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NBA Commissioner Says League Considering Adding A Mexico City Franchise

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 16 / 17

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said that Mexican fans "can expect the NBA to bring more contests into the country, while adding the league is also exploring the possibility of adding a franchise in Mexico City," as well as a Development League team in Monterrey, according to Michael C. Wright of ESPN....

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Netball Australia Offers $50,500 Salaries

In a "new era" for women's sport in Australia, Netball will finally reward the elite with "full-time professionalism," according to Linda Pearce of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. For next year's national netball league, the 80 players -- 10 per team -- will share a total payment pool of A$5.4M ($4M ...

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Max Mosley Says Bernie Could 'Walk'

Former FIA President Max Mosley said that Formula 1 CEO Bernie Ecclestone will "walk away" from F1 if new owner Liberty Media interferes with "his running of the business," according to Andrew Benson of the BBC. Mosley said that Liberty "need" Ecclestone as it learns about its new acquisition. Mosle ...

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South Africa Emerges As Driving Force

Amid "concern about the future direction of Super Rugby, South Africa has emerged as the driving force for change," according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. But "whether any revamp of the competition structure results in the scrapping of one of Australia’s five teams remains to be seen ...

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WADA Confirms Russian Cyber Attack

The World Anti-Doping Agency confirmed that a Russian cyber espionage group operator by the name of Tsar Team (APT28), also known as Fancy Bear, illegally gained access to WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System database via an IOC-created account for the Rio 2016 Games. The gr ...

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Netball Ausralia To Announce Pay Bump

The minimum wage for Australia’s netballers "will more than double under a significant pay deal" to be announced on Tuesday as Netball Australia takes steps to "ensure all new contracts will be heavily scrutinised," according to Rebecca Williams of the HERALD SUN. Netball Australia will a ...

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Coe Wants Public To Appreciate Farah

IAAF President Sebastian Coe has been "rolling with the punches for decades," but a year into his presidency he is "throwing some of his own," according to Rick Broadbent of the LONDON TIMES. So he "will not bow down" to Russia President Vladimir Putin and wants a review of the World Anti-Dopin ...

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Australian To Make $20M From F1 Sale

Australian Judith Griggs could earn more than $20M from the sale of F1 to Liberty Media, according to John Stensholt of the AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW. Griggs, the one-time CEO of the Australian Grand Prix Corp. who started in the job when the race controversially moved to Melbourne in '96, has for ...

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Cricket Formats Raise TV Rights Pitch

The world of cricket ­is "struggling between three formats and their historical and financial relevance ­could find itself divided by revenue lines very soon," according to K. Shriniwas Rao of CRICBUZZ. Unperturbed by "threats of a recession in the cricket's TV rights industry," the BCCI "is sitting ...

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League Notes

New MotoGP  entrant for '17, KTM , is the first manufacturer to sign the new manufacturer agreement for a period of five years. The new agreement, which represents the interests of all the constructors involved in motorcycle racing, has also been sent to all manufacturers on the grid ( MotoGP ...

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AFL Facing Legal Action Over AFL X

The Australian Football League "is facing legal action from a Melbourne entrepreneur who claims he took the AFL X concept to the league last year and filmed a trial of the modified game he titled 'All-Star Football League,'" according to Caroline Wilson of the THE AGE. The man, who has worked on the ...

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