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MLB Exec Dominick Balsamo Says League Hopes To Have Team In Mexico

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

MLB Int'l VP Dominick Balsamo addressed the league's plans for Mexico after opening an office in the country, according to Miguel Boada Nájera of LA AFICIÓN. He said, "We are very excited about the opening of this office, as Mexico is one of our most important markets. I can say that, ...

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A high court judgment in which current England assistant manager Sammy Lee was found to have " knowingly given false evidence has been upheld by the court of appeal." Lee, as manager of Bolton Wanderers for a short period in '07 after taking over from Sam Allardyce, "was found to have lied about ...

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India Debuting Cricket's DRS

India will "become the last Test nation to embrace cricket’s decision review system" this week, ending its "resistance to on-field technology at a time of growing debate about its impact on the game," according to the AFP. While the recent series between England and Bangladesh "fueled criticis ...

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Euro Athletics Approves Of Ranking System

A plan for a ranking system to be used for qualification for the European Athletics Championships was approved in principal by the European Athletics Council on Saturday. The system will link existing European one-day meetings to the championships, and develop a promotional narrative for the or ...

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Blizzard Announces "Overwatch" League

Blizzard Entertainment unveiled plans Friday for a worldwide professional league in its five-month-old game “Overwatch,” which execs bill as the first major e-sports league crafted from the start to maximize marketing, ticketing, merchandise and media revenue. The “Overwatch” ...

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La Liga Legal Adviser To Join Real Madrid

La Liga Legal Adviser Miguel García Caba announced that "he is leaving the organization," according to Gonzalo Cabeza of EL CONFIDENCIAL. García Caba "was a fundamental figure for La Liga, as there are many legal fronts that La Liga President Javier Tebas has open." The destinatio ...

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No One To Blame For Hughes' Death

Nobody "was to blame" for the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes in '14, the coroner who led the inquest into his death said, according to the BBC. Hughes died from a brain hemorrhage, two days after "being hit on the neck while playing for South Australia in a first-class match in Sy ...

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WSL's Hawaii Office To Break Even By '19

The World Surf League’s new regional office on Hawaii’s North Shore intends to be self-sufficient by the end of ’19. The WSL's new regional HQ, overseeing Hawaii and Tahiti, is currently dependent on financial support from the sport's ownership group to operate, but WSL Hawaii/Tahi ...

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DEL Sees Attendance Drop Due To TV

The German Hockey League (DEL) "is anxiously looking at its attendance numbers after all league games are shown live on TV for the first time this season," according to Gabriel Wagner of SPONSORs. The DEL drew an average attendance of 6,647 spectators to its arenas during the '15-16 regular season. ...

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Brawn Would Be 'Happy' To Work With Bernie

Ross Brawn said that "he would be happy to work alongside" Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone if he was offered a job running the sport, according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. The former Mercedes F1 boss "denies having a formal job with new owners Liberty Media but admits he is interested in the possib ...

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Club Chair Believes In AFL's Rising Riches

Australian Football League side North Melbourne Kangaroos Chair Ben Buckley said that the AFL's "rising riches can sustain 10 Victorian clubs for years to come," according to Michael Warner of the HERALD SUN. Buckley ​declared the ​league’s takeover of Etihad Stadium and his club's three- ...

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