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Horse Racing Finishes Second In British Sporting Attendance In '16

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 20 / 17

Racing "won back its position as the second most popular sport in Britain in terms of attendance last year with almost six million people going to a meeting and enjoying a day out," according to Mark Souster of the LONDON TIMES. The "positive news is further evidence of racing's enduring and growing...

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Waratahs Chair Calls June Break 'Anchor'

Super Rugby side Waratahs Chair Roger Davis claims that the June Test break has hurt Super Rugby, describing it as an "anchor" weighing down the competition, according to Bret Harris of THE AUSTRALIAN. Super Rugby resumes Friday "after a three-week hiatus in Australia, New Zealand and South ­Africa ...

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SANZAAR Open To Pacific Islands Team

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League Notes

Spanish third division side Recreativo "managed to fend off automatic relegation and almost certain liquidation right at the last minute pending confirmation in the next few hours from the Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) that finances have been raised in order to pay players' wages." Huel ...

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Swans Obliged To Play At ANZ Stadium

The Australian Football League "will have to pay compensation to ANZ Stadium" to guarantee that Sydney plays its home finals this year at the Sydney Cricket Ground and avoids "a backlash from Swans fans," according to Andrew Wu of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. While the Swans "have successfully ne ...

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UCI, USADA To Collaborate On Testing

The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced the establishment of a formal collaborative partnership that will allow for extensive cooperation through the sharing of relevant anti-doping information, intelligence and athlete biological passport data, and participation in j ...

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CPL Moving Into Asia

As English cricket "goes through a divisive debate over the future of its Twenty20 tournament its main rival is looking to expand with the Caribbean Premier League eyeing a move into the Asian market with matches in Singapore or Hong Kong," according to Nick Hoult of the London TELEGRAPH. The CPL is ...

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Paul Ereng Blames Greed, Ignorance

Former Olympic 800m champion Paul Ereng believes "ignorance, greed and neglect by officials are to blame for the increase in doping incidents among his Kenyan compatriots," according to Isaack Omulo of REUTERS. Ereng said, "Doping is on the rise because athletes are gullible and would want to earn s ...

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Opinion: Super Rugby Needs Pacific Islands

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Women's AFL Player Can Hand-Pick Clubs

Australia's most "in-demand female footballers have won rare licence: the power to hand-pick" the Australian Football League club they want to call home and "reject even the most compelling of suitors," according to Samantha Lane of THE AGE. Behind-the-scenes "bidding wars have amplified since the A ...

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Fischtown Penguins To Replace Freezers

German second division hockey club Fischtown Penguins "is set to replace the Hamburg Freezers in the top flight German Hockey League (DEL)," according to the SID. The Hamburg Freezers "ceased operation after owners Anschutz Entertainment Group were unwilling to keep investing money in a losing opera ...

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