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Wasserman Media Secures $100M Investment From Madrone Capital Partners

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 16 / 14

Wasserman Media Group has received a $100M "investment from Silicon Valley-based Madrone Capital Partners," an investment group funded by the Wal-Mart-founding Walton family, according to Tripp Mickle of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The investment is "the second that Wasserman Media Group has taken since...

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WBBL Launched In The U.K.

The British Basketball League and England Basketball announced the next stage of developing the women's game through the launch of the Women's British Basketball League. The WBBL will form the top flight of women's club basketball in the U.K. from the '14-15 season. Comprised of the existing eight D ...

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Fourteen national federations of the World Baseball Softball Confederation have created the Francophone Association of Baseball Softball (AFBS) to promote the sport in French-speaking territories. It will be headquartered in Paris. The federations are Belgium, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory ...

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NRL To Discuss Insurance For Players

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FIS To Discuss New Slalom Format

The Int'l Ski Federation (FIS) "is discussing the idea of slalom with three runs during its biannual congress," according to Stefan Sigwarth of the KURIER. The congress, which is taking place in Barcelona until Friday, "will also award the 2019 world championships in Nordic, Alpine and Freestyle Ski ...

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England Will Not Release Players For WICL

England has increased the rhetoric against plans for a privately run women’s cricket tournament and stressed that it "will not be releasing its centrally contracted players to play in it," according to Andy Wilson of the London GUARDIAN. "Sketchy" details of the Women’s Int'l Cricket Lea ...

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Players Win In AFL Equalization Measures

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Mid-Level AFL Clubs Unhappy

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Australian PM Urged To Stop BCCI Chief

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StreetGames To Create Pop Up Sport Clubs

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Int’l Expansion On IndyCar’s Mind

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