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Volume 24 No. 219
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Speed Reads....

The United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico and the U.S. -- a joint campaign to host the '26 FIFA World Cup -- has "signed the Glover Park Group to lobby" in DC (POLITICO.com, 12/7).

The PGA Tour has "signed a deal" to partner with China-based Shankai Sports to "manage operations of its China series for 20 years." After a "one-year hiatus, the PGA Tour China Series will resume next year" (AP, 12/7).

LiAngelo and LeMalo Ball have "signed with agent Harrison Gaines" of Ball Sports Group, with the plan now for "both to play on the same team overseas." Gaines also reps Lakers G Lonzo Ball (ESPN.com, 12/7).

Lucas Oil has renewed its sponsorship of the NHRA in a multiyear deal, which includes title sponsorship of the season-opening race for the Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, Calif. (Lucas Oil).