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Formula E Putting Reach Before Revenue, Studying UFC Model

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 11 / 17 / 17

Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag is "putting reach before revenue, and casting an envious glance" at UFC and Conor McGregor, "as he seeks to grow his electric car racing series," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The Spaniard said on Wednesday that Formula E, which will start its fourth season in Ho...

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USACA Facing Expulsion From ICC

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WA Government Hits Out At ARU

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05/02/17
IAAF Considering Wiping World Records

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05/01/17
Sharapova's Return Injects Star Power

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