry "could become the richest club in the Australian Baseball League if they can win the Asia Series in Taiwan" to claim the A$500,000 ($468,000) prizemoney, according to David Polkinghorne of the CANBERRA TIMES. Cavalry GM Thom Carter said that "they would be massive underdogs, up ...

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PSG Aims To Be World's Richest Club

Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain "is targeting the status of the richest football club in the world" by the '16-17 season, according to Arnaud Hermant of LE PARISIEN. A confidential document written for PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi outlines the club's "plans to reach a budget" of €540M ( ...

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Rangers Manager Approves Of New Chair

Scottish League 1 Rangers Manager Ally McCoist is confident new Rangers Chair David Somers "knows what he has got himself into after a constructive first meeting yesterday," according to Euan McLean of the Scotland DAILY RECORD. McCoist came "face to face with the new Ibrox figurehead whose controve ...

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Nissan's V8 Return Season $5M Waste

Nissan has written off its debut V8 Supercars season as a A$5M ($4.7M) "waste with a botched aerodynamics test" ruining its history-making year, according to James Phelps of the Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH. The powerful Japanese manufacturer "has demanded a new test on their aerodynamics package with dri ...

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AFL Club To Pay Near Full Salary Cap

Australian Football League club North Melbourne will pay close to 100% of the salary cap for the first time next year -- but "fears it could be a flash in the pan unless AFL equalisation measures can level the playing field," according to Grant Baker of HERALD SUN. The Kangaroos are poised to announ ...

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Rangers Set AGM Date, Appoint Chair

Scottish League 1 Rangers have appointed Fund Manager David Somers as their acting chairman, according to the HERALD SCOTLAND. The club announced to the London Stock Exchange that the 65-year-old "would oversee the appointment of a chief executive, a role which has been vacant since Craig Mather lef ...

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Argentine Side All Boys Back To Work

Argentine first division side All Boys players decided on Wednesday morning not to "participate in practice due to the club owing players payments from August, September and October," according to CLARIN. The "delay in payment ranged from three to six months, depending on when players joined the clu ...

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Red Bull Pays Cost Of Winning

Four-time F1 world champion Sebastian Vettel’s "relentless pursuit of victory" could could drive Red Bull "to the most expensive world championship win in the history of Formula One," according to Kevin Eason of the LONDON TIMES. Red Bull is expected to pick up an estimated £80M ($130M) ...

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