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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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Sky, BT Sport Battle For Cricket WC

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John Oliver Talks '22 Winter Olympics

Sunday night's edition of HBO's "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" featured host John Oliver discussing the reports that only Beijing and a "resort in Kazakhstan" are vying to host the '22 Winter Games after Norway withdrew its bid, "Oh for f--- sakes Norway, how can you pull out? The only reason ...

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EPCR Partners With France Télévisions

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NRL Grand Final Gets Highest-Ever Rating

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Fox, Ten Clinch $174M Rugby Match Deal

Fox Sports Australia and Ten Network Holdings "are set to secure the rights to screen rugby union for another five years" in a deal worth A$175M-A$200M ($153M-$174M), representing a "significant uplift" for the struggling code, according to John Stensholt of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Sources said t ...

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Brazil 2014 Outscores South Africa 2010

The global TV audience for this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil "looks to have been marginally higher than that for the 2010 tournament in South Africa," according to David Owen of INSIDE THE GAMES. U.S.-based sports research consultancy Futures Sport+Entertainment Managing Dir of Media Brands Kevin ...

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Media Notes

German free-to-air sports channel Sport1 has secured the exclusive broadcast rights for the inaugural European Games -- Baku 2015. Sport1 will show all 17 days of the competition on free-TV. The channel will air a minimum of 45 hours on free-TV, most of it live, including the opening and closing cer ...

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A-League Expansion Relies On TV Partners

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Khan: Make Every Sports Popular Via TV

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Fox Sports, Star Sports Extend F1 Deal

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