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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 03 / 27 / 15

RICHARD WRIGHT is the general manager of New Balance Football. Wright, a 33-year industry veteran, has developed football footwear for Nike, adidas and Umbro before joining Warrior to develop its Warrior Football line. In August, Warrior's parent company, New Balance, announced the decision...

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08/28/14
Swiss Athletics To Pay For Championships

Swiss Athletics "will have to financially contribute toward the recently completed European Athletics Championships," according to Andreas Kopp of the NEUE ZÜRCHER ZEITUNG. The organizers of the championships, which took place in Zürich, calculate with a financial loss of 2M Swiss fra ...

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08/28/14
NRL To Discuss Adding Third Official

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08/28/14
Deng: British Basketball Has Bleak Future

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08/28/14
Pro Kabbadi League Catching On Quickly

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Ex-IPL Chief's Passport To Be Restored

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