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Hangin' With ... New Balance Football General Manager Richard Wright

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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ICC Board Concludes Melbourne Meeting

The Int'l Cricket Council presented various reports as it concluded its annual conference week in Melbourne last week. The ICC board reported that it made progres on the Future Tours Program, which has been extended through '23. The ICC Development Committee has also been reconstituted to emphasize ...

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UEFA Plays Down Blatter's GLT Comments

UEFA has "played down comments" from FIFA President Sepp Blatter that goal-line technology "will be used at Euro 2016," according to Peter Wilson of the SUNDAY TIMES. UEFA said that it was "still considering using the technology in France but its introduction is not the 'done deal' Blatter has claim ...

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League Notes

The MotoGP World Championship's Facebook page on Saturday reached the 7-million fan mark ( MotoGP ). ... The Int'l Cycling Union (UCI) and the Cycling Anti-Doping Federation announced a partnership with Antidoping Switzerland. The agreement will see the UCI and Antidoping Switzerland share informati ...

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Srinivasan Takes Over As ICC Chairman

Suspended Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan was confirmed as Int'l Cricket Council chairman in Melbourne on Thursday, giving the 69-year-old industrialist "the most powerful role in the governing body's restructured organisation," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS ...

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F1 To Use Standing Race Restarts

Safety car periods "will be followed by standing race restarts from the grid next season," according to Alan Baldwin of REUTERS. The measure, which replaces rolling restarts, "is aimed at making grands prix more exciting but has been criticised by some drivers." Mercedes' Nico Rosberg said, "I under ...

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ASADA Grants Essendon New Deadline

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority has "granted a second extension of a deadline set for 34 players to respond to allegations of banned drug use" at Australian Football League side Essendon, according to Samantha Lane of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. In what "appears to be a strategic legal ma ...

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Premiership Rugby Starts TRY Rugby Program

A new scheme from Premiership Rugby will offer children and young people in South America the opportunity to play a new sport through its TRY Rugby program. The program offers disadvantaged youth a chance to learn new skills such as leadership, social inclusion, teamwork and respect and also support ...

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BHA Cracks Down On Anabolic Steroids

The British Horseracing Authority has announced details of its "tougher policy on anabolic steroids, including a 14-month ban for any horses found to have been administered the drugs," according to the London TELEGRAPH. High-profile cases involving Mahmood Al Zarooni and Gerard Butler "hit the headl ...

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PFA Boss Wants Home-Grown Quota

Professional Footballers' Association CEO Gordon Taylor said that a "minimum of three home-grown players per side should be required to start Premier League matches," according to Alan Jewell of the BBC. Taylor said that the England team will "not improve unless more home-grown players are given the ...

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ICC To Review Suspect Actions

The Int'l Cricket Council "believes suspect bowling actions" should be scrutinized more, and "will review its testing and reporting procedures," according to the AAP. The ICC's cricket committee met in Melbourne on Wednesday, "looking at the glut of recent run-fests and asking match referees to chec ...

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