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China Seeing Influx Of WTA Events, But Questions Remain On Domestic Player Growth

04 / 25 / 14

In the six years since being granted special status by the Chinese Communist Party, the success of tennis players Li Na and Peng Shuai has "stoked not only national pride but a massive influx of tennis investment in China's most populous cities, creating a market estimated" at $4B, according to Shau...

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08/09/13
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Members of the National Cricket Academy sub-committee "were in for a rude shock" when it was intimated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has lost Rs 50 crore ($8M) on "a dubious land deal and it is now mulling on initiating criminal proceedings against those involved in the mess" ( PTI ...

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08/08/13
AFA Lifts Restrictions After 2 Matchdays

The Argentine FA "will allow non-season-ticket holders to attend upcoming football games, but it will continue to prevent visiting fans from attending," according to CLARIN. Starting on the third matchday of the season, clubs at all levels of Argentine football will be able to sell tickets to fans w ...

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08/08/13
AGM Sports To Provide U.S. Scholarships

Spanish sports organization AGM Sports, which "helps student-athletes all over the world obtain high-quality education in the U.S.," has announced that it will provide 116 student-athletes with scholarships for U.S. universities in '13-14, according to MARCA. The 116 scholarships will add to the org ...

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08/08/13
ECB Demands Apology From Channel 9

The England and Wales Cricket Board will "demand an explanation and apology" from Australia's Channel 9 after it implied that English cricketer Kevin Pietersen "had used silicon tape on his bat to fool Hot Spot," according to Andy Wilson of the London GUARDIAN. Pietersen "took to Twitter to defend h ...

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08/08/13
Padukone: IBL Good For India Badminton

The Indian Badminton League, set to begin on Wednesday, "has generated a lot of buzz and excitement," according to Vinay Nayudu of the TIMES OF INDIA. There have been controversies too, "with players being miffed over not being informed about the reduction of their base prices at the auction." ...

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08/08/13
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to grant interim stay to a Bombay High Court verdict declaring as illegal and unconstitutional the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s two-member probe panel "set up to look into spot-fixing and betting charges" in the Indian Premier League tournament ...

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08/07/13
England Coach: DRS Must Improve

England cricket coach Andy Flower said that the use of the Decision Review System "must improve in the remaining two Ashes Tests against Australia," according to Neil Gardner of the LONDON TIMES. The use of DRS was "a big talking point after yet more contentious rulings" in Manchester, England, with ...

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08/07/13
DFL CEO Says Bundesliga Well Positioned

Ahead of the start of the Bundesliga this weekend, German Football League (DFL) CEO Christian Seifert said that the league "is well positioned, but he warns of unreasonably high expectations and appeals for healthy growth," according to Marco Heibel of GOAL. Seifert: "Looking at it objectively, neve ...

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08/07/13
ASADA Hints AFL Essendon Is Safe

The head of the anti-doping investigation into Australian Football League club Essendon's '12 supplements program told a meeting of players and coaches that "he would need to have 'rocks in my head' to try to build a case against any player over the use of the contentious hormone peptide AOD-9604," ...

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08/07/13
German Report Sparks Calls For Names

A German report into the country's use of banned substances in sport since '50 "has triggered a storm and renewed calls for a national anti-doping law," according to Karolos Grohmann of REUTERS. The report "highlights systematic doping across many sports over decades in West Germany, resembling the ...

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