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Macau Hosts Inaugural Edition Of The Super 8 Hoops Tourney In Bid To Diversify

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 22 / 17

Wednesday "saw the launch of the inaugural edition of The Super 8 basketball tournament at Studio City Macau" as part of a government initiative to "diversify the entertainment on offer with high-level sports," according to Nicolas Atkin of the SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST. Macau Sports Bureau VP Christ...

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League Notes

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Bobic: 50+1 Rule Will Come To An End

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BCCI To Oppose Suggestion

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